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May 3, 2012 | Suzette Parmley
Caesars Entertainment Inc. announced Wednesday that its Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack property in Delaware County will be renamed Harrah's Philadelphia, effective May 12. The new name coincides with the unveiling of the casino's most recent expansion that includes several new restaurants and 200 new slot machines to bring its total inventory to about 3,000 slots. Last month, the casino reported the largest decrease in slots revenue — minus 7.6 percent — among Pennsylvania's 11 gambling halls.
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May 13, 2012 | By Suzette Parmley, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In an effort to expand its reach as regional casino competition intensifies, Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack becomes Harrah's Philadelphia Saturday. The name change, part of a rebranding that includes nongambling offerings, has everything to do with the casino's reaching a broader audience, and nothing to do with distancing it from its host city, said Harrah's general manager Ron Baumann. "It's all about how you define the market. Philly is the market we are after," he said during a tour of the casino this week.
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April 27, 2011 | By Mari A. Schaefer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Delaware County casino is out $1,500 after an alleged theft from a roulette table, state police said. Daniel Robert Paul, of Prospect Park, swiped six purple chips, each worth $500, off the gaming table in Harrah's Casino in Chester when the dealer's back was turned, according to police. When the missing chips were discovered during a routine check, casino security reviewed surveillance cameras and contacted state police. After leaving the roulette table, Paul, 41, and his companion, Tara Lynn Foglio, 35 of Ridley Township, exited the casino and headed to their car, parked in a casino garage.
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October 5, 2006 | By Dwayne Campbell INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In the hierarchy of the working world, this is where micro-minis, Maybelline and Manolos (or at least Steve Maddens) meet. Inside McFadden's sports bar on North Third Street on Tuesday, it looked like a plunging neckline convention, as about 225 women put on their best faces and tiniest clothing, vying for coveted cocktail server jobs at the forthcoming Philadelphia Park Casino. The all-out recruitment effort to find the finest Philly Parkettes, just one category among the 600 new positions that the Bucks County casino needs to fill before opening day, had not been subtle.
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November 27, 2011 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
These days, it seems every other casino, not to mention states just adding gambling, is in the hunt for the same thing: table-game dealers. Demand has quickly outstripped supply, casino operators say. Hence the predicament Valley Forge Casino Resort faces as Pennsylvania's 11th gambling hall, preparing for a spring debut: Two hundred fifty to 300 dealers will be required when the casino opens in March at the Valley Forge Convention Center,...
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February 17, 2012 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Sands Casino Resort - which in January eclipsed Parx as the leader in table-game revenue for the fourth time since July 2010's start of blackjack and poker in the state - marked the grand opening Thursday of the latest arrivals to its new shopping mall. The Shoppes at Sands, a high-end outlet mall, is the first in a Pennsylvania casino. A half-dozen stores opened Nov. 1, followed by staggered openings over the last 3 1/2 months. Four more shops were added Thursday: Coach Factory, Chico's, Peeps & Co., and Corningware Corelle & More.
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March 9, 2012 | For The Inquirer
In some ways, you could almost say that harness racing driver Tim Tetrick owns the racetrack at Harrah's Chester. A resident of nearby Runnemede, N.J., the 30-year-old Tetrick is the all-time leading driver in wins and purses at the track since it opened in September 2006. Tetrick's 1,537 victories are 425 more than second-place George Napolitano Jr., and his $25.28 million tops runner-up Napolitano by $10.21 million. Racing returns Friday to Chester, with a special 6:30 p.m. post time.
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December 7, 2010 | By Jennifer Lin, Inquirer Staff Writer
If the Foxwoods Casino project is stripped of its gaming license next week, the preservationists trying to save the SS United States hope to interest another operator in converting the ship to a gambling hall at the Foxwoods site, philanthropist H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest said Monday. Lenfest, who met with the Inquirer Editorial Board, is the money behind the effort to keep the derelict ocean liner off the scrap heap. Over the summer, he pledged $5.8 million to buy the ship from Norwegian Cruise Line and maintain it for at least 20 months.
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September 21, 2010 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia tourism and convention officials want visitors to spend mightily when they're here. But those bound for the city's newest attraction, SugarHouse Casino, will be able to hitch a free ride. Starting Oct. 1, the Sugar Express will pick up at four high-traffic city locations en route to the casino, which opens Thursday on the Delaware River waterfront. "The goal of the trolley is really to take advantage of Philly's thriving hospitality and tourism business," SugarHouse spokeswoman Leigh Whitaker said Monday, "and with the Convention Center expanding, it sort of made sense for us to get transportation in those areas.
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January 23, 2011 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
If SugarHouse's revenues during its first four months are a barometer for demand, then Philadelphia's waterfront can't support a second casino, gambling analysts say. The city's first and only casino debuted Sept. 23, nearly four years after it was awarded a slots license by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. It became the state's 10th casino. Weekly slots revenue, which makes up nearly 70 percent of the casino's total revenue, has averaged $2.3 million - less than half of what was projected in May, and less than half the projections that SugarHouse's owner made to state regulators when seeking the license.
