New paradise for poker players set to open in Philadelphia
By Bob Garcia
Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia has confirmed the opening dates of its highly anticipated property in the Stadium District. Existing Live! Rewards Club members can head to the new property from January 19th through February 11th via a reservation system. After February 11th, reservations will no longer be required by poker players and gamblers looking forward to attending.
“We are beyond excited to go Live! in Philadelphia and bring this world-class gaming and entertainment destination to the heart of the Stadium District,” commented Joe Billhimer, Executive Vice President of Cordish Gaming Group. “What we have created here is unrivaled anywhere in the country. Sports fans, foodies, gaming enthusiasts, and anyone looking for a night of fun and excitement only has to make one stop to experience it all.
The 510,000 square-foot casino features over 2,100 slots and electronic table games, 150 live-action table games, a dedicated 29-table poker room, a 208-room hotel, several dining and entertainment options, a state-of-the-art sportsbook, an event center, and more.
In addition to the Live! Philadelphia poker room, poker players will also find a number of poker table games, including Three Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, and Mississippi Stud, plus Video Poker machines scattered throughout the property.
Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia is located in Philadelphia’s famous Stadium District—home of Lincoln Financial Field (where the Eagles play), Citizens Bank Park (where the Phillies play), and Wells Fargo Center (where the 76ers and Flyers play).
The new casino joins Rivers Casino Philadelphia in the ever-expanding lineup of places to play poker in the Philadelphia area. Within an hour’s drive is Atlantic City, where players can ante up at a number of poker rooms, including Borgata, one of the most popular poker rooms on the eastern seaboard.