Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Foxwoods Officials Chased Out Of Philly Casino Meeting

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A presentation by Foxwoods officials last week at a meeting held by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board ended with the Foxwoods officials leaving through a back door when protesters blocked the aisles leading to the exits.

The public meeting was held so that the gaming board could be updated on the plans for two Philadelphia slot parlor in the city. Foxwoods has chosen yet another site and the protesters asked for more information, heckling the officials according to reports.

The two slot parlors planned for Philadelphia include Foxwoods and the SugarHouse. It was reported that about 50 protester heckled the officials and carried signs.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved the two slot parlors but the investors have had difficulties with city officials and residents. Foxwoods has settled on a center city site after two other proposed locations upset city residents. SugarHouse has selected a site on the Delaware River close to the center of Philadelphia.