Pennsylvania’s casinos provide the latest gaming machines and tables, plus possible access to on-site racing venues for additional betting. Many casinos are also entertainment hubs that offer access to concert and show venues and a wealth of exquisite dining options.
Try your luck at one of the 14 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 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.
2. HOLLYWOOD CASINO AT PENN NATIONAL RACE COURSE
Hollywood is the theme at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, the only gaming and racing facility in central Pennsylvania. Try your luck at more than 2,300 slot machines and more than 50 table games or snag a box seat at the track where live races take place on select days at 6pm. If you can’t catch a live race, keep an eye out for one of the casino’s many simulcast races.
3. LADY LUCK CASINO NEMACOLIN
Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin is a small casino situated at the lovely Nemacolin, which offers shuttles to and from the casino 24/7. Featuring nearly 600 slot machines, 29 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 2,500 slot machines, more than 65 table games and a variety of entertainment options, including a 24-lane bowling alley and live entertainment at the H Lounge, a venue that hosts local and national performing artists. Whether you’re in the mood for food hall 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 POCONO
A massive renovation effort dramatically transformed Pocono Downs Racetrack into not only Pennsylvania's first casino, but the one of the area's leading entertainment complexes. With 82,000 square feet of gaming space holding 1,900 slot machines, 50 table games and a 218-room, 20-suite hotel, Mohegan Sun Pocono offers countless opportunities for gaming fun. The unique architecture of the hotel and entertainment center is inspired by the landscape, flora, wildlife, natural resources, and personality of the Susquehanna River Valley.
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 space. Gamers love the 1,800 slot machines and more than 70 table games. Try the buffet for the great sampling of gourmet dishes, including carving, salad, seafood, and dessert stations.
7. PARX CASINO AND RACING
Parx Casino and Parx East, adjacent properties located less than 30 away from Philadelphia’s Center City, feature more than 3,000 slot machines, more than 100 live gaming tables, plus live and simulcast racing action. Sports lovers should spend time at Jax, a sports bar featuring more than 20 video poker games, and Chickie’s & Pete’s, an interactive sports bar and crab house.
8. PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS & CASINO
More than 1,500 slot machines light up this casino and racetrack. Presque Isle Downs & Casino offers a 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 evenings at Churchill’s Bourbon and Brew.
9. RIVERS CASINO
Rivers Casino offers more than 2,500 slot machines, more than 100 table games, and a 30-table poker room on Pittsburgh’s North Shore. The casino has a variety of restaurants and bars to choose from including Martorano’s Prime, featuring pastas, steaks, and salads, and Mian, offering authentic Asian cuisine.
10. WIND CREEK BETHLEHEM
Wind Creek Bethlehem, formerly Sands Bethlehem, is located on the former site of the historic Bethlehem Steel plant. It is home to more than 3,000 slot machines, 150 table games and a variety of dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Shop at The Outlets at Wind Creek Bethlehem or dine at one of the resort’s restaurants, including Steelworks Buffet & Grill and Emeril’s Chop House.
11. RIVERS CASINO PHILADELPHIA
Located on the site of a vacant sugar refinery on the Delaware River, Rivers Casino Philadelphia, formerly Sugar House Casino, has just less than 1,900 slot machines and 103 table games. Dine indoor or outdoor at Jack’s Bar & Grill, where American dishes pair nicely with views of the Delaware River.
12. VALLEY FORGE CASINO RESORT
King of Prussia
Valley Forge Casino Resort has more than 850 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 and chow down at different fine dining and casual restaurants.
13. LIVE! CASINO HOTEL PHILADELPHIA
Located in Philadelphia’s stadium district, Live! Casino Hotel Philadelphia offers best-in-class dining and entertainment, world-class gaming, and hotel accommodations. With approximately 2,200 slot machines, more than 150 live action table games, and a poker room, the casino offers a variety of games to accommodate every level of play. Stay at the hotel with more than 200 rooms, 30 suites, and an event center, or choose from a selection of restaurants with cuisine inspired from locations around the world. Don’t miss the live entertainment at the casino’s Center Bar, happening on select nights throughout the year.
14. LIVE! CASINO PITTSBURGH
With approximately 750 slot machines, more than 30 live action table games, Live! Casino Pittsburgh provides a spectacular experience for visitors. Located at Westmoreland Mall, the location offers gaming, dining, and live entertainment events. Visitors can dine and drink at the Casino’s different bars and lounges, each with different dishes and themes. Loving the experience? Live! Casino Pittsburgh has 7,000 square feet of adaptable event space for your next celebration.
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