Public hearings are slated for Philadelphia next month on casino plans

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 4, 2013 1:43 PM

(Philadelphia) -- Public hearings have been scheduled for next month in Philadelphia to discuss the six proposals for a second casino in the city.

The state Gaming Control Board is accepting online requests to address commissioners at public hearings April 11 and 12 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Residents, business owners and city officials are welcome to speak. Individuals will have five minutes; representatives for organizations will get 10 minutes.

One casino is proposed for the Delaware River waterfront, one is pitched for the heart of downtown and another on its northern edge. Three groups want to locate in South Philadelphia, where neighbors strongly opposed a planned Foxwoods casino.

The state revoked Foxwoods' license when it failed to get the project off the ground.

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