Phila. casino applicants to make final arguments to gaming board

Posted: February 26, 2014

Four of the five applicants for Philadelphia's second casino license are scheduled to make 15-minute final arguments at a Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board hearing Wednesday, as allowed by state regulations.

The presentations by lawyers are not supposed to include new evidence.

Only the backers of the Philadelphia Live! proposal in South Philadelphia have decided to forgo the opportunity, according to the agenda for this week's meeting.

However, Philadelphia Live!'s sponsors, Cordish Co. and Greenwood Racing Inc., have asked the board for permission to reopen the record to clarify "technical issues" regarding ownership interests of Greenwood Racing Inc., which owns Parx Casino.

Also participating in the closing arguments are SugarHouse Casino, which opposes any second casino in Philadelphia, and Congregation Rodeph Shalom and others opposed to Bart Blatstein's Provence.

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