Central Pennsylvania residents will have to wait a few months for Parx Casino to open its latest casino facility located in Shippensburg. The casino was expected to open in November 2022, but the final construction touches are yet to be completed. The grand opening has now been pushed to early 2023. Parx Casino is a leading brand in Pennsylvania. It is owned and operated by Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment. The casino acquired a former Lowe’s home improvement store and is transforming it into a Category 4 casino.
About Parx Casino
Parx casino is the leading casino in Pennsylvania. It is located in Bensalem Township, Bucks County, Philadelphia. The casino features over 3,320 slot machines and 188 tables. It has a 48-table poker room and offers other services such as restaurants and entertainment. Gamblers located outside Pennsylvania State that would want to gamble at Parx Casino can bet through their online casino in New Jersey or Michigan.
About the satellite casino in Shippensburg
The facility in Shippensburg is a Category 4 casino. It features a 73,000-square-foot casino floor. Gamblers will have access to 500 slot machines and 48 electronic tables. Gamblers wishing to bet from their homes can do so through online casinos. There will be a 100-seat first-class restaurant and a sports bar. The bar will stock the widest range of beers, and the menu at the restaurant will feature burgers, pizzas, sandwiches, fish and chips, and other mouthwatering, freshly cooked foods. The casino will also host sports betting kiosks so that you can bet on your favorite professional and college sports events. Central Pennsylvania residents will benefit from different employment position openings.
Delays in construction
Parx Casino is spending $65 million to transform the former store into one of the best casinos in the US. The opening delay is due to unforeseen construction challenges caused by disruptions in the supply chain. Parx Casino has not given a specific timeline for the expected opening dates. Its parent company Greenwood Gaming Entertainment is already hiring workers in preparation for the grand opening.
Parx Shippensburg has advertised on the Parx Casino website more than 50 vacancies. They include bartenders, slot machine attendants, cooks, cleaners, table game dealers, and waiters. The casino has organized several job fairs from Thursday, November 10, to Saturday, November 12, 2022, from 9 am to 5 pm at The Orchards Restaurant, 1580 Orchard Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.
Pennsylvania gaming industry is growing
Pennsylvania gaming is now categorized with New Jersey and Nevada as states with the best-performing gaming industries. PA is currently home to 16 traditional gambling facilities. The state has 14 online sports betting websites, 19 iGaming websites, 65 VGT truck stops, and 18 retail sports books.