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Pennsylvania Casinos | Updates 2024

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Pennsylvania is now the second largest state for commercial casinos.

No Indian Casinos

There are no Indian casinos, Indian bingo halls or Indian gaming in Pennsylvania.

However there are two Native American tribes that own and operate gambling facilities in the state. Both are licensed and regulated by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board as commercial gaming operations. Neither is controlled by the U.S. Department of Interior.

The first tribe to invest in Pennsyslvania was the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut. It owns and operates the Mohegan Pennsylvania, a casino and racetrack located outside Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. the tribe purchased the property January 25, 2005.

The second tribe to invest in Pennsylvania was the Poarch Creek Indian Tribe of Alabama. In May 2019 the tribe purchased the Sands Bethlehem for $1.3 billion and renamed it the Wind Creek Bethlehem. This is a state-licensed, commercial casino rather than a federally regulated Indian casino. it is managed and operated by Wind Creek Hospitality, the casino and entertainment operation of the Poarch Creek Indian Tribe.

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News Mohegan Sun Pocono changes its name October 28, 2022 - Mohegan Sun Pocono has officially changed its name to Mohegan Pennsylvania. The Mohegan Tribe says the new name is what the racino is most commonly referred to by the public. ... Read more News Mohegan Pennsylvania adding entertainment venues, hotel renovation April 13, 2022 - Mohegan Pennsylvania is adding a new outdoor terrace bar named Embers Terrace, a new restaurant The Hive Taproom, and Topgolf Swing Suites. The project also includes a $10 million ... Read more News NEW Live! Casino Hotel Philadelphia Opens! February 4, 2021 - Take an inside look at the new Live! Casino Hotel Philadelphia, a $700 million casino hotel complex with dining and entertainment in the Stadium District of South Philadelphia. ... Read more News Wind Creek Bethlehem opens sportsbook December 5, 2020 - Wind Creek Bethlehem opened its sportsbook on Nov. 18, 2020 in partnership with Betfred USA Sports. The casino is owned and operated by Wind Creek Hospitality, a subsidiary of the Poarch Creek Indians ... Read more News Wind Creek Bethlehem plans $90M second hotel December 9, 2019 - A new 12-story, 270-room hotel costing $90 million is planned adjacent to the existing hotel. Construction will start this spring and include a spa, bar, ballroom and meeting space. ... Read more News Wind Creek Bethlehem plans new hotel and water park October 20, 2019 - Wind Creek Bethlehem is planning a major expansion at the historic No. 2 Machine Shop of the old Bethlehem Steel factory. The plan includes a 300,000-sq-ft water park and a 276-room hotel. ... Read more Headlines continued...

Pennsylvania Minimum Gambling Age

Minimum gambling ages are 21 years old for casinos, 21 for poker, 18 for bingo, 21 for sports betting, 18 for horse racing, 18 for the lottery.


State-Licensed Casinos

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board was created in 2004 to regulate slot machines and casino gambling in the state. Table games were added in July 2010.

The gaming board has licensed 11 slot machine casinos to operate in the state. Three of these casinos are Harness Race Tracks and three others are Thoroughbred Race Tracks.

Two casinos were existing hotel resorts, which are limited by the law to operate a maximum of 600 slot machines. All others can have up to 5,000 slot machines. The board is authorized to license another three casinos.

2017 Expanded Gambling Act

A new gambling law passed by the legislature and signed by the governor in October 2017 which greatly expands legalized gambling throughout the state. The provisions of the law include:

  • Satellite Casinos
    The state will accept licensing bids from the ten larger casinos starting at $7.5 million. A successful bidder can then build a satellite casino with up to 750 slot machines and 30 game tables. The location cannot be within 25 miles of another casino or in county or city that prohibits it.

  • Online Gambling
    Websites and phone apps can offer online slots, poker, and table games to Pennsylvania residents. The license fee is $10 million.

  • Online Sports Betting
    Sports betting can be offered online or at the casino if the law is federally approved. The license fee is $10 million. Betting in fantasy sports is approved and will be taxed and regulated for the state. Players must be at least 18 years of age with verified proof.

  • Airport Gambling
    Gaming may also take place at airports as long as they are approved by the airport authority. Passengers with boarding passes would be allowed to access the games. They would be located at the state's regional or international airports.

  • Truck Stops
    Some truck stops can qualify for gambling and operate 5 video gaming terminals.

  • Lottery
    Keno and online games can also be offered by the Pennsylvania Lottery.

Pennyslvania Casino List

Select a casino on the list below for detailed information about the casino, the gaming offered, restaurants, entertainment, hotels, photos and websites.

