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Table Gaming Begins Sunday in Bensalem and Chester

There’s a big expansion of gambling coming to the Philadelphia suburbs.

KYW’s Brad Segall reports that live table games are expected to be up and running at the Parx casino in Bensalem (Bucks County) and Harrah’s in Chester (Delaware County) by the end of this weekend.


Parx casino officials hope to start live table gaming at 6:00 Sunday morning, following a test day on Friday under the watchful eyes of state gambling officials.

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(A gaming table waits for official approval at Parx in Bensalem.)

Nearly 60 tables are now located in the center of the casino floor, where gamblers can play blackjack, roulette, baccarat, and craps.

Parx spokeswoman Carrie Nork Minelli says 400 jobs come along with the new tables:

“That includes dealers, it includes supervisors, managers, and it trickles down too to different departments.  Now continuing down the line with additional expansion, it’s going to mean even more jobs.”

Additional slot machines have also been added to the Parx casino floor.  The public is invited to the test day. All table bets will be five dollars.

The house can’t take in any money, though, so anything the casino wins will be donated to a fund for the children of a former employee of Philadelphia Park racetrack who was killed on the job.

(Photo by KYW’s Brad Segall)

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