Hollywood Casino York Preparing For Next Week’s Grand Opening

Hollywood Casino York Preparing For Next Week’s Grand Opening

With less than a week before its grand opening on Aug. 12, Penn National Gaming’s new casino — Hollywood Casino York — will be conducting two invitation-only testing days this weekend.

According to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, testing will occur on Saturday between 4-10 p.m. and on Sunday between 11 a.m.-7 p.m..

There will be a Barstool Sportsbook and race book for PA sports betting. The Barstool casino app went live in May.

All gaming proceeds from both days will be going to charitable organizations in the area, including York County Veterans Outreach, York County Food Bank, Mr. Sandy’s Veterans Helping Hand, as well as local VFWs and American Legion posts.

Penn National Group Growing

Located in the York Galleria Mall in Springettsbury Township, the Category 4 casino represents Penn National’s third PA online gambling facility, joining Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Grantville and The Meadows Racetrack & Casino in Washington.

A fourth property, Hollywood Casino Morgantown, is scheduled to open later this year.

“We are very excited to open our Hollywood Casino York facility on August 12, which will be our third casino in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pending final regulatory approval,” Jay Snowden, President and Chief Executive Officer, Penn National, said in a news release Thursday on the company’s second quarter revenues report.

“This casino will feature 500 of the most popular slot machines and 24 table games and include a Barstool Sportsbook. The facility will also be the third casino to feature our 3Cs technology. Our second Category 4 Pennsylvania casino project, Hollywood Casino Morgantown, is on track to open before the end of the year.”

What’s On Site

The roughly 80,000-square-foot York facility will feature approximately 500 slot machines and 24 table games, with a capacity for up to 750 slot machines and 40 table games.

Two eateries: Diner & Drinks, a casual restaurant and bar, and the Classic Grill grab-and-go facility will also be featured.

On Thursday, Penn National Gaming announced it was buying Score Media and Gaming’s theScore, a Toronto-based digital media and sports betting company, for about $2 billion in cash and stock.



Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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