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack
777 Harrah's Blvd.
Chester, PA 19013
(800) 480-8020

Hollywood Casino at The Meadows
210 Racetrack Road
Washington, PA 15301
(724) 503-1200

Hollywood Casino Morgantown
6021 Morgantown Rd
Morgantown, PA 19543

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Racecourse
777 Hollywood Blvd.
Grantville, PA 17028
(717) 469-2211

Live! Hotel & Casino Philadelphia
Stadium District
900 Packer Ave (corner at Darien Street)
Philadelphia, PA

Live! Casino Pittsburgh
Westmoreland Mall
5256 US-30
Greensburg, PA 15601

Mohegan Pennsylvania
1280 Highway 315
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
(888) 946-4672

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Mount Airy Resort and Casino
44 Woodland Rd.
Mount Pocono, PA 18344
(877) 682-4791

Parx Casino & Racing
2999 Street Rd.
Bensalem, PA 19020
(888) 588-7279

Presque Isle Downs Casino
8199 Perry Hwy.
Erie, PA 16509
(866) 374-3386

Rivers CasinoPittsburgh
777 Casino Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(877) 558-0777

Rivers Casino Philadelphia
Formerly SugarHouse Casino
1001North Delaware Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(267) 232-2000

Valley Forge Casino Resort (info)
1160 First Ave.
King of Prussia, PA 19406
(610) 354-8118

Wind Creek Casino and Resort
Formerly Sands Bethlehem
77 Sands Blvd.
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(877) 726-3777

News Articles

Pennsylvania Launches Online Casino Gambling

July 15, 2019

Today the first online casinos in Pennsylvania were launched at two casinos. Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course was the first by taking bets at 11AM. Parx Casino in Bensalem followed a few hours later. SugarHouse Casino will launch its gaming website on Wednesday.

In addition to being the first online Hollywood Casino was also first in the state to offer sports betting last November when it became legal.

Hollywood Casino's online games include slot machines, blackjack, roulette and craps. Live poker will follow soon when final approval is issued by the state.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board was given licensing and regulatory authority over the state's online casinos on Oct. 26, 2017 after Gov. Tom wolf signed Bill H 271 to expand all gambling.

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News Wind Creek Bethlehem Celebrates Grand Opening October 14, 2019 - The Poarch Creek Indians of Alabama celebrated the grand opening of their Wind Creek Bethlehem casino and resort. The property is the former Sands Casino & Resort Bethlehem. ... Read more News Pennsylvania Launches Online Casino Gambling July 15, 2019 - The first to launch an online casino in Pennsylvania was Hollywood Casino when it accepted first bets at 11AM. A second online casino was launched a few hours later by Parx Casino. ... Read more News Rivers Casino Pittsburgh Starts $60 Million Hotel Project June 16, 2019 - Rivers Casino is preparing to start construction this summer on a seven-story, 219-room hotel to be named The Landing Hotel Pittsburgh. Construction will take 18 months to complete. ... Read more News SugarHouse Casino will be renamed 'Rivers Casino Philadelphia' June 12, 2019 - SugarHouse will be rebranded as one of four Rivers Casinos to enable regional and national marketing after the introduction of online gaming and sports betting. ... Read more News Wind Creek Bethlehem Goal: 'No. 1 Resort Destination in the Northeast' May 27, 2019 - The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has approved the $1.3B sale of Sands Bethlehem to the Poarch Creek Indians of Alabama clearing the way for closing the deal ... Read more News Mount Airy Casino Resort opens $40 expansion May 3, 2019 - Mount Airy completed a $40 million construction project that added 100 new rooms to its AAA Four-Diamond hotel and a 20,000-square-foot convention center and ballroom. ... Read more News Sands Casino is renamed Wind Creek Casino and Resort March 16, 2019 - The new buyer's name for Sands Bethlehem was unveiled this week when the sign on the landmark ore crane was changed to "Wind Creek Casino and Resort". ... Read more


News Live! Philadelphia Casino could open in 2020 November 29, 2018 - After long delays construction may soon be starting. The original cost was projected to be $400 million. New estimates could now be $700 million to complete. ... Read more News Philadelphia Live! May be Dead October 24, 2018 - It is unclear why the project is not moving forward. It is speciulated that the partnership between the two developers, Cordish Company and Greenwood Gaming, has dissolved. ... Read more News Mount Airy Casino Resort plans expansion opening in spring 2019 April 23, 2018 - The 10-year old Mount Airey property is currently constructing an event center and ballroom, more hotel rooms and an outdoor concert pavilion. ... Read more News Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem is sold to Alabama Tribe March 8, 2018 - The Alabama based Poarch Band of Creek Indians is purchasing Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem for $1.3 billion. ... Read more


