The Parx Casino Sportsbook officially launched on Thursday after two successful test days. They become the second casino in Philadelphia and the fourth in Pennsylvania to go live since the state opened up sports betting licenses last summer after a U.S. Supreme Court decision in May that effectively left regulation up to the states.
The launch of the Parx Sportsbook comes during the same week the Philadephia Eagles meet the New Orleans Saints during the NFL Divisional Round of the Playoffs, which is sure to be a boon to the sportsbooks that have opened in the state over the last few months.
A Parx mobile sportsbook with betting app, featuring live in-play betting, is also “close to launch” according to the Parx Casino website. Both the land-based and online sportsbook will be powered by Kambi.
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— Parx Casino (@parxcasino) January 10, 2019
Parx Casino Sportsbook location
The Parx Casino is currently accepting bets from a temporary location located in the area of the former 360 Bar and Lounge.
A separate permanent sportsbook is being built in the Parx Casino next to the Beer Garden, which is said to cost the casino $10 million to construct.
The map below from the Parx Casino property map highlights the location of the old 360 Bar and Lounge.
Parx Casino Sportsbook hours
Now that the sportsbook is officially open, it will be open seven days a week with extended hours on the weekend:
|Parx Casino Sportsbook Hours|
|Monday||1 PM to 12 AM|
|Tuesday||1 PM to 1 AM|
|Wednesday||1 PM to 1 AM|
|Thursday||1 PM to 1 AM|
|Friday||1 PM to 1 AM|
|Saturday||9 AM to 1 AM|
|Sunday||9 AM to 1 AM|
Parx Casino Sportsbook betting lines
Bettors looking to make wagers at the Parx Casino Sportsbook can do so in a variety of sports including (but are not limited to):
- College Football
- College Basketball
The sportsbook is offering betting lines for the most popular types of wagers including straight bets, moneyline bets, over/unders, props, parlays and teasers.
Although an online sportsbetting app is not yet available for Parx Casino sportsbook — or for any Pennsylvania sportsbook for that matter — bettors are able to use the “Betslip Builder” app to construct bets for easier wagering at the Parx Casino.
Pennsylvania’s four sportsbooks (so far)
Sports betting is quickly expanding across not only across Pennsylvania but also in Philadelphia, where the Parx is the second casino around Philadephia to begin taking wagers. The SugarHouse was the first Philadelphia area casino to launch when they began accepting bets in mid-December.
The four sportsbooks currently available in Pennsylvania:
- Hollywood Casino – Grantville casino (near Harrisburg) launched in November
- SugarHouse Casino – Philadephia casino launched in December
- Rivers Casino – Pittsburgh casino launched in December
- Parx Casino – Bensalem casino launched January 8th
In addition to these four sportsbooks, the Parx Casino’s Philly Turf Club, will open next week.