Valley Forge Casino gets final approval to open

    Pennsylvania’s 11th casino has received final approval from the state gaming board.

    The $150 million Valley Forge Casino Resort is scheduled to open for business early Saturday at a conference center just outside Valley Forge National Historical Park. The Gaming Control Board says the casino has gotten final signoff after two test nights.
    Valley Forge is the first of the smaller “resort” casinos laid out in the 2004 law that legalized gambling in Pennsylvania. It will have 600 slot machines and 50 table games.

    The casino itself will be more selective. Gambling will be restricted to people attending a convention, meeting or private function there; people who spend a minimum of $10 in 1 of the resort’s dining, nightlife or retail outlets; or anyone who purchases a resort membership.

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