By Tony Romeo
BENSALEM, Pa. (CBS) — Parx in Bensalem is signaling its desire to offer gambling on mobile devices in its casino.READ MORE: Philadelphia Fourth Of July Shooting: $20,000 Reward Offered In Shooting That Injured 2 Police Officers During Fireworks Show On Ben Franklin Parkway
During a presentation to Gaming Control Board members, John Dixon, the Chief Technology Officer for Greenwood Gaming, which owns Parx, suggested it’s the next big thing in gaming to attract younger players.
He says slots players, like horse race fans, tend to be older.
“And much as we tried, it’s been very difficult to get younger people interested in racing. And what we don’t want is to see the same thing happen with slots, where slot players get older and older and younger people don’t seem to be very interested in playing slot machines.”READ MORE: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Fed Up With City's Gun Violence Problem, Says He'll Be Happy When He's Not Mayor
So the answer is to allow the youngins to play games on their own mobile devices or devices provided by the casino while they have a drink, have a meal, or socialize in wifi hotspots inside the casino.
Greenwood officials indicated they plan to seek approval from the gaming board for the new type of gaming in three to six months.
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