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Plainridge Park Casino, Massachusetts' first casino, opens today

24 June 2015

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Today marks the grand opening of the Plainridge Park Casino, Massachusetts’ first entertainment and gaming facility. The $250 million, state-of-the art casino is opening to the public at 2 p.m. and offers guests a total entertainment experience.

Former New England Patriots quarterback Doug Flutie, former Boston Red Sox outfielder Fred Lynn and Boston Bruins national anthem singer Rene Rancourt are joining state gaming officials and Penn National Gaming executives for a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning. Plainridge Park Casino will then welcome thousands of guests ready to experience the 1,250 slot machines, video poker and virtual table games, simulcast racing, live music, upscale casual dining and above all, premier guest service.

“I would like to officially welcome players to Massachusetts’ first gaming facility,” said Tim Wilmott, President and CEO of Penn National Gaming. “We’re thrilled for guests from throughout Massachusetts and beyond to experience Plainridge Park’s unique style of premier gaming, dining and entertainment in a luxurious and modern atmosphere. Importantly, it has been an honor to be welcomed by Plainville and the surrounding communities as we partnered with the Commonwealth in creating new jobs, returning revenue to the people of Massachusetts, and creating a new economic engine right here where it is so needed,” Wilmott added.

The 106,000 square foot racing and gaming facility employs more than 600 people and generated 1,200 construction jobs. Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, the fun and excitement will continue 365 days a year.

Gaming Floor

The 44,000 square foot gaming facility features 1,250 of the hottest games, including slot machines, video poker, virtual table games and more. Players can enjoy the latest technology as well as traditional favorites with denomination values from one penny to $100.

Marquee Rewards

Plainridge Park Casino’s multi-tiered Marquee Rewards card program lets players take their gaming experience to the next level, and signing up is free! Guests can earn and redeem tier points and Marquee Comps at dining and retail outlets, invitations to special events, and free play at Penn National's 21 casinos nationwide and soon at the Tropicana Casino Las Vegas on the Las Vegas Strip (pending regulatory approvals).

The five Marquee Rewards tier levels include Marquee, Celebrity, Producer, Executive Producer and Icon. The more you play, the more you earn. Signup is available at Player Services on property for guests 21 and over with a valid driver’s license.

Exclusively at Plainridge Park Casino, guests are also invited to earn rewards electronically through Marquee Access. All player offers will be delivered electronically via e-mail and available by smartphone, laptop or tablet so as not to miss a single benefit, perk or offer. Guests are welcome to provide an e-mail address at Player Services when they sign up or during their next visit.

Dining, Entertainment and Retail

There’s something for everyone at Plainridge Park Casino, including:
—Doug Flutie’s Sports Pub, the first-ever from the former New England Patriots Quarterback. The pub features more than 30 LCD screens so guests won’t miss a minute of sports action, including the NFL, Major League Baseball, College Football and Basketball and much more. The menu offers favorites such as wings, a large selection of burgers, and specialty sandwiches complemented by a premium selection of spirits and beers. Hours: Sunday – Thursday Noon – 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday Noon – midnight; Bar service 11 a.m. – 1:00 a.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – midnight
—Slack’s Oyster House and Grill offers a casual upscale restaurant experience with a state-of-the-art 25-seat oyster bar, along with the region’s freshest seafood and finest steaks. Hours: Sunday – Thursday Noon – 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday Noon – midnight; Bar service 11 a.m. – 1:00 a.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – midnight
—Plainridge Park’s food court features three outlets perfect for grabbing a quick bite between gaming action. Boston-based restaurant b.good offers locally sourced ingredients to provide real food, fast — including kale and quinoa bowls, seasonal salads, burgers and other specialties. Guests can also head over to Slice for simple, delicious Italian food. Last but certainly not least, The Bean offers premium coffee, pastries and sweet treats. Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. – 3 a.m.
—In the racing area, guests can check out the Dark Horse Bar for cold brews; enjoy a quick bite in the Mountain Skipper Express, located in the Simulcast Theater; or head over to Trackside for a snack while watching the live harness racing. Hours: Noon – 9 p.m. daily. Trackside will be open on live racing days only.
—The Revolution 1776 Lounge is an unparalleled entertainment experience. Guests can sit at the bar and enjoy a local band with a specialty cocktail, beer or glass of wine and have the hottest video poker right at their fingertips! Hours: Bar service, 11 a.m. – 1:00 a.m., Live entertainment Fridays 7 p.m. – midnight, Saturdays 6 p.m. – 1 a.m.
—Also on property is Shopping Station, where guests can purchase boutique gifts and items like jewelry, tumblers, hats, shirts and everyday essentials.

Live Harness and Simulcast Racing

Plainridge Park Casino offers the only live harness racing track in Massachusetts, underway from April to November. Guests can enjoy the action from the 26,000 square foot grandstand, featuring box and reserved seats.

Plainridge Park Casino also offers simulcast racing from across the country. Guests can pick their winners year-round from the 13,000 square foot clubhouse with box seats.

Getting There

Plainridge Park Casino is located at 301 Washington Street, about 35 miles southwest of Boston and 18 miles north of Providence.

Plainridge Park Casino will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Parking is complimentary, and valet is $5 (free for Producer, Executive Producer and Icon Marquee Rewards card holders). For more information please visit the casino website.

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