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Supreme Court Denies Parx Appeal; OKs Valley Forge Casino

Casino less than 25 miles away could cut into Parx revenue.

Against the wishes of officials at Bensalem’s , the state Supreme Court on Tuesday approved a casino license at the Valley Forge Convention Center.

According to a story on PhillyBurbs.com, Parx owners challenged the license which was awarded in 2009, stating that the proposed King of Prussia gaming facility was too close to Bensalem — 24 miles.

“We are pleased that the Supreme Court upheld this licensing decision which allows this project to move forward so it can create jobs, enhance tourism and produce much needed tax revenue for the Commonwealth,” said Gaming Control Board chairman Greg Fajt, in a release.

The Valley Forge Convention Center has 488 hotel rooms on 850,000 square feet of property and is located at 1160 First Avenue. Under current regulations, the facility could operate up to 600 slot machines and 50 table games.

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The court vote was 3-to-2 against the owners of Parx Casino in Bensalem, which had challenged the license. Two justices didn't participate. Best Online Casino Review - OnlineCasinoBB
OnlineCasinoBB March 13, 2011 at 10:28 AM
The group estimates that a casino will produce $74 million in annual, could be possible that customers being lured to the swank new Parx Casino at Philly Park. King of Prussia to have as many as 600 slot machines and 50 table games and is really challenged by the owners of Parx Casino in Bensalem.
robin marinari March 15, 2011 at 11:07 PM
I for one will be tremendously happy to have a casino much closer to home and in a much safer neighborhood than Parx casino.
anonymous October 05, 2011 at 08:58 PM
LOL.....I cannot believe the audacity and stupidity that Parx management has to try to block this. They are trying to monopolize....If they are going to block Valley Forge Casino, then they may as well go ahead and protest SugarHouse, which is even closer, or better yet, Sands in Bethlehem, which is their closest competition in total revenues.

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