That will make Philadelphia (population 1.55 million) pass Detroit (population 910,000) to become the nation’s largest city with casino gambling.
According to the Huffington Post, the opening Thursday of SugarHouse Casino, Pennsylvania’s 10th casino, comes after years of community protests and delays. Now, casino officials expect thousands of gamblers to attend the first official day of business at the casino’s 1,600 slot machines and 40 table games.
Ahh, just what Philly needs, some more vices!
Board Chairman Gregory Fajt said he’s excited about finally getting SugarHouse off the ground after all the delays, caused mainly by litigation from community protesters, government agencies and disgruntled bidders.
“There was a lot of litigation in Philadelphia that we did not have in other parts of the state,” Fajt said. “The public has to understand that these delays were not the result of the developer getting cold feet.”
I wonder what Atlantic City thinks about all of this. Being that anyone from Philly who wanted to gamble in the past did so down at the Jersey Shore, you know the boardwalk is at least a LITTLE bit worried.
My only hope is that the Philadelphia Phillies Phanatic goes on a bender and ends up peddling during home games.