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Pennsylvania Casino To Charge $10 Cover Fee

$60 Million Lady Luck Casino To Open In July

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A new casino in Pennsylvania will charge a $10 cover fee, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

The Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Fayette County with its $60 million Lady Luck casino addition is currently under construction and should unveil gambling in July.

State regulators and the owners of the property had to figure out a way to allow those who aren’t staying in the hotel or visiting the property for a non-gambling event a chance to gamble, since the casino has a category 3 gaming license, which means it can’t operate like a traditional brick-and-mortar casino like one would think of when picturing Vegas.

Those wishing to gamble at the place could also buy a $45 annual membership.

The logic behind all of this is that gambling is an amenity for the resort, and not its primary attraction or source of money making.

According to the Post-Gazette, the Nemacolin “access plan” is similar to that of Valley Forge Casino Resort near Philadelphia.

This year, state regulators reportedly approved Lady Luck’s table games plan. The place will have 28 table games, in addition to slot machines.

Pennsylvania is the second most lucrative casino market in the country, taking in more than $3.1 billion annually now. Nevada is at the top with around $10 billion per year.

The first casino in Pennsylvania opened in 2007, after the business was legalized in 2004.

For more news from Pennsylvania, check out its state page.