The Meadows Racetrack and Casino

Located just south of Pittsburgh in western Pennsylvania, The Meadows Racetrack and Casino stands as a monument to modern-day gambling. It is no secret that legalized gambling is big in the state of Pennsylvania.

Casinos are now able to offer much more than just slots and blackjack. The Meadows has taken this newfound freedom and run wild with it, as they offer up just about every gambling option you can imagine.

The Meadows Casino

With one of the largest gaming floors on the East Coast, The Meadows has every classic casino game. To start, there are over 2,500 of the latest and most popular state-of-the-art slot and video poker machines.

Not only do they have plenty of slots, but there are also hundreds of table games. Guests can play everything from blackjack, craps, roulette, and Pai Gow to new specialty games such as Baccarat, Cajun Stud, Three Card Poker, Big 6, and Let It Ride, just to name a few.

The Meadows Casino is everything a casino-goer wants with all the bells, whistles, and, most importantly, games.

The Meadows Sportsbook

Legal sports betting is now available in the United States, and Pennsylvania was one of the first to legalize the industry. Sportsbooks are now operating all over the state, and The Meadows has opened “The Sportsbook” for all your sports betting action.

Conveniently located in the center of the casino, The Sportsbook offers all your favorite wagers on all your favorite sports like football, basketball, hockey, soccer, baseball, golf, tennis, auto racing, cycling, boxing, and UFC in both professional and collegiate. Players can place a wager and stick around to watch the game as The Sportsbook is just as much a sports bar as anything else.

The Meadows Horse Racing

The harness season at The Meadows runs from March to November with races almost every day. The track is fast, and the purses are high, so The Meadows attracts some of the biggest and best names on the harness circuit.

Not only is there live action to be had, but there is also a racebook where you can wager on thoroughbred and harness races from around the country via simulcast in The Sportsbook.

The Meadows Poker Room

The Meadows Poker Room is another great addition. There are over 12 full-sized poker tables with great action available 24/7. There are daily games as well as weekly tournaments.

Omaha and Texas Hold ’em are house favorites, and it isn’t a problem finding a game at any skill level. The Meadows Poker Room even has a view of the race track.

Casinos are down on poker rooms these days, so it’s always a sign of a good establishment if they have one available. The Meadows scores extra points from us here as their poker room is everything poker players want.

The Meadows Promotions

The Meadows has a great promotions program, and guests can find fun offers every week. There are contests, door drawings, and tournaments for every occasion, such as the $100,000 Big Six Drawings or the VIP Cruise Certificate Giveaway.

Not only are there fantastic promotions, but The Meadows also has an amazing rewards program for frequent guests called MyChoice, which earns members great prizes, comps, and discounts. Plus, new members get $20 of free comps right off the bat.

The Meadows Dining

With so much ground to cover, The Meadows was wise to have six dining options available to visitors. There are plenty of casual dining destinations available all over the property.

The Miller Lite Brewhouse offers trackside views and is right off the casino for easy access. The Pub and The Pub Trackside have great beer and burger selections.

The Carvery delivers an upscale endless dining buffet with a live carving station featuring favorites such as prime rib, chicken, turkey, locally made sausages, and much more. The Eatery by Fabio Vivani brings great Italian dishes, and Bistecca Steakhouse has the best cuts of beef for guests looking for something more upscale.

The Meadows Hotel

The entire Meadows Racetrack and Casino experience begins with their hotel, the Hyatt Place Pittsburgh South. Not only is it the exclusive entry point to The Meadows via a covered walkway, but it also has great rooms, in-room dining available 24/7, an indoor heated pool, and plenty of free amenities. Plus, the Hyatt Place Pittsburgh is just a short drive to all the downtown attractions.

The Meadows Entertainment

Of course, there is more to The Meadows than just the many gambling options. There is a bowling alley for folks looking for something more group-oriented.

Plus, the H Lounge Lineup features live music and comedy from all around the tri-state area. For even bigger events, there is The Meadows Event Center, where national acts make frequent tour stops. There is something for everyone at The Meadows.

Overall Review

If gambling is big business in the U.S., it’s even bigger in the state of Pennsylvania. The Keystone State allows its citizens to lay a bet on just about anything.

Whether it’s on the ponies, sports, cards, or even dice, Pennsylvania says, “go right ahead.” The Meadows really answers the call in making all of those options available in one very comfortable place.

Hit the tables, the track, the sportsbook, the racebook, and the poker room all in one visit. Stick around for great food and wonderful entertainment and even stay a few nights if you’d like.

The Meadows has something for everyone and is a great spot to place all your wagers.