Work Proceeds on Valley Forge Casino, Scheduled For 2012 Opening

 

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (CBS) – Construction is moving forward on the Philadelphia area’s newest casino, scheduled to open in the spring of 2012 in Montgomery County, Pa.

 

Valley Forge Casino officials took reporters and invited guests on a hard-hat tour of the work that’s being done on the casino floor at the Valley Forge Convention Center.

 

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valley forge conv ctr1 Work Proceeds on Valley Forge Casino, Scheduled For 2012 Opening

(Valley Forge Convention Center. File photo)

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The center has a “resort” license, which means 600 slot machines and 50 table games when the gaming hall opens in less than a year.

President and CEO Saverio Scheri says they will be different from the other casinos in the Philadelphia region.

“We’re a resort first,” he says.  “We have a hotel, we have restaurants, we have a pool, we have over 100,000 square feet of meeting and convention space.  We’re very excited to be able to offer that to our customers.”

In the short term the casino is creating construction jobs, but when it opens there will be about 500 permanent positions, according to Scheri. There will be three “micro-restaurants,” and the project is coming in at a cost of about $100 million.

Reported by Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio 1060

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  1. Batman says:

    It’s great that the casino will provide jobs though unfortunate that the ultimate purpose of those jobs will be to facilitate the extraction of wealth out of the community.

    The politicians who went along with this have sold the community out.

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