The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board will soon be one step closer to choosing who will man Philadelphia's highly-coveted coming casino.
The GCB on Thursday announced the schedule of public suitability hearings for each of the five applicants still in the running to receive the city's remaining casino license up for grabs.
The hearings, whose order were selected at random, are scheduled in 4-hour blocks beginning Jan. 28, 2014. Each will be held in Ballroom A of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Members of the public are invited to attend in person or to view the proceedings from a livestream on the Board's website.
Board members will receive evidence about each proposed operator's character, operational and financial suitability and community impact. They'll also hear the applicants' plans for ensuring diversity and preventing compulsive gaming and other quality of life issues.