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Majestic Star announces contractors

joint venture between Hunt Construction Group of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Smoot Construction of Columbus, Ohio

Don Barden’s PITG Gaming LLC announced that it has selected a joint venture between Hunt Construction Group of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Smoot Construction of Columbus, Ohio, as the prime construction contractors for most of the 0 million Majestic Star casino, to be built on the north shore of the Ohio River in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    PITG says the two contractors will build the 435,000-square-foot casino building and a 3,800-space parking garage, in addition to working on site improvements and roadway work to ease traffic in the neighborhood.

    Hunt Construction Group has experience building casinos in California and Indiana. Smoot is a minority-owned contractor with experience building sports facilities, convention centers and schools.

    “Hunt/Smoot provides an outstanding blend of experience and capabilities that will help us complete our project on schedule and on budget,” said Sam Marshall, PITG Gaming vice president of design and construction. “We’re on a very aggressive schedule and need a construction contractor that not only will provide us with the highest quality, but also understands the rigorous requirements we’ve imposed on this project, so that we can get this casino open as quickly as possible.”