October 28, 2013 |
Parx Casino in Bensalem has accounted for nearly three-quarters of all charitable donations by Pennsylvania casinos. Parx, whose parent company is 86 percent owned by Watche "Bob" Manoukian, an ethnic Armenian who calls London home, has donated $36.6 million to charity over the last six years, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. The next most generous casino was Rivers in Pittsburgh, which spent $3.2 million on charitable giving and community outreach over the same period - less than a tenth of the amount donated by its cross-state rival.
August 1, 2011 |
A 29-year-old local man was arrested and jailed Saturday after security officers at Parx Casino in Bensalem discovered a 6-year-old child unattended in a locked car in the parking lot. Bensalem police said Sunday no one was available to provide details. However, Parx spokeswoman Carrie Nork-Minelli confirmed the incident. According to news reports, the man was gambling in the casino at the time. The child had been in the car for less than 10 minutes and was unharmed. "Our security identified the situation within mere minutes," Nork-Minelli said.
March 31, 2016 |
In a surprising twist, Stadium L.L.C.'s application to operate a casino hotel in South Philadelphia was sent back to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Tuesday by the state Supreme Court, which said the board must take a closer look at the company's ownership structure. The Gaming Control Board's approval of Stadium's application was appealed by casino operator SugarHouse HSP Gaming L.L.P. and by Market East Associates, which had sought the license to operate a casino in Center City.
February 12, 2016 |
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has fined the owner of Parx Casino, in Bensalem, $10,000 for allowing two gamblers on the gaming board's self-exclusion list to obtain cash advances. The two gamblers were charged with criminal trespass, the board said. Gambling regulators also fined Mount Airy Casino, in Mount Pocono, $15,000 for using non-approved roulette chips and Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, in Grantville, $7,500 for leaving eight uncounted decks of cards on the gaming floor for three days.
June 14, 2013
The Awesome Fest opens Friday and continues through mid-August at various venues. All information, times, dates, and prices: www.theawesomefest . com. Psychedelic Furs 8 p.m. Friday at the Trocadero, 1003 Arch St. Tickets: $20. Information: 215-922-6888, www.thetroc.com . The Awesome '80s Themed Prom and 'Pretty in Pink' screening. 8 p.m. Saturday at Parx Casino's 360 Lounge and Nightclub, 2999 Street Rd., Bensalem. Tickets: Free. Information: 1-888-588-7279, www.parxcasino.com/awesomefest .
November 20, 2014 |
Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment Inc., which already owns Parx Casino in Bensalem, was the big winner Tuesday when the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board chose Live! Hotel & Casino, planned for South Philadelphia, for the city's second casino license. Not only does the selection of Live! give Greenwood the chance to protect its majority slice of the $1.14 billion gambling market in the immediate Philadelphia region, it also ends a losing streak. Greenwood, which fought fiercely against the board's approval of a license for Ira Lubert at the former Valley Forge Convention Center, lost competitions for casino licenses in Maryland and Massachusetts in the last year.
August 2, 2011
A state representative on Tuesday urged the executive director of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to study the ongoing problem of parents leaving their children in the parking lot of the Parx Casino while they gambled inside. The Bensalem casino has had 10 incidents since February 2010 of adults leaving their children in the parking lot. The latest involved a 29-year-old Huntingdon Valley man who left his 6-year old daughter in his vehicle in baking temperatures last Saturday.
February 23, 2013
A story Thursday misstated the title of the piece Philadanco will perform with the Philadelphia Orchestra from Feb. 28 to March 1, 2014. It is Poulenc's Aubade . A story Thursday wrongly reported January revenue for the Parx casino in Bensalem. Parx made $40.1 million from slots and table games. The Inquirer wants its news report to be fair and correct in every respect, and regrets when it is not. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, contact assistant managing editor David Sullivan (215-854-2357)
July 11, 2011
About 1,800 customers lost power Monday afternoon around Bensalem in Bucks County, a PECO spokeswoman said. "PECO was notified around 4:30 of a fire at our substation on Bristol Road," said Liz Williamson. The affected area is in the vicinity of the 300 block of Bristol Road, she said. PECO were on the scene and assessing the damage and when power can be restored, she said. The affected are is near the Parx Casino, but a customer service representative there said the casino was not affected.