Pittsburgh Area to Get Another Mini-Casino
The announcement of a new mini-casino in Beaver County comes on the heels of plans for a similar venue in Westmoreland County.
If all goes as planned, the Pittsburgh area will be home to two of 10 mini-casinos allowed by the expansion of Pennsylvania's state gambling laws.
Mt. Airy Pittsburgh will be built on 100 acres on Fairlane Boulevard in Big Beaver. It will feature 750 slot machines, 30 table games, a restaurant and a sports bar.
“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,” Lisa DeNaples, owner and managing trustee of Mount Airy Casino Resort in the Poconos, told the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.
The announcement comes on the heels of plans for a similar venue in Westmoreland County.
Daniel Camp III, chair of the Beaver County Commissioners, said he believes the mini-casino is good for the entire region. He says its accessibility from Interstates 376 and and the Pennsylvania Turnpike will draw people from across the region.
“We’re going to see money coming to Beaver County,” Camp told the Trib Monday at a brief news conference at the site.