In eastern Pennsylvania and the $600 million Live! Casino and Hotel Philadelphia is reportedly set to officially open to the public from February 11 following a little over two years of construction.
According to a Wednesday report from the online news domain at PhillyVoice.com, the coming 510,000 sq ft venue for the southern Philadelphia suburbs is to precede its grand premiere by holding a series of reservation-only previews from January 19. These events have purportedly been designed to give VIP punters the chance to try out the twelve-story property’s dedicated 29-table poker room and 150 gaming tables as well as its collection of over 2,100 slots and electronic table games.
A project of The Cordish Companies, which is similarly responsible for the Live! Casino and Hotel Maryland venue just south of Baltimore, the new Live! Casino and Hotel Philadelphia is to furthermore reportedly open its 208-room luxury hotel from next month as well as its on-site sportsbook being run in partnership with FanDuel Group. This is all to purportedly be complemented by a variety of dining and entertainment options, an adjacent multi-level parking garage and a six-room events center that will be capable of simultaneously accommodating up to 1,000 people.
Joe Billhimer from The Cordish Companies reportedly declared that his firm’s Live! Casino and Hotel Philadelphia is to additionally open featuring a pair of upmarket restaurants and a sports lounge as well as a market area offering seven smaller eateries. As if this wasn’t enough, the coming property’s 100,000 sq ft gaming floor is to purportedly debut complete with two bars encompassing the centrally-located Center Bar as well as the more peripheral R Bar.
A statement from Billhimer reportedly read…
“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. 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.”
Billhimer reportedly also told PhillyVoice.com that the new Live! Casino and Hotel Philadelphia is expected to generate some $2 billion in economic stimulus for eastern Pennsylvania and bring in approximately $100 million in tax revenues over the course of its first five years in business including roughly $25 million for its host school district. He purportedly finished by pledging that the Philadelphia County venue will conduct its coming preview events and grand opening under a strict set of social distancing and public health protocols so as to help safeguard guests from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Reportedly read the statement from Billhimer…
“Our top priority is to provide a safe environment for our team members and guests. We’ve gone through extraordinary measures to meet and exceed Pennsylvania’s coronavirus guidelines to ensure all of our guests have fun and feel safe.”