PHOTOS: State gaming board approves SugarHouse Casino expansion

 

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Wednesday unanimously approved an expansion request by SugarHouse Casino operators HSP Gaming, L.P.

SugarHouse Casino officials projected the cost of the development to be $155 million but said the project will create 1,600 construction jobs and 450 new permanent positions at the casino.

The Gaming Board approved modifications to SugarHouse’s development plan that include expanding the gaming floor by 10,000 square feet, adding a new 10,000 to 15,000 square-foot event and conference center, and repositioning the garage, axing about 1,200 parking spaces.

Plans also include a revamped casino entrance, an expansion of SugarHouse’s Delaware River waterfront promenade with new restaurants and more green space, a link to a riverfront bicycle trail and a proposed connection with the neighboring Penn Treaty Park.

The approval came after the board held two public input meetings in Philadelphia – one on May 7 and one on Wednesday before the expansion vote.

SugarHouse in October 2009 acquired a parcel of land adjacent to the casino, allowing for the expansion by adding nearly five acres to the property.


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
International

Captain of capsized South Korean ferry abandoned ship

Investigations focused on possible negligence in the South Korean ferry accident and issued arrest warrants for the captain and other crew members.

News

OMG! Exercise can make skin (and butt) look…

A moderate exercise regime can turn back time and actually reverse the skin's aging process, according to new research. The study showed that a minimum…

International

Jews in eastern Ukraine ordered to register, Kerry…

Secretary of State John Kerry condemned reports that Jews in eastern Ukraine had been ordered to register with the authorities "or suffer the consequences."

National

Chelsea Clinton pregnant with first child

Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child.

The Word

Is Tom Cruise dating Laura Prepon?

"Mission: Impossible" star Cruise is said to be dating Laura Prepon, star of "Orange is the New Black."

Television

'Scandal' recap: Season 3, Episode 18, 'The Price…

Sally is Jesus, Olivia caused global warming, and Mellie's still drunk. Let's recap the Scandal finale. A church full of Washington insiders is about to…

Movies

Review: 'Transcendence' is not stupid but sometimes lacks…

The cyberthriller "Transcendence" explores artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and other ethical quandaries, but has too much ambition, if anything.

Television

Dick Wolf to bring fictionalized world of 'Law…

A&E has ordered a pilot called "D.O.A." from "Law and Order" mastermind Dick Wolf that will focus on real detectives reexamining cold cases. A trio…

MLB

MLB video highlights: Red Sox score two in…

Lester shines in Red Sox win over White Sox

Sports

2014 Boston Marathon preview: Elite American, International runners…

2014 Boston Marathon: Elite American, International runners to watch

NBA

2014 NBA Finals odds: Ranking which playoff teams…

2014 NBA Finals odds: Ranking which playoff teams have the best shot at a championship. The Thunder, Clippers, Heat and Rockets lead the way.

NFL

2014 Patriots, full NFL schedule release date announced

2014 Patriots, full NFL schedule release date announced

Style

Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.

Wellbeing

Why is dance cardio taking off in NYC?

Instructors at some of the city's hottest classes explain why.

Travel

Earth Day travel in the Florida Keys

See why this eco-friendly destination deserves your attention.

Tech

Sorry, Facebook — FarmVille goes mobile with 'Country…

Zynga has released a version of the hit "FarmVille" tailored for smartphones and tablets in the hope of reaping a bumper crop of players.