Parx Casino® – Pennsylvania’s #1 casino located at 2999 Street Road, Bensalem, PA – announces plans for legalized sports betting that includes the construction of the Parx Sportsbook, a permanent $10M expansion project. When fully launched, guests will be able to place their sports bets at a brand new, state-of-the-art Parx Sportsbook slated to open in 2019. While the Parx Sportsbook is being built, sports betting will begin on property in the next few months (date TBD pending PGCB approval) at a temporary sportsbook in the former 360 bar space. Parx will also extend sports betting to the Parx Turf Clubs in South Philadelphia and Valley Forge soon after Parx Casino® launches.
“Parx Casino® is thrilled to announce the launch of legalized sports betting on property and construction of a sleek, state-of-the-art Parx Sportsbook,” said Matthew Cullen, Senior VP of Interactive Gaming and Sports. “Parx aims to offer the absolute best of all types of legalized gaming for our current and new customers. Sports betting is the next evolution of how we can achieve this goal. We will build the best sportsbook in the country – and set the industry standard for this fast-growing arena. Parx Sportsbook will be a top game day destination and sportsbetting hotspot for NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, College sports, soccer, MMA, golf and tennis.”
When opened, customers can expect their favorite ways to bet on sports at Parx, including: spread, moneyline, total, props, parlays and teasers. Sports that will be available will include, among others, NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, College Football, College Basketball and more. Parx will also launch an online sports betting app complete with live in-game betting in 2019 (pending PGCB approval).
The temporary sportsbook will be open seven days a week from 11:00am to 2:00am. The space will feature 28 HD televisions screens of various sizes, plus two sixteen by nine foot screens that can be split into four. In total, the temporary sportsbook can broadcast up to 36 games at the same time. The temporary sports book will also feature seven live teller windows, a full service bar, and comfortable seating to watch the games. Forty-five self-service sports betting kiosks will be available in the temporary sportsbook as well as throughout the casino floor and the Parx Poker Room.
At the Turf Clubs, renovations are under way in South Philadelphia at 700 Packer Avenue and Valley Forge, 600 Cresson Avenue in Oaks, PA. Sports betting in South Philadelphia will make its debut in coordination with sports betting at the main Parx Casino® property in Bucks County. The Valley Forge Turf Club will offer sports betting shortly thereafter (all opening dates TBD).
Sports betting, as well as online gaming, will fall under the leadership of new Senior Vice President of Interactive Gaming & Sports, Matthew Cullen. Relocated from San Francisco, Cullen joined the Parx team in July to help advance its position as an industry leader in the emergent online gaming and sports betting arenas. In this role, Cullen will provide strategic leadership and development for interactive gaming efforts, which includes online casino gaming, sports wagering and other gaming opportunities. Cullen’s primary focus will be the successful launch of the Pennsylvania online market and sports betting activities exclusively for Parx Casino®.
“Matthew is joining the Parx Casino® team at a very exciting time for our company. With online gaming and sports betting on the near horizon, Parx Casino® is perfectly positioned to offer our guests the absolute best gaming and entertainment experience anywhere in the region, said John Dixon, Chief Technology Officer, Parx Casino®. Matthew’s unique professional pedigree of online gaming, corporate development, marketing, product and business strategy, and digital technology, makes him an ideal person to lead our expanding business footprint.”
For more information and updates about sports betting at Parx Casino®, visit www.parxcasino.com/sportsbetting.
ABOUT PARX CASINO®
Parx Casino® is owned and operated by Greenwood Racing, Inc. and is the #1 revenue generating casino property in Pennsylvania. Parx Casino® is conveniently located 20 minutes north of center city Philadelphia, I-95 exit 37 or PA Turnpike exit 351 (westbound), exit 352 (eastbound) on Street Road in Bensalem Bucks County. Parx features over 200,000 square feet of gaming; 3,270 slot machines and 148 live table games; 40 poker tables; live racing & simulcast action; Parx Grill, an upscale signature restaurant; Foodies quick service dining; Chickie’s & Pete’s Crab House and Sports Bar; Jax sports bar; Circle Bar; Bambu Noodle House; The Lucky Cheese ~ gourmet grilled cheese eatery; XLounge, luxury casino lounge and complimentary parking for over 5,000 cars. In January 2018, Parx debuted a $50M expansion that included the 1,500 seat live entertainment venue, Xcite Center; Liberty Bell Gastropub, farm-to-fork inspired menu; Oliveto, New York City style pizza and Italian Classics; Parx Poker, new custom built private poker room. For more information on Parx Casino®, visit www.parxcasino.com.