By Sheila Howler
When it opens in February 2021 at 9th and Packer in South Philly, Live! Philly will join Parx Casino, Valley Forge Casino Resort, Harrah’s Casino Philly and Rivers Casino Philadelphia in the race for the local betting dollar.
The coming Live! casino and entertainment complex adjoins the Wells Fargo Center, Lincoln Financial Field, Citizens Bank Park, and an existing Cordish/Comcast-Spectacor development, an entertainment and dining center known as Xfinity Live!
Live!’s location is at the confluence of Interstate 95 and Interstate 76.
Philadelphia International Airport, PHY, is six miles away.
Center City and Old City, major tourist destinations, are less than four miles away.
The facility boasts a combined space of more than 1.5 million square feet.
More than 150 table games, including 29 poker tables, are planned.
There will be 2,200 slots and electronic table games.
An online casino already opened in August as PlayLive! Casino.
FanDuel will operate a retail sportsbook.