By Harry Allison
Parx Casino plans to open a satellite sports-betting outlet at its Valley Forge Turf Club in Oaks after launching a sportsbook last at its other off-track-betting location in South Philadelphia.
Sports betting is also featured at Parx’s Casino’s main Bensalem location.
The casino’s parent company, Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment Inc., filed a petition last Friday with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to renovate the Valley Forge Turf Club at 600 Cresson Ave. as a satellite sports-betting location.
The facility, which opened as a horse-betting and simulcast facility in 1996, is just off busy U.S. 422, across from the Marketplace at Oaks.
The company’s application described the site as an “ideally suited” to sports betters and travelers because it is located near the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Valley Forge National Park, the King of Prussia Mall, and key suburbs, including the Philadelphia region’s Main Line. The site also has a sports bar.