TYPES OF CASINOS IN PENNSYLVANIA
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 in Pennsylvania can have up to 5,000 machines, except the resort licensees, those two Pennsylvania casinos are allowed up to 600.
Some would say the best casino in Pennsylvania would be the Parx Casino in Bensalem, the most popular stand-alone casino is Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem and the most popular hotel resort casino is Valley Forge.
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 Philadelphia and the earliest it is expected to open in late 2018.
Unless otherwise noted, all Pennsylvania 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.
The payback percentages on electronic gaming machines at 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 casinos. All Pennsylvania casinos are open 24 hours.
For more information on visiting casinos in Pennsylvania, or general tourism information, call their Office of Tourism at (800) 237-4363 or visit their website at www.visitpa.com
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Visit our Pennsylvania casinos map page to see a detailed map showing all casinos in that state.
Shown below is a list of all casinos in Pennsylvania. Click on a casino name to see a page of detailed information about that particular Pennsylvania casino.
- Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack
- Hollywood Casino at Penn National
- Lady Luck Nemacolin
- Meadows, The
- Mohegan Sun Pocono
- Mount Airy Resort & Casino
- Parx Casino
- Presque Isle Downs and Casino
- Rivers Casino
- Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem
- Sugar House Casino
- Valley Forge Casino Resort
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