Foxwoods Faces Public Opposition - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

PENNSYLVANIA – As reported by the Philadelphia Daily News: "Keeping accurate score of public support or opposition is hardly an exact science. But based on the first full day of public commentary on Philadelphia casinos, it's a safe bet that the Foxwoods casino faces the most daunting battle for public support in the high-stakes bid for one of two state licenses.

"During yesterday's hearings, 13 community groups and about 30 individuals addressed the state Gaming Control Board in the second of three days of public hearings.

"The testimony focused on the community impact of two casinos: TrumpStreet, proposed for the former Budd site in Nicetown, and the Foxwoods casino, which would open on a 16-acre site on Columbus Boulevard between Tasker and Reed streets.

"Those proposed casinos are sited in communities that are more heavily populated than those planned by the three other applicants.

"The Trump testimony was generally split between opposition and support, with about five votes of neutrality.

"…On the other hand, Foxwoods generated no votes of support and at least eight voices of opposition, mitigated only by a few votes of neutrality…"

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