Overview Of Valley Forge Resort Casino

Overview Of Valley Forge Resort Casino

1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406(610)354-8118www.vfcasino.com

What does Valley Forge Resort Casino have to offer?

Located on the northwest outskirts of Philadelphia in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, Valley Forge Resort Casino is the only full-amenity gaming resort in the region. It has two three-star hotels, a conference center, six restaurants, a nightclub, a pool, a spa, and a fitness center. In 2012, it opened the full-service casino, offering Vegas-style gaming to their guests.

Unlike most other casinos in the state, Valley Forge is one of only two that were licensed to operate in locations with (and as a part of) already existing resort hotels. As such, it operates under a different license with different limitations. Valley Forge is restricted to a maximum of 600 slot machines and 50 table games as a provision of this Category 3 “resort casino” license.

Prior to October, 2017, Valley Forge also suffered under another restriction. The only players allowed in the casino were those holding memberships, guests booked in the resort overnight, those attending a conference or private function at the resort, or those who have purchased (in the same day) $10 or more in resort amenities. When Pennsylvania’s lawmakers loosened gaming restrictions in 2017, they also allowed Category 3 license holders to opt out of this restriction by paying a $1 million fee. Valley Forge took the opportunity to relieve it (and it’s guests) from a very annoying and unpopular burden.

As a part of the same legislative action, Category 3 license holders can now also pay another $1 million to the state to add an additional 15 table games and $2.5 million to add up to 250 additional slot machines. As of yet, Neither of Pennsylvania’s “resort casinos” has exercised either of these options.

Gaming

The gambling options at Valley Forge come down to 50 table games and 600 machines featuring slots, video poker, and keno. They also offer a wide assortment of promotions to their players. Sadly, they have no poker room, despite being close enough to Philadelphia to have a pool of locals that could probably sustain such an offering. Here’s a detailed look at what they do have.

Table games

Despite having only 50 table games, Valley Forge has a good variety of games and limits for players to choose from. They even have a special high limit table games area in the south end of the casino with four blackjack tables and three roulette tables. This comfortable lounge setting features a bar serving premium-brand cocktails.

Here’s the table games you’ll find on the casino floor:

  • Craps
  • Roulette
  • Baccarat (mini)
  • Blackjack (featuring the Match The Dealer and Super 4 Progressive side bets)
  • Pai Gow Poker
  • Spanish 21
  • Three Card Poker
  • Criss Cross Poker
  • Ultimate Texas Hold’em

Slots

600 machines is small compared to most Pennsylvania casinos, but it’s still quite a few. Players here will find the latest slot varieties alongside traditional favorites at limits ranging from penny machines to much higher limits.

Here’s a few of the slots you’ll find on Valley Forge’s casino floor:

  • Bridesmaids
  • China Shores
  • Quick Hits Triple Blazing 7’s
  • Wheel of Fortune Big Money
  • White Orchid
  • Roman Tribute
  • Cash Man – African Dusk
  • Tarzan
  • Treasures of Troy
  • QuickHits Platinum
  • Fire Light

Video Poker

Valley Forge has a varied selection of video poker machines, most ranging from $1.25 a pull to $25 a pull. Here are two of their more interesting offerings:

Game (number of machines)Denomination(s)Number of playable linesPercentage Hold (with optimal play)Paytable
Double Double Bonus
(at certain bar top machines)
$1, $2, $51 Play98.98 DDB1-1-3-4-6-9-50-80-160-160-400-50-800
"LV Airport/Illinois Deuces Wild 44"
(at certain bar top machines)
$1, $2, $5Single-line98.91% DW441-2-3-4-4-9-15-25-200-800

Valley Club player rewards program

Valley Forge Casino Resort uses a card-based rewards system called Valley Club. It is free to join and players receive points as they play their favorite machines and table games. Simply insert the card when playing machines and hand the card to the dealer when playing table games.

New players receive $25 free play or $25 match play after earning one point on any machine or table game, respectively. Additionally, new sign-ups will be awarded another $75 in free slot play or $75 match play usable on future trips to the casino.

Earn comp points based on play

Comp points earned at Valley Forge can be used towards food, beverages, and merchandise in all retail outlets on the property. Unused points expire twelve months after they are earned if the account is active and after six months if there is no activity on the card.

