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Live! Casino and Hotel Philadelphia announces grand opening date

6 January 2021

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia today announced the new world-class gaming and entertainment destination located in the Stadium District will open on 19 January 2021 at 4 p.m. with a series of reservation-only preview days for Live! Rewards Club members. The Preview Days will be followed by the official Grand Opening to the general public on Thursday, 11February 2021 at 8 p.m. (pending approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board).

Existing Live! Rewards Club members are invited to make reservations now for the Preview Days to be held 19 January - 11 February at LivePhillyRSVP.com. Guests who are not currently Live! Rewards members can also gain access to reservations for the Preview Days by signing up now at PhillyLiveRewards.com. After 11 February at 8 p.m., reservations will no longer be required for any guests.

Additionally, beginning today, guests can book reservations at the luxury Live! Hotel by calling (267) 682-7300, Toll Free at 833-4PA-LIVE or online.

“We are beyond excited to go Live! in Philadelphia and bring this world-class gaming and entertainment destination to the heart of the Stadium District,” said Joe Billhimer, Executive Vice President, Cordish Gaming Group. “What we have created here is unrivaled anywhere in the country. Sports fans, foodies, gaming enthusiasts, and anyone looking for a night of fun and excitement only has to make one stop to experience it all.”

FIRST-CLASS DINING, ENTERTAINMENT & HOSPITALITY
Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia sets a new standard for gaming, dining, entertainment, hotel and special event accommodations. The 510,000 square-foot property features:
  • More than 2,100 slots and electronic table games
  • 150 live-action table games
  • Dedicated 29 table Poker Room
  • Luxury, 12-story, 208-room Live! Hotel
  • A variety of dining and entertainment options
  • State-of-the-art, industry-leading FanDuel® Sportsbook
  • Six room Event Center featuring 15,000-square-feet of customizable meeting space to accommodate groups of 12 to 1,000 guests.
  • Convenient access to parking with an attached multi-level structured parking facility and adjacent surface parking
The lineup of premier dining and entertainment opportunities at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia will include:
  • The Prime Rib, the top Zagat-rated steakhouse previously located in Center City Philadelphia for more than 20 years now has a luxurious new home at Live! with the same commitment to fine dining and exceptional service. Indulge in an award-winning menu offering a tantalizing array of prime steaks cooked to perfection, the freshest seafood and a selection of signature salads, sides and desserts. In addition, some distinctive new twists will marry the best in high-end cuisine with a stylized bar and lounge scene.
  • Sports & Social Philly, a one-of-a-kind sports restaurant, gaming venue and social lounge that will offer guests the ultimate sports fan experience at the only place in the country located in the center of big-league action from four major professional sports teams. The venue will feature a FanDuel Sportsbook and Lounge retail location and state-of-the-art AV system, including a giant 52-foot LED display and 24 televisions for ultimate sports viewing. An American Grill menu highlights game day favorites, including a short rib cheese steak, local beers, and specialty cocktails.
  • Luk Fu, where the authentic flavors of Southeast Asia meet in South Philadelphia. Luk Fu will offer a dynamic dining experience filled with traditional dishes that span generations, a private dining room and private Karaoke rooms.
  • 10th Street Market, a unique food hall inspired by the great food markets in Philadelphia where guests will be able to enjoy a wide variety of food, as well as a bar open 24/7. The Market will serve as a hub for quick eats and late-night bites and feature local Philly favorites such as:
  • Lorenzo and Sons Pizza, a South Philadelphia staple since 1970 and one of the 101 best pizzas in America as rated by The Daily Meal, will feature their famous recipe and a selection of new and exciting personal gourmet pizzas made popular at their West Chester location;
  • Sang Kee Noodle Bar & Kitchen, from the owners of the landmark Chinatown restaurant Sang Kee Peking Duck House, will be a traditional noodle bar featuring classic noodles and dim sum selections, along with Asian favorites like General Tso's Chicken and Beef & Broccoli;
  • For every sweet tooth, look to Termini Brothers Bakery, a beloved South Philadelphia bakery with a 99-year history, to serve their family recipes for cannoli, cookies and cakes.
Joining them in the Market will be two new venues from Emmy award-winning Chef and TV personality Guy Fieri:
  • Guy’s Burger Joint will offer mouth-watering smash burgers featuring the world-famous Donkey sauce, S.M.C. (super melty cheese), signature seasoned fries, and hand spun shakes;
  • Guy Fieri’s Taco Joint features scratch-made tacos, salsas and guacamole paired with refreshing margaritas, a selection of Mexican beer and some classic Guy cocktails.
Other Market options include:
  • Morty’s Deli is a traditional New York style deli with mouthwatering, overstuffed sandwiches, sides and desserts; and
  • Luckie’s Liquor, a 24-hour bar.
- Center Bar, located in the heart of the casino floor, offering 360° views of the gaming action, giant LED TV screens for sports viewing, communal tables, plush lounge seating and live music.

- R Bar, a unique, interactive bar, featuring electronic table games and a 40-foot long video screen.

COMMUNITY IMPACT
Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia has committed to serve as a transformative development that will create maximum community benefits for the City of Philadelphia and bring economic opportunity and inclusivity to local residents. The project will generate over $2 billion in economic stimulus to the City, along with $100 million in tax revenues for the City in its first five years of operation, including $25 million to Philadelphia’s School District.

The facility has provided over 5,000 new construction jobs and is now hiring to fill up to 2,000 permanent new positions for area residents. Hiring preference will be given to residents living in the communities immediately surrounding the Stadium District, then the surrounding region.

In addition, Live! Philadelphia will host two invitation-only charity nights on January 16-17, 2021 with all proceeds donated to Philadelphia area non-profit organizations.

PLAY IT SAFE
To prepare for opening, Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia has developed a comprehensive Play It Safe plan, which is an enhanced health and sanitation program that allows for increased cleaning frequency, physical distancing, reduced occupancies, new technology and vigorous hygiene and health measures. Signage will be located throughout the facility to underscore all health and safety requirements.

Key components of the Play It Safe plan include the installation of the state-of-the-art Atmos Air Bi-Polar Air Purification System within the HVAC system to treat and clean the air in the facility, including any virus particulates. The system is designed to perform 12 air changes per hour throughout the casino floor, which is more than twice the frequency of most commercial buildings.

In addition, the one-of-a-kind Reel Clear slot management system will guarantee every customer who plays a slot machine is sitting down at a freshly sanitized machine and also has the capability to automatically social distance the customer from the nearest guest. The newly-developed system can automatically shut down a slot after it has been played and can only be reactivated by an attendant after it has been sanitized. Also, once a player starts to play a newly sanitized machine, the system will lock down the machines on either side to enforce social distancing in areas not protected by plexiglass barriers. The system will also allow a patron to request their machine to be cleaned at any time.

“Our top priority is to provide a safe environment for our team members and guests,” Billhimer said. “We’ve gone through extraordinary measures to meet and exceed Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 guidelines to ensure all of our guests have fun and feel safe.”

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