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Casino Update: Peebles Wants In

A successful developer wants in on a Philadelphia casino bid—assuming the city gets to keep the license—and aside from his renowned prowess in the business world, he simply has the best name: Don Peebles. If a character had that name in a Univision telenovela, he'd be the befuddled village elder with coke-bottle glasses or an adorable mafia godfather. But the real Peebles heads a multibillion-dollar real esate empire with high-end properties in DC, New York, Miami and Vegas. His Philly casino plan isn't necessarily for North Broad—it's about giving the city a higher profile overall. But first, that license. [Inquirer]