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.