Valley Forge Casino Adds New Online Gaming Option

KING OF PRUSSIA PA – The famous Stardust Casino, built during 1958 in Las Vegas with an outer space theme and what at the time was billed as the world’s largest hotel, went out of business and was torn down more than a decade ago. It was resurrected online Monday (April 19, 2020), with the help of the King of Prussia-based Valley Forge Casino Resort and its owner, Boyd Gaming Corp.

Boyd launched its new real-money virtual gambling website, StardustCasino.com, as the second of three potential online casino offerings connected to Valley Forge and legally allowed by Pennsylvania for at-home consumers’ slots and table games play, the PennBets news site reported. Boyd also currently partners with the FanDuel sportsbook to offer a separate online gaming website, FanDuel Casino.

Boyd and FanDuel in March announced they were collaborating on the Stardust project for both Pennsylvania and New Jersey players.

“For nearly 50 years, the Stardust was one of the most famous casinos on the Las Vegas Strip,” Boyd President and CEO Keith Smith, said at the time. Although long gone, “the Stardust brand is still as well-known and popular as ever … this legendary brand will give us a significant advantage in connecting with players looking for a distinctive online gaming experience.”

The Stardust site and companion mobile device app are said to include:

  • “A robust offering of players’ favorite casino games including slots, blackjack, roulette, video poker and baccarat, as well as live dealer games;”
  • “The ability to securely and quickly cash out winnings;” and
  • Several account protections.

The Valley Forge casino during March (2021) brought in the fourth-highest gambling revenues in the state for the month, $36.9 million, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. That amount was 189-percent higher than the revenues of March 2020, the board reported Friday (April 16).

Combined revenues of all state-regulated gaming operations attracted $403 million in the month’s betting, it added, representing the first time total revenues exceeded $400 million.

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