New Hollywood Casino to Open in Morgantown

Hollywood Casino announced this week that it will open a new casino in Morgantown, Pennsylvania on December 22, 2021. It will be the third Hollywood casino in the state. The original Hollywood Casino is at Penn National, which is just north of Harrisburg. Hollywood Casino York opened earlier in 2021.

“The countdown to our grand opening begins today,” said Marc Guastella, Vice President and General Manager for Hollywood Casino Morgantown in a press release. “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.”

Hollywood Casino Morgantown will be about 80,000 square feet. It will be home to 750 slot machines. It will have 30 table games and a Barstool Sportsbook, which will process cash transactions for its Pennsylvania mobile sportsbook. There will also be several dining options. Hollywood Casino is owned by Penn National Gaming.

The new property will be what is described as a mini-casino. It has a Category 4 designation. This means that it may only have up to 750 machines and 30 table games. After a year, it may add 10 more table games to its pits. 

The table games may be anything that is approved in Pennsylvania casinos. Likely games that will be dealt at Hollywood Casino Morgantown include blackjack, craps, roulette and poker pit games. 

Casino players that have visited the Hollywood Casino York will probably see little difference between that property and the one that will open next month in Morgantown. We expect it to have the following games and limits:

  • 00 roulette: $10 or $15
  • Blackjack: $10 or $15
  • Cajun Stud: $5
  • Craps – 3-4-5 x odds: $10 or $15
  • Fortune Pai Gow Poker: $25
  • Heads Up Hold’em: $5 or $10
  • High Card Flush: $5 or $10
  • Three Card Poker: $5 or $10

It will also have a typical selection of slots, video keno and video poker. The Barstool Sportsbook will be available for live betting and transactions related to its mobile betting app.

Morgantown is about halfway between Philadelphia and Harrisburg. It is expected to create about 375 jobs in the area of Berks, Chester and Lancaster Counties. 

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