Lisa at Hollywood Casino for the Grand Opening of Sportsbook

Lisa at Hollywood Casino for the Grand Opening of Sportsbook
Saturday, September 1st

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
580 E 5th Ave
Ranson, WV 25438

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races is sending off summer with a bang! Guests will find no shortage of entertainment and gaming on Saturday, September 1 as the Sportsbook at Hollywood Casino officially opens, the West Virginia BBQ Festival will be onsite, Sinbad will perform two standup shows at the Event Center, and several gaming promotions and giveaways will be underway!

At 11:00 a.m., Hollywood will launch a state-of-the-art sports betting experience with its brand-new attraction, The Sportsbook at Hollywood Casino. Washington Redskin legend Joe Thiesmann will place the first bet with Senate Finance Committee Chairman Craig Blair, comedian Sinbad, and casino officials as they burst through a ceremonial banner and “go long” to commemorate the event.

“Our guests can’t wait to begin wagering on sports,” said Scott Saunders, General Manager at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.  “This region is a hotbed of both professional sports and college athletics, and we look forward to becoming a destination for fans in West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC.”

Beginning at noon, Hollywood Casino will host and sponsor the first-ever West Virginia BBQ Festival. To recognize this new, annual tradition, Governor Jim Justice has made a proclamation of September 1 as the official West Virginia BBQ Festival Day. Festival-goers will enjoy the region’s top barbeque as 40+ teams compete in the state-wide contest. Enjoy music from several local bands, a VIP tent and beer garden, as well as a large, dedicated Kids Zone to provide fun for the whole family. A portion of the proceeds will benefit three local nonprofits: Protection4Paws, Jefferson High School and Friends Fur Life Animal Rescue. Tickets are available at

Following the festival at 6:00p.m. and 9:00p.m., Sinbad performs at the Hollywood Casino Event Center for a two-show night of gut-busting standup comedy. Sinbad is ranked among Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Standups of All Time” and has had audiences in hysterics for more than three decades. Don’t miss this comedy king’s signature storytelling style for his one-night-only return.

But that’s not all! Earn your final entries for the $250,000 Hot Summer Dreamin’ Giveaway! Hot seat drawings to win $500 will be held every hour from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. with one lucky winner receiving their choice of a Chevy Camaro Convertible or Jeep Wrangler at 8:00 p.m.! If you’re a new Marquee Rewards Member, win up to $10,000 cash instantly with Race to Riches. Membership is free, visit the cage to sign up. Finally, on September 2, Hollywood kicks off its $220,00 Pigskin Picks Giveaway with $10,000 in weekly prizes. Pick every winner in a week and win $1,000 cash bonus! Be the first player to select 174 games correctly all season and win $50,000 Cash! Visit a kiosk to make your picks!

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