With Wynn out, state Senator moves to revoke casino license

    The move by casino mogul Steve Wynn to pull out of the Foxwoods project in Philadelphia has prompted a State Senator to propose legislation to take the casino away from the city.

    The move by casino mogul Steve Wynn to pull out of the Foxwoods project in Philadelphia has prompted a State Senator to propose legislation to take the casino away from the city.

    Foxwoods investors won their license in December of 2006. State Senator John Wozniak (D-Cambria County) says that, because the investors have failed to build a casino, they should lose their license. Another area of the state could then receive the license.

    “This should have been online a long time ago,” says Wozniak. “It should have been generating revenues for the people of Pennsylvania a long time ago.  It should have been creating a thousand jobs a long time ago.  It’s time to take that license and move it elsewhere in Pennsylvania.”

    Senator Wozniak says Cambria and Sommerset Counties could use a casino, and he has introduced a bill to make the Foxwoods license available outside of Philadelphia. State Senator Larry Farnese, whose district includes the Foxwoods site, says the city and residents should be involved in the site selection process.

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