Foxwoods license in state lawmakers’ hands

    The chairman of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board says the fate of Philadelphia’s second casino license is now in the hands of the state legislature.

    Chairman William Ryan Jr. tells the Philadelphia Inquirer state lawmakers will have to decide what to do with the long-stalled license that had been awarded to a group of investors including Foxwoods.

    The state Supreme Court on Friday rejected investors’ appeal of a lower court’s decision upholding the December 2010 revocation of the $50 million casino license.


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    Ryan says any decision to open up the license to statewide bidding would fall to the legislature. The license is currently tied to a Philadelphia location.

    But a spokesman for state Sen. Dominic Pileggi tells KYW-AM the majority leader is leaning toward not awarding a license at all.

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