Types of Casinos in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
There are three types of casinos in Philadelphia: two racetrack casinos, one stand-alone casino and one hotel resort casino.
Pennsylvania passed legislation in 2004 to allow slot machines at 14 locations in the state: seven racinos, five stand-alone casinos, and two hotel resorts. All of the casinos in Pennsylvania can have a maximum of 5,000 machines, except for the resort licensees, those two casinos are allowed up to 600. Additionally, all casinos in Pennsylvania are allowed to have table games.
Racetrack Casinos in Philadelphia
There are two racetrack casinos in Philadelphia and both offer a variety of electronic gaming machines, as well as table games.
Stand-alone Casinos in Philadelphia
There is one stand-alone casino in Philadelphia: Sugar House. It offers electronic gaming machines and table games.
Additionally, another stand-alone casino, Live! Hotel and Casino, will open in the future. The $600 million project will house a 200,000- square-foot gaming floor and a 220-room hotel, plus a 1,000-seat music venue. The resort will be located at 900 Packer Avenue in South Philadelphia. That casino resort is expected to open in late 2018.
Hotel Resort Casinos in Philadelphia
There is one hotel resort casino in Philadelphia: Valley Forge Casino Resort. That casino, like all other casinos in Philadelphia, offers a variety of gaming machines and table games.
All Philadelphia casinos offer the following games: slots, video poker, craps, blackjack, roulette, three card poker, mini-baccarat and Pai-gow poker. Optional games include: baccarat, poker, ultimate Texas hold ‘em, Texas hold’em bonus, let it ride, pai gow, big 6 wheel, Spanish 21, four card poker, Sic-Bo, Mississippi stud and casino war.
The payback percentages on electronic gaming machines at all Philadelphia casinos, as well as all Pennsylvania casinos, are released as a matter of public record. Just click here to see a list of slot machine payback statistics for all Pennsylvania casinos.
The minimum gambling age is 18 for pari-mutuel betting and 21 at all casinos in Philadelphia.
For more information on visiting Philadelphia casinos, or for general tourism information, call the city’s Office of Tourism at (215) 636-3300, or visit their website at www.visitphilly.com
Shown below is a list of all Philadelphia casinos. Click on a casino name to see a page of detailed information about that particular casino.
- Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack
- Parx Casino and Racing
- Sugar House Casino
- Valley Forge Casino Resort
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