Mount Airy Casino & Resort / press image via Mounty Airy

Mount Airy has issued the following press release announcing the building of a casino in Beaver County:

Mount Pocono, PA (Aug. 6, 2018) – Mount Airy Casino Resort, Pennsylvania’s first AAA Four-Diamond casino resort, announced today the expansion of its customer-focused luxury brand into the Pittsburgh and tri-state market.

The owner of the state’s only family-owned casino announced immediate plans for Mount Airy Pittsburgh, a casino and premier destination development, to break ground at the end of the year after the purchase of over 100 shovel-ready acres located conveniently off Interstate 376 and the PA Turnpike in Beaver County — less than 20 miles from Cranberry, Sewickley and the Ohio state line.

“We’re thrilled to bring our four-diamond customer service, high quality entertainment and luxurious amenities to Beaver County and the surrounding communities, while contributing a positive lasting impact on the local economy,” said Lisa DeNaples, owner and managing trustee of Mount Airy Casino Resort in the Poconos, whose development has helped to spur more than $2 billion in economic activity in the surrounding area. “For over a decade, Mount Airy Casino Resort in the Poconos has paved the way as one of the nation’s most dynamic, upscale destination casino resorts. Our thoughtful expansion into the Pittsburgh and tri-state area represents a huge milestone in our effort to do what we live and breathe every day: provide award-winning customer service and luxury amenities to more people.”

At its anticipated grand opening in late 2019, the Mount Airy Pittsburgh’s 750 slot machines, 30 table games and high limit area will be accompanied by its famed buffet, which was voted “best of gaming” by the readers of Casino Player Magazine.

The entire property, including its sports bar will be designed by the world-renowned Friedmutter Group, known for its work at The Cosmopolitan resort in Las Vegas. Future phase II development plans include a full-service resort hotel, convention center, fine dining restaurant, pool, spa and salon and other destination-focused amenities.

“We envision the casino as just the start of building something truly special for the tri-state area,” said DeNaples. “Imagine not just a casino, but a destination that raises industry-wide expectations and standards – serving as a phenomenal gathering space for celebrations and live entertainment and bringing upwards of 700 jobs to regional residents.”

Mount Airy Casino Resort embarks on this new exciting chapter following its winning auction bid in February 2018 for a coveted Category 4 casino license.

“This is an exciting time of economic development in Beaver County that will be further spurred by Mount Airy’s new investment,” said Daniel Camp III, chairman of Beaver County Commissioners. “I welcome the economic growth and entertainment options this will bring not only to the citizens of Beaver County, but to those in neighboring regions. After working with the Mount Airy management team for the past several months, I know they will be great partners for Beaver County and Big Beaver Borough.”

Mt. Airy supports local initiatives near its Poconos property and has invested over $1 million back into the local community. DeNaples expressed her enthusiasm for community engagement opportunities within the Pittsburgh region.

“I want to thank the elected leaders in the Beaver County area for their enthusiasm and partnership. We’re excited to engage with community leaders and residents right away. Our goal is to become meaningfully engrained within the community through robust job training opportunities and the support of local initiatives.”

See Also:

In-Depth: Veon Attends Private Meeting About Possible Beaver County Casino – Faces Deposition About A Prior Failed Casino Venture

In-Depth: Beaver County Officials Remain Mum On Casino Meetings – Butler Officials Refused To Sign Nondisclosure Agreements

Investigative Report: Camp & Amadio Signed Nondisclosure Agreements – Met Privately With Veon & DeNaples About Casino Project

John Paul
John Paul is the founder of the Beaver Countian. He reports full-time for the site, specializing in investigative journalism with an emphasis on public corruption.

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Icanread
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Icanread

If our county signs on to a $40 million convention center, we need to start a petition of people swearing to never go there.

Dan Sainovich
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Dan Sainovich

I am not sure why you would not want visitors to the area.

Conman
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Conman

Visitors to the area? What the hell are you smokin man? This mini casino will only get visitors from new castle, Youngstown, beaver falls, etc. And they’ll all be coming on public transportation. The BS about building a hotel and convention center later on will never happen. This Casino will be nothing more than a dirtball cash cow.

