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Philly gambling to go before voters
Friday, March 16, 2007 at 6:18:53 AM
The future of casino gambling in Philadelphia is going to go before the voters, City Council decided yesterday. But legal experts immediately said the courts might void the referendum before a ballot is cast.
The 17-0 vote was lauded by casino opponents as a triumph of democracy, and lambasted by state officials who said it was forcing a constitutional confrontation, damaging the city's credibility, and potentially costing its citizens jobs and critically needed revenue.
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