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Wynn Resorts

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is heading to Pennsylvania.

The casino operator announced on Tuesday that it has entered into a letter of intent with Philadelphia Entertainment and Development Partners that would make Wynn the manager of a casino project that is slated for the Philadelphia waterfront.

The agreement must be approved by the Pennsylvania Gaming Board.

If passed, Wynn will join

Las Vegas Sands

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Penn National Gaming

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, who also have operations in the state.

Pennsylvania has become the hottest state in gaming growth, after it approved a bill at the end of last year legalizing table games in casinos. Sands and Penn will incorporate games like poker and blackjack as early as this summer.

-- Reported by Jeanine Poggi in New York.

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