Penn National Gaming, Inc. announced on Monday that it expects to open Hollywood Casino Morgantown to the public on Wednesday, December 22, at noon, pending final regulatory approvals.
The Morgantown Category 4 casino represents Penn National’s fourth facility in Pennsylvania, joining Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Grantville, Hollywood Casino at the Meadows in Washington, and Hollywood Casino York, which opened in August. The development of Hollywood Casino Morgantown represents an overall investment of approximately $111 million.
Marc Guastella, Vice President and General Manager for Hollywood Casino Morgantown, said: “The countdown to our grand opening begins today. We’re very excited to soon welcome patrons to this beautiful new property, where they’ll be able to experience premier gaming, dining, and entertainment.”
The approximately 80,000 square-foot facility will feature 750 of the latest slot machines and 30 table games, a climate-controlled outdoor gaming terrace, a Barstool Sportsbook, and three unique dining options. At the Barstool Sportsbook, patrons will be able to enjoy sports from around the world on the jumbotron above the bar or on numerous high-definition televisions throughout the facility. Betting windows and kiosks for sports and racing are conveniently located throughout the sportsbook, along with interactive games, an outdoor firepit, and a Barstool Sportsbook merchandise station.
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In addition, the company partnered with Tony Luke’s to bring his restaurant and a taste of South Philly to Morgantown. Also, Hollywood Casino Morgantown will also host the Red Lotus Asian Kitchen, serving patrons authentic made-to-order Asian cuisine, Red Lotus.
Prior to the grand opening, Penn National will host two invitation-only test days, with gaming proceeds donated to charitable organizations in the area. The participating charities include the United Way of Berks County, Honey Brook Food Pantry, and the Jarett Yoder Foundation, which serves community heroes and their families, including active military personnel, veterans, firefighters, first responders, and the police.
“We are thrilled to be supporting these incredible organizations in Berks, Chester, and Lancaster Counties,” said Guastella. “Penn National is committed to being actively engaged in the community and partnering with worthwhile groups to assist those in need.”
Career opportunities are still available for the approximately 375 new jobs at the facility, including positions in casino operations, food and beverage, security and surveillance, human resources, marketing, and more, pending regulatory approval. Interested applicants can apply in person or online.
Hollywood Casino Morgantown is located at the intersections of three major roadways: the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76), I-176, and the Morgantown Expressway (Rt. 10).