Greenwood’s Parx mini-casino is approved by a Pennsylvania regulator

Greenwood’s Parx mini-casino is approved by a Pennsylvania regulator

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board unanimously approved the licensing of a Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment subsidiary, which operates Parx Casino.

The consortium will develop a category four gambling institution in Shippensburg Township, Cumberland County, with an estimated opening date of late 2022.

Greenwood Parx Mini-Casino gets approved

A category four slot machine license allows an entity to run between 300 and 750. For an additional $2.5 million, an entity may petition to operate up to 30 table games initially, with the option of adding ten after the first year of operation. This certificate for table games was also approved.

According to today’s board’s information, Parx Casino Shippensburg will open with 500 video slot machines, electronic table games, a restaurant, and a sports bar. The non-smoking casino will generate 175 construction jobs and around 125 full-time equivalent permanent jobs. Additionally, it intends to offer sports betting in the future.

The award concludes a process that began on February 22, 2018, when Greenwood won the right to locate a casino with an $8.11 million winning offer in the fourth category four auctions held that month. Additionally, the PGCB has taken steps to bar four persons from all casinos in the Commonwealth for leaving children unattended to gamble.

The Office of Enforcement Counsel provided the board with four incidents involving unaccompanied minors left in parked vehicles or hotel rooms at Pennsylvania casinos. In each case, the regulator alleges that the parent left a minor child or children unsupervised to play in a casino.

Subsequently, the board labeled this action “irresponsible and dangerous,” approving the four adults’ inclusion on the ‘Involuntary Exclusion List,’ which forbids persons from attending and gambling at all Pennsylvania casinos. Additionally, violators may face criminal charges. Since 2011, 133 persons have been placed on the list of those subject to involuntary exclusion for this type of behavior.

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