2011-05-05 / Local & State

Valley Forge Casino Expansion Approved

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Contstruction of a longplanned casino at the Valley Forge Convention Center can move forward.

The Pa. Gaming Control Board gave its approval to requests by Valley Forge Convention Center Partners LP to restructure its financing plan and expand the casino, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on Friday.

With that approval in hand, the King of Prussia casino is expected to open in spring 2012 with 600 slot machines and 50 table games. It will be the fourt casino in the Philadelphia area, joining Parx, Harrah's Chester in Delaware County and SugarHouse at Penn's Landing in the city.

Under the new site plan, the casino floor will nearly double from 18,000 square feet to 32,980 square feet. The cost of the expansion is budgeted at $130 million.

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