Parx Casino begins preparations for grand opening of Shippensburg location

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – The Midstate’s newest casino won’t open until next month, but abc27 caught a glimpse inside the smoke-free Parx Casino Shippensburg.

“We already have a lot of positive feedback. Our restaurant on the right has people eating and we think it’s going to be a great experience,” said Kevin Brady, general manager of the new Parx location.

The grand opening of the new casino is on Friday February 3rd, 2023, but first the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board needs to see how the casino is running.

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Monday 23rd January and Tuesday 24th January are test days to ensure all devices are working properly and to ensure employees have a good working environment.

“Parx is very different from other casinos, we have great customer service, we are all about giving people a great experience and having a good time. They want to come here and feel welcome and that everything is being given to them at the right time, in the right place, at the right time,” said Lauren Eubanks, a staffer at Parx Casino.

Parx Casino expects 400 to 500 participants on each test day. The manager says it’s a way for others to see what makes Parx special.

“The biggest differentiator of our company is our people who actually work on the property. All of the facilities around here have slots, table games, restaurants, but we truly believe that our team members will be our biggest differentiator and care about our customers,” said Brady.

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The two days of testing ensure everything is in shape for the grand opening and all money earned from the practice days is donated to charity.

“We have selected four charities and today’s and tomorrow’s proceeds will be split equally between those charities,” Brady said.

The 73,000-square-foot casino will be open 24 hours a day on opening day and will feature around 500 slot machines and 48 table games.

https://www.abc27.com/local-news/after-mandatory-testing-parx-casino-starts-grand-opening-preparations/ Parx Casino begins preparations for grand opening of Shippensburg location

Brian Ashcraft

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