Pennsylvania is home to one of the largest, most successful casino industries in the country. There is one massive new casino-resort now scheduled to open its doors in Pennsylvania. This week, we received more information about Live! Casino in Philadelphia.
This is set to be one of the biggest casino-resorts ever opened in Pennsylvania. Many feel it will help to significantly boost tourism into the state. Now is a great time to discuss the details of this exciting new gaming property.
Let’s get into it!
Pennsylvania’s Casino Industry Has Finally Reopened
The casino industry in Pennsylvania was completely shut down back in March. This proved to be extremely difficult for the casino companies based here. Finally, after several months, state leaders gave permission for these casinos to open back up.
For a time, things were improving here. Casinos were operating at limited capacity and began seeing their revenue earnings increase. It wasn’t perfect, yet the casinos in Pennsylvania seemed to be staying afloat.
This only lasted for so long. In December, news broke that state officials were ordering all casinos to temporarily shut down once again. It was a huge blow for the owners of these venues and the thousands of workers inside them.
On Monday, Pennsylvania’s casino industry was finally given permission to reopen. Moving forward, these properties will operate at a limited capacity and will need to implement more intense health regulations. Hope is that enough money is made to keep these casinos operational.
The casino industry is hurting around the United States. No one seems to know when things will begin to truly improve. Interestingly, there are still several new casino-resorts scheduled to open their doors in Pennsylvania in the near future.
That includes Live! Casino and Hotel. We’re now beginning to hear more information about this exciting new gambling venue.
The Opening Date for Live! Casino in Philadelphia Has Been Revealed
As we mentioned earlier, Pennsylvania is home to a large and rapidly-expanding casino industry. We’ve seen several casinos open their doors here over the past few years. More will begin operating here in the future!
The Live! Casino in Philadelphia is one of the most-anticipated casinos ever opened in Pennsylvania. We’re now hearing about when this property will finally open! New reports claim that this venue is set to first open its doors to guests on January 19. That will come before an official grand opening on February 11.
Joe Billhimer, Executive Vice President of Cordish Gaming Group, gave a statement to the media about this casino finally opening.
“We are beyond excited to go Live! in Philadelphia and bring this world-class gaming and entertainment destination to the heart of the Stadium District,” Billhimer said. “What we have created here is unrivaled anywhere in the country. Sports fans, foodies, gaming enthusiasts, and anyone looking for a night of fun and excitement only has to make one stop to experience it all.”
Just about everyone is excited to see this casino open its doors. It will feature more than 2,000 slot games, 150 table games, and a 29-table poker room. The casino will also be home to a variety of dining and entertainment options.
If you’re located near the Philadelphia area, make sure to check this casino out! Many believe it’s the best new gaming property in the state.
Major Las Vegas Property Sales Are on the Horizon
Las Vegas remains the world’s biggest casino destination. There are a huge number of world-class gambling venues located in this city. Unfortunately, the casino industry here has seen massive dips in revenue throughout the year.
As a result, several casino companies have announced they plan to sell some of their casinos in the city. That includes Las Vegas Sands. The Sheldon Adelson-run gambling venue claims it’s interested in putting both The Venetian and The Palazzo up for sale.
Many were surprised at this news. These venues are known for being two of the most popular ones in Las Vegas. Under normal circumstances, these venues help to bring LVS a massive amount of revenue every month.
We’re in unprecedented times, though. It seems that Las Vegas Sands simply wants to cut its losses and get rid of some of its biggest gambling venues. It’s unclear exactly how much LVS plans to sell these casino-resorts for.
It seems that Hard Rock International is interested in purchasing this property. Nothing has been made official, though. We’ll be sure to offer more information on these sales over the next few months.
Are you excited to see Live! Casino in Philadelphia finally open? Let us know in the comments section below!