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New $150 million casino opens at Pa. mall

Live Casino Pittsburgh Sports Social

The $150 million Live Casino! Pittsburgh opened last month. (Photo provided)Live! Casino Pittsburgh

Live! Casino Pittsburgh is now live.

The $150 million Live! Casino opened at the Westmoreland Mall in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County near Greensburg on Nov. 24.

The 100,000-square-foot, two-level property features 750 of slots machines and approximately 30 live-action table games, as well FanDuel Sportsbook. The casino, which is located on the ground level is strictly for customers 21 and over while the second level is available to people of all ages and provides a host of entertainment and food options.

Sports & Social Steel City, a two-level sports restaurant, gaming venue and social lounge is a 445-seat facility that will include a giant 40-foot LED video screen, and a wide variety of interactive social games, such as bowling, a golf simulator, ping pong, darts and more. Sports & Social Steel City also features the casino’s FanDuel Sportsbook and Lounge on the facility’s first floor. The venue serves a classic American Grill menu.

Guy Fieri’s American Kitchen + Bar will feature signature sandwiches and entrees, and desserts as well as a beverage menu that includes craft cocktails.

PBR Pittsburgh is slated to open next year as part of a second phase of openings. PBR Pittsburgh will bring an “authentic country experience to the region”, the casino said in a press release.

And when it comes to COVID-19 precautions that casino said it has developed a comprehensive safety plan.

The Casino has installed the Atmos Air Bi-Polar Air Purification System within the HVAC system to treat and clean the air in the facility. The casino said the system is designed to perform 12 air changes per hour throughout the casino floor.

The casino also features the Reel Clear slot management system, which it said can automatically shut down a slot machine after it has been played and he machine can only be reactivated by an attendant after it has been sanitized. And once a player starts to play a newly sanitized machine, the system will lock down the machines on either side to enforce social distancing in areas not protected by plexiglass barriers.

Live! Casino Pittsburgh is owned and managed by The Cordish Companies and is expected to employ more than 500 people. The casino is around 180 miles from Harrisburg.

With the opening of Live! Casino Pittsburgh, the state now has 13 casinos but it won’t be long until that number increases because more casinos are on the way including Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia, located at 900 Packer Ave. in Philadelphia, which is also being developed by The Cordish Companies. That casino is expected to open early next year.

--Business Buzz

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