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Philadelphia casino faces license deadline

| Monday, Dec. 17, 2007

The future of Philadelphia Park Casino will be the subject of a hearing in Harrisburg this week.

Casino owner and license holder Greenwood Gaming and the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board will meet Tuesday, just before the slot parlor's temporary license expires. The gaming control board must grant a permanent license for the casino to stay open.

Gaming control board spokesman Doug Harbach says the law does not allow an extension of the temporary license, which expires at midnight Tuesday. Board members say Greenwood Gaming must show plans to build a stand-alone casino through agreements with architects, contractors and other documents.

Greenwood Gaming CEO Robert Green says the casino's master plan has changed a number of times.

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