OPENING IN 2020
Updates will be made as they become available.
LIVE! HOTEL AND CASINO
900 Packer Ave (corner at Darien Street)
Live! Hotel and Casino is a $600 million proposal to build a casino and a boutique, 204-room hotel on 9 acres in the Stadium District of South Philadelphia. The casino will feature 2,000 slots and 125 table games.
Live! Hotel & Casino in Philadelphia is owned by Stadium Casino LLC, a joint venture of Greenwood Racing, Inc. (GRI) and Cordish Companies.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved a license for Live! Philadelphia as the 13th casino in the state in November 2014. Lawsuites from Sugarhouse Casino and other casino bidders delayed construction until the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled the license was valid pending further Board investigation of the principal owner.
In August 2017 the Gaming Board completed their investigaation and voted a second time in favor of Stadium Casino LLC to proceed with the casino.
Live! Hotel & Casino got a final go-ahead for construction when the new Pennsylvania gambling expansion law was approved in October 2017. The legislation removed the ownership issue that had delayed construction with lawauits.
Open 24 hours daily
100,000 sq-ft gaming floor
2,000 slot machines
125 table games including 33 poker tables
October 24, 2018
The property that would be the home of the proposed Philadelphia Live!, still remains undeveloped after a year. The Cordish Company and Greenwood Gaming own the property. According to reports, the companies are actively looking for potential buyers for the property.
Over $100 million has been invested already into the project. This includes the $50 million spent for a Class II gaming license. $40.1 million for a Class IIII gaming license. Also, an interactive gaming license for $10 million. If the new casino buyer is interested in offering sports betting, the new owner will need to apply for that license at a cost of $10 million.
It is unclear why the project is not moving forward. It is possible that the partnership between the two companies has dissolved.Back