Parx Casino in Philadelphia is the most-successful of the 12 Pennsylvania casinos. As both a casino and a racetrack, Parx is actually the largest gambling facility in the state.
Inside the casino, there are over 3,500 slot machines, 130 table games, and two separate poker rooms. The only thing the casino is really lacking is a hotel. There are bars, restaurants, and even a concert venue, with several independent hotels in the area.
The casino opened in 2009, then built an expansion, which opened up in 2017. In 2016, Parx led all other casinos with over $550 million in total gaming revenue.
During 2017’s long slog to regulate and legalize online gambling, Parx frequently obstructed the online gambling legislation progress. The rumor is it was the casino pushing for the high 54 percent tax rate on online slots. Additionally, Parx pushed for both limited online skins and the prohibition of playing online while at a PA casino.
Nonetheless, Parx is one of the casinos in the Keystone State who already has an online provider in place. After launching a social casino powered by GAN software and technology in 2015, the two agree to a real-money online casino partnership as well.
Parx Casino online casino platform
GAN already has experience in the US regulated market, thanks to its partnership with Betfair’s US offerings in New Jersey. The company is also responsible for a number of play-money social casinos as well as a presence in Europe.
The social casino product launched in 2015, not long after Betfair went live in the US on the New Jersey platform.
Browser and mobile-based play
In order to get an idea of what a Parx Casino product might look at, look to both its social casino product and the real-money Betfair offerings. Both casinos are browser-based, meaning anyone with a computer and an account with Parx’s social casino can play. Players on Betfair need slightly more, as they need to be age and ID-verified and physically located within Garden State lines.
Both offer a mobile app. The real-money mobile app in New Jersey is sleek and easy to use, but it does feature only a limited selection of games compared to the 130 available on the desktop version.
The Parx Casino online casino app is currently available for both Android and iOS, as is Betfair’s app.
While Betfair offers around 30 games, Parx’s social casino features a wide range of games, including several from the IGT library like:
• Miss Red
• Wolf Rising
• Triple Diamond
• She’s a Rich Girl
• Bubble Craze
• Cash Coaster
• Masques of San Marco
• Medieval Money
• Natural Powers
• Pacific Paradise
• Tokidoki Lucky Town
• Sushi Yum Yum Extra Wasabi
• IGT Blackjack
• IGT Roulette
• Game King Double Double Bonus Poker
Games at Parx online casino
Parx online video poker
If GAN has a specialty, it might very well be video poker. Thanks to its partnership with IGT, GAN can offer popular Game King video poker games in addition to its in-house products. In New Jersey, Betfair offers eight different versions of video poker, while the Parx social casino has 16 different online video poker games to choose from.
Blackjack at Parx online casino
Blackjack is an essential part of any real-money or social online casino. Unlike video poker, the selection is small but sufficient when it comes to blackjack on a GAN platform. Betfair offers just a single-hand and five-hand option for players to choose from.
The Parx social casino only offers three versions of Blackjack too. It appears when it comes to Parx and Blackjack, the most likely approach is to provide the most well-known version of the game. It may also follow suit with Betfair and offer a series of side bet options to jazz up the action.
Parx online casino slots
One area Parx could have an upper hand is the online slot game. GAN boasts a gigantic library of games. In New Jersey, the Golden Nugget network, which includes Betfair, is known for its giant catalog. Now Betfair cannot compete with the Nugget’s 425 slot games, but it does offer almost 150 slot titles to choose from.
The Parx social casino does even better, with almost 170 titles to choose from. They are some of the premiere games in the slot world too. Here is a look at some of the most popular exclusive titles:
- 50 Lions
- African Diamond
- Crazy Money
- King of Bling
- Neon City Casino
- Robin Hood
- Total Meltdown
- Grand Dragon
- Guys Night
- Lunar Loot
- China Shores
- Neon City Casino
Other games at Parx
There is a range of additional table games to choose from on the Betfair and Parx casino platforms as well. Parx offers the following options:
- Poker Bet
- Hi/Lo Solitare
Betfair’s platform offers the games listed above (minus Keno) as well as:
- Three Card Poker
- Let it Ride
- 3 Wheel Roulette
- Double Bonus Spin Roulette
- EZ Baccarat
Parx player loyalty program
The brick and mortar Parx Casino uses a player loyalty system called XClub. The program is a three-tiered system based on player activity over six-month periods.
The number of credits a player earns over a six-month stretch determines their card status for the next six months. Free slot play and Xtra Play don’t count toward your status level. There are three levels:
- Players: 999 credits or less
- Premium: 1,000+ credits
- Elite: 7,500+ credits
Generally, online casinos in New Jersey link their rewards programs with their existing land-based program. It is industry standard that players can accrue points playing online that are available for use on property at the actual casino.
Banking options at Parx online casino
Parx online gambling site should be ready to accept:
- Prepaid Cards
- Electronic checks
- Bank wire
- Cash at the Parx cage
Players should be able to receive payouts from Parx online casino the same way they make deposits. This is likely to include electronic checks, wire transfers, traditional checks, Neteller, PayPal, and cash payouts at the casino cage.
Parx online casino customer service
The Parx online casino social game offers both an FAQ section and a customer support email. If it moves into the real-money online casino space, it is entirely likely Parx will incorporate a telephone or live chat for 24/7/365 customer service.