As we’ve mentioned, today, members of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board are at the Convention Center hearing six pitches from developers angling for Philly’s only remaining casino license. The Daily News‘s Chris Brennan is there, live-blogging the pitches. Here’s the worst one so far:
Stadium Casino LLC — a joint-venture between The Cordish Companies in Maryland and the company that runs the Parx casino in Bensalem, the project is pitched for Packer Avenue at 9th Street in South Philly. That would pair the project with XFinity Live, an entertainment venue Cordish already operates nearby on Pattison Avenue.
Which is, in fact, so awful that it might be the one that gets the license. One thing you can’t fault the Parx or Xfinity people for is real-world know-how when it comes to making truly insufferable environments. Truth be told, we’d like zero additional casinos (in addition to the ones we do have just straight up going away), but if one of these has to come to pass, you might as well put it where the mechanical bull already is.