Penn National Gaming To Open New PA Casino In August

  • Penn National Gaming is opening a third casino in Pennsylvania on Aug. 12.
  • The casino is located in York County, in what used to be a Sears.
  • It will hold 500 slot machines and 24 table games, with capacity for more.

SPRINGETTSBURY TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Penn National Gaming is opening a third brick-and-mortar casino in Pennsylvania - and it will be open within a month.

The Hollywood Casino York is set to open at noon on Aug. 12, as long as it passes the remaining regulatory hurdles in its way.

Ruben Warren, VP and GM of Hollywood Casino York, did not seem worried about any of those potential hurdles in his press release to mark the occasion.

“The countdown to our grand opening begins today,” said Warren. “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.”

Penn National Gaming already has two properties in Pennsylvania. It operates The Meadows Racetrack And Casino near Pittsburgh as well as another Hollywood Casino in East Hanover.

There are plans for Penn National to open yet another Hollywood Casino location in the state, this one located in Morgantown. It is expected to open by the end of 2021.

The plans for the Hollywood Casino York are relatively minimalist as far as casinos go. There will be 500 slots, and 24 table games. Inside the Pennsylvnia casino, patrons can access a Barstool Sportsbook as well as horserace odds, and there will be an on-site diner called Diner and Drinks, as well as a grill, the Classic Grill.

The location of the casino is in a former strip mall - specifically, it’s a building that used to be a Sears.

The building will provide around 80,000 square feet for the casino’s usage, and much of that is taken up by the slot machines on offer. Before the casino officially opens, there will be two limited-access events, which are termed invitation-only test days.

These test days will be sending proceeds to a variety of charitable organizations, such as York County Veterans Outreach, York County Food Bank and Mr. Sandy’s Veterans Helping Hand.

In addition, proceeds will be reportedly donated to local VFWs and American Legion posts.

“We are thrilled to be supporting the work of these incredible organizations in York County,” said Warren. “Penn National is committed to being actively engaged in the community and partnering with worthwhile groups to assist those in need.”