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Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course is a Racino (horse-racing track and casino) in Grantville, Pennsylvania, United States. It opened in 1972, at Hollywood Blvd.

History of Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

1972 – Penn National Race Course, a thoroughbred horse racing track and casino, opened on August 30, 1972. It is owned by Gaming and Leisure Properties and operated by Penn National Gaming. 

1983 – Penn National had been the brainchild of several civic leaders from Central Pennsylvania who established the track very early, with 100 racing dates in the first year alone. Moreover, Penn was also instrumental in the invention of telephone betting.

2008 – Hollywood Casino opened at Penn National on February 12, 2008.

2010 – Table games commenced operating at the Hollywood Casino on July 13, 2010. As of July, it has over 2,480 slot machines and 54 tables.

2011 – The track officially started to offer evening racing on Monday and Tuesday nights, which made it one of the few Thoroughbred tracks to offer live racing on these days.

2013 – The Penn Mile Stakes on turf inaugurated. 

2018 – The two-days test for sports betting at Hollywood Casino started on November 15, 2018, while official sports betting commenced on November 17, 2018. It was the first casino to offer sports betting in Pennsylvania.

Track Details and other Facilities​

Track Details

Other Facilities

  • Casino
    • Slots
      • With just over 1,750 of the latest slots machines
    • Table Games
      • With 50 tables 
    • Hours of Operation
      • Slots: 24 Hours, 7 Days a Week
      • Tables: 10:00 am to 4:00 am Daily
  • Barstool Sportsbook
    • Barstool Sportsbook features betting windows, kiosks for sports and racing, HDTVs, and a massive video wall
    • It also includes a full-service restaurant and bar with plush seating.
    • It also hosts parties every Friday & Saturday night starting at 9 pm!
    • Open Hours for Sportsbook
      • Monday and Wednesday to Friday – 12 pm to 11 pm
      • Tuesday – 2 pm to 11 pm
      • Saturday to Sunday – 11 am to 11 pm  
      • Kiosks are available for after-hours betting.
      • The cage is available for redemptions of tickets/vouchers after hours.
    • Open Hours for Restaurant
      • Thursday to Friday – 4 pm to 11 pm
      • Saturday and Sunday – 12 pm to 11 pm
    • Open Hours for Bar
      • Thursday – 4 pm to 11 pm
      • Friday – 4 pm to 1 am
      • Saturday – 12 pm to 1 am
      • Sunday – 12 pm to 11 pm


  • Final Cut Steakhouse
    • It features Angus beef and kinds of seafood.
    • Guests must be 21 or older to dine in.
    • Open Hours
      • Sunday and Thursday – 5 pm to 10 pm
      • Friday and Saturday – 5 pm to 11 pm
    • Tattered Flag
      • It was named “Simply the Best Brewery” (2019/2020) and “Simply the Best Distillery” (2018/2019/2020) in Central Pennsylvania by Harrisburg Magazine.
      • Open Hours
        • Thursday – 4 pm to 9 pm
        • Friday – 4 pm to 11 pm
        • Saturday – 11 am to 11 pm

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  • Mercato
    • It features pizzas and other Italian sandwiches.
    • Open Hours
      • Wednesday and Thursday – 4 pm to 11 pm
      • Friday and Saturday – 11 am to 2 am
      • Sunday – 11 am to 11 pm
  • Penn Drafthouse
    • Drinks are picked up only.
    • Open Hours
      • Sunday to Thursday – 6 pm until midnight
      • Friday to Saturday – 11 am until midnight
  • The Classic
    • It features classic dishes like burgers and chicken.
    • Open Hours
      • Sunday to Thursday –  11 am to 9 pm
      • Friday and Saturday – 11 am to 11 pm
  • Joe and Dough
    • It offers pastries, ice cream, and coffee.
    • Open Hours
      • Sunday to Thursday – 9 am to 4 am
      • Friday to Saturday – 24 Hours

Entertainment Stages

  • Penn Heroes Stage
    • It is located within short walking distance of the casino floor.
    • There is no age restriction.
    • Outside food is not allowed.
    • A No Smoking area.
  • H Lounge
    • It hosts free live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night.
    • Open Hours for Bar
      • Daily – 11 am to 2 am

Event Spaces

  • Hall of Champions
    • It is 6,500sq.ft.
    • The Banquet capacity is 400.
    • The Reception capacity is 800.
    • It is located on the fourth floor of Hollywood Casino and overlooks the entire Penn National Race Course.
    • It is 3,350 sq ft.
    • The Theatre capacity is 210.
    • The Classroom capacity is 120.
    • The Banquet capacity is 200.
    • The Reception capacity is 350.
  • Le Grand Jour, Cortan & Horatius
    • It is 3,150 sq. ft.
    • These three rooms can be rented individually or combined to create a larger venue.
    • Individual capacity for each room:
      • 1050 sq ft.
      • The Theatre capacity is 80.
      • The Classroom capacity is 45.
      • The Banquet capacity is 70.
      • The Reception capacity is 125.
      • The Conference capacity is 30.
      • The U-Shape capacity is 20.

Major Events and Schedule

Penn National Racecourse Schedule

  • Live Racing is all year round and held on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday with a post time of 6 pm, 5 pm, and 2 pm.
  • It offers 150+ Days Per Year of live racing.
  • It also only offers self-service wagering.
    • It is available when staffed operations are closed.

Stakes Races

  • Grade II
      • 🐴Penn Mile Stakes
      • 🐴Other Stake races
      • 🐴Lyphard Stakes (PA Bred)
      • 🐴Danzig Stakes (PA Bred)
      • 🐴New Start Stakes (PA Bred)
      • 🐴Penn Oaks
      • 🐴Penn Ladies Dash
      • 🐴Pennsylvania Governor’s Cup
      • 🐴Robellino Stakes (PA Bred)
      • 🐴Fabulous Strike Stakes
      • 🐴Swatara Stakes
      • 🐴Blue Mountain Stakes (PA Bred)

Location and Access to the Racecourse

  • It is located in Grantville, Pennsylvania, 17 miles (27 km) east of Harrisburg.
  • It is owned by Gaming and Leisure Properties and operated by Penn National Gaming.


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