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.
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 .
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)
May 17, 2011
Operators of the Parx Casino racetrack have paid $389,000 to resolve pollution violations related to horse manure, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said Monday. "Parx has accepted responsibility for its environmental violations with a payment . . . and a binding agreement to complete projects that will prevent future pollution incidents," said Joseph A. Feola, the agency's Southeastern Pennsylvania chief. The violations pertained to discharge of manure-laden water that polluted Neshaminy Creek.
February 21, 2013
A man ran out of Parx Casino in Bucks County with about $55,000 in chips Tuesday afternoon, but gave it all back hours later, a Parx spokeswoman said. About 3:30, the man was playing a table game when he grabbed the chips and fled the Bensalem casino, said Carrie Nork Minelli. The casino immediately alerted state police and Bensalem police. Four hours later, he voluntarily returned to Parx, gave back the chips, and was placed under arrest. - Robert Moran