* July 2004: Passage of the Race Horse Development and Gaming Act legalizes casino gambling in Pennsylvania, including two slots-parlor licenses for Philadelphia.

* December 2006: SugarHouse and Foxwoods win the two Philadelphia casino licenses. SugarHouse plans to build its casino on the Delaware River near Fishtown. Foxwoods plans to build on the river in South Philadelphia.

* 2008: Mayor John F. Street's administration approves Foxwoods' plans, but after the Nutter administration takes over, the new mayor and City Council work to block the proposal. Foxwoods investors propose moving the project to Center City, but activists in Chinatown widely oppose the move.

* February 2009: Foxwoods announces plans to move to the former Strawbridge department store at 8th and Market streets.

* August 2009: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board orders Foxwoods to return to the Delaware River site, after an owner of the Strawbridge building objects to the plan.

* January 2010: Regulators begin fining Foxwoods for failing to submit design and financing plans.

* Spring-summer 2010: Wynn Resorts says it will take over Foxwoods, but pulls out of the agreement a month later. Harrah's Entertainment surfaces as a new potential partner.

* September 2010: SugarHouse opens, becoming the first casino in Philadelphia.

* October 2010: Foxwoods presents a new proposal - the Harrah's deal - to the gaming board.

* December 2010: The gaming board revokes Foxwoods' license, saying the plan for the new partnership was incomplete or had too many variables.

* November 2011: The Commonwealth Court rejects an appeal by Foxwoods to keep its license.

* April 2012: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court rejects another appeal from Foxwoods.

* November 2012: Six groups submit proposals to replace Foxwoods as the second Philadelphia casino license. They are: Casino Revolution, Hollywood Casino, Live! Hotel & Casino, The Provence, Market8 and Wynn Philadelphia. Three want to locate in South Philly, two in Center City and one on the riverfront.

* Winter and spring 2013: A series of hearings are held in which the applicants present their proposals to the public.

* September 2013: Philadelphia officials outline their views on the six proposals at a public hearing. The city doesn't endorse any of the applicants outright, but appears to strongly prefer the Center City and Fishtown locations over the South Philadelphia sites.

* November 2013: Wynn Resorts drops its bid for the planned Wynn Philadelphia casino. Five applicants remain in contention.

* Jan. 28-30: Public suitability hearings for the final five contenders will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

* Later in 2014: The gaming board will award the license for Philadelphia's second casino.