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September 20, 2019

This Thursday beginning at 1 p.m.

Parx Casino to begin taking sports bets

Parx Casino to begin taking sports bets
Parx will be the second casino in the Philadelphia area to launch sports wagering, and the fourth in Pennsylvania. 
United States | 01/07/2019

The official launch at Parx would follow Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board testing and approval which is expected on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. The testing days are open to the public.

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arx Casino, in Bensalem, is set to officially launch sports betting Thursday beginning at 1 p.m.

That would make Parx the second casino in the Philadelphia area to launch sports wagering, after SugarHouse launched last month, and the fourth in Pennsylvania

The official launch at Parx would follow Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board testing and approval which is expected on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. The testing days are open to the public.

“Parx Casino is thrilled to launch legalized sports betting on the property next week,” said Matthew Cullen, Parx’s senior vice president of interactive gaming and sports. “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.”

South Philadelphia Turf Club is just a few hundred feet from the venues for the city’s professional sports teams.

In the first two weeks after Hollywood Casino, at Penn National Race Course near Hershey, launched sports betting in November, bettors wagered $1.4 million according to data released by the Gaming Control Board last month. That translated into adjusted gross revenue after payouts of $508,996.60 for Hollywood Casino with the state collecting $183,239 in taxes during that two-week period.

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