September 25, 2009 |
All hands on deck. That's the rallying cry for the folks working at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino as they prepare for the unknown this weekend, with a crowd in excess of 100,000 expected to attend Sunday's AAA 400 Sprint Cup Series race next door at Dover International Speedway. Earlier this month, legalized sports betting - in the form of parlay wagers on multiple NFL games - returned to Delaware for the first time since 1976. Just how many NASCAR fans will saunter over to the casino's new $5 million sports book is anyone's guess.
December 2, 2008
COLUMNIST Elmer Smith wrote, "Either way, this business could be tied up long enough for the city to earn a new distinction: It may take longer to pull a slot machine lever in this city than anywhere else on earth. " But development this large, this far-reaching requires judicious implementation. The so-called delays by civic groups over the last two and a half years have allowed - if not forced - what absolutely should have been legislated in the first place: due process, which is precious for democracy.
April 18, 1988 |
Fedelle "Dale" Scutti was having trouble with his sinuses. Salt air always seemed to help, so he packed his bags and headed for Atlantic City from his home in Rochester, N.Y. It was January, not a great time to be at the shore. Scutti, 54, a self- made millionaire but no gambler, checked into the Showboat Hotel, planning to do nothing more than relax and go for walks on the Boardwalk. But by the time Scutti checked out more than a week later, he was ready to initiate a battle with the man who is arguably the most powerful operator in Atlantic City, Donald Trump.
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.
January 1, 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 has not yet been released. 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. The man died at the scene as a result of his injuries. He was a sub contractor and not a casino employee, police said. The death is still under investigation by Chester and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
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.
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)
September 18, 2011
For many football fans, a new NFL season means an opportunity to hitch their own fortunes to the outcomes of the games. And while you have to be in Las Vegas to experience the full sweep of sports betting, casinos closer to home in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Atlantic City still find ways to help their customers to get in on the football action with pick 'em contests and sweepstakes. And often, those casino football contests are quite a bargain - entry is free, and some of the potential prizes escalate to thousands of dollars and possibly to seven-figure jackpots.