Gaming Board won't say whether Foxwoods met Monday's deadline.

April 27, 2010

Foxwoods Casino was required to turn in drawings, site plans and a time line for its proposed South Philadelphia project to the state gaming control board by Monday's deadline.

But did that happen?  Only the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and Foxwoods know, and neither is commenting.

“The Office of Enforcement Council is not commenting on what it may or may not have received,” said PGCB spokesman Richard McGarvey in an email Tuesday afternoon. “It is anticipated that Chief Enforcement Council will give an update at the Board meeting on Thursday.”

On deadline days in the past, the PGCB has consistently not commented on the content of what OEC has received from Foxwoods, but it has said whether or not something was received on time.  McGarvey did not respond to an email asking why this time was different.

Foxwoods attorney Fred Jacoby also declined to comment Tuesday.

Foxwoods met this deadline once already – early, in fact – with the help of casino mogul Steve Wynn. With Wynn's help, Foxwoods turned in a financial plan by its March 31 due date. The drawings were submitted to the board in early April, but days later Wynn withdrew from the project, taking his plans and his money with him.

Prior to Wynn's appearance, board members told Foxwoods they were tired of waiting for results, and were threatening to revoke the casino's license.

Foxwoods will appear before the board at its Thursday meeting, 10 am in Hearing Room One of the North Office Building, 401 North Street, Harrisburg.


About the author

Kellie Patrick Gates, Waterfront, casinos, planning reporter

Kellie Patrick Gates writes about planning, neighborhood development and the Central Delaware Waterfront. A journalist for more than two decades, she  worked for daily newspapers in Central Pennsylvania, Upstate New York and South Florida before coming to Philadelphia in 2003 to write for the Inquirer. Her work has appeared on PlanPhilly since 2007, and she also writes Love, the Inquirer's weekly wedding column. A native of Elk County, Pa., Kellie lives with her husband, Gary, and their dog and two cats.

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