Cordish wins final OK for Philadelphia casino

Baltimore’s Cordish Cos. and Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment Inc. have been approved by Pennsylvania for their final gaming license for the proposed Live Hotel and Casino in Philadelphia, the companies announced on Tuesday. Cordish, developer and owner of Maryland Live Casino, and Greenwood plan to build the Philadelphia project on the site of the Stadium Holiday Inn, near the city’s stadiums and arena in South Philadelphia. The final approval came from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Cordish Cos. Chairman David Cordish said in a statement: “We are very appreciative of the tremendous community support we have enjoyed on our proposal, and I can guarantee we will be excellent neighbors and corporate citizens for the city and state.” Plans for the Live project call for a casino with 2,000 slot machines and 125 table games and a 240-room hotel.

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