July 11, 2024 3 min read

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Live Casino Pittsburgh Invests $3M in New Poker Room, High-Limit Space

The renovation works have already started, and completion is expected at some point in October

The leading Maryland-based gaming and entertainment company with a solid presence across the country, Cordish Companies, opened its Live Casino Pittsburgh at Westmoreland Mall in Hempfield, Pennsylvania, nearly four years ago.

The premium gaming and entertainment location’s poker room will now undergo a renovation that has a price tag of $3 million. The works will see Live Casino Pittsburgh move its poker room from the second to the first floor of the casino.

Moreover, the space used by the poker room previously will be completely revamped into a Sports & Social restaurant and bar. In addition to a bar and restaurant, sports fans and bettors alike will be able to experience the thrill and excitement of a new lounge that will be used for a range of events.

Besides the relocation of its poker room, Live Casino Pittsburgh also plans to increase its high-limit gambling area. Three new gaming tables and slot machines will be added to the new 850-square-foot space. What’s more, a bar is also going to be added.

The poker room on the second floor marked its debut at the casino back in 2021. However, according to Sean Sullivan, Live Casino Pittsburgh’s general manager, who was recently interviewed by Trib Live, the relocation becomes a reality after the operator received customer feedback.

The exec said that the casino listened to its guests who admitted that the poker room may be left unnoticed on the second floor of the venue. Sullivan said that this vital feedback ultimately pushed the casino into the $3 million investment that will redevelop the existing poker room area and move it to a location near the entrance of the casino.

The New Poker Room Will Be More Visible, Easily Accessible

The new poker room location will make it more visible and is expected to even boost visitation. According to Sullivan, the move was necessary, considering that some people didn’t even notice the poker room at its current location.

The work required for the transfer of the poker room started about two weeks ago. Live Casino Pittsburgh anticipates that the redevelopment will be completed this October.

The new poker room will use a slightly smaller area in size. Overall, the space will be 1,050 square feet and will offer six table games with games such as Omaha and Texas Hold’em.

The announcement comes after recently, Bryan Prettyman was appointed by Cordish Companies to the role of SVP of property operations at its new Live! Casino and Hotel in Louisiana.

The property in Bossier City represents a $270 million investment and is expected to open its doors to visitors in the first quarter of 2025.

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