Will Mount Airy Casino have a Mini Casino at Beaver County?
Mount Airy targets late 2019 opening of Big Beaver mini-casino which will feature 750 slot machines and 30 table games. According to the Times online local news last month owners of Mount Airy Casino Resort in Monroe County submitted an application to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to build and operate a mini-casino in Big Beaver, Beaver County.
Officials for the existing casino bought this past August, 100 acres of barren land just off Interstate 376 where they plan to construct the new mini-casino. According to the developers they have submitted the official application to the state’s gambling regulator and with that, the process for final approval has begun. Mount Airy owners expected to break ground on their new property in early 2019.
They had won the Mini Casino license
Mount Airy Pittsburgh won in February 2018, a mini-casino license after making a bid of $21,888,888.88. Under the terms of its license, it will have to build a gambling venue with 750 slot machines and 30 table games. The construction of several mini-casinos across Pennsylvania comes as part of a sweeping gambling reform that the state Legislature approved last fall. The reform also includes the legalization of online gambling and sports betting.
According to Vincent Jordan, Vice President for Marketing and Gaming Operations for Mount Airy, they were excited to have begun the formal process that would allow them to open the mini-casino as early as late 2019. Mr. Jordan further noted that while due diligence is underway, they are enthusiastic to be working with the host community on job training and other related partnerships.
The Mini Casino Project Highlights
The mini-casino plan will be carried out in two phases. The first phase will involve the construction of the actual casino and of restaurants. The second phase will expand the offering with more entertainment opportunities.
The initial phase will create 300 construction jobs and between 400 and 500 permanent full-time jobs once it becomes operational. The second phase is estimated to generate an additional 200 to 300 jobs once completed and an undetermined number of temporary jobs during construction.
As for the application, the gaming board has explained that it will probably take several weeks before it becomes available for public review. The gambling regulator will first have to review it for completeness and redact any confidential pieces of information. A public hearing is to be held in Big Beaver, but gaming board officials have said that the date and exact location are yet to be determined and announced.
About Mount Airy Casino
The Mount Airy Casino Resort is a casino and hotel located in Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania in the Pocono Mountains. The casino resort has 188 hotel rooms, a 62,000 sq ft casino with 1,800 slot machines and table games, four restaurants, a spa and salon, a nightclub and an 18-hole golf course. Mount Airy Casino and Resort is one of two AAA 4 Diamond Casino Resorts in Pennsylvania, the other being the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem.
You can enjoy great meals at casino at their Guy Fieri’s Mt. Pocono Kitchen or at Lucky 8 Noodle + Sushi Bar and Bistecca by Il Mulino. Also there is a Starbucks store, Nostalgia Sweet Memories Candy Shop and a Red Mango Smoothie & Juice Bar.
The games you can play are wonderful slots like Monster Jackpots, Lord of the Rings “The Fellowship”, Lord of the Rings “The Land of Mordor”, Ghost Busters, Grease, Michael Jackson “Wanna be startin’ something”, Sex and the City, The Dark Knight, Aladdin, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Iron Man, Colossal Reels, Alice in Wonderland, Wizard of OZ “Journey to OZ” & “Ruby Slippers”, The Green Machine and others. There are table games too that began operation at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday July 13, 2010 and you can enjoy Mini Baccarat, Blackjack, Craps, Let It Ride, Pai Gow Poker, Poker, Roulette, Three card poker, Spanish 21, Crazy 4 Poker, Texas Hold’em, Big Six wheel and Mississippi Stud.
Visit the casino at 312 Woodland Rd, Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania 18344- Phone: 1-877-682-4791.