Mount Airy to break ground on new casino in Pennsylvania, US

8 August 2018 (Last Updated August 20th, 2018 14:41)

US-based Mount Airy Casino Resort is set to break ground on a new casino in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PA).

US-based Mount Airy Casino Resort is set to break ground on a new casino in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PA).

The construction project is scheduled to start at the end of the year after the purchase of more than 100 acres of land located off Interstate 376 and the PA Turnpike in Beaver County.

The property, including its sports bar, will be designed by Friedmutter Group, which is known for its work at The Cosmopolitan resort in Las Vegas.

“We envision the casino as just the start of building something truly special for the tristate area.”

Mount Airy Casino Resort Poconos owner and managing trustee Lisa DeNaples said: “We’re thrilled to bring our four-diamond customer service, high-quality entertainment and luxurious amenities to Beaver County and the surrounding communities while contributing a positive lasting impact on the local economy.”

The resort will initially feature 750 slot machines, 30 table games and a buffet.

Phase two of the project will involve the construction of a full-service resort hotel, convention centre, fine dining restaurant, pool, spa and salon.

DeNaples added: “We envision the casino as just the start of building something truly special for the tristate area.

“Imagine not just a casino, but a destination that raises industry-wide expectations and standards – serving as a phenomenal gathering space for celebrations and live entertainment and bringing upwards of 700 jobs to regional residents.”

The new casino in Beaver County is slated to open in late 2019.