Valley Forge Casino Awarded License For Table Games

By Tony Romeo

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. (CBS) — The Gaming Control Board Wednesday officially awarded the soon-to-be opened Valley Forge Casino Resort a license for table games.

The region’s newest casino in Valley Forge, slated to open in spring, was already licensed for 600 slot machines.

Now it’s been given a license for 50 table games, including 23 blackjack tables.

Casino official Alex Figueras told the gaming board the approval means more money for the host township.

“Our pledge to Upper Merion Township will increase from $415,000 to $625,000 for traffic improvements, and our annual contribution to Upper Merion Township will increase from $75,000 to $142,500,” Figueras said.

In addition, Upper Merion gets 1-percent of gross revenues from table games.

The gaming board also approved Valley Forge’s gaming floor plan and allowed Harrah’s in Chester to reduce its number of slot machines from 3,000 to 2,800.

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One Comment

  1. TheSpiritof1776 says:

    This is a shame and a stain upon the honor of America. I note with sadness most of the patrons will have no biological connection to the brave and sacrificial men who fought for American Liberty in 1776.

    To them, “Liberty” and “state-sanctioned gambling” would have been in irreconcilable opposition because one never has leave to indulge one’s vice. Or to inflict it on his fellows.

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