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NEWS
September 13, 2012 | By Mark Fazlollah, Inquirer Staff Writer
Harrah's Philadelphia has sued U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah's son for allegedly bouncing $16,000 worth of checks at the Delaware County casino, the latest in a string of lawsuits filed since the FBI raided the young Fattah's home and office in February. Just two weeks ago the Philadelphia Federal Credit Union sued Chaka Fattah Jr. for $17,467, alleging that he failed to make payments on a loan there. Ronald Sarachan, a lawyer for Fattah Jr., to declined comment about the suits. Attorneys for Harrah's did not respond to requests for comment.
NEWS
January 2, 2013
An elevator repairman was killed Saturday while working on a dumbwaiter at Harrah's Philadelphia casino in Chester. The identity of the 52-year-old victim from Upper Darby was not released Monday. Police said the man was working on a dumbwaiter that was being used to deliver food to restaurants at the casino when he became pinned. He died of his injuries at the scene. He was a subcontractor and not a casino employee, police said. Chester authorities and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration were investigating.
NEWS
November 28, 2012
City Councilmen Kenyatta Johnson and James F. Kenney are calling for a hearing to consider a proposal from Penn National Gaming Inc. to use profits from a casino to help fund city schools and the municipal pension fund. Johnson will submit a resolution for a hearing at Council's Dec. 6 session. Penn National is one of six groups vying for the city's second casino license. Under its proposal, the company would create a nonprofit to hold two-thirds of the equity in the casino. In a letter sent Wednesday to Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger, Johnson and Kenney said that while they had not endorsed any application for a casino license, they think the Penn National idea should be explored.
NEWS
December 3, 1998 | By John Way Jennings, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino investigator and a security officer have been indicted by an Atlantic County grand jury in the death of a 25-year-old man who authorities said was assaulted after being caught panhandling inside the casino. Mark Petty, 35, of Galloway Township, a security officer at the casino, was indicted Tuesday on charges of aggravated manslaughter and tampering with witnesses, said Jeffrey S. Blitz, Atlantic County prosecutor. Carol Waldron, 50, of Egg Harbor Township, who was in charge of the investigation for the casino, was indicted yesterday on a charge of tampering with witnesses.
NEWS
November 16, 2012 | BY CHRIS BRENNAN, Daily News Staff Writerbrennac@phillynews.com, 215-854-5973
Suddenly Packer Avenue, that industrial stretch of wide road near the sports stadiums in South Philly, is jumping with casino proposals. Six applications were submitted Thursday to the state Gaming Control Board for an available casino license in Philadelphia. Three of them want to set up shop on Packer Avenue. And one bidder has two potential sites there. The application for PHL Local Gaming LLC was not revealed until Friday morning, when the Gaming Control Board issued a list of bidders.
NEWS
June 20, 1989 | By Patrisia Gonzales, Inquirer Staff Writer
Shmuel Aboud's two weeks as a high-roller at the Golden Nugget in 1985 was described in yesterday's gambling-debt trial as a "drunken, drugged stupor" in which the casino offered him cognac at the blackjack table to wash down his painkillers. In opening statements in U.S. District Court in Camden before Judge Mitchell H. Cohen, Aboud's attorney said the 44-year-old Rego Park, N.Y., man squandered $250,000 of his award from an automobile accident because his reasoning was impaired in that condition and because the casino encouraged it. The Golden Nugget sued to collect $28,000 in gambling debts from Aboud, who countersued, saying the casino contributed to his condition and took advantage of it. The casino's attorney, Stephen N. Dratch, said Aboud was trying to escape "just debt" and had no receipts to prove that he indeed lost $250,000.
NEWS
October 5, 2011 | By Marc Levy, ASSOCIATED PRESS
HARRISBURG - The new chairman of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Wednesday that he will do everything he can to restore public confidence in the state's chief casino regulator, which is often buffeted by criticism from anti-gambling lawmakers and was slammed by a grand jury report. Bill Ryan also told a state House of Representatives panel that he supports moving casino enforcement investigators out of the gaming board and into the state attorney general's office, a move long-sought by some House Republicans.
NEWS
October 29, 2012 | By Monica Yant Kinney, Inquirer Columnist
Only Bart Blatstein would propose a casino that's not really a casino, court customers too smart to play slots, ask the moneyed class to plant roots on North Broad Street. The man who whipped up an Italian Piazza in Northern Liberties wants to transform the old Inquirer building into a lush, luxurious urban Versailles with not one, but two private clubs for rooftop swimming. He's calling his legacy-making venture The Provence . If you can't pronounce it his way, you can't come in and play.
BUSINESS
February 12, 1987 | By ROBIN PALLEY, Daily News Staff Writer (The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
New Jersey gaming officials have voted to let bygones be bygones, granting an operating license to Showboat Inc. to open Atlantic City's 12th casino. The Casino Control Commission voted unanimously to grant the license, over the objections of the state Division of Gaming Enforcement. The division had charged that John Gaughan, a Showboat executive who sits on the company's board of directors, had held a part ownership interest in the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas between 1960 and 1967, when $27 million was skimmed from that casino - and the division contended he should have known about the operation.
NEWS
March 28, 2012
Opening: Preview, Monday-May 24; grand opening, May 25. Size: 6.3 million square feet, 47 stories on 20 acres. Cost: $2.4 billion. Guest rooms and suites: 1,898 (all rooms have ocean views). Smoking policy: 100 percent smoke-free. Spa: 31,000 square feet. Retail: 55,000 square feet. Theaters: Two, with capacity for 5,050 and 700 seats, respectively. Nightclubs: Two. Day clubs: One, featuring performance deck, cabanas and saltwater pool (42,000 square feet of space)
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