Board holding off on second Philly casino license

    The state’s gaming board is still holding off on a decision about what to do with the second casino license currently slotted for Philadelphia.

    Chairman William Ryan says the board met this week to discuss what to do with the license, which it revoked from a Foxwoods-led group in December 2010.
    He says members decided to continue waiting for the Legislature and not begin accepting applications for the license now. The Legislature could decide to keep it in Philadelphia, rebid it statewide or kill it altogether. State Sen. Jane Earll, an Erie Republican, says there is no consensus on the issue.

    Pennsylvania has 11 casinos. Three others remain in limbo: The second Philadelphia license, a license tied to a horse racing track and a “resort” license that was awarded but is being challenged in court.

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