Penn National Gaming has opened a Hollywood Casino location in Morgantown, Pennsylvania. Hollywood Casino Morgantown features both casino gaming and sports betting, and it’s the fourth of its kind for Penn National in the state.
The new facility, which reportedly had a price tag of $111 million, is located on a 36-acre property that sits strategically close to a competitor casino. Hollywood Casino Morgantown is only about 400 yards from the 25-mile exclusion zone around the Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia, giving nearby bettors two convenient gambling options.
Hollywood Casino Morgantown is a 81,000-square-foot casino features 750 slot machines and 30 table games, including baccarat, blackjack, craps, and roulette. It’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and has created 375 jobs.
Beyond gaming, players will also find three dining establishments: Barstool Sportsbook, Tony Luke’s Philly Cheesecake Stand, and Red Lotus Asian Kitchen. There’s also a 100-seat bar and entertainment lounge on the gaming floor.
Gamblers have convenient payment options for seamless play: cellphones can be used for payments, which leads to a “cardless, cashless, and contactless experience,” according this press release from Penn National Gaming.
The casino could expand to as many as 38 table games, the maximum allowed under a Category 4 license in the state of Pennsylvania.
Retail Sportsbook by Barstool
The Barstool Sportsbook at Hollywood Casino Morgantown has a state-of-the-art jumbotron screen located above the bar, ample bleacher seating, sports betting tellers, self-serve kiosks, plenty of interactive games, and an attractive outdoor fire pit.
Berks County Commissioner Kevin Barnhardt told the Reading Eagle that the new casino should “drive an economic engine for many.” In the Keystone State, PA casino table games are taxed at a 16% taxation rate, and sports bets are taxed at a 36% rate. Tax revenue is earmarked for PA state aid education, local government, the state general fund, and problem gambling.