By Harvey Hoffman
Sports betting is coming to Malvern by the end of the year.
Parx is relocating its now-closed Oaks Race and Sportsbook to a new Chickie’s and Pete’s in the Grove Shopping Center in Malvern.
In late June, the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission approved plans.
Joe Wilson, the COO of Parx, said: “We’d like to open several of these. This is what we see as the future,” he added. “Nobody wants to walk into an empty bar. It’s the same way with an OTB.”
A spokesperson for the PGCB explained that the Gaming Act permits sports betting at non-primary/pari-mutuel wagering locations of the Category 1 casino license holders. The PGCB would not need to “license” a sportsbook location at Chickie’s and Pete’s in Chester County. Instead, they would review and approve the area where the kiosks are located to ensure it meets regulatory requirements.