11.06.2017 Live! Hotel & Casino construction approved by Gambling Bill 10.30.2017 Pennsylvania greatly expands casino gambling 10.13.2017 Parx Casino opens Xcite Center, a new live entertainment venue 08.10.2017 Live! Philadelphia moves closer to approval


12.16.2016 November Table Game Revenue Up 7% at PA Casinos 11.14.2016 $90M Expansion Planned for Sands Bethlehem 11.02.2016 3% Decline in Slot Revenue at PA Casinos 09.07.2016 Meadows Racetrack and Casino Approved for Operator Change 08.10.2016   Approved Renewal License for Mount Airy Casino Resort
07.27.2016   PA Slot Impact on Race Purses Report Released
07.15.2016   Sweet Commute for Philly Workers at SugarHouse Casino
05.09.2016   $164 Million Expansion at SugarHouse Casino
04.18.2016   PA Casinos Report High Numbers from Table Games
02.12.2016   8% Tax Could be Added to PA Casinos
02.10.2016   Three PA Casinos Fined by State Gaming Board
02.02.2016   Revenue on PA Slots On A Rise


11.20.2015   4.4% Revenue Increase Reported for PA Casinos
11.19.2015   Parx Casino Prepares for Ribbon Cutting
08.04.2015   July Slot Revenue For PA Casinos Released
06.25.2015   Possible Slot Machines at PA Airport
05.20.2015   Hollywood Casino to be Fined by PA Gaming Control Board
02.16.2015   Possible Gaming Expansion in PA
02.04.2015   PA Slot Revenue Up in January
01.05.2015   Meadows Casino to Debut Game Made by Locals


07.22.2014   Ground Broken for SugarHouse Casino Expansion
05.08.2014   Proposed Lawrence Downs and Casino Resort Gaines Attention
02.18.2014   PA Table Games Down from Last Year
02.05.2014   PA Slot Machine Revenue Report for January Released


11.11.2013   Wynn no longer seeks a Philadelphia casino license
11.01.2013   Strictly Slots Magazine Gives 17 Awards to Rivers Casino
10.16.2013   Gaming Revenue is Down for PA Casinos
07.16.2013   Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem is Table Game Leader
06.27.2013   Lady Luck Casino Prepares to Open
06.05.2013   PA Smoking Ban Could Include Casinos
05.21.2013   Lady Luck Casino Will Open With Entrance Fee
05.17.2013   PA Table Games Revenue Up 9 Percent
04.05.2013   PA Slot Revenue Hits States Second Highest Revenue Record


12.12.2012   SugarHouse Casino fined $15,000 for violations
12.06.2012   PA Slot machine revenue up from last year
11.16.2012   Possible new game tables to be added at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem
08.17.2012   Gaming Revenue at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem released
07.16.2012   Foxwoods gaming license revoked, new casino up for bid
07.09.2012   24 Hour Poker Room and More Gaming at Mount Airy Casino Resort
06.25.2012   Reality TV Stars to appear at Parx Casino
06.04.2012   Pennsylvania Casinos Revenues from Slots Up from Previous Year
04.19.2012   Presque Isle Downs & Casino Racetrack Excels in Safety
04.03.2012   Pennsylvania Beats Atlantic City as Second Largest Casino Market
01.04.2012   PA Earns $108.3 Million from December Casino Revenue
12.20.2012   Pennsylvania could become the East Coasts New Gaming Center


09.23.2011   25K Poker Tournament hosted by Presque Isle Downs and Casino
09.20.2011   Pennsylvania Casino Tax revenue is Higher than last year
09.07.2011   New Event Center to be added to Bethlehem's Sands Casino Resort
09.02.2011   Pennsylvania Slot Revenue not affected by Hurricane
07.21.2011   State Approves Poker Room for Presque Isle Downs & Casino
05.17.2011   PA Gaming Control Board Reports Increased Table Game Revenues
04.27.2011   Rules for gaming at Commonwealth casino released for public
04.26.2011   Philadelphia Casinos are operating more table games
04.14.2011   Nemacolin Woodlands wins Final resort casino license
04.10.2011   Purposed Gettysburg casino is opposed by residents
03.23.2011   Pennsylvania's Casino to have public hearing before license renewal
03.22.2011   Gambling Forum suggests Philadelphia is Casino Saturated
03.10.2011   Valley Forge Convention Center granted Gaming License
02.16.2011   Table Game Revenue January Report Released
01.10.2011   Foxwoods petition to save gaming license
01.04.2011   Pennsylvania Slots Casino Revenue Increases Nearly 13% in December


