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

Penn National Gaming Inks Sports Betting Deal with Sportradar

Renowned gambling operator Penn National has recently revealed that it has entered into a lucrative partnership with Sportradar, the world’s leading provider of sports content and data. The partnership will allow Penn National Gaming to gain access to official NFL data which it can then use on its sports betting platforms. In its sportsbooks, Penn […]

A Look at FanDuel’s Standalone Pennsylvania Casino App

Last week, FanDuel unveiled a standalone casino app that will be catering to the very lucrative Pennsylvanian online gambling market. FanDuel Casino App which is available for both iOS and Android users in the state. However, this is not the first that avid gamblers in the state will be hearing of the offering. The online […]

New Proposal Could Lead to Regulation of Slot-Like Machines in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvanian seems to be poised to go through yet another major gambling overhaul. This is thanks to a recent proposal by the state’s Senate which intends to introduce even more sweeping changes to the gaming market. Most notably, the proposal is pushing for the legalization of slot-like gaming terminals which will be situated in a […]

Pennsylvania Records More Online Gaming Growth in May 2020

Things continue to look up for the Keystone State’s online gambling industry and a recent revenue report from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) details all of this. While the growth may have not been able to completely undo all of the damage that was left by the closure of land-based gaming facilities a couple […]

Pa. Poker Players to Miss Out on WSOP Online Bracelet Series

A little over a week ago, the World Series of Poker announced that its 85-tournament online series would be kicking off on July 1. The online series would be going down on the very popular WSOP.com and GGPoker networks which would be accessible from some states in the United States. This was definitely very exciting […]

Similar Stories in Gambling

Penn National Gaming Inks Sports Betting Deal with Sportradar

Renowned gambling operator Penn National has recently revealed that it has entered into a lucrative partnership with Sportradar, the world’s leading provider of sports content and data. The partnership will allow Penn National Gaming to gain access to official NFL data which it can then use on its sports betting platforms. In its sportsbooks, Penn […]

Pennsylvania Records More Online Gaming Growth in May 2020

Things continue to look up for the Keystone State’s online gambling industry and a recent revenue report from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) details all of this. While the growth may have not been able to completely undo all of the damage that was left by the closure of land-based gaming facilities a couple […]

Wind Creek and Betfred Approved for Pa. Sports Betting

Despite all the setbacks that it has had to face, the Keystone State’s gaming market continues to grow. Its sports betting sector has been one of the most successful with gamers in the state being able to choose from a wide range of great gaming options. The number of sports betting options is about to […]

Pa.’s Great iGaming Performance Not Enough to Save Overall Gambling Revenue

Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) released the April revenue figures for the state’s gambling industry. As expected, the downtown that began on the onset of the coronavirus pandemic has continued to wreak havoc on the sector. Most of the state’s land-based casinos have had to remain closed as part of statewide […]