Pa. gambling board accepting applications for 2nd Philly casino

    Another casino could eventually make its way to Philadelphia as gambling regulators in Pennsylvania have begun to accept applications for the remaining slot machine license in the area.

    The Associated Press reports the state Gaming Control Board said in a statement on Wednesday that the deadline for submissions is November 15.

    The Legislature was considering legislation that would open up the license to applicators elsewhere in the state. However, according to the Associated Press, gaming board Chairman William Ryan says that since the Legislature does not appear to be making such a change in the near future, the board will start accepting applications for a second casino in Philadelphia.

    Currently, Sugarhouse Casino operates in Philadelphia, one of 11 casinos running in Pennsylvania.

    • WHYY thanks our sponsors — become a WHYY sponsor

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal