Friday, June 12, 2009


Philly council OKs zoning for possible Foxwoods casino in downtown
The Associated Press
Posted Jun 11, 2009 @ 04:06 PM

Philadelphia, Pa. — The Philadelphia City Council has given final approval for zoning changes allowing a casino downtown.

Councilman Frank DiCicco called the bill up for a final vote Thursday and it passed unanimously. The move was a surprise because DiCicco previously said he would not do so until the Foxwoods casino had a signed lease. That hasn't happened yet, but DiCicco said his previous position was a mistake.

Foxwoods also needs approval from the city planning commission and from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to move its license location to the former Strawbridge & Clothier department store.

EDITORIAL FOOTNOTE: It looks like Foxwoods is going to get i done. It looks like they are going to have a casino in Pennsylvania. They still have to build it. In other news in the state, the new casino that opened in Bethehem in eleven days did more business then Pocono Downs for the month. Pocono Downs, in my opinion, has never made money and never will. More bad decisions by the MTGA. They should go. What do you think?

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