Casino applicants pitch for last Philly license

February 12, 2013 9:59:30 AM PST
Six applicants for Philadelphia's second and final casino license are making their pitches to state officials.

The morning presenters include the company that owns Xfinity Live, an entertainment complex near Philadelphia's three sports stadiums. The company says a casino there would add 2,000 direct and indirect jobs and yield $130 million in state and local taxes.

Competitor Penn National Gaming, based near Reading, wants to build a Hollywood-brand casino in the stadium district.

And casino operator Steve Wynn is scheduled to push for a location just north of downtown, in the city's Fishtown neighborhood.

The 2004 state gambling law calls for two casinos in Philadelphia, one of which, Sugarhouse Casino, is up and running.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board revoked the second license for a long-stalled Foxwoods project in 2010.