Parx, Penn Among Casinos Receiving Fines from the Gaming Control Board

racino slots machine HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb., 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today approved fines totaling $32,500 against three casino operators for various violations. The fines were the result of the approvals of consent agreements between the PGCB’s Office of Enforcement Counsel and: Mount Airy #1, LLC, operator of Mount Airy Casino Resort in Monroe County,… [Read more…]

PARX Racino Update – December, 2015

Slot Machines Strong December Table Games Numbers Spur Record Casino Gaming Revenue Year in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Record table games revenue in 2015 helped propel overall gaming revenue this past year to the highest annual figure since legalized casino gaming began in Pennsylvania. Gross revenue of $808,135,353 from the play of table games at Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos in 2015 was nearly 8% higher than revenue in… [Read more…]

New $20 Million Parx Racing® Fall Festival

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 Parx to invest $4.4 million in track improvements and beautification

Reduction in live race days will fund increased purses during a two month-long Fall Festival;

BENSALEM, Pa., June 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Parx Racing® and the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (PTHA) announce the creation of a new, annual $20 Million Parx Racing® Fall Festival that will… [Read more…]

Casino Operator’s License Renewed for Parx Casino

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board unanimously voted to renew the Category 1 casino operator’s license of Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment, LLC., operator of Parx Casino in Bucks County. The seven member Board determined that Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment had fulfilled the obligations under its initial casino operator’s license…

Dependable mare captures claiming honor

Claimer of the Week at AGameofSkill.comPrimal Baby won the 8th race at PARX Saturday afternoon and has been named the agameofskill.com Claimer of the Week. The mare was close up early and stalked leaders from the outside eventually seizing the lead inside the furlong marker and winning by a half length for her second consecutive victory. The 6 furlong event was for $12,500 claimer,s and Primal Baby stopped the timer at 1:11.60. It was the 10th career victory for the 6 year old who returned $18.60 to her backers. The daughter of Macho Uno was claimed in June for $16,000 and has collected a pair of wins and a second place finish for owner-trainer Peter Kazamias. Ridden by Eriluis Vaz the mare has finished in the money (top 3) 30 times from 40 career starts and has accumulated $247,000 in lifetime earnings.


-Art Parker, author of the upcoming “Keeneland Winning Trainer Patterns – 2013 Fall Meet edition”

All In No Outs named AGameofSkill Claimer of the Week

Claimer of the Week at AGameofSkill.comAll In No Outs, claimed in his last race by owner-trainer John Rodriguez, captured the sixth race at Parx Saturday afternoon in his first race after an 80 day layoff. The eight year old sat in perfect position to strike the leaders turning into the stretch and took command at the 3/16 pole. Veteran rider Jose Flores kept the bay busy all the way to the wire and withstood a late run from the race favorite to win by a head. All In No Outs covered the 7/8 mile event in 124.89 and paid $6.40 to win. The race was for horses winless in six months for a claiming price of $5,000. The Cherokee Run gelding sports an impressive career record of 12 wins, 10 seconds and 6 third place finishes from 44 career starts. Saturday’s victory boosted his lifetime earnings close to $300,000.

— Art Parker

Linebacker named AGameofSkill.com’s Claimer of the Week

Claimer of the Week at AGameofSkill.comCapturing his second straight victory, Linebacker completed a very successful 2011 campaign with an impressive win at Parx Saturday afternoon. It was the fifth win of the year for the Guadalupe Preciado trainee. The 5 year old gelding has won 5 races this year with a pair of wins coming at Parx, while notching other victories at Monmouth, Delaware and Penn National. In Saturday’s race the 2-turn specialist stalked a slow running pacesetter and seized the lead at the quarter pole. When asked for his best by veteran rider Jose Flores, Linebacker responded very well and proved much the best in the $25,000 event at a mile. Linebacker paid a whopping $17.40 top win while competing in a very small field. Sired by Yonaguska, Linebacker has won 10 times from 41 career starts and finished in the money 23 times. He is owned by B-c Stables and his career earnings are approaching $300,000. Linebacker cost $45,000 at the 2007 Keeneland September sale. With the NFL playoffs about to start, the appropriately-named Linebacker is AGameofSkill.com’s Claimer of the Week.

— Art Parker