The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) held a public hearing Wednesday about Hollywood Casino York conducting table games when it opens sometime in early August at the Galleria Mall.
After the hearing, the PGCB approved (by voice vote) unanimously the issuance of the table games operation certificate in Pennsylvania.
Ruben Warren, vice president and general manager of Hollywood Casino York, provided updates with construction photos on the progress of the casino, which is on target for its August opening. At this time, the casino is currently hiring and training dealers, with a goal of 138 table game department employees — 320 total on property — to be hired. Six job fairs are on tap to find/hire employees for the casino this month.
In April, Penn National announced it had opened a career center to begin accepting applications for jobs at the casino in the York Galleria Mall in Springettsbury Township, York County.
The current construction of the single-floor, Category 4-casino equates to an overall investment of almost $120 million, which includes license fees for slot machines and table games. The nearly 80,000 square foot facility will feature almost 500 slot machines and 24 live traditional dealer table games with the room to accommodate up to 750 slot machines and 40 table games.
There will also be 10 electronic wagering terminals on site including blackjack, craps, mini baccarat and roulette.
Barstool Sportsbook On Tap
Hollywood Casino York will also include a Barstool-branded sportsbook and race book to accommodate sports betting in Pennsylvania, with a casual restaurant and bar and a grab-and-go eatery.
In May, the Barstool online casino app went live in Pennsylvania, becoming the 16th online casino in PA.
In Pennsylvania, there are four mini-casinos currently in discussions or under construction including another Penn National Gaming property, Hollywood Casino Morgantown.
The next PGCB monthly meeting will be held on July 14.