In addition to earned comp points, additional comps and promotional offers may be offered to players at casino management discretion.

The two tiers of the Valley Club program

In addition to the initial Valley Club membership level, players who earn 1,000 points in a calendar year advance to the Valley Club Elite membership level which brings additional benefits and perks. Here’s a rundown of the features of each level:

Valley Club benefits:
  • Valley Services representative available 24 hours a day
  • Free play offers and food offers
  • Entry into promotions, sweepstakes, and tournaments
  • Entry multipliers for select sweepstakes
  • Special birthday offers
  • Access to entertainment ticket presales
  • Comp point earning for dining and retail purchases
  • Ability to exchange comp points for American Airlines AAdvantage Miles
  • $500 in offers valid at Simon shopping destinations, including King of Prussia Mall, Philadelphia premium outlets, and more
  • Complimentary overnight stay based on play
  • Online win/loss access
  • Complimentary daily shuttle
Valley Club Elite benefits:
  • All benefits of the Valley Club
  • Personal casino host
  • Exclusive event invitations for you and a guest
  • Priority Line access at Valley Services
  • Priority Valet service
  • Priority gift pickup
  • Room upgrades
  • Early check-in and late checkout
  • Priority slot service
  • 20,000 AAdvantage miles you can use for flights to nearly 1,000 destinations worldwide, car rentals, hotels, upgrades, and other retail products

Online gaming

As of August, 2018, Valley Forge Casino Resort hasn’t yet entered into Pennsylvania’s nascent online gaming market, but it will do so in the very near future. The license they purchased for $10 million allows them to offer online table games, slots, and peer-to-peer games (poker). It is likely their online poker tech partner will be Party Poker, who may or may not also service their online slots and table games.

Pennsylvania players eager to gamble online in the meantime should consider Pennsylvania’s online lottery. It’s legal. It’s fun. Players can win real money. What’s even better – new players receive $5 free to play.

Dining

Valley Forge offers a solid variety of dining options ranging from casual and quick to elegant and refined. They also offer seasonal specials and discounts. Here’s a breakdown of the restaurants you’ll find here:

  • Revolution Chop House – serving old and new world favorite steakhouse cuts alongside classic Italian appetizers and entrees.
  • Valley Beach – poolside drinking and dining in a 20,000 square foot open-air club with private cabanas, a sandy beach, live entertainment, and more.
  • Valley Tavern – a popular sports bar featuring comfort foods and a wide selection of craft and draft beers, including several acclaimed local brews. Don’t miss karaoke on Friday nights!
  • American Grill – an all-purpose eatery located just off the casino floor featuring burgers, cheese steaks, hot dogs, fries, and more.
  • Asianoodle – an authentic asian micro-restaurant featuring noodle soups, dim sum, sushi, wok dishes, and more.
  • Italian Market – another all-purpose eatery located just off the casino floor featuring salads, hoagies, pizza, strombolis and more.

Nightlife and entertainment

Valley Forge isn’t lacking in the bar, nightlife, and entertainment department. They have three solid venues each offering a different experience. Here’s what’s on tap:

  • Valley Beach – mentioned above as an eatery, this daytime and nighttime poolside club is always hopping.
  • The Vault – a live entertainment bar featuring live music, dueling pianos, and (every Friday night) a comedy club.
  • Center Bar – located at the heart of the casino floor, this dynamic bar is a great place to meet friends and relax while checking out all the casino has to offer.

Lodging

Valley Forge Casino Resort has two separate hotel options for their guests, the Casino Tower and the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge. Between the two, the resort has 485 guest rooms and suites as well as a 24/7 fitness center, a spa, and an outdoor pool (open seasonally). When considering a booking, check out the wide assortment of hotel packages they have available, offering discounts and promotions tied to both resort and casino amenities as well as other local attractions.

Conventions, weddings, and meetings

Valley Forge Casino Resort has large convention space available for a wide assortment of uses. When the events break, all the amenities of the resort casino are right there to entertain and delight event attendees.

Local attractions

Outside Valley Forge Casino Resort there’s a lot to see and do. Also located in picturesque Montgomery County are the well knownKing of Prussia Mall, theValley Forge National Historical Park, and much much more.