Thursday, December 29, 2005

Apprentice TV Show star Trump wants to cash in on casino

Donald Trump officially jumps into the high-stakes game of "win the slots parlor license" in Philadelphia.
The TRUMP Street Bus has some heavy hitters on board, leaving Atlantic City en-route to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Wednesday is the deadline to apply for a gaming license in PA.
The city of Philadelphia was granted two of the 14 gaming licenses. So now, the race is on.

Wednesday marks another big step toward casino gambling in Pennsylvania.
"The Donald" himself did not make an appearance Wednesday morning, but other folks did. They are all hoping they are on the road to gaming success.
Entrepreneur Pat Croce boarded a bus to Harrisburg to submit a bid to get into Pennsylvania's slot machine business.
Croce: "We have South Street, Broad Street, Main Street, Manayunk. Now we'll have 'Trump Street' in Philadelphia."He's partnering with Donald Trump's organization to create a $350 million slot machine parlor and entertainment center in the old Budd plant.
Bob Pickes/Trump Entertainment Resorts: "We'll have movie theaters in there and large performance halls. We'll have a large array of retail."Several pounds of application materials were loaded Wednesday morning.
And while some community groups in and around the Nicetown area oppose the project because they're concerned about a potential social impact, supporters came out in full force, saying it would create more jobs.
Raymond McFee/Tioga United: "I think this is going to be a great idea. It's going to revitalize the whole community, give everyone a whole new outlook." The Trump Organization is one of four groups vying for two coveted gambling licenses tied to the city, but Croce is optimistic.
Croce: "I think our chances are great."


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