$600M Live! Casino and Hotel Philadelphia to start construction in 2018

A casino and hotel project that’s long been in the works has cleared its latest legal hurdle, meaning the project could begin construction in South Philly as early as next year.

Live! Casino and Hotel Philadelphia, proposed for South Philly near all of the stadiums, is partially owned by Watche “Bob” Manoukian, who also owns a casino in Bensalem. But until Thursday, Pennsylvania had an ownership restriction on casinos that prohibited owners from having stake in more than one casino.

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