After a long absence, live poker will return to the Hollywood Casino in Grantville next spring, casino officials said.
The vice president and general manager of operations at Hollywood Casino locations in Pennsylvania, Tony Frabbieleverified on January 24th that live poker will officially be return to the casino during 1st quarter or during the first period of the 2nd quarter of 2024. Commenting on this, he added: “We are excited to bring poker back. It’s something that a lot of people want and we want to bring it back.”
Also, the above mentioned Hollywood Casino at Penn National Racecourse he never reopened his poker room after March 2020 Closure due to COVID-19much for the disapproval of the large number of players.
In relation, Frabbiele stated that an unspecified amount From poker tables will be set up next to the entrance to the sport bets, where the restaurant and bar are located. At the moment, the space designated for poker is equipped electronic board games (ETG).
However, according to him, the plan is still in the initial stage. PENN Entertainment duty submit a request to the Pennsylvania Gambling Regulator, aka Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB)to officially add live poker to its existing offerings.
The casino prepares for the return of live poker:
At the start, Live Texas Hold’em poker with different cash prizes, it will be accessible to players from Friday to Sunday, with specific times to be defined. Commenting on this, Frabbiele commented: “We are dipping our toes in the water. We need to see what the demand is and base the hours on that.
In this sense, the mentioned casino will have to do so increase THE number of employees for the addition of live poker. Right now, dealers are being trained and hired. Placing player-favorite live poker next to the sportsbook is what casino executives hope will generate excitement at the facility.
In this regard Frabbiele commented: “We love the energy of poker and sports betting. We also have horse racing (betting) terminals in sports betting along with our food and drink offerings. It should help make the poker experience truly satisfying.”
THE restaurant and sports betting is open every day of the week and is going through a transition process to become a ESPN Bet branded properties from its precedent Sports Association Stool. In this regard, Frabbiele said: “We’re still trying to figure out the next phase.“
However, he also highlighted that live poker will also be launched in Hollywood Casino Morgantown area next spring. But Hollywood York Casino I won’t add the aforementioned live poker due to limited space.
As for the old poker room in Grantvilleremains walled up. But in the long term it will remain part of the property and various options are being contemplated.
Then, the closed restaurant on the 3rd floor, which served as the location for a Brewery with tattered flag, is currently under renovation. Also, it will be used for Valentine’s Day as a Taylor Swift themed pop-up bar. Frabbiele commented in this regard second PennLive: “We’re going to try different things in that space.”