Casinos: History of Gambling in Philadelphia

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It may seem like it is taking a while for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) to issue Philadelphia’s second gaming license, but the wait is nothing that the city has not been through before. The process for legalized gambling in Pennsylvania goes all the way back to the late seventies when Atlantic City opened up their first hotel casino.
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Casinos: Five People On The Front Lines


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Given the size of most gaming operations, it’s often difficult to put a “face” to any particular organization (besides Donald Trump, and he’s largely famous for his other endeavors). Despite this, there’s still a fair number of important people – some within the industry, some who would like to destroy the industry and some who feel the industry helped destroy them. Here’s five people and organizations  to know.

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Casinos: Five Places You Need to Know

Story and images by Kayla Cropper and Eric O’Hara

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SugarHouse Casino in Fishtown may soon have some company, as five groups are vying for the coveted second Philadelphia casino license currently on offer by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. The suitability hearings have just been held, and we are inching closer to knowing who the winner will be. With that in mind, these are the five places that are in contention.

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