For decades, sports bettors were required to fly out to Las Vegas in order place a legal wager on a sports event. Because of a recent Supreme Court decision, sports betting laws are demystifying and individual states have the authority to issue licenses to reputable gaming operators.
Pennsylvania continues to be one of the more progressive states in terms of gaming laws, therefore it was no surprise to hear that the Pennsylvania state government rapidly approved licenses to provide casinos and race tracks with the ability to accept sports wagers.
First Look: Parx Casino’s New Sportsbook
Parx Casino and Race Track is traditionally known for hosting some of the best thoroughbred races of the year. What you may not know about Parx is that it also hosts a large, luxurious 48 table poker room. In addition, the property has access to a plethora of table games and slot machines.
Due to the new laws and regulations concerning the operation of legal and regulated Pennsylvania sportsbooks, Parx Casino can now boast that it provides its guests with access to one of the best sports betting services in the entire United States.
Parx Casino is only 15 miles away from Philadelphia and it provides the ultimate sports betting experience. Parx is reported to have invested over $10M in its Pennsylvania sportsbook operation. The facility has 7 live teller windows and over 40 automated betting kiosks. The facility also has a full-service bar that is designed to offer the ultimate game-day experience.
Parx Casino XClub Rewards Program
Parx Casino offers one of the best loyalty programs with its Xclub card. When sports bettors start making wagers at the new Parx Casino sportsbook, they can also swipe their Xclub card at the kiosk and earn points that can be used for comps and special events.
The XClub rewards program is constantly rated among the highest of all casino rewards programs in the state of Pennsylvania. There are three tiers to Xclub called Players, Premium and Elite. Each tier unlocks additional rewards as patrons continuously earn more credits for the amount of play the log in the casino.
For those playing in the sportsbook, continuously betting on a sport that occurs every day will help the customer accumulate points more rapidly. Just remember, each time the players card is swiped, the player will typically earn points that unlocks more rewards.
The Future of Pennsylvania Sportsbooks
Parx Casino is committed to being the #1 Pennsylvania Sportsbook for residents located in the state and surrounding areas. Pennsylvania is expected to allow online sports betting by the end of 2019. Currently, Parx Casino guests can download an app that sets up their bets on a sheet but they must go make the sports betting transaction in person.
This is all scheduled to change in the near future and Parx Casino expects to be at the forefront of the online Pennsylvania sportsbook market. Users of the new up and coming sportsbook app will be able to make wagers from their PC or mobile device while using funds that can be deposited or withdrawn from the casino teller cage.
Additionally, patrons will be allowed to deposit directly onto the app using deposit methods such as ACH using funds directly from their checking account. Given Parx Casino’s roots in the horse racing industry, Parx already possesses much of the technology for online wagering from the thoroughbred side of the business.
Parx’s decision to open a brick-and-mortar Pennsylvania sportsbook as well the launch of their upcoming sportsbook app is a win-win for the casino and consumers alike. Consumers are able to place sports wagers in a legal and lawful setting while Parx Casino is able to offer more options to their players in the form of sports gaming entertainment.
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