SugarHouse casino alleges a rival made ‘extortionate demands’Philadelphia Inquirer · September 13, 2017 at 11:05 pm Ken Goldenberg, whose Market East group sought to build a casino at Eighth and Market Streets, told the main investor at SugarHouse Casino that he would pursue yet another Pennsylvania Supreme Court appeal if SugarHouse financed it, according to an email that is part of SugarHouse’s latest court filing to intervene as an interested party in the awarding of the city’s second casino license. In an email that is part of SugarHouse’s petition to intervene in a second Philadelphia casino license, Goldenberg asked the executive of the company behind SugarHouse to pay Market East $100,000 a month until it opened a casino at Eighth and Market. The email, at 3:59 p.m. July 23, from Goldenberg to Neil G. Bluhm is Exhibit D in SugarHouse’s Sept. 7 court filing, asking the Supreme Court to send the case back to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, and to allow SugarHouse to fully participate in future proceedings, including taking depositions from witnesses to get to the exact source of the proposed Stadium Casino L.L.C. financing.SugarHouse has been operating the city’s only casino, near the Delaware River and I-95, since 2010. The longer the appeals drag out, the longer SugarHouse does not have a competitor.