No Reservations: Live! Philly Grand Opening Celebrations Kick Off Feb. 4

Written By Kevin Shelly on February 2, 2021 - Last Updated on April 10, 2024
Live! Philly Opening Week Begins

Everyone is invited to the grand opening of Live! Casino Philadelphia with no reservations required beginning Feb. 4 through Feb. 11.

The facility is aiming for a balance of fun and health safety during opening week.

Joe Billhimer, executive vice president of the parent company, Cordish Gaming Group explained:

“Our Team Members are ready to welcome the Philadelphia region to experience the world-class gaming and entertainment destination we have created, in a fun and safe manner. Live! is the casino Philly has been waiting for and deserves, so we’re making it a priority to expand our grand opening festivities to ensure everyone can go Live! safely.”

As part of opening week, Live! will also be hosting special events around Super Bowl 55 Sunday, Feb. 7.

Play it safe at Live! grand opening

Live! has developed a comprehensive Play It Safe plan focused on masking, temperature checks, social distancing, and repeated cleaning of high-traffic areas, slot machines, and table game equipment.

Live! offers general details here as well as a more detailed look at updated plans.

Gaming, hotel, and dining  for grand opening

Cordish believes Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia has set a new standard for gaming, hotel, dining, and entertainment in PA.

The facility in the Stadium District of South Philadelphia is 510,000-square-foot and features more than 2,100 state-of-the-art slot machines, 121 live-action table games, and a dedicated 29-table poker room.

The industry-leading FanDuel Sportsbook is in the house and available online. And there’s an online casino, too.

The property also features an upscale, 12-story, 208-room luxury hotel and a six-room, 15,000 square-foot event center.

Dining options abound

Eating venues at Live! abound and include:

  • The Prime Rib
  • Luk Fu
  • Sports & Social Philly

Casual dining at the 10th Street Market includes local favorites:

  • Lorenzo and Sons Pizza
  • Sang Kee Noodle Bar & Kitchen
  • Termini Brothers Bakery

And also in the market:

  • Morty’s Deli
  • Luckie’s Liquor

Finally, Emmy award-winning chef and TV personality Guy Fieri offers:

  • Guy’s Burger Joint
  • Guy Fieri’s Taco Joint

PlayPennsylvania recently published a three-part lead-up series highlighting all you can expect from the newest Philadelphia casino. Catch up here:

And for a sneak peek at the shiny new property in Philly, have a look here.

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Kevin C. Shelly is an award-winning career journalist who has spent most of his career in South Jersey. He's the former assistant city editor of The Press of Atlantic City, where he covered the casino industry and Atlantic City government as a reporter. He was also an investigative, narrative enterprise, and features reporter for Gannett’s Courier-Post.

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