Gov. seeks change in casino sites

July 5, 2008 12:52:42 PM PDT
Gov. Ed Rendell says he will meet with the developers of two proposed slots parlors in Philadelphia to discuss moving the projects. The casinos are planned for a pair of sites along the Delaware River. But some city residents, lawmakers and Mayor Michael Nutter oppose the locations, saying they will harm neighborhoods.

Rendell said Friday that he'll "make a good-faith effort to explore the potential benefits of re-siting."

But he also says that "nobody should get too excited. The only way these casinos can be legally re-sited is if the casinos voluntarily agree."

Spokeswomen for both casinos say the operators will meet with officials but remain committed to the original sites, which were approved by the state Gaming Control Board in 2006.

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