The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced today that it received six applications for the available Category 2 Slot Machine Operator license prior to the close of the application period on Thursday. The Pennsylvania Race Horse Development and Gaming Act mandates that this license be awarded to an applicant that would place the facility in the City of Philadelphia.
A Category 2 stand-alone license enables the casino operator to have up to 5,000 slot machines and 250 tables games.
Applications received in the Harrisburg PGCB offices, along with the stated location of the casino, are:
• Tower Entertainment, LLC (The Provence) at 400 North Broad Street
• Market East Associates (Casino Philadelphia)at 8th and Market Street
• Wynn PA, Inc. (Wynn Philadelphia) at 2001 Beach Street, and 2001 through 2005 Richmond Street
• PHL Local Gaming, LLC (Casino Revolution) at 3333 South Front Street
• PA Gaming Ventures, LLC (Hollywood Casino Philadelphia) at 700 Packer Avenue
• Stadium Casino, LLC (Live! Hotel and Casino) at 900 Packer Avenue
The agency will later announce when public versions of the applications will be available on the Board’s web site.
About the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board was established in 2004 with the passage of Act 71, also known as the Race Horse Development and Gaming Act. Pennsylvania’s first new state agency in nearly 30 years, the Gaming Control Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of the state’s casino industry. The 11 casinos in operation all offer both slot machine and table game gambling, employ over 16,000 people, and collectively generate an average of $4 million per day in tax revenue. A portion of that money is used for property tax reduction to all Pennsylvania homeowners; provide funds to the Commonwealth’s horse racing industry, fire companies, a statewide water and sewer project grant program, and the state’s General Fund; and, established a new stream of tax revenue to local governments that host casinos for community projects.
A wealth of information about the Gaming Control Board’s regulatory efforts and Pennsylvania’s gaming industry can be found at www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. At this website, visitors can watch Board meetings live or view videos of past meetings, look up future meeting schedules and past meeting transcripts, obtain information on identifying a gambling problem and gaining assistance, access an interactive map of casino locations, request a speaker for their group, along with much more information. You can also follow the agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.