Sugarhouse officials argue for table gaming

    Sugarhouse officials want table games at the casino they plan to open in September along the Delaware River in Philadelphia. But first they need approval from the state’s Gaming Control Board.

    Sugarhouse officials want table games at the casino they plan to open in September along the Delaware River in Philadelphia. But first they need approval from the state’s Gaming Control Board.

    At a hearing in Philadelphia, Sugarhouse Casino General Manager Wendy Hamilton made the gaming group’s case for having table games:

    “If we’re successful in getting table games for our operationm it adds about 5 million annually in the beginning in tax revenue and an additional 300 jobs.”

    A handful of anti-casino activsts waved signs and voiced their disapproval.

    A spokesman for the state Gaming Control Board says the board is expected to make a decision next week about whether to allow Sugarhouse to have table games when it opens.

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