2009-09-03 / Local & State

Gaming Control Board Wants Info From Foxwoods

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The state Gaming Control Board wants to know about Foxwoods' latest plans for a slots parlor in downtown Philadelphia.

Foxwoods earlier this year announced plans to build the casino not at its original and controversial location on the South Philadelphia riverfront, but in the old Strawbridge's department store downtown.

The mayor's acting Commerce Director, Alan Greenberger, says he hasn't heard much since then.

Foxwoods has asked for a two-year extension on its license. A vote on an extension could come at Friday's hearing.

Casino executives from Foxwoods haven't yet formally asked the Gaming Board to move the license location from the Delaware River to downtown.

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