Work Begins On $150M Live! Casino in Westmoreland County - News : News
Published on
Update on

Stadium Casino Westmoreland, an affiliate of The Cordish Companies has recently officially marked the beginning of the construction of its casino project in the county. The $150 million Live! Casino project kicked off with a groundbreaking ceremony that was graced by a number of high-ranking state officials as well as leading stakeholders in the gambling business. Some of these stakeholders included business leaders in the region, leaders of the tourism sector and even representatives of the host community. Also present were Kim Ward, the Senator of Pennsylvania and George Dunbar, the State Representative.

Project Highlights

The $150-million project will involve the construction of a 100,000-square-foot gambling and hospitality facility in the Keystone State’s Hempfield Township. The construction, as it turns out, will be part of the Westmoreland Mall development which will cover a total of 1.3 million square feet. The mall is already a very popular development owing to the fact that it is set to have a range of social and economic impacts on the state. This is in regards to the creation of jobs and increased revenue streams to the county and township. That said, the addition of the casino project was just as welcome since it promises just as many benefits.

The gaming and hospitality facility will have a rather wholesome gambling offering that will include a sportsbook, about 30 live-action gaming tables as well as 750 slots machines. As for its hospitality facility, there will a decent number of popular restaurant brands and several live entertainment areas. This is definitely a great start.

Experts expect it to generate a whopping $148 million in economic impact during the construction phase. It will also create over 960 direct and indirect construction jobs during the said phase. Once complete, Live! Casino will generate approximately $188 million in annual revenue. In addition to that, it will also create over 500 new permanent jobs for state residents.

Expansion in the Keystone State

The Cordish Companies have been rather aggressive in its pursuit of expansion in the lucrative and growing Pennsylvanian gaming market. Everyone has very high hopes for the recently launched Live! Casino project. Aside from Westmoreland, the gaming and hospitality operator has also recently broken ground on a Live! Casino & Hotel project in Philadelphia.

Naturally, to set itself apart from all other operators in the state, the company is working on optimizing the customer experience. They will ensure that they treat the guests to nothing short of a “premium, exciting and friendly environment”. This is what has made their properties so popular in the United States.

Latest Headlines

Rush Street Interactive Partners with Scientific Games for Pa.

Rush Street Interactive which is one of the most accomplished gambling operators in the United States has recently inked a lucrative partnership with global gaming solutions provider Scientific Games. The partnership is primarily geared toward providing top-notch gaming services to the nascent but rapidly growing online gaming market in the Keystone State. That said, customers […]

Penn National Gaming to Furlough 26K Workers and Sell Tropicana

On March 27, renowned gaming operator Penn National Gaming Incorporated announced that it would be implementing additional measures in a bid to mitigate against the impacts of the COVID pandemic. The company’s management stated that the moves were unavoidable particularly because of the uncertainty regarding when things will go back to they were. Therefore, there […]

Pennsylvania’s Online Gambling Revenue to Surge in March

The global gambling industry is one of the sectors that is feeling the pinch due to the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic. In the Keystone State, things are no different with several retail gambling destinations having closed down temporarily as parts of the efforts to contain the spread of the virus. Even so, online […]

Pennsylvanian Man Wins Massive Jackpot While Self-Isolating

The COVID-19 pandemic is still here with us and most land-based casinos have already shut down their businesses. In Pennsylvania, efforts to contain the spread of the virus have become quite aggressive with calls for the shutdown of most social spaces including the casinos. Now, gamers have had to stay at home and this has […]

Pennsylvania Gambling Regulator Releases February Revenue Figures

On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) released the February revenue figures for the state’s gambling industry. Needless to say, the state has one of the most lucrative betting industries in the United States and this has been proven by all the previous revenue reports. According to the state gaming regulator, the existing 12 […]

Similar Stories in Gambling

Caesars Finally Launches Online Sportsbook in Pennsylvania

The Keystone State’s blossoming sports betting industry has welcomed yet another operator. After a very long wait, Caesars Entertainment, one of the most popular gaming brands on the planet, will be officially launching an online sportsbook after the soft-launch phase elapses. Caesars Online Sportsbook, the new digital sportsbook, launched its testing phase on March 10. […]

Pennsylvania State Police Seize Dozens of ‘Illegal’ Gambling Machines

Lawmakers in the Keystone State are still in the process of reviewing the legality of “skill games” that have been rapidly spreading across the state. Their spread is so significant that the state lottery has raised concerns citing the fact that these machines are cutting into Pennsylvania’s ability to bring in revenue which is mostly […]

Sean Sullivan Appointed as General Manager for Upcoming Live! Casino

Plans for the upcoming $150 million Live! Casino in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania are beginning to pick up the pace as the launch of the property draws nearer. On Tuesday, the Cordish Gaming Group which is a division of The Cordish Companies announced that they had appointed Sean Sullivan as the General Manager of the yet-to-be-launched […]

Evolution’s Live Games Coming to Parx Casino in Pa. and NJ

Greenwood Racing Inc.-owned Parx Casino has been very busy extending its portfolio as it kicks off the new year. Recently, it integrated exclusive gaming content from Everi. As it turns out, that was just the beginning. Last week, the gaming operator announced that it has partnered with Live Casino supplier Evolution Gaming. The two intend […]