Expanded $250M casino opens at Philadelphia Park

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Posted: Dec 18, 2009 11:59 AM

Southeastern Pennsylvania's first slots parlor is opening its expanded gaming floor just outside Philadelphia.

The new casino Parx casino is opening Friday with more than 3,000 slots and video poker machines in Bensalem, just outside Philadelphia.

The new $250 million casino replaces the temporary parlor opened three years ago at Philadelphia Park racetrack.

The new facility boasts three restaurants, a sports bar and a live entertainment performance space.

Spokeswoman Carrie Nork Minelli says Parx has plans in the works to add table games once the plan is approved by the state legislature. She says there are also plans for a hotel, a nightclub and retail space.