Established in 1974, Parx Casino and Racing is the largest and most prestigious casino in the state of Pennsylvania.
The Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment company operates 24-hour gambling with over 3,000 slot machines, 120 table games and nearly 50 poker tables. Located on the border with New Jersey, the casino is not only in a dominant position in the Northeast but is also well positioned to offer successful online casino when games go live.
The Parx applied for a Pennsylvania online gambling license in July. Should the Parx Casino license be approved, they will be authorized to operate a comprehensive selection of online games. They are expected to be approved by the end of the year.
|Parx Casino General Information|
|Owner||Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment, Inc.|
|Location||2999 Street Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020|
|How to get there||Directions|
|Online Casino||Parx Online Casino Coming Soon|
|Online Casino Status||Application Submitted for online poker and casino|
What you need to know about the Parx Casino
Parx is known as a “racino,” a venue that offers a prominent casino as well as horse races. Below is a look at some of the entertainment options you have when playing at Parx Casino and Racing.
|Parx Casino Highlights|
|Slot Machines (est)||3300 Machines|
|Poker Room (est)||48 Tables|
|Table Games (est)||120|
|Entertainment||Xcite Center, 360, Xlounge, Chickie's and & Petes, Jax|
The Parx Casino is widely considered to be the biggest and best casino in the state of Pennsylvania. With a large selection of slots, table games and poker room, players can find everything virtually any game they are looking for. The Parx began offering slot games in late 2009 and today offers a diverse mix of progressive, reel, novelty, poker and video poker machines. Humorously, the Parx Casino features “Shaq Blackjack,” a live-action game with stadium seating and side bests related to the NBA star.
Starting in 2010, Parx also began offering table games which consist of blackjack, craps, 3-card poker, 4 card poker, baccarat, Big Six Wheel, pai gow, and roulette. Electronic variations of some table games are even available for certain games. A new poker room opened in 2018, which houses 48 poker tables, including a VIP high-stakes section. Choose among No Limit Texas Hold’em, Limit Texas Hold’em, Pot Limit and various forms of mixed games.
Parx Racing at Parx East offers horse racing fans some of the best action in the region. Featuring a 1-mile dirt oval track and a 7-furlong turf oval track, races are held Saturday through Tuesday with a post time of 12:25 PM each day.
The racetrack is host to the two largest Thoroughbred races in the state — the Grade I Pennsylvania Derby and the Grand I Fitz Eugene Dixon Cotillion Handicap.
The Parx Casino is a destination for entertainment in eastern Pennsylvania with a variety of hot spots and entertainment options, regardless of whether you come to gamble or not.
XCite Center – The 1,500-seat venue brings well-known bands, musicians and comedic acts at the Parx Casino. The venue features cutting-edge stage technology, two 16×9 video screens, and an excellent sound system.
360: The 360 is a smaller club venue featuring a LED-lit dance floor and drink specials.
Xlounge: Highlighted by a relaxed atmosphere, patrons can enjoy premium cocktails, craft beers, wine specials and a high-end food menu.
Chickie and Pete’s: A popular place to grab a bite to eat or a fresh brew, Chickie’s and Pete’s also boasts an innovative “Play2″ interactive” sports bar.
jax: With video poker games and scores of TV screens, patrons can entertain themselves while enjoying a variety of beers or cocktails.
The Parx Casino features a large selection of restaurant options that vary from quick snacks to luxurious dining, located in convenient locations around the Parx.
- Bambu Noodle House
- Chickie’s & Pete’s
- Circle Bar (Parx East)
- Club 360
- Earl of Sandwich
- Liberty Bell Gastropub
- Paddock Grill (Parx East)
- Xcite Center
xClub Players Rewards VIP Program
The Parx Casino offers all casino players the opportunity to participate in the xClub Rewards Program, with a selection of perks that increase as players move up in status levels. Below is a look at the various rewards that players can receive for each of the three status levels.
|Parx Casino xClub Players Reward Status Levels|
|Status||Credits over 6 months||Offers||Perks|
|Players||0-999||Birthday offers, Access to current promotions, Free slot play, food and beverage offers, Community partner offers||Entries into sweepstakes, Floor beverage service|
|Premium||1,000-7,499||" "||Players Perks and the following: Top shelf beverage service, invitation to private events, free 360 cover charge|
|Elite||7,500+||" "||Player and Premium Perks plus a variety of "Priority" perks including: lines at xClub, gift pickup. reservations, cashier window. In addition, Next-car-up valet service, private gated parking,|
Parx Online Casino Coming Soon
The Parx is one of nine PA casinos that have applied for an online gambling license that will allow the casino to offer a variety of games through the internet: an online poker room and an online casino featuring table games and slots. Given Parx’s position in the state and the casino’s preparation for online gambling over the last few years, the Parx Casino is set up well to lead the way online as well.
GAN has partnered with Parx to provide the technology and software for the Parx Online Casino. Since the company already operates the free money Parx Casino — and has for the last few years — the casino should have a sizable leg up on the competition.
Add this to the fact that the Parx Casino is the largest in PA, and you have the making of what is likely to be a top PA online casino.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board will likely approve the Parx online casino license by the end of October, meaning that Parx may be accepting online poker and online casino players by the end of the year.
Stay tuned to PANoDeposit.com for the latest information including details on any Parx online no deposit offers. While you wait, be sure to check out the $5 no deposit bonus available through the PA iLottery, which launched in May 2018.