Casino celebrates grand opening

Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony and fireworks last week, signaling the official start of operations in South Philly’s Stadium District.

The ceremony was hosted by former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski and included special guest appearances by Philadelphia 76ers legend and Basketball Hall-of-Fame player Julius Erving; World Series-winning Philadelphia Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel; and former Eagles wide receiver Vince Papale. Other guests included the Phillie Phanatic, the Phandemic Krew, and reigning Mummers champion South Philadelphia String Band.