The Hollywood Park Casino Company announced on Friday that the new Cary Grant Pavilion at its new Hollywood Park Casino (HPC), located adjacent to the City of Champions Revitalization Project just steps away from its former location, will open this fall.
The new HPC, which broke ground last year in July, is just one of the numerous businesses that are part of the Inglewood Community’s developing retail district. Located just minutes from Downtown Los Angeles, the 110,000-square-foot building, which sits on nearly 11 acres, will be nearly 40 percent larger, and will include 125 gaming tables, simulcast wagering, gourmet café, intimate lounge, and a new sports bar complete with a huge, dual-sided television screen. There will also be a new sit-down restaurant, the Century Bar & Grill, according to Deven Kumar, HPC’s general manager.
Kumar said, the new facility’s design includes traditional elements of HPC, which in its original form has been a staple in the community since the 1930’s, combined with luxury and convenience. He said, “The new property will engage the art and social communities featuring global artists’ work throughout. Signature to Southern California, palm trees iconography will line the drive as guests pull into valet park while a new parking structure are some of the included and updated amenities for incoming guests,” according to PR Newswire. Kumar added that the facility is situated to serve a new generation of gamers along with its established player base by providing favorites such as Blackjack and Baccarat and daily no-limit Texas Hold’em tournaments.
Built in Inglewood with the hopes of spurring development, creating jobs, and boosting the city’s coffers in the working-class community, the HPC fell on hard times in 1999 when the Los Angeles Lakers left the Forum and was dealt another blow in December 2013 when the race track was shut down. Not to mention, all of the customers that have been lost to the competition, which includes the Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens, which last year launched a $50-million overhaul and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, which in February, completed an approximately $50 million upgrade to its casino in Highland. And adding to the list of competitors, it was announced this week that the Hustler Casino in Gardena’s owner, adult entertainment mogul Larry Flynt, purchased the Normandie Casino, which has had a slew of problems of its own recently and is located less than a mile away, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The target of the new larger casino will be the big-spending football fans who will be attending games at the City of Champions Stadium in 2019 when the new home of the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams, which after a more than 20-year absence has returned to Southern California from St. Louis, is due to be completed.
On July 15, Hollywood Park Casino will be hosting a job fair in a search for prospective dealers, cashiers, cooks, servers and security personnel. Interested applicants can apply at the casino from 9am to 8pm on July 15 at 3883 W. Century Blvd., or Email the casino a resume by visiting here.