Clicky

Penn National Gaming Inc. to Build Casino in Morgantown - PennsylvaniaCasinos.com News : PennsylvaniaCasinos.com News
hollywood-casino
Published on
Update on

Renowned U.S. casino operator Penn National Inc. has revealed plans to build a $111 million satellite casino in Morgantown. The company has already filed an application with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board for the 80,000 square foot casino that will be located on a 36-acre piece of land close to the intersection of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Interstate 176 that connects with Route 422 near Reading.

The company’s proposed satellite casino that will be called Hollywood Casino Morgantown is expected to feature 750 slot machines, 30 table games as well as a sportsbook. This move follows the casino operator’s recent application and subsequent approval of its sports betting license in the Keystone State. In fact, Penn National has been labeled as an “odds-on favorite” as far as the casino that debut sports betting in the state and Hollywood Casino Morgantown will be one of the best places to set up a sports betting operation.

“Hollywood Casino Morgantown is ideally situated to generate new revenues from the more densely populated suburbs to the west of Philadelphia, while further protecting our existing market share at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course,” said Timothy J. Wilmott, the chief executive of Penn National Gaming Inc.

Penn National continues to be a leading gaming provider in the state and thus both the satellite casino and sports betting offerings are bound to take the industry by storm.

Partnerships with NetEnt and IGT

As part of its preparation for its much-anticipated sports betting and satellite casino offerings, Penn National as recently inked a partnership deal with NetEnt, a deal that will see the casino operator benefit from using NetEnt’s games in its new online gaming platforms. The launch of Pennsylvania’s online casino industry is just around the corner and by having NetEnt as its partner, Penn National is definitely going to have a huge competitive edge over other casinos that have been approved for online gambling in the Commonwealth.

“We are excited to continue our strategic expansion in the US. We have enjoyed success in New Jersey and believe that this will continue in Pennsylvania. We will launch with a mix of our table games, video slots, jackpot games and unique features like free spins that have been greatly appreciated by our customers and their players. Our ambition is to be live in Pennsylvania as soon as the market opens,” Erik Nyman, Managing Director NetEnt Americas LLC commented.

On a similar note, Penn National Gaming’s Penn Online Entertainment, LLC has also recently signed a five-year partnership deal with International Game Technology (IGT). This is another of the casino operator’s attempts to take full advantage of the forthcoming online gambling market in Pennsylvania. Eventually, when the industry finally goes live, we will have lots of products from Penn National Gaming to enjoy.

Latest Headlines

Pennsylvania Land-based Casino Traffic Remains Low

The past year has been quite challenging for several businesses across the United States. Pennsylvania, like many other states, also suffered a huge blow to its economy. One of the biggest casualties in the state was the gambling sector. This was due to the closure of land-based gambling and entertainment venues as a response to […]

Record Revenue for Pennsylvania Casinos in May

The Keystone State’s online gambling sector has been through a lot since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The worst of the pandemic is now behind us and the state’s gambling industry is already beginning to gain some level of normalcy. This has translated to very impressive revenues for the industry. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) […]

Barstool Sportsbook Coming to Pennsylvania Soon

Penn National Gaming, one of the most popular casino and entertainment operators in Pennsylvania is preparing to bring the first East Coast Barstool Sportsbook and bar. The operator plans to have this at its Hollywood Casino York, a mini-casino development that it will be launching later this year. Needless to say, this will be a […]

Pennsylvania Lottery Wins Commercial Gambling Lawsuit

While Pennsylvania is certainly one of the most vibrant gambling markets in the United States, there has not been a shortage of issues plaguing various aspects of these operations. Most of them have been relatively easy to handle but some have dragged out for quite some time. One of the most notable ones is a […]

Pennsylvania Casinos to Return to Full Capacity on Memorial Day

The past year or so has been incredibly tough for the retail gambling sector in Pennsylvania and the United States as a whole. However, after several months of speculation about when things could get back to normal, the country is finally ready to take things to the next step. One by one states have been […]

Similar Stories in Gambling

Record Revenue for Pennsylvania Casinos in May

The Keystone State’s online gambling sector has been through a lot since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The worst of the pandemic is now behind us and the state’s gambling industry is already beginning to gain some level of normalcy. This has translated to very impressive revenues for the industry. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) […]

Barstool Sportsbook Coming to Pennsylvania Soon

Penn National Gaming, one of the most popular casino and entertainment operators in Pennsylvania is preparing to bring the first East Coast Barstool Sportsbook and bar. The operator plans to have this at its Hollywood Casino York, a mini-casino development that it will be launching later this year. Needless to say, this will be a […]

Pennsylvania Lottery Wins Commercial Gambling Lawsuit

While Pennsylvania is certainly one of the most vibrant gambling markets in the United States, there has not been a shortage of issues plaguing various aspects of these operations. Most of them have been relatively easy to handle but some have dragged out for quite some time. One of the most notable ones is a […]

Penn National Fast Tracks Plans for Hollywood Casino York’s Launch

Penn National Gaming’s Hollywood Casino York has been one of the most anticipated developments in the Keystone State. Initially set to open its doors sometime in 2020, the operation was suffered a major setback just like many other businesses across the state due to the coronavirus pandemic. Thankfully, as things begin to change for the […]