Temporary slots planned for SugarHouse

April 6, 2009 11:38:18 AM PDT
The developers for one of Philadelphia's two proposed slots parlors plan to open a temporary casino next year. SugarHouse casino's developers say they hope to open the 1,700-machine temporary facility before the middle of 2010. The temporary slots parlor would be incorporated into the final design for the site on the Delaware River waterfront.

RELATED: Statement from Philadelphia City Councilman Frank DiCicco.

The developers say they can move forward with construction after the state Gaming Control Board approves the design changes. The temporary parlor will take about nine months to build.

Opponents have challenged the locations of SugarHouse and the city's other proposed casino, Foxwoods Casino Philadelphia. But developers say design changes released Monday are intended to increase the public's access to the river.

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