12.29.2010   Home Owners will receive Tax Cuts by Casinos
12.02.2010   Pennsylvania slots revenues increase 8%+ in Nov
11.04.2010   24 table poker unveiled at Parx
11.01.2010   Rivers Casino named Best Overall Casino in Pennsylvania
09.17.2010   SugarHouse Casino sneak peak video
08.25.2010   SugarHouse Casino opens Sept 23
08.17.2010   Mount Airy Casino plans new outdoor amphitheater
08.04.2010   Gettysburg Casino steps closer to construction

07.08.2010   Table games open at Pennsylvania Casinos
07.02.2010   Mount Airy opens smoke-free slots room
06.10.2010   Dates for Pennsylvania table games
05.05.2010   Meadows approved for table games
04.10.2010   Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs expanding this summer
04.09.2010   State OK's table games at 3 more casinos
04.08.2010   Wynn abandons Philadelphia casino plan
04.06.2010   Steve Wynn outlines plans for Philadelphia casino
04.01.2010   New expansion plan for Parx casino

03.17.2010   Rivers Casino asks for 86 table games
03.14.2010   SugarHouse Casino seeks to add 42 table games
03.04.2010   Wynn will invest $250 Million in Philadelphia Casino
02.25.2010   Steve Wynn to take over Foxwoods Casino Philadelphia
02.01.2010   Pennsylvania casinos will add gaming tables
01.28.2010   Pennsylvania slot market surpass Atlantic City


12.21.2009   Parx Casino opens in Bensalem
11.24.2009   SugarHouse Casino construction digs up ancient artifacts
11.22.2009   Sands adds 250 slot machines, two restaurants and a bar

10.27.2009   Harrah's Chester casino wins new license
10.06.2009   SugarHouse casino breaks ground Oct 8

08.31.2009   Foxwoods Casino Philadelphia plan gets 2-yr extension
08.26.2009   Meadows Casino payouts hit $1 billion
08.18.2009   Pennsylvania casinos want to add table games
08.09.2009   River Casino celebrates grand opening

07.30.2009   Rivers Casino opens in Pittsburgh August 9
07.22.2009   Reading-area hotel seeks license for 500 slots
07.21.2009   Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs prepares for table games
05.22.2009   Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem opens its doors
05.13.2009   Rivers Casino installs first slot machine

04.15.2009   Meadows opens permanent casino
04.06.2009   SugarHouse seeks interim casino
03.27.2009   SugarHouse Casino gets first major building permit
03.20.2009   The Meadows to open permanent casino April 15
03.12.2009   Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem opens May 22

02.20.2009   Meadows' permanent casino to open in April
01.26.2009   Pennsylvania adding 10,000 slots
01.25.2009   Casino plan developing for The Gallery at Market East
01.06.2009   Huge Meadows Casino opens in Spring


12.17.2008   Rivers Casino clears major hurdles
12.09.2008   PA casinos thriving despite economy
11.19.2008   Nutter signs zoning for casino at Gallery
10.08.2008   Foxwoods Philadelphia Casino Dec 2009
09.11.2008   Foxwoods & city officials eye downtown casino site
08.25.2008   SugarHouse Casino wins PA Supreme Court ruling

07.22.2008   Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs has grand opening
07.02.2008   Pittsburgh's New North Shore Casino Changes

06.24.2008   New Mohegan Sun casino opens July 17th
06.04.2008   Ancient Artifacts Found On Sugarhouse Casino Site

05.28.2008   Presque Isle Downs & Casino is now open 24/7
05.19.2008   Sands Names Casino in Bethlehem

04.30.2008   Hollywood Casino plans more slots and tables
04.28.2008   Casino Concerns In Pittsburgh
04.24.2008   Hollywood Casino Adds More Slots
04.24.2008   Mohegan Sun Casino at Pocono Downs Hiring 700
04.16.2007   Meadows $155 million expansion approved
04.10.2008   Casino Opponents Take To The Streets

03.17.2008   Groundbreaking for PhiladelphiaPark Casino in Bensalem
02.09.2008   Sneak peak inside Pa's largest Casino
02.08.2008   Hollywood Casino Tour

01.30.2008   Pennsylvania's Slots Beating the Odds
01.28.2008   City Revokes License to SugarHouse Casino
01.12.2008   SugarHouse Casino Receives Casino License

12.28.2007   Legislators Sue to Block SugarHouse Casino
12.26.2007   New Casino at Pocono Downs (Summer 2008)


12.19.2007   Final Approval for Philadelphia Park Casino and Racetrack
12.11.2007   Groundbreaking for Pittsburgh's Majestic Star Casino
11.08.2007   Expansion Plan Approved for the Meadows Racino
10.23.2007   Mount Airy Casino Resort Opens

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