Penn National files casino application

The Category 4 satellite casino is set to be located in Caernarvon Township, Berks County.

US.- Penn National Gaming has announced that it has filed an application with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) for Hollywood Casino Morgantown, the Company’s second Category 4 satellite gaming facility.

The casino is set to be located on a vacant 36-acre site in Caernarvon Township, Berks County, near the intersections of three major roadways. The company said that the development of the facility represents an overall investment of nearly US$111 million, including the slot machines and table games licence fees.

The approximately 80,000 square foot facility will feature 750 slot machines and 30 tables games, with the ability to accommodate an additional 10 table games. Hollywood Casino Morgantown will also offer a sports and race book, a signature restaurant, an entertainment lounge, and a food court. The facility is expected to generate approximately 250 new local jobs and more than 275 construction jobs. The construction timeline is anticipated to be approximately 18 months following all requisite approvals, including final licensing by the PGCB.

“While we explored numerous locations for our Category 4 casino in and around Berks County, the site we selected is unparalleled in terms of ease of access to three major arteries,” said Timothy J. Wilmott, Chief Executive Officer for Penn National Gaming. “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.”

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