Despite ongoing protests, The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is moving on towards approving a second casino project for Philadelphia.
While state gaming officials held a hearing to gather more information from the city on the six applications for the casino license to be awarded, protesters came out to voice their opinion on the planned approval for a second casino. Protesters showed up to the hearing and disrupted the meeting for about five minutes before being escorted out of the room by police.
Even though the opponents argue that the casino’s will promote gambling, officials have decided to move on with the plan. The gaming board is expected to pick a winning project sometime in the spring of next year.
By Yalin Kaganovich
Insight Mag Correspondent