The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced on Friday that there will be a public meeting on Nov. 18 to openly discuss and possibly award Philly's second casino license. It will come down to one of four proposals. Or will it? The Inquirer is tapping unnamed sources that say the front runner is the Live! Hotel and Casino proposal at 10th and Packer near the stadiums. It's the current site of a Holiday Inn and would be owned and operated by Cordish Co. and Greenwood Gaming, who own and operate Xfinity Live! and Parx Casino, respectively. While the Gaming Board is deliberating, we want to know which proposal you think should reign supreme. Call it a Casino Proposal Death Match, if you will.
The meeting will be held in room 201 at the Pennsyvania Convention Center located at 1101 Arch St. If you can't make it down, the Gaming Board is also streaming it live via their website, hooray technology!
As you probably know, the field has been whittled down to four proposals:
· The Provence at 400 N. Broad St, Blatstein's hotel, casino and rooftop village.
· Market 8 at 8th and Market St, Ken Goldenberg's hotel/casino tower on booming Market East
· Live! Hotel and Casino, 900 Packer Ave. Synergy with Xfinity Live! and the Stadium District
· Casino Revolution, Front and Pattison Ave., hotel/gaming complex in near highways and stadiums. Oh, and possibly a Skyspire.
· Phila.'s 2d casino license likely to be awarded Nov. 18 [The Inquirer]
· More Casino Wire Coverage [Curbed Philly]