GAMBLOR: Protesters Shut Down Gaming Board

monk-protester.jpgPHILADELPHIA – People opposed to the siting of two casinos in their Philadelphia neighborhoods have disrupted a meeting by state regulators. The protests [not pictured] forced the Gaming Control Board to end its session before it could complete its agenda.

The board had some protesters removed, adjourned the meeting several times and even tried to continue its business while the demonstrators tried to interrupt.The residents believe they didn’t get enough say in the locations chosen for two Philadelphia casinos. Both casinos are to be placed on the Delaware River waterfront, not far from homes.

The casinos still need zoning changes to be approved by City Council before they can build. Opponents hope the council stops the projects. [via ASSOCIATED PRESS]

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