At Casino, Philadelphia Man No Fan of the Word ‘No’

KING OF PRUSSIA PA – The word “no” apparently just isn’t understood by a Center City gambler who, within nine days, was arrested twice for trespassing at the Valley Forge Casino Resort, 1160 First Ave.

A 53-year-old Philadelphia man was cited Wednesday (Sept. 1, 2021) at 11:15 p.m., and previously on Aug. 23 (Monday) at 10:45 p.m., for alleged defiant trespass by Pennsylvania State Police from the Troop K Barracks in Skippack. In both instances the troopers were on duty at the casino on behalf of the state Bureau of Gaming Enforcement.

Defiant trespass is a crime in Pennsylvania that occurs if someone “comes onto or stays on your property after being told to stay away,” according to the website

For whatever reason, and none was offered in either of two public information releases involving the Philadelphian, casino officials at some earlier date had formally notified him that he was banned from, and could no longer enter, its property.

He reportedly ignored the warning and was charged in each instance. He’s expected to appear in Bridgeport’s magisterial district courtroom to answer the citations.

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