Beginner's Luck

Hoyt, Lorlene
February 2007
Planning;Feb2007, Vol. 73 Issue 2, p18
Trade Publication
The article discusses the preparations made by Philadelphia as it open its first legalized gambling areas. Announcing the granting of licenses for their two local casino, numerous applicants have submitted their testimony on architectural design, community impact and contracts with minority vendors. Finally, the Pennsylvania Gaming Board selected the Foxwoods and SugarHouse in carrying out the plan of two local casino. The board has predicted that such project will bring large profits to the area and in increasing tax revenues and giving jobs to the city's residents. Gov. Edward Rendell signed the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development and Gaming Act into law which allowed 14 slot-machine-only casinos in the county.


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