Mayor Street said the city will work with SugarHouse and Foxwoods, the two applicants who were awarded licenses to operate slots casinos on the Delaware River. (Street, as you all may already know, had supported the slots application by Riverwalk, whose investors included former Philadelphia city solicitor Ken Trujillo, Philly NAACP chairman J. Whyatt Mondesire and Philadelphia Tribune publisher Robert W. Bogle).
"It will be a huge boost to the waterfront," the mayor said. "You will be able to see these facilities from [Interstate] 95. People driving by will look and see these facilities and they'll stop and get engaged."
"This could be very great for us," he said. "This in some ways signals a huge new day for us in the city of Philadelphia."