SugarHouse Sues to Stop Second Philly Casino


CBS Philly reports that SugarHouse Casino is suing the Pennsylvania Gaming Conrol Board to prevent the licensing of a second Philadelphia casino. The board isn’t expected to approve such a license until next year.

The suit asserts that nothing in the state gaming law vests the board with the authority to re-issue a new license after revoking the original license issued to Foxwoods — something the board disputes.

After years of delays in getting the project going, the gaming board revoked Foxwoods’ license for a Philadelphia casino in December 2010 and the board is currently vetting applications for a new license.

NBC 10 adds: “The local SugarHouse investors also say a second casino license in the city would cause them ‘irreparable injury.'”