A look inside new casino in King of Prussia
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. - September 12, 2011 They say the resort will be a new attraction in the Delaware Valley, offering games of chance as part of an overall upscale experience. "We're a resort casino. We have a hotel, we have a restaurant, pool, spa, and meeting facilities. So we offer something that a lot of other casinos don't, and that's the resort experience," said Saverio R. Scheri, the CEO of the Valley Forge Casino Resort. The hope is the resort casino will first bring in 500 permanent new jobs. Also, the wish is that the luxury resort, with its 480 rooms and 100,000 square feet of meeting space, will give the convention center an edge in luring events. "It's a very competitive market right now for conferences and things. Anything extra that can get people to come as an enhancement is a good thing. People think of the area as a good area to shop, but in terms of recreation we can use a boost and this will help," said State Senator Daylin Leach. While developers don't have a specific opening date, the plan is by next Spring the raw space will be a state of the art resort casino. Once open the space will sport 50 table games and 600 slots. It will also have the capacity to host gambling tournaments once a month. As well, patrons can enjoy high-end snacks from three micro-restaurants on the casino floor, or head to an upper level for more formal dining at two sit-down eateries, one Italian, the other a surf-and-turf steakhouse. "We're going to have everything. We're going to have slots, live table games, it's going to be a full casino. Just about all the games you're looking for we're going to have," said Scheri. Developers are blowing on the dice, fingers crossed that by this time next year the one of a kind project is celebrating a one of a kind success.