Parx Casino launches sports betting at convenient time for Eagles fans

BENSALEM (KYW Newsradio) — You can now add Parx Casino in Bensalem to the list of places in the Delaware Valley you can go to place sports bets. 

After a few trial days, the casino's new sportsbook officially launched on Thursday afternoon.

"Probably one of the most compelling features are these kiosks that are self-service for all of our players," said Matthew Cullen, the casino's Senior Vice President of Interactive Gaming and Sports. "They can come in and place bets without having to go up to the counter."

Those kiosks are actually located all throughout the casino.

There are teller windows too if you'd prefer to go that route.

"Then we've got a number of different odds boards, ten on each side of the room," added Cullen. "We've got these huge TVs that can display up to eight games."

Derrick Smith was among the first people to make some wagers.

"Atmosphere is nice in here," he told KYW Newsradio, "there's a ton of TVs. I came here to put some bets on the Birds."

Eagles were no doubt a popular option on day one of the sportsbook.

"As soon as they got into the playoffs I put money on the Birds to win the Super Bowl," said Michael Micklo. "I also have bets on the Eagles for this weekend."

The current location of this sportsbook, which is at the former 360 bar, is just temporary.

"We'll be here until July," explained Cullen, "then we're going to move into a space in the northern corner of the casino that's about three times as big."

Another feature of the Parx Casino sportsbook is you can actually set up your bet on your mobile phone, then come in and place that wager over the counter.