Local investors in Philadelphia's SugarHouse Casino are trying to stop the state gaming board from issuing a second slots license in the city.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the minority partner in SugarHouse, RPRS Gaming L.P., argues the board doesn't have the authority to award a license that it previously revoked. Three years ago, the board revoked the license for a failed Foxwoods casino project in the city.
The local SugarHouse investors also say a second casino license in the city would cause them “irreparable injury.”
Gaming board spokesman Richard McGarvey say the agency is reviewing the investors' claim.
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The board is reviewing six applications for the second Philadelphia license and expects to make a decision early next year.