Would-be casino operator pays overdue taxes

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials say a Philadelphia developer seeking a casino license in the city had owed more than $120,000 in taxes to the city before settling his bill last month.


Developer Bart Blatstein tells The Philadelphia Daily News and WHYY-TV he learned about the tax issue late last month. He settled the bill on Jan. 25.


Revenue Commissioner Keith Richardson says the city tries to contact property-tax delinquents through both phone calls and letters. He says the city had been taking additional steps to deal with Blatstein’s taxes.


A spokesman for Blatstein says he’s contesting the delinquency.


Blatstein is one of six applicants vying for an open casino license in Philadelphia. A spokesman for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said he couldn’t speculate on whether the matter would affect Blatstein’s candidacy.


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