May 30, 2013
What: The inaugural Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic When: Sunday Schedule: Women's pro race, 8:30 a.m.; men's pro race, noon. Course: 12-mile circuit. Men's race is 10 laps for 120 miles, women's race five laps for 60 miles. The start and finish are at the "Manayunk Wall. " The rest is on Kelly Drive along the Schuylkill to Strawberry Mansion and Lemon Hill, then returning to Manayunk along Main Street. Purse: $60,000 total. Men and women $30,000 each, including $5,000 each for King of the Mountain and Queen of the Mountain.
May 11, 2013
Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment Inc., owner of Parx in Bensalem, announced Friday that it was applying for a casino license in Maryland. The company is also partnered with Baltimore-based Cordish Cos. to build Live! Hotel and Casino, one of six proposals currently competing for Philadelphia's second gaming license. Maryland Casino L.L.C. - a subsidiary of Greenwood Gaming - submitted an application with the State of Maryland Video Lottery Facility Location Commission to develop an $800 million hotel, gaming and entertainment venue in Prince George's County, Md., to be branded as Parx Casino Hotel & Spa. - Suzette Parmley
April 28, 2013 |
LINCOLN FINANCIAL FIELD will soon play host to an anxious, angst-ridden crowd of people - but they won't be Super Bowl-starved Eagles fans. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is set to hold public-input hearings May 8 and 9 at the stadium as the battle for the city's second casino license lumbers forward. So, why the angst? Three separate proposals call for casino complexes to be built in South Philly, not far from the area that's already home to the Linc, Citizens Bank Park, the Wells Fargo Center and Xfinity!
April 14, 2013 |
TO BUILD a casino in Philadelphia, a developer must marshal his forces in the battle for public opinion about the project. A free hat, T-shirt and some spending money can help. The investors behind Casino Revolution, Joseph Procacci and Walter Lomax, outfitted supporters with hats and T-shirts and paid many of them $25 per day to attend public hearings on casino applications held Thursday and Friday in Philadelphia by the state Gaming Control Board. It's not the first attempt to fill a room with cheering supporters.
March 27, 2013 |
The 2013 Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic will start and end at the Manayunk wall but will skip the Art Museum and Benjamin Franklin Parkway in favor of a more compact course. But at least the June 2 race will actually happen, surviving a threat to its existence when previous organizers could not find a corporate sponsor. U.S. Rep. Bob Brady and other civic leaders organized to save the iconic event, recruiting Parx Casino and New Penn financial as sponsors. The race, famed for its leg-burning climb up Manayunk's hills, will end atop Levering Street, part of the climb known as the Wall, which organizers hope will provide dramatic finishes for the crowd.
March 15, 2013
A woman was arrested at Parx Casino in Bensalem this month for smashing a beer bottle over the head of a fellow slots player who blew cigarette smoke in her face, according to police records. Dana Sarne, 30, of Morrisville, asked Paula White to extinguish her cigarette while the two were playing slots March 4, records say. Sarne said the smoke was irritating her asthma. According to the records, the two were in the casino's smoking section. White would not put out the cigarette, records say, and then blew smoke in Sarne's face.
March 14, 2013
POLICE in Warrington, Bucks County, say that a secretary for a Bucks County ambulance company stole $642,000 from the nonprofit over four years, allegedly to support a gambling habit. The Bucks County Courier Times reports that Danette Lewchick, 56, was sent to Bucks County prison Monday after being unable to post $25,000 bail on theft and related charges. Authorities say she became the Warrington Community Ambulance's financial secretary in 2008. She allegedly took money from the company's account and put it toward her personal use. Her attorney, Jeffrey Solar, says she has "a severe gambling addiction.
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)
February 22, 2013 |
ATLANTIC CITY - The plight of the lavishly expensive but bankruptcy-bound Revel means more than just the future of one casino. It also means the potential loss of a key ingredient in the desperate city's blueprint for recovery. With Revel's financial challenges, questions abound regarding Atlantic City's ability to alter its image as more than just a place to gamble. The architects of a reimagined Atlantic City - one that would counter gambling competition from Pennsylvania and elsewhere - saw Revel as a more diversified destination.
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