Try your luck at one of the 12 Pennsylvania casinos below, where you’ll be sure to pocket many fond memories, if not loads of winnings.
1. Harrah’s Philadelphia
Catch live harness-racing action at Harrah’s Philadelphia from March–December or watch races that are broadcasted live daily from major tracks in their indoor waging area. Meanwhile, the casino features more than 2,000 slots, video poker machines and a variety of table games. Visit Philly Tap and Tavern, Harrah’s Philadelphia’s newest restaurant, for a half-pound burger and a brew.
2. Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course
Hollywood is the theme at this casino, the only gaming and racing facility in central Pennsylvania. Try your luck at more than 2,400 slot machines and 56 table games, or snag a box seat at the track where live races takes place Wednesday–Saturday at 6pm.
3. Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin
Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin is a small casino situated at the lovely Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, which offers shuttles to and from the casino 24/7. Featuring nearly 600 slot machines, 28 table games, including roulette, craps and blackjack, Lady Luck is an understated hideaway for slots lovers.
4. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino
The Meadows supplies year-round harness racing and more than 3,500 slot machines, 68 table games and a variety of entertainment options, including a 24-lane bowling alley and live entertainment at Headliners, a venue that hosts local and national performing artists. Whether you’re in the mood for casual food court dining, trackside eats, or surf and turf from an award-winning steakhouse, The Meadows has a variety of dining options to satisfy your palate.
5. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs
Pocano Downs boasts live harness racing March–June, 2,300 slot machines, 80 table games and a 218-room, 20-suite hotel. Choose from five restaurants, including Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Rustic Kitchen. The hotel and entertainment center’s unique architecture is inspired by the landscape, flora, wildlife, natural resources and personality of the Susquehanna River Valley. Learn more about the Valleys of Susquehanna >>
6. Mount Airy Casino Resort
Mount Airy Casino has a wide variety of attractions, including an 18-hole championship golf course with 6,500 yards of manicured greens, a luxurious spa and salon, and an impressive 51,000-square-foot indoor and outdoor pool. Gamers love the 1,800 slot machines and 72 table games. The resort received the 2014 Diner’s Choice award from OpenTable. Try The Buffet for the great sampling of gourmet dishes, including carving, salad, seafood and dessert stations.
7. Parx Casino and Racetrack
Parx Casino and Parx East, adjacent properties located 20 minutes away from Philadelphia’s Center City, feature more than 3,300 slot machines, 100 live gaming tables, plus live and simulcast racing action. Sports lovers should spend time at Jax, a sports bar featuring more than 30 poker tables, and Chickie & Pete’s, an interactive sports bar and crab house.
8. Presque Isle Downs & Casino
More than 1,700 slot machines light up this casino and racetrack. Presque Isle Downs & Casino offers shuttle that runs 24/7 to the Baymont Hotel across the street, so visitors can stay and play. Don’t miss live music on Friday and Saturday evenings at the Downs Clubhouse & Lounge and the Sunday champagne breakfast buffet.
9. Rivers Casino
Rivers Casino offers 2,900 slot machines, more than 100 tablegames and a 30-table poker room on Pittsburgh’s North Shore. The casino has five restaurants to choose from including Andrew’s Steak and Seafood, named after important Pittsburg natives named Andrew such as Carnegie, Mellon and Warhol. If you’re visiting during the summer, don’t miss the River Summer Concert Series at the outdoor amphitheater.
10. Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem
Sands Bethlehem, located on the former site of the historic Bethlehem Steel plant, is home to 3,000 slot machines, 200 table games and a variety of dining, shopping and entertainment options. Shop at The Outlets at the Sands Bethlehem, check out the event center’s show schedule or dine at one of the resort’s 10 restaurants, including Steelworks Buffet & Grill and Emeril’s Chop House.
11. Sugar House Casino
Located on the site of a vacant sugar refinery on the Delaware River, the casino has more than 1,600 slot machines and 54 table games. Dine on the waterfront at The Refinery, where delicious American cuisine collides with live music and gorgeous views. The casino provides free transportation via its Sugar Express trolley from more than 24 Philadelphia locations.
12. Valley Forge Casino and Resort
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Valley Forge Casino and Resort has 600 slot machines, 50 live gaming tables and 485 guestrooms and suites. Plan to spend the night at the resort, where visitors can also hang out at an outdoor garden pool with views of Valley Forge National Historical Park, ride a mechanical bull at Deuces wild Buck’ Bull Saloon and chow down at seven different fine dining and casual restaurants.