November 15, 2012
The developer Bart Blatstein hand-delivered to the state's Gaming Control Board on Tuesday his application for a casino license for a planned project at Broad and Callowhill Streets. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Thursday. Blatstein's Provence project would include a casino, hotel, and rooftop shopping and dining. - Jennifer Lin
November 9, 2012
IF PHILADELPHIA bids on the city's second casino license, the competition will be fierce. Other likely bidders include: * Developer Bart Blatstein, who has the highest profile in the bidding, is pitching a casino on the former site of the Daily News and Inquirer at Broad and Callowhill streets. * The Goldenberg Group of Blue Bell is expected to apply for the license to build a casino on a parking lot at 8th and Market streets. * Parkway Corp., which operates parking garages in the city, is working on an application for one of its many locations.
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.
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.
December 3, 1998 |
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.
November 16, 2012 |
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.
June 20, 1989 |
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.
October 5, 2011 |
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.
February 12, 1987 |
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.