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Valley Forge Casino Resort
Valley Forge Casino Resort in Pennsylvania
Valley Forge Casino Resort (the United States)
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
Casino typeLand-based
OwnerBoyd Gaming
ArchitectTN Ward[1]
Coordinates40°05′50″N75°25′01″W / 40.09713°N 75.416851°WCoordinates: 40°05′50″N75°25′01″W / 40.09713°N 75.416851°W
WebsiteValley Forge Casino Resort

Valley Forge Casino Resort is a casino in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia. Located in the King of Prussiacensus-designated place (CDP),[2] it was constructed on the existing site of the Valley Forge Convention Center and opened on March 31, 2012.[3] It is owned and operated by Boyd Gaming.

History[edit]

Valley Forge Plaza[edit]

The casino complex originated as a mixed-use development called Valley Forge Plaza, constructed by developer J. Leon Altemose.[4] The construction was highly controversial, because Altemose chose to use non-union workers. This led to protests by local union members, during one of which, on June 5, 1972, the construction site was firebombed.[5] The first structures in the complex were the circular tower of the Sheraton-Valley Forge Hotel, an adjoining twin-screen cinema, and the connected curved executive office tower directly to the east, which opened in September 1973.[6]

In 1985, Altemose constructed an enormous addition on the west side, which contained the Valley Forge Convention and Exhibition Center and a second hotel tower, which added 160 rooms to the Sheraton. In 1989, the newer western Sheraton hotel tower was converted to a separate hotel, the Radisson Hotel/Valley Forge.[7] In 1992, the Radisson Hotel/Valley Forge was converted to a second Sheraton hotel within the complex, the Sheraton Plaza Hotel. In 1997, the Sheraton Plaza Hotel was merged back into the Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel. In September 1999, the Sheraton Valley Forge was converted to the Radisson Valley Forge Hotel.[8] The western hotel tower was soon after converted to the Scanticon Valley Forge Hotel.

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Casino conversion[edit]

In 2012, the complex was converted to the Valley Forge Casino Resort, and the Scanticon Valley Forge Hotel was converted to the Casino Tower wing of the resort, while the Radisson continued operating adjoining it. 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.[9] 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.[10] 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.[11]

In 2018, Boyd Gaming purchased the property for $281 million.[12]

On March 11, 2019, Valley Forge Casino Resort began offering sports betting at a sportsbook called the FanDuel Sportsbook at Valley Forge Casino Resort with a two-day soft opening. An official opening for the sportsbook occurred on March 13, 2019, with former Philadelphia Eagles tight end Brent Celek in attendance to place the first bet.[13][14] The FanDuel online sportsbook launched on July 29, 2019.[15]

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In 2020, the Radisson Valley Forge Hotel was converted to the Valley Tower wing of the resort.

Overview[edit]

Valley Forge Casino Resort consists of 850 slot machines and 50 table games including Blackjack, Super 4 Blackjack, Craps, MiniBaccarat, Roulette, Spanish 21, Pai Gow, Pai Gow Poker, Three-Card Poker, Ulimate Texas Hold 'Em, and other assorted high limit table games. The casino is also home to the FanDuel Sportsbook at Valley Forge Casino Resort, a sportsbook offering sports betting.

The Valley Forge Casino Resort has two hotel towers: the Casino Tower (formerly the Scanticon Valley Forge Hotel) and the Valley Tower (formerly the Radisson Valley Forge Hotel, originally the Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel), 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[16]
  • Valley Tavern
  • Asianoodle
  • Italian Market
  • American Grill
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Nightlife[edit]

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^'TN Ward Company - General Contractor serving the greater Philadelphia region'. tnward.com. Retrieved 2014-03-04.
  2. ^'2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: King of Prussia CDP, PA'(PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2019-09-01.
  3. ^'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.
  4. ^https://www.inquirer.com/philly/obituaries/20080416_Controversial_developer_J__Leon_Altemose.html
  5. ^https://hsmcpa.org/index.php/learn/found-in-collection/item/142-firebombing-at-valley-forge-plaza
  6. ^https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:T_QQFQcCzJsJ:https://www.mcall.com/news/mc-xpm-1989-04-01-2697085-story.html+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-b-1-d
  7. ^https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:T_QQFQcCzJsJ:https://www.mcall.com/news/mc-xpm-1989-04-01-2697085-story.html+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-b-1-d
  8. ^https://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/stories/2001/12/17/story3.html
  9. ^'Table games approved for Valley Forge Casino - King Of Prussia Courier - Main Line Media News'. mainlinemedianews.com. Retrieved 2014-03-05.
  10. ^'Pennsylvania's newest casino opens at Valley Forge - Philly.com'. articles.philly.com. Retrieved 2014-03-04.
  11. ^Greene, Johnny (May 13, 2014). 'Valley Forge Casino Resort: Beginning of Good Fortune'. Pennsylvania Online Casinos. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
  12. ^Maykuth, Andrew (September 17, 2018). 'Boyd Gaming takes title to Valley Forge casino, plans to add 250 slots'. Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2018-09-18.
  13. ^Barkowitz, Ed (March 7, 2019). 'Brent Celek to help open the region's newest sportsbook'. The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved March 7, 2019.
  14. ^Gelman, Bill (March 14, 2019). 'FanDuel Sportsbook Opening Festivities Just A Precursor To March Madness'. Play Pennsylvania. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  15. ^Maykuth, Andrew (July 29, 2019). 'Fantasy sports giant enters Pennsylvania betting market'. The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  16. ^https://www.vfcasino.com/dining

External links[edit]

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