The mini-casino project which goes by the name of ‘ Live! Casino Pittsburgh’ is expected to cost about $150 million. It would have a built-up area of 100,000 square feet and would host about 30 table games 750 slots and electronic games, as well as live entertainment and multi-cuisine dining options.
The project is expected to create about 500 new permanent jobs along with 960 construction jobs. Moreover, with the casino in the mall, it is expected that it would also boost the retail business in the area.
The company behind the mini-casino project, Cordish Companies-owned Stadium Casino LLC have confirmed that the new mini-casino would be ready by the end of 2020.
The Westmoreland Mall casino project is expected to generate about $1.8 million in taxes every year, with an additional $148-million economic impact from its construction also predicted.
Last week, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) launched an exclusive self-exclusion program for gamblers who want to stay away from Video Gaming Terminals (VGTs).
Announcing the gambling self-exclusion program, PGCB said: “A self-excluded person who has gambled on a VGT while on the self-exclusion list may not collect in any manner or in any proceeding any winnings or recover any losses arising as a result of any gaming activity for the entire period of time that the person is on the Self-Exclusion List.