Parx Casino Shippensburg is a 73,000 square feet mini-casino owned by Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment, the parent company of Parx Casino. The mini-casino had a successful trial run in January and officially opened its doors to the public in February 2023. It is located in a former Lowe’s Home Supply Store in the Shippen Towne Center and is less than two miles from the Shippensburg University campus.
The Parx flagship casino in Bensalem is the state’s largest land-based casino. Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment won the Pennsylvania Gaming Board’s satellite casino auction round, and the mini-casino facility in Shippensburg is the fourth satellite (category four) casino in Pennsylvania.
The company is an innovative one that is always looking for new ways to offer players a great playing experience. For example, it has a mobile app called betPARX that makes playing online casino games at a PA online casino possible.
Players can download the app from the App Store, register, and make a deposit. They can claim bonuses, play games and make withdrawals, all from the comfort of their own homes. The interface is user-friendly, and deposits and withdrawals are super-fast. Patrons can play a range of games and even make sports bets using the app.
At the mini-casino facility in Shippensburg, patrons can experience state-of-the-art gaming that includes over 500 popular slots and 48 electronic table game terminals. Games include blackjack, roulette, and three-card poker, where live dealers deal real cards or spin a real roulette wheel.
When playing online, many casinos now offer live dealer games for players to enjoy at home. This is possible due to the live streaming of the game. Players can make real-time betting decisions and interact with the dealer via a text chat function.
Restaurant and sports bar
The mini-casino property also has a restaurant and sports bar. The Liberty Bar & Grill is a 100-seat upscale family restaurant and sports bar with 18 large HD TVs and a full-service bar. It serves handcrafted cocktails, wine, and beers on tap. In the sports bar are betPARX sports wagering kiosks. Patrons can bet on their favorite college and professional sporting events.
Parx mini-casino is smoke-free, just like its flagship casino in Bensalem. Both casinos are the only fully smoke-free casinos in Pennsylvania. When deciding where to play, patrons may choose to play at smoke-free land-based casinos. Pennsylvania also has many online casinos that feature interactive slots and table games. When picking online casinos, the smoking issue is not a consideration.
Benefits to the community
The mini-casino has created job opportunities for almost 200 people as dealers, security officers, cashiers, chefs, and waiters. Parx Casino agreed to donate $100,000 each year for ten years to support local community organizations. This includes the local police, fire department, and EMS. As the host municipality, Shippensburg will also receive two percent of both slots and gaming table revenue. There is extra warehouse space in the current location, and this could make future expansion possible.