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Market East Casino Gets New Name, Joins Forces With Mohegan

One of the applicants for that second Philadelphia casino license, real estate supergroup Market East Associates (Ken Goldenberg et al), has announced a new name (MARKET8) and new partnership for what they're calling an "urban entertainment center" at Eighth and Market. The operations partner is the Mohegan Gaming Advisors, which runs Resorts in Atlantic City. Mohegan Gaming Advisors' parent group operates Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Pennsylvania, which was designed by another Market East Associates member, JCJ Architecture.

Our favorite part of the release:

Moreover, [Ken] Goldenberg maintains, that, as with all of its projects, it is committed to making sure that this is a "win-win-win" for everybody. This approach and philosophy ramifies not only through Goldenberg's development company, but through his charitable activities in Philadelphia and across Africa.