Plainridge Park Casino Opens
PLAINVILLE, Mass. – – Plainridge Park Casino, Massachusetts’ first casino since the state approved expanding gaming, opened its doors to the public on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 to throngs of waiting gamblers.
“This state-of-the-art facility will offer premier gaming, dining, entertainment, and racing options that are unmatched in the region,” said Tim Wilmott, President and Chief Executive Officer of Penn National Gaming. “Conveniently located near the south I-495 and I-95 interchange, Plainridge Park Casino will provide our guests with a variety of memorable experiences in an exciting, high energy setting.”
Plainridge Park Casino features nine dining and entertainment venues including, among others:
- Flutie’s Sports Pub, Boston College-legend Doug Flutie’s first restaurant in the Commonwealth, featuring memorabilia from his college, CFL and NFL careers;
- Revolution 1776 Lounge, home to live local entertainment throughout the year;
- Slack’s Oyster House and Grill, a casual upscale restaurant offering a state-of-the-art 25-seat oyster bar, along with the region’s freshest seafood and finest steaks; and
- good, a rapidly growing Boston-based restaurant company and winner of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Small Business of the Year Award, offering locally sourced all-natural burgers, seasonal salads, and much more.
“We are proud of the economic opportunities we’re bringing to Massachusetts, and specifically to Norfolk and Bristol counties,” Wilmott added. “In generating more than 500 new jobs, we will be a significant employer in the region. We believe the facility is already serving as a catalyst for additional economic development in the area and will continue to spur economic growth in the future.”
“Our opening will mark the culmination of a project that has enjoyed strong support from our host and surrounding communities, elected officials, labor unions, local vendors, and the approximately 1,000 local construction workers who had a hand in building Plainridge Park Casino,” said Lance George, general manager of Plainridge Park Casino. “We are deeply grateful for their efforts, which have been instrumental in our ability to open this facility only 15 months after our groundbreaking last March.
The $225 million facility is located on Route 1 (301 Washington Street in Plainville) at exit 14B on I-495, roughly four miles from the I-95 interchange, approximately 35 miles from Boston and 18 miles from Providence.
The 106,000 square foot venue will also include a multi-purpose banquet room, simulcast wagering, and approximately 1,800 structured and surface parking spaces. Plainridge Park Casino will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.