Icanread
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Icanread

I’m fine with visitors, but the country paying $40 million to get them, I’m not fine with. $5 million, tops- and we can’t afford that. Ask the pension fund.

WTH
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WTH

You, my friend, are an ass!

Valdamir
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Valdamir

Veon finally got his casino after Rendell stuck it to him and helped Corbett lead to his downfall.

You don’t have to be good, just lucky!

BCShitHole
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BCShitHole

Why, if we can drain the swamp, get the criminals out of office, and the casino is going to pay taxes, and provide 700 jobs and since it is going to happen anyways, why not go, keep the money in BC, and maybe actually not get another tax increase, and maybe have more activities come into BC, or do you want to continue only having Brady’s Run Park, or should I say Heroin Run Park, and a food truck festival with 10 trucks! Our residents and children should have a list of activities to enjoy every weekend, but Beaver County Tourism, is broke, and even if it wasn’t, those people won’t even be able to plan their own going away party for all the elected officials that’s going to be losing their over paid jobs soon!

bobby boom boom
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bobby boom boom

Funny, I go down to Brady’s Run a lot and I have yet to see drug paraphanalia laying around in “Heroin Run”? You probably mean around some of the high school parking lots.

BCShitHole
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BCShitHole

They deal there, not use. The State Police and Brighton Township is aware. Cars with Ohio plates drive up the hill, wait then the PA dealers drive up and they switch money for product. Also gay meet use the same location, other men have been approached. If you need more evidence of this go in the bathroom by the boat docks. I never said anyone is going around shooting up and throwing needles all over. However, think about it, where is it being sold? Maybe to those kids at school? If you been there lately, there are more police, and they also are making their presents on that hill.

WTF2
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WTF2

The “Snake”.

Raven
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Raven

From JD Prose of the Beaver County Times:

By J.D. Prose
Posted Apr 5, 2008 at 12:01 AM:

“We wrote that DeNaples was barred in January from his own casino in the Poconos after he was indicted for lying about his relationships with alleged organized crime figures so that he could get a slots license.”

(So, he gave/sold the casino to his daughter, Lisa DeNaples.)

“DeNaples, we told you, gave Veon $30,000 in May 2002, and his D&L Realty gave $5,000 to Veon in December 2004 and $15,000 in September 2005.”

“(In October 2004, The Times reported that Veon received $42,000 that year from people linked to Centaur Inc., the Indiana company that was at the time trying to win a state license to build the Valley View Downs harness track and slots casino in South Beaver Township.)”

Keep up the good work, JD.

gringo
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gringo

This may be a great idea as it will be more convenient for our county employees to visit a casino/racetrack, while on the timesheet. (think Signore)
1. It will save the county gasoline as this will be closer.
2. The employees will stay at work longer as travel time is decreased.
3. Local revenue is generated.
( sarcasm )

If they add a golf course then that will be even better!!!

Raven
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Raven

©2016 THE PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW / PUBLISHED: APRIL 19, 2016:

“Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. will return $15,000 donated to his campaign for state attorney general from a company owned by Dunmore businessman Louis DeNaples, a convicted felon.”

“DeNaples received a gaming license from the state in 2006. He was later charged with perjury for allegedly lying to the Gaming Control Board about his alleged ties to the Bufalino organized crime family. He has denied ties to organized crime.”

Louis Denaple and daughter Lisa DeNaples:

Mungo Jerry
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Mungo Jerry

That picture of the Naples looks like they smell. Not judging or nothin, but for some reason Mungo is reminded of an old saying. “You can put lipstick on a pig, but it will still be a pig.”

gringo
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gringo

Gringo is of the impression that Mungo does in fact “judge” and I am ok with that because I agree!!

CountDown
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CountDown

Mungo, Gringo Really now? There are rats and filth everywhere you look, right? You’re really missing out

Ron Burgundy
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Ron Burgundy

Never a big fan of gambling but development is development.