The Parx Casino officially launched its sportsbook on Thursday, becoming the fourth casino to launch in Pennsylvania. A mobile sportsbook is “coming soon” according to the Parx Casino.
While the relative delay of a mobile sportsbetting app will make it more difficult for Pennsylvanians to bet — at least right now — the casino has introduced a tool called BetSlip Builder to aid in patrons betting experience while at a sportsbook.
BetSlip Builder, which promises to allow users to “speed through the lines,” is essentially an easy way to construct your bet slip before you arrive at a betting window at the Parx Casino sportsbook. While on a mobile phone or computer, a bettor can view Parx Casino betting lines as well as construct wagers to your betting slip.
Of course, you won’t be able to make your bet online yet, but you can use a QR code produced by the BetSlip Builder to use when placing your wager at the Parx Casino sportsbook. The BetSlip Builder will undoubtedly be a big part of the new mobile sports betting app when it is released, so even if you don’t need to use it to wager, you should check it out to get a feel for how the online Parx sportsbook experience will be.
How Bet Builder works
From the Parx Casino website, you can access the Bet Builder tool to put together your wagers before showing up to a betting window. The Betslip Builder can be accessed on a computer or phone using the internet.
The main page will have quick links to the top sporting events of the day, while further down on the page will detail other upcoming games as well as games in progress. In addition to making single wagers, you can add multiple wagers to your betslip to create parlays or round-robin wagers with just the click of a button or two.
Bet Builder will even let you wager on live events with a note letting you know to “approve odds change” in the event the line has moved since you added a particular betting line. Live betting using the Betslip Builder is a bit tricky but as long as you pay attention — and approve — the odds changes, you should be good.
To find more betting markets and betting lines, you will need to go to the menu, where you can select games that are “Live Right Now” or are “Starting Soon.” Alternatively, you can select the a specific sport to view lines just for that sport. Doing so will give you a list of the games as well as the most popular betting lines (totals and spread betting lines, for example for football). Click on a specific game and get even more choices.
The Philadelphia Eagles Divisional Round Playoff game against the Saints has dozens of different betting lines, ranging from parlays and a nice selection of props and futures.
Want to add a wager on the number of passing yards Nick Foles will have? How about the number of receiving yards from Zach Ertz? You can add these types of betting lines to your bet slip. Think the Eagles will go all the way? You can add a +1200 Wager to your betslip from Bet Builder.