Big win for a 2nd Philly casino: SugarHouse drops its objectionsLinda Loyd, The Inquirer · November 2, 2017 at 11:02 pmIt’s a go. After a three-year legal wrangle, SugarHouse Casino has dropped its effort to block a second Philadelphia gaming license, paving the way for Stadium Casino LLC to build its Live! hotel and casino in South Philadelphia.SugarHouse dropped its appeal of the licensing decision after Gov. Wolf signed a bill Monday repealing the 2004 ownership restriction on casinos, an action that rendered objections to Stadium Casino’s license “moot,” lawyers for SugarHouse said in a petition to the state Supreme Court. Going forward, casino operators will not be prohibited from owning two or more in the state.The legislation signed by Wolf also authorizes a major gaming expansion in Pennsylvania to include internet gambling, interactive gambling parlors in airports including Philadelphia International, and video gaming terminals in certain truck stops.In addition to SugarHouse, the broader Philadelphia region is home to four of the state’s 12 currently operating casinos: Parx Casino and Racetrack in Bensalem, Harrah’s Philadelphia in Chester, Valley Forge Casino and Resort in Upper Merion Township, and Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem.