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Images from a full day of casino presentations

    • Steve Wynn
      Steve Wynn
    • Stadium Casino, proposed the Live! Hotel and Casino at 900 Packer Avenue.
      Stadium Casino, proposed the Live! Hotel and Casino at 900 Packer Avenue.
    • Market East Associates – Casino Philadelphia
      Market East Associates – Casino Philadelphia
    • PA Gaming Ventures, LLC, proposed Hollywood Casino Philadelphia at 700 Packer Avenue.
      PA Gaming Ventures, LLC, proposed Hollywood Casino Philadelphia at 700 Packer Avenue.
    • Tower Entertainment, LLC., proposing The Provence at 400 North Broad Street.
      Tower Entertainment, LLC., proposing The Provence at 400 North Broad Street.
    • PHL Local Gaming, LLC, proposing Casino Revolution at 3333 South Front Street.
      PHL Local Gaming, LLC, proposing Casino Revolution at 3333 South Front Street.
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The six applicants for Philadelphia's second category II casino license pitched their proposals to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control board Tuesday.
 
The candidates are:
 
Market East Associates – Casino Philadelphia
Stadium Casino – Live! Hotel and Casino
PA Gaming Ventures, LLC – Hollywood Philadelphia
PHL Local Gaming, LLC – Casino Revolution
Wynn PA, Inc. – Wynn Philadelphia
Tower Entertainment, LLC – The Provence
 
The meeting was open to the public, but no public comment was taken. The Board did not asking questions, either.

Spokesman Harbach said Feb. 14 would mark the hand-off to the Bureau of Enforcement, which will begin an extensive review of the applicants to determine their eligibility to operate a casino. This includes background checks  and financial suitability.

Two hearings for public input on the proposals are scheduled for Thursday, April 11 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Friday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. These sessions will also be held at the convention center. Those who wish to speak can register on the PGCB website beginning on March 4. The board will also begin accepting written public comment at that time from those unable to speak in person.

When the board announced the hearing dates in December, it also said the window for anyone seeking to intervene is not tied to these public comment hearings. Parties seeking to intervene must do so no later than 45 days before the board's suitability hearings on each applicant. Those suitability hearings, which will help the board determine who gets the license, have not yet been scheduled. They are not expected to take place until late summer or early fall, at the earliest.

Harbach said it would be between six- and nine-months before the board decides who gets the license.
 
Here's the presentation in photos.
 
 
    • Market East Associates – Casino Philadelphia: 8th and Market
      Market East Associates – Casino Philadelphia: 8th and Market
    • PA Gaming Ventures, LLC, proposed Hollywood Casino Philadelphia at 700 Packer Avenue.
      PA Gaming Ventures, LLC, proposed Hollywood Casino Philadelphia at 700 Packer Avenue.
    • Stadium Casino, proposed the Live! Hotel and Casino at 900 Packer Avenue.
      Stadium Casino, proposed the Live! Hotel and Casino at 900 Packer Avenue.
    • Tower Entertainment, LLC., proposing The Provence at 400 North Broad Street.
      Tower Entertainment, LLC., proposing The Provence at 400 North Broad Street.
    • PHL Local Gaming, LLC, proposing Casino Revolution at 3333 South Front Street.
      PHL Local Gaming, LLC, proposing Casino Revolution at 3333 South Front Street.
    • Wynn PA, Inc., proposing Wynn Philadelphia at 2001 Beach Street, and 2001 through 2005 Richmond Street.
      Wynn PA, Inc., proposing Wynn Philadelphia at 2001 Beach Street, and 2001 through 2005 Richmond Street.
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    • Market East Associates – Casino Philadelphia
      Market East Associates – Casino Philadelphia
    • Gaming Control Board
      Gaming Control Board
    • PA Gaming Ventures, LLC, proposed Hollywood Casino Philadelphia at 700 Packer Avenue.
      PA Gaming Ventures, LLC, proposed Hollywood Casino Philadelphia at 700 Packer Avenue.
    • Stadium Casino, proposed the Live! Hotel and Casino at 900 Packer Avenue.
      Stadium Casino, proposed the Live! Hotel and Casino at 900 Packer Avenue.
    • Tower Entertainment, LLC., proposing The Provence at 400 North Broad Street.
      Tower Entertainment, LLC., proposing The Provence at 400 North Broad Street.
    • Wynn PA, Inc., proposing Wynn Philadelphia at 2001 Beach Street, and 2001 through 2005 Richmond Street.
      Wynn PA, Inc., proposing Wynn Philadelphia at 2001 Beach Street, and 2001 through 2005 Richmond Street.
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