Second Philadelphia casino a bad bet for a city struggling with poverty By The Philadelphia Inquirer November 30, 2018 at 3:56 pm The long-delayed casino near the sports stadium complex in South Philadelphia received another extension from the often-acquiescent Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. This casino has gone through changes in names, locations, and owners since the license was awarded in 2006 to Foxwoods Casino Philadelphia, which failed to get financing. The latest developer – who has close ties to President Trump and has been accused of racial discrimination — now says the Live! Hotel & Casino Philadelphia will open in 2020. But this is one can we would be happy to see continually kicked down the road.