PHILADELPHIA – Last Thursday the City Council approved bills that establish a
commercial entertainment zone in the block bordered by Market, Filbert, 10th and
11th Streets, and over the weekend Mayor Nutter signed the legislation.
This will allow Foxwoods Casino to build a 3,000-machine slots parlor in the
Gallery at Market East. Foxwoods will now apply to the Pennsylvania Gaming
Control Board for permission to move its proposed casino from the South
Philadelphia waterfront to Center City.
In a released statement, Nutter said, "This is the beginning of a process, and
there will be many more opportunities for respectful dialogue and debate."
Chinatown leaders have expressed concern for bringing slots to the Market East
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