Last week, Parx Casino opened their third retail sportsbook, this one at Valley Forge Turf Club, near Pennsylvania’s famous Valley Forge National Historic Park. This makes the eighth sportsbook to open in the state since the recent legal changes made sports betting legal in Pennsylvania.
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Parx is killing it
Parx Casino has been tearing it up on the retail sportsbook front. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) authorized Parx to begin sportsbook operations in January of this year and have now opened three retail sportsbook locations.
Their first sportsbook opened in January 2019 at their main casino location, in the Bensalem area of Philadelphia. Their second opened just a couple weeks later at the South Philly Turf Club, close to three of the city’s major sports facilities.
Now Parx is surging forward with this third retail location at Valley Forge Turf Club. They are moving faster than any other Pennsylvania casino in leveraging the $10 million license to operate a legal sportsbook in the state. The five other Pennsylvania casinos who have been authorized to launch sportsbooks in the state have yet to expand beyond their primary casino retail location.
This was the second sportsbook to open in the Valley Forge area. Earlier in the month, the Valley Forge Resort Casino launched their own sportsbook, partnering with FanDuel to run their sports betting operation.
A closer look at Valley Forge Race and Sportsbook
This new Valley Forge Race and Sportsbook at the Valley Forge Turf Club will be operated by Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment (the owner of Parx Casino) in conjunction with their sports betting technical partner, Kambi.
The Valley Forge Turf Club is located in Oaks, PA, off the Pennsylvania Turnpike and just five minutes away from the competition at Valley Forge Resort Casino. Both properties are very close to the Valley Forge National Historic Park.
Of the six sportsbooks now in the larger Philadelphia area, only these two are positioned to serve customers in the Northwestern Philadelphia suburbs.
The Valley Forge Turf Club opened in 1996 as an off-track betting facility. It was rebranded as the Valley Forge Race and Sportsbook just this month in preparation for legalized sports betting to be added to its list of offerings.
Sports bettors will have most standard sports and betting options to choose from at Valley Forge Race & Sportsbook. Lines are offered on NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, college football, college basketball, boxing, MMA, and many more sporting competitions. In addition, many types of wagers are available: point spread and money lines, totals, props, teasers, and parlays.
To handle the crowds on busy days and nights, the Valley Forge Race and Sportsbook will have fourteen betting kiosks and six live tellers available to accept bets.
The sportsbook has over 100 high definition television displays to watch the games and has also upgraded their kitchen, expanding their food and beverage menu.
Valley Forge Race and Sportsbook hours of operation:
- Monday-Friday: Noon to 11pm
- Saturday: 10am to Midnight
- Sunday: 10am to 11pm