Parx Casino®, Pennsylvania’s #1 casino – located at 2999 Street Road, Bensalem, PA – announces that sports betting will officially launch on Thursday, January 10, 2019 beginning at 1pm pending PGCB testing and approval which will take place on Tuesday, January 8th and Wednesday, January 9th from 2pm to 10pm (testing days are open to the public). The Parx Casino® sportsbook will be open for business in a temporary venue, the former 360 bar & lounge, as well as on kiosks throughout the casino floor. With the launch of sports betting, Parx will be a top game day destination and sports betting hotspot for NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, College sports, soccer, MMA, golf and tennis.
“Parx Casino® is thrilled to launch legalized sports betting on property next week,” said Matthew Cullen, Senior VP of Interactive Gaming and Sports. “Parx is expanding our portfolio of offerings and giving patrons the absolute best of all types of legalized gaming. Sports betting will first go live at our main property, and then roll out in the South Philadelphia Turf Club and then later at the Valley Forge Turf Club.”
Beginning on January 10th, sports enthusiasts will be able to bet on all their favorite sports games, including NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, College Football, College Basketball and plenty more. The temporary sportsbook will be open seven days a week from 1pm to 12am Monday, 1pm to 1am Tuesday through Friday, 9am to 1am Saturday and 9am to 12am on Sunday. The space will feature 20 HD televisions screens of various sizes, and two sixteen by nine foot screens that can be split into four. In total, the temporary sportsbook can broadcast up to 28 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.
Coming soon, pending PGCB approval, is a brand-new sports betting app called Betslip Builder. The online sports betting app can be utilized by retail players to fill out a bet slip before walking up to a kiosk or cashier to place their bets. It will help reduce the wait time at a kiosk or cashier because players will need to simply scan the QR code and fund the bet, rather than having to pick their bets with a cashier/kiosk. This will improve and streamline the process during fast moving games.
After the launch at the main casino property, look for updates about sports betting coming to the South Philadelphia Turf Club and the Valley Forge Turf Club. Renovations are currently under way in South Philadelphia at 700 Packer Avenue and will soon commence at Valley Forge, 600 Cresson Avenue in Oaks, PA. Launch dates will be available in the coming weeks.
The temporary sportsbook is only a small preview of what is to come for the future of sports betting at Parx Casino®. The casino’s long-term plans for legalized sports betting include the construction of the Parx Sportsbook, a permanent $10M expansion project. When fully launched, guests will be able to place their sports bets at the brand new, state-of-the-art Parx Sportsbook slated to open in summer 2019.
For more information and updates about sports betting at Parx Casino®, visit www.parxcasino.com/sportsbetting.
While the countdown to the first bets begins, Parx Casino® has launched a free-to-enter sports betting game on their website to win prizes, including free slot-play, headline show tickets and more. Visit www.parxcasino.com/sportsbetting for the latest updates and to sign-up.
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 SportsBar; 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. One year ago, 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. Parx Casino® continues to grow and entertain the region with the launch of sports betting and new amenities opening in 2019. For more information on Parx Casino®, visit www.parxcasino.com.