New 510,000square-foot Casino Is Opening Soon
A new casino is about to open its doors in the next few weeks. The 510,000square-foot Live! Casino and Hotel will open in a matter of weeks, pending the green light from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. The casino, which the Cordish Companies own, is located at 900 Packer Ave.
The casino will house more than 2000 slots, 200 table games, 30 table poker rooms, and a sportsbook. The casino will also house more than 200 hotel rooms, event centers, entertainment centers, and more.
The hotel comes with a parking facility, a multi-level structured parking facility, and adjacent surface parking.
Live Casino and Hotel said the construction of the casino has led to more than 5000 new jobs. The casino also published on its website that it is hiring up to 2,000 people for various permanent positions.
The Cordish Companies has been a part of the casino industry for a while. The group also opened another casino under its Live! Brand at the Westmoreland Mall in Hempfield Township.
The casino is a beacon for Philadelphia. It is a source of entertainment, jobs, and tourist attraction. Pending the approval of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.
The current happenings around the world regarding the pandemic means businesses have to take safety seriously. The casino is not left out, and it has announced its safety plans going forward.
The casino installed a Reel Clear Slot management system. This system would ensure every customer would get a clean, sanitized slot machine when they play. In addition, the system is equipped to socially distance customers when they play. The casino also has an Atmos Air Bi-Polar Air Purification System in its HVAC system, which purifies the air within the building.
“The newly-developed system can automatically shut down a slot after it has been played and can only be reactivated by an attendant after it has been sanitized,” the casino said in a press release. “Also, once a player starts to play a newly sanitized machine, the system will lock down the machines on either side to enforce social distancing in areas not protected by plexiglass barriers. The system will also allow a patron to request their machine to be cleaned at any time.”