Gaming Control Board Grants Authorization To Conduct Table Games At Valley Forge Casino Resort
HARRISBURG: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today approved the petition of Valley Forge Convention Center Partners, L.P., operator of the yet-to-be opened Valley Forge Casino Resort resort casino in Montgomery County, to conduct table games.
Today’s decision followed a public hearing held in King of Prussia on January 11th that permitted testimony from Valley Forge on their table games plan along with input from the public.
Each Category 3 facility approved by the Board can conduct gaming with up to 50 tables in addition to operating up to 600 slot machines. The approved plan for Valley Forge Casino permits the operation of the maximum 50 table games as follows:
- 23 Blackjack tables
- 4 Craps tables
- 4 Three-Card Poker tables
- 4 Roulette tables
- 4 Mini-Baccarat tables
- 3 Midi-Baccarat tables
- 2 Ultimate Texas Hold’em tables
- 2 Pai Gow tables
- 2 Pai Gow Poker tables, and
- 2 Let It Ride tables
Additionally, Valley Forge Casino has partnered with Montgomery County Community College’s Center for Workforce Development to offer a table game dealer training program.
Prior to opening its facility, Valley Forge Casino must pay the Commonwealth a one-time fee of $7.5 million to operate table games in addition to a $5 million fee it paid earlier to operate slot machines.
The next meeting of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 29, 2012 in the PGCB’s Public Hearing Room located on the second floor of Strawberry Square in Harrisburg.
About the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board:
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board was established in 2004 with the passage of Act 71, also known as the Race Horse Development and Gaming Act. Pennsylvania’s first new state agency in nearly 40 years, the Gaming Control Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of the state’s casino industry. The ten casinos in operation all offer both slot machine and table game gambling, employ over 15,000 people, and collectively have generated $6 billion in tax and license fee revenue since the first casino opened in November 2006. A portion of that money is enabling property tax reduction for all Pennsylvania homeowners, providing needed funding to the Commonwealth’s horse racing industry, funding grants for fire companies and water/sewer projects, and establishing a new stream of tax revenue to local governments for community projects. A wealth of information about the Gaming Control Board and Pennsylvania’s gaming industry can be found at www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. At this website, visitors can view videos of Board meetings and on the operation of the PGCB, obtain information on identifying a gambling problem and gaining assistance, look up future meeting schedules and past meeting transcripts, access an interactive map of casino locations, request a speaker for their group, along with much more information.