The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board will evaluate proposals from at least five groups vying to build Philadelphia's next casino.
Thursday marked the deadline for developers to file their plans.
One of the plans calls for turning the former headquarters of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News into a casino, hotel and shopping destination.
Details of the other plans have been kept quiet.
A fire in Ocean County that is threatening homes, forcing the evacuation of homes and the closure of a local school, continues to burn Thursday afternoon.
Wildfire danger continues into Thursday evening with low humidities and dry conditions. Winds continue to gust close to 30 mph.
A report of a deadly shooting Thursday morning just off Widener University's campus led to an alert urging school community members to "please remain indoors until further notice," but police have now given the all-clear.