volunteers planting

our environment.

We’re committed to creating
a better future.

At PENN Entertainment, we’re dedicated to safeguarding our natural resources and helping to protect the environment as part of our daily operations. Our commitment to compliance, conservation, communication and continuous improvement promotes environmental excellence throughout our company.

We make waste reduction a priority

Designing strong efforts to reduce waste has become integral at all levels of our company. Each PENN location has been challenged to play a part and the results have been impressive.


We’re dedicated to complying and — in many cases — moving beyond compliance with environmental laws to use resources more effectively and reduce our environmental footprint.


We have many initiatives in place to conserve energy and water and reduce or eliminate plastic waste. Our newest locations even feature EV charging stations and water bottle refilling stations. 


30 of our properties have shifted marketing communication campaigns from direct mail to email and our goal is to continue to work towards the elimination of direct mail by 2025.

Continuous improvement

Our constant effort to improve has led us to explore Xeriscape installation. This landscaping design uses low-water-use or drought-tolerant plants that require little to no irrigation.

plastic water bottles

Waste reduction tactics for today & tomorrow.

In an effort to reduce or eliminate plastic waste, 75% of our locations with hotels now use bulk amenity dispensers for shampoo, conditioner and body wash. In 2021, this initiative managed to eliminate seven tons of plastic from our hotels.

Through our waste oil recycling program we recycled 65% of oil consumed in 2021, totaling over 500,000 pounds of oil and eliminating 22,278 plastic jugs. Ten new PENN locations were onboarded to this program in 2021 for a total of 28 participating locations.

  • 22,278

    Plastic jugs eliminated
  • Eliminating plastic reward program cards

    Our mywallet program was launched at nine casinos, offering customers cardless access to their accounts through our mychoice® app and greatly reducing the amount of plastic used for our loyalty program cards.

  • Reducing plastic water bottle consumption

    Approximately 30% of our properties have installed refillable water bottle stations in their public areas or plan to do so in 2022. This will make a drastic impact on reducing the amount of plastic waste at our locations.

  • Expanding our recycling efforts

    We’ve made recycling an important part of our program with an initiative that includes electronics, scrap metal, batteries, toner and pallets. Our racetracks even recycle straw, sand and manure.

Energy efficiency that
makes a difference

We are continually searching for ways to make our locations more energy efficient. Our newest destinations were designed with a number of cutting-edge energy-saving features and our other locations have been constantly adding updates.

electric car charger

Lighting upgrades

80% of our locations have already completed an energy efficient lighting upgrade from incandescent bulbs to LEDs.

EV charging stations

25% of our locations have Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations with 34% more adding them within the year.

Smart thermostats

35% of our hotels use smart thermostats that auto-adjust hotel room temperatures based on occupancy status.

Being smart about water conservation

Recognizing that access to abundant, clean water is a critical need for the communities and ecosystems where we operate, we pledge to minimize our water usage wherever possible.

Landfill Diversion

Through our landfill diversion program, PENN has been able to save 1.96 million gallons of water.

AER-DEC® Integrated Sinks

Our newest locations feature AER-DEC® Integrated Sinks — combining a soap dispenser, faucet, hand dryer and sink basin all in one touch-free, hygienic, highly efficient system.

Other Water Conservation Methods

We also encourage guests to participate in our linen and towel reuse program, and low-flow fittings and efficient use of laundry facilities help to further curb water waste.

Reducing environmental impact
with sustainable foods

PENN prioritizes sustainable food production and supply chains through a focus on fair trade, hormone-free and reduced-antibiotic food and beverage procurement.

rBGH-Free Milk

100% of the fluid milk we purchased in the last year is free of artificial growth hormones.

Reduced Antibiotic Chicken

94% of the chicken we purchased was produced without the routine use of human antibiotics.

Sustainable Seafood

86% of the seafood we served at our restaurants comes from sustainable sources.*

*Calculations are based on items where the source has been identified as sustainable or not sustainable per the Seafood Watch (SFW) criteria.

Setting new standards with LEED certified buildings

PENN Entertainment’s latest greenfield developments were certified as LEED® Gold or LEED® Silver by the U.S. Green Building Council, and our newest building projects include additional energy efficiencies, such as LED lighting, EV charging stations, water-conserving toilets, water bottle refilling stations, AER-DEC® integrated sinks and HVAC improvements.

LEED® Gold Certified

Plainridge Park Casino in Massachusetts, which opened in 2015, is a certified LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold facility. 75% of the existing building structure was constructed from reclaimed materials. Approximately 98% of its construction waste was diverted for recycling and re-use and 50% of the wood on the project was from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified forests.

Featured initiative: Plainridge Park Casino

Our Plainridge Park Casino location has shown a positive impact on the health of team members and guests, while promoting renewable, clean energy.

Energy Efficiency

12% of the building’s electricity comes from a solar panel system and the building uses 26% less energy through the use of these panels and high efficiency equipment in our restaurants.

Water Conservation

The building uses 42% less water by incorporating high efficiency plumbing fixtures and equipment, and water efficient landscaping provides a 55% water use savings with no potable water used.