July 31, 2011 |
A 29-year-old area man was arrested and jailed Saturday after security officers at Parx Casino in Bensalem discovered a six-year-old child unattended in a locked car in the parking lot. Bensalem Police said Sunday that no one was available to provide details. However, Parx spokeswoman Carrie Nork-Minelli confirmed that the incident had occurred. According to news reports, the man was in the casino gambling at the time. The child had been in the car for less than 10 minutes and was unharmed.
August 8, 2011
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has formally asked that representatives of Parx Casino appear Aug. 18 in Harrisburg to discuss the Bensalem casino's plan to deal with the problem with adults leaving children in vehicles while the adults gamble. The call to the board's monthly meeting is "for informational purposes," said spokesman Doug Harbach. The board wants to hear first hand from Parx officials about efforts undertaken since the casino submitted a plan of action on Aug. 19, 2010, to deal with the ongoing probem, Harbach said.
November 1, 2011 |
A 25-year-old Philadelphia man was arrested at the Parx Casino and charged with robbing an 83-year-old woman in her Bensalem home over the weekend, police said today. Police credited a casino dealer with recognizing Quincy Cannon from media coverage of the robbery that included surveillance photos of a man using the victim's debit card. The dealer alerted state police at the casino who then notified Bensalem police Monday night. When Cannon left the casino, he noticed police waiting for him and fled back inside, where he was tazed when he refused to stop, police said.
October 12, 2013 |
BALTIMORE - With one condition, the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission on Thursday gave the parent company of Parx Casino in Bensalem a green light to continue its bid to build an $800 million casino south of Washington. The condition is that Greenwood Racing's chairman, Robert W. Green, end his friendship with the penny-stock swindler Robert E. Brennan, who served more than nine years in federal prison for bankruptcy fraud and obstruction of justice. Green and Brennan got to know each other in the late 1980s when Green formed a company to buy PhiladelphiaPark racetrack - now home to Parx - from Brennan's International Thoroughbred Breeders Inc. for $67 million.
June 4, 2013 |
As the riders approached the finish line of the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic at the always grueling Manayunk Wall, little separated Evelyn Stevens of California and Joelle Numainville of Montreal. In the final moments, the outcome of Sunday's race was still in doubt. "I closed my eyes and just dug deeper at the end," Stevens said. Her digging paid off. Both were clocked in the 60-mile race in 2 hours, 33 minutes and 25 seconds, but Stevens, a Massachusetts native competing for the Specialized-Lululemon team, crossed the finish line first to capture the $5,000 first prize in the women's race.
August 2, 2011 |
AFTER HER FATHER left her alone in his car on Saturday afternoon, when temperatures soared above 90, the 6-year-old girl was found running through the Parx Casino parking lot screaming "Papa!" In the second such case in a month and the third this year, police charged the girl's father, Michael Roytman, with leaving her alone in his car while he went inside Parx to gamble. Roytman, 29, of Huntingdon Valley, had left the keys in the ignition, but only hot air blew out of the car's vents, police said.
June 15, 2013 |
Joanna Pang, the longtime owner of the Trocadero, is a serious businesswoman, not given to superlative. Neither is respected film curator Josh Goldbloom. Yet, ask them about their newest joint venture and each turns gushing teen. "There's never been anything like this ever and the only word to describe it is awesome," exclaims Pang, talking about the summerlong Awesome Fest, with its mix of concerts, dressed-up live events, film screenings, and celebrity meet-and-greets - all around an '80s theme.
November 16, 2012 |
Suddenly Packer Avenue, that industrial stretch of wide road near the sports stadiums in South Philly, is jumping with casino proposals. Six applications were submitted Thursday to the state Gaming Control Board for an available casino license in Philadelphia. Three of them want to set up shop on Packer Avenue. And one bidder has two potential sites there. The application for PHL Local Gaming LLC was not revealed until Friday morning, when the Gaming Control Board issued a list of bidders.
August 2, 2011 |
A Huntingdon Valley man and an Abington woman have been charged in separate cases of leaving children unattended in cars in the Parx Casino parking lot, police said Monday. On Saturday, casino patrons saw a crying 6-year-old girl running in the parking lot and getting into a Toyota RAV, Bensalem Township police said. The ignition was off, but hot air was blowing out of the vents, with the outside temperature exceeding 90 degrees. The girl was treated by rescue squad workers, and her father, Michael Roytman, 29, of Oakwood Drive, was found in the casino, police said.