The Cordish Companies has celebrated the grand opening of its $150m Live! Casino Pittsburgh, which becomes the first of two gaming venues slated to open in Pennsylvania by the company.
Set to be joined by the $700m Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia that is scheduled to open in early 2021, the newest entrant promises to deliver “a new level of gaming action”.
One year on from breaking ground on the project, Live! Casino Pittsburgh will provide the region $188m in annual economic impact, an additional $148m in economic impact from construction, and $47.5m in tax revenues. The facility will also create more than 500 permanent new jobs for local and regional residents.
“On behalf of my family and our entire team at The Cordish Companies, we are incredibly proud to open Live! Casino Pittsburgh,” noted David Cordish, chairman of The Cordish Companies.
“Live! Casino is a world-class gaming and entertainment venue that will be a true destination for the area and a powerful driver of new jobs and taxes for the Commonwealth and the local community for decades to come.”
The 100,000-square-foot, two-level property features 750 slots and approximately 30 live-action table games, as well as the FanDuel sportsbook. Located exclusively on the ground level, the casino is strictly for guests 21 and over. The second level is available to guests of all ages and provides a host of entertainment and food options, including live music and non-casino games.
Furthermore, to prepare for the grand opening, Live! Casino has developed a comprehensive Play It Safe plan, which is a health and sanitation program that aims to allow ample social distancing, reduced occupancies, and vigorous hygiene and health measures for all guests and team members.
“We always say our goal is to give our customers a ‘WOW’ experience every time they visit the property,” said Sean Sullivan, Live! Casino general manager. “We certainly have achieved that here.
“As important, Live! Casino Pittsburgh will serve as a transformative development that will create maximum community benefits for Westmoreland County and Hempfield Township.”