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6 Philly applicants line up for casino

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By The Associated Press
Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, 9:27 p.m.
 

HARRISBURG — Philadelphia residents on Tuesday will get their first, and perhaps best, chance to soak up the sales pitches of six groups led by wealthy businessmen and casino companies vying for a second casino license in their city.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board's daylong hearing at the Pennsylvania Convention Center will give each applicant about 45 minutes to showcase its casino plans.

The applicants are backed by Watche Manookian, the London-based businessman who owns Parx casino and racetrack in the Philadelphia suburb of Bensalem; international casino mogul Steve Wynn and his Las Vegas-based company Wynn Resorts Ltd.; two local real estate developers, separately, Bart Blatstein and Ken Goldenberg; the Wyomissing, Pa.-based casino and racetrack operator Penn National Gaming Inc.; and Joe Procacci, who founded a Philadelphia-based wholesale produce distributor.

 

 
 


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