Fourteen Casino Protesters Arrested In Pennsylvania
Casino-Free Philadelphia had their opportunity to keep the SugarHouse Casino out of Philadelphia. Unfortunately for the group, their efforts have failed. That, however, has not stopped the group from organizing protests.
On Tuesday, fourteen protesters were arrested outside of the construction site for the SugarHouse Casino. The protesters were blocking the entrance gates to the site, and police stepped in and made the arrests.
SugarHouse has announced plans for a groundbreaking ceremony on October 8th. Although they have finally received permission to begin construction, the anti-gambling groups have not come to the realization that they have lost their battle. Even with the arrests on Tuesday, the group vowed to continue their protest efforts.
"We're definitely planning future events at this site and any other casino sites in Philadelphia," said one of the organizers, Ivan Boothe. The group has been organizing protests for the past several years at various casino locations.
The lack of numbers when it came to the protest shows that most Philadelphia citizens have accepted the idea of casinos in their city. Many people are actually looking forward to the day when SugarHouse opens their doors to the public.
"I think the casino will be great for the city," said Ian Blanch, "I can't wait until I have the opportunity to enjoy casino gambling without having to travel hundreds of miles to go to a casino."
September 29, 2009
Posted By Tom Jones
Staff Editor, CasinoGamblingWeb.com
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