Pennsylvania Casinos

by Steve Bourie Learn more about the author 

In July 2004 the Pennsylvania legislature authorized the legalization of slot machines at 14 locations throughout the state: seven racinos, five stand-alone casinos, and two hotel resorts. All casinos can have up to 5,000 machines, except the resort licensees, which are allowed up to 600.

The final stand-alone license was awarded to Live! Hotel and Casino which will be building a $425 million project housing a 200,000- square-foot gaming floor, a 220-room hotel and a 1,000-seat music venue.

The resort will be located at 900 Packer Avenue in South Phildelphia and the earliest it is expected to open is late 2018.

Unless otherwise noted, all casinos offer: 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.

Click HERE to see a list of Pennsylvania casino slot machine payback statistics.

The minimum gambling age is 18 for pari-mutuel betting and 21 at casinos. All casinos are open 24 hours and admission is free.

For more information on visiting Pennsylvania call their Office of Tourism at (800) 237-4363 or visit their website at

Shown below is a list of all Pennsylvania casinos. Click on a casino name to see a page of detailed information about that particular casino.


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