August 2, 2011 |
A Huntingdon Valley man and an Abington woman have been charged in separate cases of leaving children unattended in cars in the Parx Casino parking lot, police said Monday. On Saturday, casino patrons saw a crying 6-year-old girl running in the parking lot and getting into a Toyota RAV, Bensalem Township police said. The ignition was off, but hot air was blowing out of the vents, with the outside temperature exceeding 90 degrees. The girl was treated by rescue squad workers, and her father, Michael Roytman, 29, of Oakwood Drive, was found in the casino, police said.
August 2, 2011 |
AFTER HER FATHER left her alone in his car on Saturday afternoon, when temperatures soared above 90, the 6-year-old girl was found running through the Parx Casino parking lot screaming "Papa!" In the second such case in a month and the third this year, police charged the girl's father, Michael Roytman, with leaving her alone in his car while he went inside Parx to gamble. Roytman, 29, of Huntingdon Valley, had left the keys in the ignition, but only hot air blew out of the car's vents, police said.
October 19, 2011 |
An Abington woman pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct Tuesday for leaving three children in her car outside Parx Casino, but prosecutors dropped more serious child-endangerment charges. Frances Casey, 39, was sentenced to 180 days of probation and 50 hours of community service after pleading guilty to two counts of disorderly conduct for creating potentially unsafe conditions. Prosecutors dropped child-endangerment charges, said Deputy District Attorney Blake Jackman, because "for child endangerment, there has to be imminent danger.
July 17, 2012 |
LUCK MAY BE a lady, but she better not be pregnant, or overweight. Two former cocktail waitresses have filed a federal lawsuit against Parx Casino, in Bensalem, claiming that they were demoted when they became pregnant. Parx's chief counsel said that the casino's policy has been changed since the women filed complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2009. The establishment now provides maternity versions of its skimpy uniforms to its cocktail waitresses, who are known as Parkettes.
May 2, 2011 |
WHEN DWAYNE JONES was told he wasn't playing craps by house rules at Harrah's Chester casino in January, he allegedly decided to ratchet it up a notch and not play by any rules. Jones told a casino supervisor he planned to stomp his boot down his throat, police said. Then he threatened to shoot the supervisor in the head. Jones, 27, of Chester, then made threats against other players at the table, saying he planned to come back and shoot them, too, police said. When told he was no longer welcome at Harrah's, police said Jones claimed "he was only making a death threat against the dice.
December 17, 2011
In the Region Kensey Nash shares hit Shares of Kensey Nash Corp. fell 22 percent, to $20.75, after the medical device maker said it would enter mediation over a dispute involving royalty payments. The Exton company has been squabbling with the much bigger St. Jude Medical Inc. over how much Kensey Nash has received from sales of a product called Angio-Seal, used to close wounds after heart-artery surgery. The company estimated the value of the payments at stake at $125 million.
November 11, 2012 |
SIX COMPANIES have told city officials that they intend to apply for Philadelphia's second casino license. The Nutter administration said Friday that local impact reports were filed this week in advance of next Thursday's deadline to apply to the state Gaming Control Board. U.S. Rep. Bob Brady is pushing a proposal for the city to apply for the license and to build a casino on a 30-acre, city-owned lot at 3rd Street and Packer Avenue, former site of the Food Distribution Center. Brady's proposal will not be ready by Thursday's deadline.
October 24, 2011 |
HARRISBURG - Officials say the advent of table games at Pennsylvania casinos - and marketing to Asian populations - has spurred a hiring boom of workers of Asian descent for jobs at gambling establishments in the commonwealth. The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News ( http://bit.ly/q9fdlj ) says Asians appear as a stand-alone demographic in the Gaming Control Board's annual diversity report for the first time, after being included as "other" in earlier reports because the number of workers was so small.
September 21, 2011 |
A COUPLE took a gamble Monday night at SugarHouse Casino in Fishtown by leaving their three grandchildren in the car while they went inside to play, according to police. Despite the odds, the pair came out even after the District Attorney's Office decided not to prosecute because there were no signs of abuse or neglect, said Tasha Jamerson, D.A. spokeswoman. Casino security spotted the children, ages 12, 7 and 2, alone in the car in the casino's parking lot about 7:55 p.m., police said.
February 22, 2013 |
ATLANTIC CITY - The plight of the lavishly expensive but bankruptcy-bound Revel means more than just the future of one casino. It also means the potential loss of a key ingredient in the desperate city's blueprint for recovery. With Revel's financial challenges, questions abound regarding Atlantic City's ability to alter its image as more than just a place to gamble. The architects of a reimagined Atlantic City - one that would counter gambling competition from Pennsylvania and elsewhere - saw Revel as a more diversified destination.