After years of considering multiple proposals and presentations, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has finally awarded Philadelphia’s second casino license, and it’s going to replace the Holiday Inn.
As reported by The Inquirer, the board voted unanimously to award the license to Live! Hotel and Casino, at the proposed site of 900 Packer Ave. The Live! proposal calls for 2,000 slot machines, 125 table games, and a 220-room hotel (renovated from the existing Holiday Inn). Additionally, the venue proposal included six restaurants and a music venue.
And maybe once (if) they legalize sports gambling, you can place your margin of defeat bet before heading to the Sixers game.
[Editor’s note: I’m sure this place will be totally great and not at all trashy or a disappointment like Xinfity Live!:
haha for some reason I was just thinking about the original plans for Philly Live! and how it actually turned out pic.twitter.com/KYXv5PkLZT
— j м (@dr_pizza_MD) November 18, 2014
But for real– sports gambling cometh.]