Placing Their Bets - Saturday 31st of December 2005

PHILADELPHIA As reported by the Philly Inquirer: "Two major gambling companies announced plans for Philadelphia casinos on the last day prospective slots parlor operators could file license applications, heating up the competition for the two city sites.

"The owner of Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn., and Pinnacle Entertainment Inc., of Las Vegas, both submitted applications to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board yesterday, along with two dozen other companies, who raced to meet the state-imposed deadline of midnight.

"The latest entrants bring the total to five applicants for a casino project in Philadelphia. Foxwoods and Pinnacle will vie with Donald J. Trump, Planet Hollywood, and Chicago-based Sugar House Gaming to win the right to operate slots in the city..."

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