New Entertainment Destination Features Las Vegas-Style Gaming and
Amenities on a Single Floor
TOLEDO, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 29, 2012--
Glitz, glamour and red-carpet service were rolled out today in Northwest
Ohio as Penn National Gaming (Nasdaq: PENN) opened its
highly-anticipated Hollywood Casino Toledo. Penn National Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer, Peter Carlino, was joined at a ribbon cutting
ceremony by Toledo Mayor, the Honorable Michael Bell; Ohio Casino
Control Commission Chair, Jo Ann Davidson; and, television star and
Toledo native, Jamie Farr. Overlooking the Maumee River just west of
I-75 in Toledo, the $320 million state-of-the-art casino offers Las
Vegas-style gaming and amenities, all on a single floor.
In addition to its $50 million state license fee, the new gaming and
entertainment facility is expected to generate in excess of $65 million
of annual recurring taxes and attract more than 2.8 million guests a
year. Hollywood Casino Toledo has created more than 1,300 new full and
part-time positions, with 90 percent of the facility’s workforce coming
from the Toledo region.
Peter Carlino commented, “We are grateful to the State of Ohio and the
Ohio Casino Control Commission for their work to make this day possible,
and we are proud of the partnerships we have established with the cities
of Toledo and Rossford and Lucas County to bring new jobs and tax
revenues that are driving an economic recovery in the region.
“This spectacular casino marked by luxurious design and modern grandeur
offers guests a regional destination with premier gaming, dining and
entertainment options as well as the convenience of a dynamic, single
floor layout, all at the crossroads of Northwest Ohio. Just seconds from
I-75 and its nearby intersection with the Ohio Turnpike, Hollywood
Toledo is in a convenient and easily accessible location for players
from Michigan, Indiana, elsewhere in Ohio and beyond.”
Hollywood dreams come to life for guests as they set foot onto the
casino floor and surrounding dining areas which feature elegant
chandeliers, art deco columns and classic movie posters from the Golden
Age of Hollywood. A giant video ribbon featuring the latest video and
audio technology displays movie trailers, vintage commercials and
animation while flat panel monitors and video trees interspersed among
slots and table games allow guests to enjoy entertainment programming
and live sports as they play.
“The facility’s décor and atmosphere is true to the Hollywood name,”
said Hollywood Casino Toledo General Manager Richard St. Jean. “From the
moment guests walk in the building, they’re immersed in the
sophistication of classic 1930s Hollywood with complementary
state-of-the-art technology that seamlessly blends vintage with modern.
These design and entertainment features, coupled with our renowned red
carpet treatment delivered by Hollywood team members, offers a memorable
and entertaining experience for guests with every visit.”
Top Slots Throughout the Gaming Floor
The 125,000-foot gaming floor at Hollywood Casino Toledo features more
than 2,000 of the newest and hottest slot machines. Pop culture TV- and
movie-themed games include Wheel-of-Fortune, The Wizard of Oz, The
Hangover, Tarzan, Ghostbusters and The Dark Knight. Hollywood is also
the only casino in the region to offer the new Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Slot players can enjoy Hollywood’s wide selection of game denominations
from penny to $100 machines, including some with a top jackpot award of
more than $100,000. Video poker players can choose among 162 machines on
the floor, including 10 games located at Scene and H Lounge.
Table Games & Poker
Blackjack, craps, roulette and carnival-style games grace 60 live
tables. Other featured games include Mini Baccarat, Dragon Bonus Mini
Baccarat, Crazy 4 Poker, Mississippi Stud, Ultimate Texas Hold ‘em,
Fortune Pai Gow, Let it Ride Bonus and Three-Card poker (a progressive).
Adding to the excitement, select blackjack tables offer a Royal Match 21
side bet while craps tables have a Fire Bet with a 999-1 payout.
Hollywood’s semi-exclusive high limit table games area is adjacent to
the high limit slots area. A Bet the Set feature is offered at select
high limit games.
The inviting Poker Room at Hollywood, featuring 20 tables, offers
variations of Texas Hold ’em and Omaha. Designed for maximum guest
comfort, the room is trimmed in rich woods, provides drink holders for
players at every table and displays sports programming on multiple LCD
Hollywood’s multi-tiered Marquee Rewards card takes players’ gaming
experience to a whole new level. Guests can earn points while they play
for rewards that include meals to one of the casinos’ restaurants or
even free slot play. Hollywood’s cashier cage and players services area
is combined into a single location on the casino floor, making it easy
for guests to address both financial and guest service transactions.
