Mini-casino

This illustration shows the mini-casino Penn National Gaming Inc. plans to build in Caernarvon Township, Berks County.  

The state's gaming board Wednesday approved the opening of a mini-casino in Berks County, just over the Lancaster County line.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board voted unanimously in favor of a license for the Hollywood Casino Morgantown.

Supervisors of Caernarvon Township, Berks County, approved Penn National Gaming's proposal in March for the $111 million mini-casino.

Penn National expects to open the mini-casino in late 2020 along Morgantown Road (Route 10) off the Morgantown turnpike exit.

The business will create 250 permanent jobs and 272 construction jobs, according to Penn National.

Pennsylvania’s 2017 budget package authorized the creation of 10 new mini-casinos. All Lancaster County municipalities have opted out of hosting a mini-casino but have the right to opt back in.

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Penn National previously told LNP that it wanted to draw patrons from Lancaster County and the Philadelphia suburbs.

Plans for the mini-casino include 750 slots, 30 tables, a sports and race book, food hall, restaurant and bar and entertainment stage.

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