Valley Forge Casino Resort

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Valley Forge Casino Resort
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Valley Forge Casino Resort is located in Pennsylvania
Valley Forge Casino Resort
Valley Forge Casino Resort in Pennsylvania
Valley Forge Casino Resort is located in the US
Valley Forge Casino Resort
Valley Forge Casino Resort (the US)
Location Upper Merion Twp., PA (Philadelphia area)
Address 1160 First Ave, King of Prussia, PA
Opening dateMarch 31, 2012
No. of rooms486
Total gaming space40,000 sq ft (3,700 m2)
Notable restaurants
  • Pacific Prime
  • Viviano
Casino typeLand-based
OwnerBoyd Gaming
ArchitectTN Ward[1]
Coordinates40°05′50″N 75°25′01″W / 40.09713°N 75.416851°W / 40.09713; -75.416851Coordinates: 40°05′50″N 75°25′01″W / 40.09713°N 75.416851°W / 40.09713; -75.416851
WebsiteValley Forge Casino Resort

Valley Forge Casino Resort is a casino in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, near King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia. It was constructed on the existing site of the Valley Forge Convention Center and opened on March 31, 2012.[2] It is owned and operated by Boyd Gaming.

History[edit]

On March 31, 2012, Valley Forge Casino Resort became the 11th casino to operate in Pennsylvania. Back in 2009, rival casino Parx opposed the casino and challenged them in court, claiming that they did not meet the resort license requirements. The state Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Valley Forge Casino.

The casino is the first in the state of Pennsylvania to be granted the Category 3 license by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. This type of license means the casino is intended to support the existing resort property, limits the number of table games and slots available, and has requirements for access to the gaming floor.[3] A Category 3 license also requires that anyone who wishes to gamble in the casino must either spend at least $10 elsewhere in the resort each visit or purchase a membership.[4] The $10 minimum was eliminated on October 27, 2017 with passage of new legislation. The casino currently is at the maximum number of slot machines, 600, and table games, 50, that is allowed at resort casinos. The casino has the option to add 15 tables for monthly poker or blackjack tournaments.

The casino was built for $130 million over the exhibition floor of the Valley Forge Convention Center. The convention center was built by J. Leon Altemose in 1985.[5]

In 2018, Boyd Gaming purchased the property for $281 million.[6]

Overview[edit]

Valley Forge Casino Resort consists of 600 slot machines and 50 table games: 23 blackjack tables, 4 craps tables, 4 roulette tables, and other assorted carnival games.

The Valley Forge Casino Resort has two hotels: The Casino Tower and a Radisson Hotel, which is attached to the property, together offering 486 hotel rooms and suites. The Valley Forge Casino Resort has over 100,000 sq ft (9,300 m2) of meeting, convention and exhibit space including the Valley Forge Convention Center. The complex also includes a spa, fitness center, and two stores (Valley Shop and Valley Style). The parking lot can accommodate 3,000 vehicles and has free valet parking every day.

The casino's rewards club program, Valley Club Rewards, has two levels, Valley Player and Valley Elite.

Dining[edit]

  • Revolution Chophouse[7]
  • Valley Tavern
  • Nosh Deli (Breakfast only)
  • Asianoodle
  • Italian Market
  • American Grill

Nightlife[edit]

  • The Vault
  • Revolution Chophouse
  • Center Bar
  • Valley Tavern
  • Valley Beach Pool Side Club (open seasonally)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TN Ward Company - General Contractor serving the greater Philadelphia region". tnward.com. Retrieved 2014-03-04.
  2. ^ "Valley Forge Casino to Open by End of the Month - Good News - Lower Gwynedd-Ambler-Whitpain, PA Patch". ambler.patch.com. Retrieved 2014-03-04.
  3. ^ "Table games approved for Valley Forge Casino - King Of Prussia Courier - Main Line Media News". mainlinemedianews.com. Retrieved 2014-03-05.
  4. ^ "Pennsylvania's newest casino opens at Valley Forge - Philly.com". articles.philly.com. Retrieved 2014-03-04.
  5. ^ Greene, Johnny (May 13, 2014). "Valley Forge Casino Resort: Beginning of Good Fortune". Pennsylvania Online Casinos. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
  6. ^ Maykuth, Andrew (September 17, 2018). "Boyd Gaming takes title to Valley Forge casino, plans to add 250 slots". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2018-09-18.
  7. ^ https://www.vfcasino.com/dining

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