Hollywood Park Casino

Coordinates: 33°56′47.1″N 118°20′19.0″W / 33.946417°N 118.338611°W / 33.946417; -118.338611
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Hollywood Park Casino
Address 3883 W. Century Boulevard
Inglewood, CA 90303
Opening date1994 (original casino)
October 21, 2016 (current casino)
Casino typeLand
OwnerStockbridge Capital Group
Renovated in2015
Coordinates33°56′47.1″N 118°20′19.0″W / 33.946417°N 118.338611°W / 33.946417; -118.338611
Websitehttp://www.playhpc.com/

Hollywood Park Casino is a casino and sports bar in Inglewood, California, adjacent to SoFi Stadium. Originally part of the Hollywood Park Racetrack, the casino moved to a new building in 2016 after the closure and demolition of the racetrack in 2013.

History[edit]

In 1994, a casino called the Hollywood Park Casino, with a poker card room was added to the Hollywood Park Racetrack complex.[1] The original casino owners were the Hollywood Park Operating Co., which also owned the race track. Afterward, the casino went through a series of owners including Churchill Downs. The racetrack was sold and shut down in December 2013 though the casino operations continued while the current casino building opened in October 2016.[1][2] The casino is part of the Hollywood Park development which also features SoFi Stadium, home to the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League , and will later include multiple housing, business parks, luxury hotels, a movie theatre, and an open-air shopping center. It was the first building of the complex to be constructed and opened.

Stockbridge Capital Group[edit]

The current owners are Stockbridge Capital Group, a San Francisco-based land developer which purchased both the casino and racetrack in 2005 for nearly $ 260 million. Stockbridge, in addition to owning the casino, is also the land developer for the former racetrack site and a joint partner in the NFL stadium. It is planned that the new casino, entertainment complex, and NFL stadium will improve the finances of the casino, which had been on a downturn since the Los Angeles Kings and Los Angeles Lakers left The Forum in May 1999.

New Casino building[edit]

The Hollywood Park Casino boasts 125 tables offering both Poker and California Games, in addition to featuring elegant chandelier lighting and high-definition televisions mounted on the walls. The establishment comprises designated areas for high-stakes players and celebrity poker tournaments. Moreover, the casino features a dining establishment and sports bar called Century Bar & Grill. As with its predecessor, the casino only permits card games.[3]

Off-track betting[edit]

Located in the casino is the Hollywood Park OTB which continues from the former track. It features races from all over North America and Australia on big screens.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fast, Erik (October 21, 2016). "Hollywood Park Casino's Grand Opening Oct. 21". Card Player. No. October 21, 2016. Retrieved December 28, 2019.
  2. ^ Mazza, Sandy (August 9, 2016). "Take a peek inside the new Hollywood Park Casino in Inglewood before it opens". Daily Breeze. Digital First Media. Retrieved December 28, 2019.
  3. ^ Martin, Hugo (July 7, 2016). "Hollywood Park Casino in Inglewood aims to turn around its fortunes with new digs". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 28, 2019.

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