Hollywood Park Casino (HPC) has a new look and new friends at their expansive 110,000 square-foot facility.
HPC is the first of new projects to open adjacent Inglewood’s City of Champions Revitalization Project, meant to breathe new life into the area and attract visitors. The new Los Angeles Rams Stadium is also underway and set to open in the fall of 2019.
The HPC Grand Opening took place October 21, with a chance for patrons to win US$1m, free HPC goodies, commemorative coins and more to the first 1,000 guests. A celebrity poker tournament is scheduled for October 22. While the guest list is being closely guarded, many Hollywood celebrities have been spotted playing at HPC in the past, including Ben Affleck, William Shatner and Jason Alexander.
“Our new building is 40 per cent larger, holds 35 more gaming tables, and include a 20 percent increase in high limit,” HPC General Manager Deven Kumar said. “And we are still just minutes from Downtown Los Angeles and LAX Airport.”
Los Angeles’ newest attraction already has a lot of history. It originally opened in 1938 as a racetrack, owned by the likes of The Warner Bros., Walt Disney and Bing Crosby, before adding a casino in 1994. The racetrack closed in 2013, but the casino lived on.
“Revitalising this facility, with all of its history and memories, will make HPC the premier casino and entertainment destination in Southern California,” Kumar said. “This revitalization plan brings with it more jobs, new properties for residents and visitors to enjoy and explore, as well as increased revenue for our city; all without using any tax dollars for any of the construction. It’s a win-win for Inglewood.”
The new HPC property sits on 10.6 acres and includes 60 poker tables and 65 California tables. HPC will also offer three beautiful bars, a new restaurant, a fresh American fare diner with a wide selection of craft beers and cocktails called the Century Bar & Grill, as well as Raise Lounge, where guests can sip specialty cocktails and craft beers in a semi-private and elegant atmosphere. HPC also offers a fully-stocked Deli complete with freshly made sandwiches and snacks as well as Peet’s Gourmet Coffee & Tee, and a blended beverage bar.
“We’ve worked with the best designers to make this property fun and secure,” Kumar said. “The new casino has a well-lit parking facility and security cameras covering the area. People who come to play can do so in a beautiful, safe space.”