Gaming board weighs Foxwoods fate

    Pennsylvania casino regulators could vote Thursday to revoke the license of the stalled south Philadelphia slots parlor plagued by neighborhood opposition and financial trouble. 

    But the Foxwoods casino project got a boost last month with the announcement that Harrah’s Casinos could become a minority partner in the deal. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board had already set in motion a process to pull the plug on the project.

    Dan Hajdo is with Casino Free Philadelphia, which wants the control board to hold a hearing on the Foxwoods license in Philadelphia, not Harrisburg.

    “We are the ones who are going to have to pay for the damage of the casinos so we think Philadelphia should have a say and so we’re demanding to have a hearing in Philadelphia open to the public with all the records available,” said Hajdo.

    The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board began a process to revoke Foxwoods’ license last April. Gaming regulators said the Foxwoods group could keep the license if it obtains secure financing and development plans that satisfy the board.

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