Mayor Nutter on Friday clarified his position on Brady's plan, saying that he thinks it would violate the state Constitution but that he is taking no position on the merits of any casino plans.
The Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority in 2010, the agency that oversees the city's finances, studied the concept of a city-owned casino, at Brady's request, and decided it was allowed by the state's gaming law.
Brady said he has discussed his city-owned concept with New York developer R. Donahue "Don" Peebles, a potential builder for the site. Peebles is also considered a likely player in one of the other casino applications.
The six applicants who filed impact reports with the city are:
* Bart Blatstein's Tower Entertainment, for a site at Broad and Callowhill, former headquarters of the Daily News and Inquirer.
* Steve Wynn's Wynn Resorts, on the banks of the Delaware in Fishtown at the former Cramp Shipyard.
* The Cordish Cos. and the owner of the Parx casino in Bensalem, a pair of lots that includes a Holiday Inn at 9th Street and Packer Avenue in South Philly.
* Parkway Corp., at the company's headquarters, Broad and Race streets, across from the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
* The Goldenberg Group of Blue Bell, a surface parking lot at 8th and Market streets in Center City.
* Penn National Gaming Inc., 7th Street and Packer Avenue in South Philly. Penn National operates a casino at a horse racing track in Grantville, near Harrisburg.
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