Penn National Gaming has opened its fourth gaming and entertainment property in Pennsylvania as it marks the grand opening of its $111m Hollywood Casino Morgantown.
Joining the PNG team members for the ribbon-cutting ceremony were state gaming officials, legislators and area dignitaries, including former Philadelphia Eagles receiver Vince Papale.
Once open to the public, Hollywood Casino Morgantown will welcome thousands of guests to experience 750 slot machines, 30 table games, a retail barstool sportsbook, upscale casual dining and premier guest service.
“We would like to officially welcome players and guests to Hollywood Casino Morgantown, our fourth property in the Commonwealth,” remarked Todd George, executive vice president of operations for PNG. “We’re thrilled to showcase this regional entertainment destination, offering premier gaming and dining in a modern atmosphere.
“In addition, we’re grateful for the support of our host community, Caernarvon Township, and to all of our local and state legislators and regional business leaders who helped make this day possible. We’re proud to be creating jobs and starting a new economic engine right here in Berks County.
“We’re also excited to outfit this casino with our innovative ‘3Cs’ technology, which provides for a cardless, cashless, contactless ‘mywallet’ experience.”
The roughly 80,000 square foot gaming and entertainment facility employs approximately 375 people and generated over 275 construction jobs. Open seven days a week and 24 hours a day on Friday and Saturday, the casino has something to offer 365 days a year.
George concluded: “I would like to thank the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board for their support as well as our technology partners Everi Holdings and Acres Manufacturing.
“This next-level technology, which is in place at all four of our Pennsylvania casinos, further supports our omnichannel business approach in which we provide the best experiences whether people are playing at our properties or across our numerous online offerings.”