Penn National to build $111 million casino in Berks County

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Courtesy of Penn National Gaming

Gaming and racing operator Penn National Gaming has obtained approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to build a new Hollywood-branded casino.

The operator will soon begin construction of its Category 4 Hollywood Casino Morgantown on a vacant 36-acre site in Caernarvon Township, Berks County, Gaming Intelligence reports.

The company will spend nearly $111 million to develop the 80,000-sq.-ft. facility which will feature 750 slot machines and 30 table games, as well as a sportsbook alongside dining and entertainment facilities.

The project is expected to generate approximately 250 new local jobs and more than 275 construction jobs and is anticipated to be completed in 18 months.

“We are very pleased with today’s unanimous approval and appreciate the diligence of the PGCB and their staff,” Penn National Gaming CEO Timothy Wilmott stated. “We look forward to beginning the development of Hollywood Casino Morgantown promptly following receipt of all requisite approvals.

The casino is expected to open in late 2020.

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