The Philadelphia Phillies enter tonight’s matchup with the Arizona Diamondbacks on a wild-and-crazy seven-game win streak. With a six-game home stretch starting, there is no better time for bettors in Pennsylvania to take a visit to South Philadelphia’s latest gem, the Cordish-owned Live! Casino & Hotel.
Opened in February 2021 in the heart of the Philadelphia stadium district - with Citizens Bank Park (Phillies), Lincoln Financial Field (Eagles) and Wells Fargo Center(Sixers, Flyers and more) – Live! Philly has everything a sports bettor in Pennsylvania possibly could want for a day visit or a weekend getaway, with more than 510,000 square feet of gaming, hotel and entertainment space.
About the Casino and Rooms
The casino floor offers 2,100 slot machines, 116 live action table games, a dedicated 29-table poker room and 15 dealer-assisted electronic table games, including blackjack and baccarat.
It also houses a FanDuel Sportsbook and Lounge, which is the perfect place before and after a sporting event with a 52-foot LED display screen and 24 TVs.
The 12-story hotel is clean, crisp and cool with 208 luxury rooms offering great views of the Philadelphia skyline and directly located behind centerfield of Citizens Bank Park.
After a stay there in May, I found the rooms are big with a lot of bathroom space, and offering all kinds of amenities for guests. For instance, each room has an iPad for anything you might need during your stay.
Besides all of that, the most impressive part is the Live! Philly staff, always with a smile and providing service that is top-notch.
There also is a Live! Pittsburgh casino in the state.
Live! Has Many Dining Options
The dining options are vast:
- The Prime Rib steakhouse, previously located in Center City
- Sports & Social Philly is a part of FanDuel Sportsbook
- Luk Fu offers Southeast Asia flavor with a private dining room and Karaoke room
- 10th Street Market highlights such Philly favorites as Lorenzo and Sons Pizza and Termini Brothers Bakery.
- Two Guy Fieri establishments - Guy’s Burger Joint and Guy Fieri’s Taco Joint
- Morty’s Deli
- Luckie’s Liquor bar.
Upcoming Charity Initiative
In a recent announcement, Sports & Social is inviting all guests to enjoy $1 hot dogs for a charitable cause during every Phillies regular season home game. All proceeds will benefit PAWS and PSPCA.
Additionally, at both Center Bar and Sports & Social, those who present a Phillies ticket will receive postgame drink specials, including $4 beer, $5 cocktails and $6 wine selections.
Each establishment has little nuances and careful attention has been paid to the detail at each location.
The property’s centerpiece is the Center Bar, which is right in the middle of the casino floor and offers 360-degree views of all the gaming action and includes LED-TVs for sports viewing, communal tables, plush seating and live music.
The best part is that the bar has plenty of space and is a great place to gather, especially before or after a game and if you are staying at the hotel.
Live! Philly also has 15,500 square feet of event space called the Event Center and has a seating capacity of 1,000, with which they offer musical acts and comedy shows. It even has housed MMA and boxing matches. The center, on the second floor, is attached to the casino and hotel but has its own entrances and is spaced out accordingly.
For instance, this Saturday, Tony Danza’s live show, Standards & Stories, will combine music with storytelling and even a mix of soft shoe and ukulele performances. Tickets are $59 apiece and are available for purchase at AXS.com.
If you want to have your company’s meeting or conference on-site, the center offers numerous event spaces to choose from: the Market Ballroom, Liberty Room, Rittenhouse Room, Franklin Boardroom, Roosevelt Boardroom and Whitman Boardroom.
If you are an online player, PlayLive.com is also available for your iGaming needs, along with a several-tiered Live! Rewards Players Club at which you can earn points, offers and different promotions. Pennsylvania is one the few states that has legal real money online casinos.
Put it this way: A return visit is on the calendar very soon.