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Developer Bart Blatstein will be at community mtg Thurs about proposed North Broad casino http://t.co/Fn7QRMSe Join us #Philly!2 years 36 weeks ago
Join @CasinoFreePhila tomorrow night for a happy hour & tonight for a reading from Daniel Hunter's upcoming book! Info: http://t.co/rFnPJrEX2 years 41 weeks ago
Join Casino-Free Philly & Paul Boni in supporting @SPGambling, a nat'l nonprofit fighting predatory gambling! More: http://t.co/OFJSwLTD2 years 42 weeks ago
Join us next Friday, May 11, for a Casino-Free happy hour at @philly_a_space! More info: http://t.co/k8jQGkuT Facebook: http://t.co/wf7GOTm32 years 42 weeks ago
Hey casino-free activists. We want to say, THANKS! (And come by the A-Space in West Philly Sat eve.) http://t.co/ZLrgKyyL2 years 44 weeks ago
Also see article from @iphillychitchat: http://t.co/kPwKEgOQ RT @j_linq Blatstein proposes casino on north broad2 years 45 weeks ago
Earlier this year, a network of national organizations developed an ambitious training project to teach people about nonviolent direct action, called 99% Spring.
Loosely connected with the Occupy movement, they trained more than 45,000 people. So when they decided to send out a single pre-training article about direct action to all the participants, they sent an abridged version of Casino-Free Philly's direct action training manual.
Recent Press Releases
May 7, 2014
A report released today by a General Assembly committee suggests Pennsylvania casinos could reverse declining revenue by relaxing restrictions on casinos and expanding gambling opportunities.
At the cost of $153,000, the report, titled “The Current Condition and Future Viability of Casino Gambling in Pennsylvania,” was commissioned by the General Assembly's Legislative Budget and Finance Committee and prepared by Econsult Solutions Inc., of Philadelphia, a firm which has done business with prospective casino developer Bart Blatstein.
October 24, 2012
As Bart Blatstein throws his “lavish launch party,” others, especially those who have to live next to the proposed casino, have been talking about how to stop it. So, on November 12th, Casino-Free Philadelphia will host a meeting, along with the national organization Stop Predatory Gambling, to discuss casino development in Philadelphia.
July 11, 2012
Earlier today, July 11th, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced a call for applications for a second casino license in Philadelphia.
Recent Press Coverage
- February 13, 2013 Six would-be Philadelphia casino operators make their pitches - Philadelphia Inquirer
- February 12, 2013 Six groups make pitch for second casino license in Philadelphia - CBS 3 Philly
- February 12, 2013 PGCB hearing on second license - Philadelphia Inquirer
- Blatstein promises Callowhill a well-off clientele at proposed casino complex - Plan Philly
- 10/24/12 - Blatstein unveils plan for casino on North Broad - The Philadelphia Inquirer