Philly casino applicants to present plans in Feb.

Applicants for 2nd Philly casino license to present plans in Feb., public meetings in April

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The applicants seeking to build Philadelphia's second casino will present their plans for public review in February, with at least two public hearings scheduled for April.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board also said Tuesday that hearings on the suitability of the applicants aren't likely before late summer.

Six bidders are seeking the rights to the city's second gambling license. One group that originally earned a license in December 2006 lost it after repeated delays and community opposition scuttled the project.

Three of the bidders have offered plans to build casinos in South Philadelphia, in or near the stadium complex. One has offered plans on the Delaware River waterfront and two have plans for casinos closer to downtown.

The public meetings are April 11 and 12 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

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