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Penn National Officially Opens Hollywood Casino Morgantown

Ross Everett
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  • Penn National Gaming has officially opened the Hollywood Casino Morgantown in Morgantown, Pennsylvania.
  • The 80,000 square-foot facility features 750 of the latest slot machines and 30 table games along with a state-of-the art Barstool Sportsbook retail location.
  • Hollywood Casino Morgantown is Penn National’s fourth gaming property in Pennsylvania joining the Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Grantville, Hollywood Casino at the Meadows in Washington and Hollywood Casino York.

Penn National Gaming set a December 22 grand opening date for their newest property, the Hollywood Casino Morgantown in Morgantown, Pennsylvania. Right on schedule, the property is open for business. The Hollywood Casino Morgantown is Penn National’s fourth gaming property in Pennsylvania joining the Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Grantville, Hollywood Casino at the Meadows in Washington and Hollywood Casino York. The $111 million state-of-the art casino is Penn National’s 44th property in North America.

The Hollywood Casino Morgantown features the second Barstool Sportsbook retail location in the state of Pennsylvania. The first Barstool branded sportsbook was launched at the Hollywood Casino York which opened in August. The Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course and the Hollywood Casino at the Meadows both have sportbooks but they currently operate as ‘The Sportsbook at Hollywood Casino’ and the ‘Sportsbook at the Meadows’. The Meadows property is in the process of rebranding the sportsbook under the Barstool name. Presumably, the Penn National Race Course location will do so at some point. The Barstool Sportsbook mobile app is already available in Pennsylvania.

In the press release announcing the opening of the property they described the Barstool Sportsbook retail location:

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.

The 80,000 square-foot facility offers players 750 slot machines and 30 table games, a climate-controlled outdoor gaming terrace and three unique dining options. In addition to the dining at the Barstool Sportsbook there is an outpost of Philadelphia based Tony Luke’s which serves up all of the iconic food associated with the city. We’re talking Tony’s signature cheesesteaks, roast pork Italian sandwiches, cheesecake, etc. There will also be an Asian restaurant called the Red Lotus Asian Kitchen, serving noodle and southeast Asian specialties. All told, the Hollywood Casino Morgantown employs approximately 375 people and generated over 275 construction jobs.

Todd George, Executive Vice President of Operations for Penn National, is obviously thrilled to open his company’s newest gaming property:

“We would like to officially welcome players and guests to Hollywood Casino Morgantown, our fourth property in the Commonwealth. We’re thrilled to showcase this regional entertainment destination, offering premier gaming and dining in a modern atmosphere. In addition, we’re grateful for the support of our host community, Caernarvon Township, and to all of our local and state legislators and regional business leaders who helped make this day possible. We’re proud to be creating jobs and starting a new economic engine right here in Berks County.

“We’re also excited to outfit this casino with our innovative ‘3Cs’ technology, which provides for a cardless, cashless, contactless ‘mywallet’ experience. I would like to thank the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board for their support as well as our technology partners Everi Holdings and Acres Manufacturing. This next-level technology, which is in place at all four of our Pennsylvania casinos, further supports our omnichannel business approach in which we provide the best experiences whether people are playing at our properties or across our numerous online offerings.”

The current hours for the casino are listed as Monday through Thursday, 9 AM to 4 AM Eastern. The property is open 24 hours on weekends beginning at 9 AM Friday through 4 AM Monday.

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