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US – Penn to open Hollywood Casino Morgantown on December 22

By - 23 November 2021

Penn National Gaming has said it will open Hollywood Casino Morgantown to the public on December 22, at noon, pending final regulatory approvals.

Hollywood Casino Morgantown is conveniently located at the intersections of three major roadways: the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76), I-176, and the Morgantown Expressway (Rt. 10). The Morgantown Category 4 casino represents Penn National’s fourth facility in Pennsylvania, joining Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Grantville, Hollywood Casino at The Meadows in Washington and Hollywood Casino York, which opened in August

“The countdown to our grand opening begins today,” said Marc Guastella, Vice President and General Manager for Hollywood Casino Morgantown. “We’re very excited to soon welcome patrons to this beautiful new property, where they’ll be able to experience premier gaming, dining and entertainment.”

The approximately 80,000 square-foot facility will feature 750 of the latest slot machines and 30 table games, a climate-controlled outdoor gaming terrace, state-of-the-art Barstool Sportsbook, and three unique dining options. At the Barstool Sportsbook, patrons will be able to enjoy sports from around the world on the jumbotron above the bar or on numerous high-definition televisions throughout the facility. The 150 seat full-service restaurant will offer a wide selection of food and beverage options, from mouth-watering steaks to classic pubfare, more than a dozen craft and domestic beers, hand-crafted cocktails inspired by classic sports movies and much more. Betting windows and kiosks for sports and racing are conveniently located throughout the sportsbook, along with interactive games, an outdoor firepit and a Barstool Sportsbook merchandise station.

Prior to the grand opening, Penn National will host two invitation-only test days, with gaming proceeds donated to charitable organizations in the area. The participating charities include the United Way of Berks County, Honey Brook Food Pantry and the Jarett Yoder Foundation, which serves community heroes and their families, including active military personnel, veterans, firefighters, first responders and the police.

“We are thrilled to be supporting these incredible organizations in Berks, Chester and Lancaster Counties,” said Guastella. “Penn National is committed to being actively engaged in the community and partnering with worthwhile groups to assist those in need.”

The development of Hollywood Casino Morgantown represents an overall investment of approximately $111m, including license fees, and career opportunities are still available for the approximately 375 new jobs at the facility. Interested applicants can visit the Hollywood Casino Morgantown Career center, located at the Holiday Inn Morgantown at 6170 Morgantown Road. Various positions are available in casino operations, food and beverage, security and surveillance, human resources, marketing and more, pending regulatory approval.

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