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by Michael J. Shapiro | September 14, 2011

 The Valley Forge Casino Resort is on track to open its casino portion in the spring of 2012, on the lower level of the Valley Forge Convention Center, the developers announced Monday at a press tour of the site. Construction of the casino was only recently begun, following two years of legal battles brought by a competing casino that were resolved last spring. The Valley Forge project, which is about 20 miles outside of Philadelphia, has one of Pennsylvania's Category 3 gaming licenses, meaning the casino won't be open to the general public; only guests of one of two attached hotels (with 486 rooms between them) or patrons of the convention center's other amenities will be able to gamble there. The complex already offers a ballroom, a pool, a fitness center and 100,000 square feet of meeting space. The casino will add 50 table games and 600 slot machines to that list.