Dining & Retail
Five dining choices are available at Hollywood Casino Toledo to suit a
range of tastes, each with its own unique flair, flavor and red-carpet
The 130-seat Final Cut Steak & Seafood restaurant allows guests to dine
among elegant glass display cases filled with gowns, tuxedos and
accessories worn by stars of Hollywood past. The restaurant goes beyond
the traditional steakhouse menu to offer a large, balanced menu with
classically-driven specialty dishes, specially prepared prime cuts of
beef, homemade pastas, seafood and shellfish, plus unmatched tableside
service. Final Cut Steak & Seafood also offers an intimate cocktail
lounge and private dining room.
The casino’s 260-seat Epic Buffet is unmatched by ordinary buffet fare,
taking on freshly made-to-order attributes of a menu restaurant with the
variety offered by traditional buffet dining. Five featured stations
include carving/rotisserie, homemade pizza and Italian, Asian,
continental and American. Joining these are offerings of various soups,
salads and sweets. A private dining room can be rented for receptions
and community events.
Scene is Hollywood’s 173-seat modern sports grill located in the center
of the casino floor. It features more than 40 pre-prohibition-style,
handcrafted cocktails and more than two-dozen beers on tap including
several local brewery favorites. The menu focuses on fresh and homemade
meals, featuring generous burgers, entrée specialties and an array of
comfort foods. Giant flat screen video panels project the latest sports
At night, Scene transforms into a club-like atmosphere as the adjacent H
Lounge features live music seven days a week including jazz trios,
acoustic sets, and rock, blues and country bands playing on weekends.
Take 2 Grill is guests’ 24-hour dining option, providing 40 seats of
grab-and-go service featuring specialty coffee drinks made with Cadillac
coffee, plus homemade scones, sticky buns, pastries and more.
The Rodeo Drive Gift Shop is Hollywood’s retail outlet, selling a
variety of Hollywood Casino-logoed merchandise as well as local
souvenirs, sunglasses, jewelry and handbags.
Hollywood Casino Toledo is conveniently located west of I-75 (exit 199,
Miami Street) and just minutes from downtown Toledo. Upon arrival,
guests have the option to valet park at the porte-cochere, or take
advantage the casino parking garage with more than 2,450 complimentary
For more information, visit www.hollywoodcasinotoledo.com.
About Penn National Gaming
Penn National Gaming owns, operates or has ownership interests in gaming
and racing facilities with a focus on slot machine entertainment. The
company presently operates twenty-seven facilities in nineteen
jurisdictions, including Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,
Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New
Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia, and
Ontario. In aggregate, Penn National's operated facilities currently
feature approximately 31,700 gaming machines, approximately 725 table
games, 2,400 hotel rooms and 1.35 million square feet of gaming floor
space. Penn National is also developing a casino in Columbus, Ohio
targeted to open in fall 2012.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the
meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual
results may vary materially from expectations. Penn National Gaming
describes certain of these risks and uncertainties in its filings with
the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on
Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011. Meaningful factors that
could cause actual results to differ from expectations include, but are
not limited to, risks related to the following: our ability to
successfully integrate the new facility into our existing business and
to achieve the expected returns; our ability to receive, or delays in
obtaining, the regulatory approvals required to own, develop and/or
operate our facilities (which can result in lost revenue and forfeiture
of deposits), or other delays or impediments to completing our planned
projects, including favorable resolution of any related litigation; our
ability to secure state and local permits and approvals necessary for
construction; construction factors, including delays, unexpected
remediation costs, local opposition and increased cost of labor and
materials; the effects of local and national economic, credit, capital
market, housing, and energy conditions on the economy in general and on
the gaming and lodging industries in particular; and other factors as
discussed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
December 31, 2011, subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current
Reports on Form 8-K as filed with the SEC. The Company does not intend
to update publicly any forward-looking statements except as required by
Source: Penn National Gaming, Inc.
Penn National Gaming, Inc.
Sr. Vice President,
Public Affairs & Govt. Relations
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