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Las Vegas-Style Gaming Comes To Central Ohio As Doors Open On Hollywood Casino Columbus

Stocks in this article: PENN

The casino’s 300-seat Epic Buffet is unparalleled in the market; combining made-to-order selections with fresh buffet options to offer guests a variety of choices. Featured stations include carving/rotisserie, homemade pizza and Italian, a grill with steak, veggies and seafood, and Asian. Joining these are offerings of various soups, salads and homemade desserts. Private dining rooms seat up to 100 people and can be rented for receptions and community events.

Guests can dine 24/7 on freshly made burgers, sandwiches and milkshakes at Take 2 Grill. The restaurant also features breakfast and Starbucks Coffee for early risers, as well as a selection of pastries and desserts.

Studio Store satisfies guests’ retail needs with a variety of Hollywood Casino merchandise as well as local souvenirs, sunglasses, jewelry and handbags.

Events

Hollywood’s lavishly decorated Event Center can accommodate up to 1,000 guests for cocktails and hors d’oeurves, and as many as 660 guests for a seated dinner. It’s the only event location in the market that offers gaming entertainment.

Getting There

Hollywood Casino Columbus is conveniently located just off of I-270, minutes from downtown Columbus. Upon arrival, guests have the option to valet park at the porte-cochere or take advantage of the casino parking garage. The casino has more than 3,700 complimentary parking spots.

For more information, visit http://www.hollywoodcolumbus.com/.

About Penn National Gaming

Penn National Gaming owns, operates or has ownership interests in gaming and racing facilities with a focus on slot machine entertainment. The company presently operates twenty-eight facilities in nineteen jurisdictions, including Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia, and Ontario. In aggregate, Penn National's operated facilities currently feature approximately 34,700 gaming machines, approximately 800 table games, 2,400 hotel rooms and approximately 1.5 million square feet of gaming floor space. Penn National has agreed to acquire Harrah’s St. Louis gaming and lodging facility from Caesars Entertainment with the transaction expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2012.

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