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Brand New Hollywood Park Casino Set To Open For Fall 2016

Luxurious 110,000 Sq. Ft. Property Will Neighbor Upcoming City of Champions Development

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The City of Champions is a multi-billion dollar sports and entertainment complex being built in Inglewood, California as the new home to the Los Angeles Rams NFL franchise. The stadium and surrounding complex are expected to open in 2019 on the site of the former Hollywood Park Race track.

As part of the revitalization, Hollywood Park Casino has announced that it will be opening a new 110,000 square foot casino, the luxurious Cary Grant pavilion, this fall. The new casino will host 125 tables of poker and California card games as well as three bars and gourmet food options like a deli and a casual American restaurant.

The new facility is conveniently located just 3 miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and 10 miles from Downtown L.A. With a new covered parking garage and valet options there are now more than 1,600 spaces available to accommodate the expected influx of visitors.

“What we are trying to do is exactly what the motto says on our sign out front and that is ‘Raise Your Expectations.’ I think we have a great opportunity to attract a lot of new customers with what is around us and what is to come,” said Hollywood Park Casino General Manager Deven Kumar, who has overseen the opening of properties like the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas and Casino M8trix in Northern California.

High-limit poker roomKumar told a media tour of the nearly finished new casino that construction is 95 percent done and that the move from the former site to the new facility is only weeks away.

The official casino grand opening is slated for October 22nd. One of the highlights of the festivities will be a celebrity poker tournament held in the sleek high-limit poker area, a 15-table space away from the main floor, that will host the exciting event that is sure to be just the first of many for the new venue.

“We definitely want to do more tournaments, including more high caliber tournaments like celebrity and charity tournaments. Also we didn’t spread a lot of the games and will be putting an emphasis on offering more poker games moving forward,” said Kumar, who is very optimistic about the chance for growth in the area.

“What we built here is not about stealing customers from other card clubs, it’s actually about expanding the market. That market is the LAX corridor, the customers that are coming to the new Forum and of course what is about to move in next to us. The idea here is to not make this not an intimidating place, make it comfortable for all types of customers,” said Kumar in regards to the opportunity for growth. “I would say I am hoping for close to a 50 percent increase in the market over the next year or two and then when the stadium comes, the sky is the limit.”

One of several local works of art displayed at the new HPCThe emphasis on creating welcoming and exciting destination for both gaming and non-gaming customers is clear from the second one steps on the new property. The expansive and regal entranceway is lined with palm trees. Near the main lobby door you will encounter a huge colorful statue, the first of 40 hand-picked pieces of art from local Southern California artists you will find throughout the property, whoch is 40 percent larger than the prior site. With dramatic high ceilings and elegant modern design choices throughout the new Hollywood Park Casino will be a luxurious and unique place to play and socialize.

In addition to the 125 gaming tables the new facility also hosts a 200-capacity simulcast wagering Turf Club, the 210-seat Century Bar & Grill, and Raise Lounge, a plush area with 85 seats to enjoy a drink and watch the game on one of the hundreds of televisions throughout the building.

“This is the first step in our revitalization plan,” said Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts. “HPC and our other projects will breathe new life into our great city. Along with the future home of the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams, HPC and the many new businesses coming to Inglewood will bring with them new jobs, increased revenue, and beautiful new properties for residents and visitors to enjoy, while not using any tax dollars or public funding for any of the construction.”