Valley Forge Casino in Pennsylvania has been limiting its clients from enjoying incredible services to a few hours without even knowing it. Until last week Friday, January 20, the casino had been closing its doors at midnight, leaving clients short of enjoying its casino gaming catalog.
Valley Forge started closing at midnight following the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even with the ease of regulations to curb the pandemic, Valley Forge did not return to normal operations. The casino has since experienced increased demand for its products, rendering it to start operating 24/7 throughout the week.
Through a Twitter post, Valley Forge announced that its 850 slot machines would be available to play 24 hours every day. The post went ahead to illustrate that players will play table games between 10 am and 4 am from Sunday to Thursday, and 10 am- 5 am on Fridays and Saturdays Meanwhile, sports betting is scheduled for 10 am -12 am every day.
Returning to Full Operations
Every casino in the country was forced to close its doors due to the spread of the unforgiving Coronavirus in March 2020. Valley Forge had to lay off 539 employees in May 2020, leading to unemployment of these people beginning in July 2020.
Valley Forge Casino reopened in June 2020. It reduced its operating hours and implemented many other restrictions to curb the spread of the Coronavirus. Each state removed various restrictions depending on its recovery, vaccination rates, and preparedness to fight the pandemic.
Some casinos returned to normal operating hours while Valley Forge operated until 12 am. The gaming revenue for Pennsylvania casinos is rapidly improving. Most casinos are generating more revenue like in the pre-pandemic years.
This is one of the reasons Valley Forge has decided to offer gaming services 24/7. This decision comes two months after the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board voted to renew the operating license for Valley Forge. The casino has another five years to fulfill its obligations as first stated during the first time the casino was approved to begin operations.
Valley Forge has generated over 2 billion in revenue since its launch. This has created over 800 million in tax revenue for Pennsylvania.
Valley Forge Casino Resort
Valley Forge casino is owned and operated by Boyd Gaming. It is situated at King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. This is the only casino in the region with a full gaming license.
Sitting on a 40,000-square-foot area, this casino houses 50 table games and 850 slot machines. The gaming facility also has a FanDuel sportsbook and a Stardust iGaming site.
Players can place bets on sports in person or visit the FanDuel online sportsbook platform. The retail sportsbook has 27 television sets, seven betting windows, and two tickers on a 1,800 square feet space.
Valley Forge comprises two hotel towers including the Stardust Tower and the Casino Tower. These have around $450 suites and rooms. There is also a 100,000-square-foot meeting space that houses a spa and fitness center, four bars and lounges, four ballrooms, eight restaurants, and a convention center.
Valley Forge Casino sits at the space that was formerly occupied by the Valley Forge Plaza. The previous owner spent over $120 million to build the casino in 2012. Boyd Gaming bought the property six years later for over $280 million.