Pennsylvania has 11 casinos, four in the Philadelphia area. Harrah's casino in Chester, a long-downtrodden city in the southern suburbs, also is closer to competition in Delaware and Maryland.
Harrah's is fighting desperately for market share against Sugarhouse Casino in Philadelphia; Valley Forge Casino Resort, which opened in March; and Parx Casino, which opened a month before Harrah's in the northern suburbs.
The industry is closely watching the Philadelphia market to see how the facilities do amid the increased competition. Some analysts worry the market is approaching saturation, while others describe a market that is still evolving.
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