Supreme Court Approves Casino Pennsylvania
On Monday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court approved construction of a $550 million SugarHouse casino in
Casino opponents said the decision undermined both the council’s authority and Mayor-elect Michael Nutter’s push for legislation requiring a 1,500-foot buffer between casinos and housing. Opponents have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the casino-licensing process.
Chad Hills, analyst for gambling research and policy at Focus on the Family Action, said it's unfortunate legislators are trading the citizens' well-being for money.
“The tragic saga of greed, power, political manipulation and citizen affliction continues to unfold in