Hollywood Casino Morgantown Prepares For Late 2021 Opening

Posted By Katie Kohler on September 16, 2021

It’s hard not to notice the progress of the new mini-casino, Hollywood Casino Morgantown. Located off Exit 298, right off the Morgantown, Penn National’s newest property is visible from the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Hollywood Casino Morgantown, a $111 million project, is scheduled to open the end of 2021. Here, we will keep you updated on Pennsylvania newest casino’s progress as it gets closer to its grand opening.

Information about Hollywood Casino Morgantown

Address: 6021 Morgantown Road, Morgantown, PA 19543
Facebook/Twitter: None yet
How many table games? 30 table games (pending approval)
How many slot machines? Up to 750 (pending approval from the PGCB)
Will there be a sportsbook? Yes. A Barstool Sportsbook and a race book.
Will it have a poker room? None of other mini-casinos in PA have poker rooms. No official word if Hollywood Casino Morgantown will have a poker room.
Is smoking permitted? Currently, the only PA casinos that do not permit smoking indoors are Parx and Mount Airy. No official word yet from Hollywood Morgantown.
Restaurants? There will be food and beverage options but no further details are available.

Rewards program: The mychoice rewards program gives players the opportunity to earn, redeem and get rewarded at over 35 Penn National Gaming locations nationwide.

3Cs experience: Penn National’s other PA casinos (Hollywood York, The Meadows, Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course) allows guests to go “cardless, cashless and contactless.” Yes, cash is still accepted.

Mini-casinos became legal in PA in 2017 and the first one, Live! Casino Pittsburgh, opened in Oct. 2020. Penn National opened Hollywood Casino York, also a mini-casino, in early August 2021.

Hollywood Casino Morgantown hiring

Like every casino in PA, Hollywood Casino Morgantown is hiring. The casino is looking to fill 375 positions.

How to apply:

  • Hollywood Morgantown Career center: The career center at the Holiday Inn Morgantown (6170 Morgantown Road) will be open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, with operating hours expected to expand in the near future
  • Online at pngaming.com/careers. clicking “Search All Jobs” and selecting “Hollywood Casino Morgantown” in the property listing drop down box.
  • Table games dealer school open house hiring events

Positions available include:

  • Casino operations
  • Food and beverage
  • Security and surveillance
  • Human resources
  • Marketing and more

According to a press release from Penn National Gaming, the positions offer competitive pay, benefits and up to $1,500 in sign-on bonuses for new team members.

Erin Chamberlin, Senior Vice President of Regional Operations for Penn National, commented:

“We look forward to interviewing candidates for the vast array of jobs that will support our expected grand opening later this year.”

According to LinkedIn, Marc Guastella was named the VP/GM of Hollywood Morgantown. He previously served as the Vice President and Assistant General Manager of Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.

Lead photo: Hollywood Casino Morgantown under construction. Photo by Katie Kohler. 

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Katie Kohler is a Philadelphia-area based award-winning journalist. She is the Managing Editor at PlayPennsylvania and covers the Pennsylvania gambling industry with an emphasis on sports betting, online casino/poker and the lottery.

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