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May 13, 2012 | By Suzette Parmley, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In an effort to expand its reach as regional casino competition intensifies, Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack becomes Harrah's Philadelphia Saturday. The name change, part of a rebranding that includes nongambling offerings, has everything to do with the casino's reaching a broader audience, and nothing to do with distancing it from its host city, said Harrah's general manager Ron Baumann. "It's all about how you define the market. Philly is the market we are after," he said during a tour of the casino this week.
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May 3, 2012 | Suzette Parmley
Caesars Entertainment Inc. announced Wednesday that its Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack property in Delaware County will be renamed Harrah's Philadelphia, effective May 12. The new name coincides with the unveiling of the casino's most recent expansion that includes several new restaurants and 200 new slot machines to bring its total inventory to about 3,000 slots. Last month, the casino reported the largest decrease in slots revenue — minus 7.6 percent — among Pennsylvania's 11 gambling halls.
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April 15, 2012 | By Jennifer Lin, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the history of gaming in Philadelphia is written, developer Bart Blatstein deserves a mention in the prologue. In 1986, Blatstein bought a waterfront parcel on the Delaware River for $2.3 million, an investment many wrote off as foolhardy. Eight years later, the state was abuzz with rumors of riverboat gambling. Casino operators were lining up at Blatstein's door, trying to pry the land from him. Bally's got the 22-acre parcel for more than $60 million and, through a series of transactions, passed it on to local investors in the Foxwoods Casino deal.
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April 13, 2012 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer
TWENTY floors above Broad and Spring Garden streets, local developer Bart Blatstein stood on the windy rooftop of the former State Office Building that he owns, gazed southward at the Inquirer/Daily News building, which he also owns, and laid out his plans for a casino/entertainment complex there. The clock-tower building would become a hotel, he said Thursday. The casino would occupy the block of Callowhill Street between 15th and 16th, with a commanding view of Center City, and would be connected to parking on both sides by bridges, he said.
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March 9, 2012 | For The Inquirer
In some ways, you could almost say that harness racing driver Tim Tetrick owns the racetrack at Harrah's Chester. A resident of nearby Runnemede, N.J., the 30-year-old Tetrick is the all-time leading driver in wins and purses at the track since it opened in September 2006. Tetrick's 1,537 victories are 425 more than second-place George Napolitano Jr., and his $25.28 million tops runner-up Napolitano by $10.21 million. Racing returns Friday to Chester, with a special 6:30 p.m. post time.
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March 7, 2012 | FOR THE INQUIRER
In some ways, you could almost say that harness racing driver Tim Tetrick owns the racetrack at Harrah's Chester. A resident of nearby Runnemede, N.J., the 30-year-old Tetrick is the all-time leading driver in wins and purses at the track since it opened in September, 2006. Tetrick's 1,537 victories are 425 more than second-place George Napolitano Jr. and his $25.28 million tops runner-up Napolitano by $10.21 million. Racing returns Friday to Chester, with a special 6:30 p.m. post time.
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February 17, 2012 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Sands Casino Resort - which in January eclipsed Parx as the leader in table-game revenue for the fourth time since July 2010's start of blackjack and poker in the state - marked the grand opening Thursday of the latest arrivals to its new shopping mall. The Shoppes at Sands, a high-end outlet mall, is the first in a Pennsylvania casino. A half-dozen stores opened Nov. 1, followed by staggered openings over the last 3 1/2 months. Four more shops were added Thursday: Coach Factory, Chico's, Peeps & Co., and Corningware Corelle & More.
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February 16, 2012 | By Suzette Parmley, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem - which in January eclipsed Parx as the state's leader in table-games revenue, according to just-released figures - opened much of its new shopping mall Thursday to eager shoppers. The high-end outlet mall, the first inside a Pennsylvania casino, opened a half-dozen stores Nov. 1, followed by staggered openings of other stores, including Guess and Coach, over the last four months. Twenty-four of 31 stores are now open. A Wednesday night grand opening for the Shoppes at Sands included a fashion show featuring models in clothes sold in the stores there.
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November 27, 2011 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
These days, it seems every other casino, not to mention states just adding gambling, is in the hunt for the same thing: table-game dealers. Demand has quickly outstripped supply, casino operators say. Hence the predicament Valley Forge Casino Resort faces as Pennsylvania's 11th gambling hall, preparing for a spring debut: Two hundred fifty to 300 dealers will be required when the casino opens in March at the Valley Forge Convention Center,...
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October 18, 2011 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
Asked to revise a little-noticed statute that the Montgomery County commissioners say robs them of their share of state gaming money, lawmakers in Harrisburg have so far overwhelmingly offered one response: Don't bet on it. "As of now, there really is not much we can do," wrote State Rep. Robert W. Godshall (R., Montgomery) in a recent letter to county officials. His response came days after the commissioners sent their own missive to the county's 23-member delegation in Harrisburg, pleading for help to change the law they blame for cutting the county out of proceeds other counties receive for hosting casinos within their borders.
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