Gaming Board Grants Nemacolin Casino License

FARMINGTON (KDKA) — Another casino is coming to the area.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board voted today to award the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Fayette County a casino license.

The board voted 6-1 to grant the state’s last miniature resort casino license to Nemacolin.

The Nemacolin Woodlands Resort has long been a 5-star destination for gourmet dining, world-class pampering and championship golf.

The Lady Luck Casino will be managed by Isle of Capri, Inc. which runs more than a dozen others in the country.

All of this adds up to new jobs.

“You’re talking about 400 jobs in the casino and as we know, these are well-paying jobs and they have good benefits,” Jeff Nobers, a spokesman for Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, said.

There will also be 200 additional hires at the resort and 150 construction jobs.

“It’s just going to help everyone,” Ralph Bosley said. “It’s going to generate more businesses. It’s just a great thing!”

The Wildside Arcade will be converted into a 90,000 sq. ft. gaming floor with 600 slot machines and 28 table games.

Pending any appeals, it will be about three more months before the gaming license is formalized. In June or July, they will begin construction and job interviews. Nine months after that, Lady Luck will be open for business.

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  • 2059

    Why the hell would anyone put anything in Fayette County? They should give the place to West Virginia.

    • John

      You have obviously never been to Nemacolin Woodlands…

    • Sean

      It’s a resort you idiot. Are you from PA??? If so, why would u want them to build in West Virginia? We’d lose all the revenues. If you’re from WV, go back to making your moonshine.

      • 2059

        Yep, I’mfrom Westmoreland County and know first hand that Fayette is a DUMP. I don’t want the Casino in WV,I want PA to give the WHOLE county to WV .

    • 2626

      You must be on welfare or a total Moron.Joe Hardy is one of the kindest man I know and is very deserving of the casino liscense.Just look around and see what this man has done for Fayette County.
      Something that no one else has ever done.

      • mary


  • Robert

    The Pocono’s location would have been smarter for the citizens of Pennsylvania. The area provides year round entertainment for individuals that visit and would have provided more revenue for the state. At least one member of the Gaming Board agreed that this was a mistake. If you truly look at Nemacolin as a year round resort, you would know that many of the facilities are closed on a regular basis during the winter and the facilities are somewhat outdated or worn( Spa, guest rooms, the Tavern, etc. ). Many individuals that stay at the resort ask the question, ” What is open or what can we do? ” In the summer months, the resort is quite adequate with its golfing, outdoor activities and location in the Laurel Highlands; but the winter makes for a very disappointing time for this resort. I have been to many 4 and 5 star establishments: this is not one!!!!! Money can buy you many things!!! I feel sorry for the citizens of Pennsylvania because you deserved more revenue than this resort will provide.


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  • Mike

    Congrats Joe The rich get richer. This could have really helped Conneaut Lake Park area. Probably other areas as well.

  • Amy

    To Robert-you have clearly never had the pleasure to experience Nemacolin!
    My husband and I were married at Nemacolin, spend our birthdays there, visit the spa (year-round) and we always enjoy ourselves.
    We have never asked “what is open” or “what can we do”
    If you need to ask those questions at a resort property with countless things to do for entertainment and relaxation, you probably need someone around to wipe your ass too…

    • Robert

      In reply to Amy, I have been to Nemacolin several times and do not need someone to wipe my ass!!! The Nemacolin facility is outdated and worn ( leaks in the spa, non-operating equipment in the spa, rusty salon station areas, lack of new and innovative services, worn floors at the Tavern, holes in the restroom walls at the Tavern, etc. ). The winter months at the facility feel like a Ghost Town!!! The facility closes restaurants and has no consistency with operating hours for bar/lounge areas. The selections of high end spirits is Laughable!!!! I can find higher end Scotch or Brandy in my local lounge. Nemacolin’s Lautrec restaurant only receives a Gayot rating of 13 or 14 out of 20. A standard restaurant in any resort located in Las Vegas, Miami, Palm Beach receives that rating while their better restaurants receive a score of 15 or higher!!!! I have traveled extensively and visited many 4 and 5 star resorts. Nemacolin is not near the caliber of the places i have visited. Have you ever been to Guy Savoy, Bradley Ogden, American Fish, CUT, etc????? I doubt it!!! You obviously are impressed by something that is merely mediocre!!! That would truly explain your rude ande crude response. Now I know why you like the place so much, it fits your unrefined taste and personality.

  • Rich Playground

    Now the yuppies can blow even more money

  • Debbie

    That’s really awesome. We love visiting Nemacolin already and this will definitely add to their authenticity.

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