Beginning in September, Hollywood Casino at Penn National will modify its racing schedule to offer racing Wednesday-Sunday instead of the current Friday-Tuesday schedule, with Wednesday and Thursday cards replacing the Monday and Tuesday night programs.
“There are a limited number of tracks running on Monday and Tuesday nights and we tried to capture a share of the full-card bettors, but the move didn’t generate the interest we had hoped for. Penn National has a long traditional niche for fans in the latter part of the week, and we are going to return to that position.” said Mark Loewe, Penn National’s vice president of racing
Starting on July 1st and continuing on every Friday and Saturday night only in July, Penn National will offer a Pick 5 wager with a $10,000 guaranteed minimum pool on Races 3-7, and a minimum bet of $0.50. The early Pick 4 will not be available on Friday and Saturday nights.
Also starting July 1, the takeout rate on the Pick 3 (26%), and Pick 4 (28%) will be reduced to 25% (Takeout on the pick five will also be 25%), and the minimum bet on the Pick 3, Pick 4 and Pick 5 will be cut from $1 to $0.50. Other changes include post time on July 4 being moved to 5 p.m. from its previously scheduled time of 6 p.m.