The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board was founded in 2004 and is the states regulatory body for all types of casino, of which there are three. In the fine state of Pennsylvania you'll find Casino Resorts, Racinos and Stand Alone Casinos. There are of course differences between them with Racinos being situated on a racetrack and resorts offering the outdoor escape. Stand alone casino are exactly what the name suggest and they are purpose built casinos offering some outstanding gaming and full of entertainment. There is a total of five licenses available for this type of casino in the Keystone State and indeed all are taken. The licenses were awarded to....
- Mount Airy Casino Resort in Stroudsburg
- SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia
- Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem
- Foxwoods Casino Philadelphia
- Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh
The first to open was the Mount Airy Casino Resort in Stroudsburg in October 2007, with the latest addition being the Foxwoods Casino. As you can see, being all recently built means that they are very modern establishments with stat of the art gaming facilities and excellent amenities. Each of them offers an excellent array of dining options and great evening entertainment. They all offer a multitude of casino games and table games at all will include Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat and Craps at all times. They do however focus on slots and there is an amazing amount of casino floor space given over to them, which is fantastic if you are a slots player. The Mount Airy Casino offers 2,000 slots and 62,000 square feet of casino floor. The Sands at Bethlehem and Rivers Casino offer even more, with a whopping 3,000 slot machines including all modern titles at each of them. Whichever one you choose to visit you'll find that you are well taken care of with rewards programs and simply superb service. Some of the slots you'll find on offer include, Monster Jackpots, Ghostbusters, Grease, The Dark Knight, Aladdin, Lord of the Rings and Sex and the City. There are progressive jackpots and VIP areas, you name it, for the slots players they have it. Pennsylvania is a very progressive state when it comes to gambling and entertainment and visitors from all over the country flock to these great establishments. They also help boost the economy by providing tax revenue and of course plenty of employment. Take a visit to one of these great stand alone casinos, they offer everything the gambler, especially the slots players, could ask for.