Donald Trump fails to pry loose Philly casino license

Donald Trump poses with newly-crowned Miss USA Rima Fakih at his office Thursday, May 20, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Donald Trump poses with newly-crowned Miss USA Rima Fakih at his office Thursday, May 20, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

— An investor group led by Donald Trump's casino company failed in its latest attempt to get a state-awarded casino license in Philadelphia.

Commonwealth Court on Thursday rejected a lawsuit Trump's group filed against the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

Trump had asked the court to overturn various orders by the gaming board.

The orders allowed an investor group led by the owners of the Connecticut casino, Foxwoods, to keep the Philadelphia license, even though they don't have the money to build a casino right now.

The Foxwoods-led group originally won the license in 2006, beating out the Trump group. A Trump Entertainment Resorts spokeswoman didn't immediately return a call seeking comment Friday evening.

A federal lawsuit by the Trump group is pending.

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