The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has unanimously approved table games for the SugarHouse Casino, set to open this September on North Delaware Avenue at a site straddling the Fishtown and Northern Liberties sections of the city.

The seven-man board gave SugarHouse the green light on Tuesday to add 40 games, including blackjack, craps, roulette, baccarat and three types of poker. It also will have 1,602 slot machines.

SugarHouse, which will be Philadelphia's first casino, expects to hire 800 employees, including 300 to operate the table games.

- Jennifer Lin