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Read the summary report of public input from the March 26-28 open houses and online survey. 

Background

In July 2012, the Gaming Board ("Gaming Board") announced the opening of an application period for a Category 2 Slot Machine License and table Games Certificate in the City of Philadelphia. The Category 2 license enables a casino operator to have up to 5,000 slot machines and 250 table games. The Gaming Board received six applications for the license in November 2012: 

Casino Revolution
Hollywood Casino
Live! Hotel & Casino
Market8
The Provence 
Wynn Philadelphia

WHAT IS THE CITY'S ROLE?

The Gaming Board makes the final decision concerning Casino licenses. 

The City is reviewing each proposal for potential impacts and share its findings from this review with the Gaming Board so that it can be considered during the Gaming Board's final decision-making. 

Public feedback is an important component of the City's review of Casino proposals and is being collected in several ways. Three open house meetings were held on March 26, 27, and 28 to share details of the six proposals and record comments from the public. An online survey was also available. A report summarizing the public input is available here

HOW CAN I CONTINUE TO PARTICIPATE?

The Gaming Board will hold public hearings on all six casino applications on April 11, April 12, and May 8, 2013. Everyone is invited to participate in the hearing through the submission of written comments or speaking at the hearing. For more information and to sign up to testify visit: gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov/?p=225 . In addition, the Gaming Board will convene hearings on individual projects. These hearings have not yet been scheduled. 

WHEN WILL THE GAMING BOARD AWARD THE LICENSE?

The Gaming Board will conduct a series of public hearings over the next several months and hopes to make a decision by the end of 2013.