Stadium Casino receives Category 4 gaming licence

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The facility is projected to generate US$188 million in annual economic impact for the state. Credits: Stadium Casino

The Pennsylvanian regulator PGCB has awarded Stadium Casino Westmoreland a licence for its Live! Casino Pittsburgh project.

US.- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) awarded on Wednesday a Category 4 gaming licence to Stadium Casino Westmoreland for its Live! Casino Pittsburgh. The facility will generate US$188 million in annual economic impact for the state and create 1,460 new jobs.

The presentation for the new US$150 Million Live! Casino Pittsburgh project, developed at the Westmoreland Mall in Hempfield Township, happened during a public hearing. Representatives of Cordish — the owner of Stadium Casino — gave an overview of the 100,000-square-foot gaming, dining and entertainment destination.

The Live! facility will be part of the popular 1.3-million-square-foot Westmoreland Mall development, located directly off Route 30, approximately 30 miles from downtown Pittsburgh. Live! Casino Pittsburgh will feature 750 slots and electronic table games and approximately 30 live-action table games; plus, nationally-recognized restaurants and live entertainment venues.

The facility will generate an additional US$148 million in economic impact from construction, including 960 direct and indirect construction jobs. It will also generate 500 permanent new jobs for local and regional residents.

”We’re very excited and honoured to have been awarded the licence by the Gaming Control Board and thank them for their consideration,” said Joe Weinberg, Managing Partner, The Cordish Companies. “We look forward to working with State and local officials, and the entire community as we move forward with development of a true world-class destination that will attract people from throughout the region for a unique gaming and entertainment experience.”

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