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Parx Casino in Pennsylvania

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Hotels & Casinos' started by SteveAC01, Oct 11, 2015.

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  1. SteveAC01

    SteveAC01 Tourist

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    In November, I'm going to be in the Langhorne PA area for a few days, with a lot of dead time in between.

    I see that Parx Casino is only about a 15 minute drive from where I'll be staying.
    Anyone been there?
    Any card status matching? (I'm Seven Stars).
    I'm a table player, mostly Craps, plus some .25/$1-VP.
    Thanks for any G2.
    SteveAC01
     
  2. wizard950

    wizard950 High-Roller

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    It is a nice place. Large casino with a good slot mix plus table games. Plenty of parking, valet is not free for average players and the price varies. If you like crabs, mussels or clams there is a sports bar in the back right hand corner called Chickie's and Pete's which is very good and sort of a Philadelphia institution. They used to do a card upgrade but I don't know about now. You might want to call them.

    https://www.parxcasino.com/xclub?gclid=CLyPlYj_vMgCFckWHwodhn8Ntw
     
  3. Tbone3336

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    I have gone there many times, mainly to see the horses, but the craps tables are right near the Pony cage. Most times I was there, ( It has been about a year since now), the tables were $15 but this was on a Saturday. There are two separate parts, one that holds the horses by the track and then the main casino which was built in the past 7 years or so is a bigger building.
     
  4. Snidely

    Snidely VIP Whale

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    I live about 15 mins from Parx. Nice place. It's busy even during the week so there is always a nice exciting buzz. The cocktail waitresses are very attractive! They will walk around with rum &cokes and LIIT. They have rules about bottled beers for only the higher level players. Parx is very clean compared to the AC casinos.

    If you have the time and inclination, and nice weather, go to New Hope for dinner. Lots of cool shops, bars, and restaurants there.
     
  5. SteveAC01

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    So on November 13, 2015 I gave Parx Casino a try.
    Three craps tables open, two at $10, jammed up.
    One at $15 with only six or seven players, so I bought in.
    I quickly understood why it was sparsely populated, and it wasn't the higher minimum bet.
    Quick point and out for the first four shooters I watched.
    But for me, the worst problem was that the table layout had a very springy underlayment, so the dice jump in every direction.
    As a pretty good shooter, able to exercise some influence on a neutral or minimum bounce table, I wasn't happy with this trampoline effect.
    But since I was there anyway, I bought in and played for an hour and 15 minutes.
    Only one other shooter had decent hands, and at least half the players were on the Dark Side.
    My first two hands were very short.
    My third hand was good.
    I had strong come out results -- two winner sevens, and two YOs.
    I especially enjoyed listening to the Dark Siders pissing and moaning.
    Then I set a six as my point, and repeated the six (came easy) in five more throws.
    Next roll I set a ten and quickly sevened out. Total hand 14 throws I think.
    But it was a good recovery hand, so I colored up with a small loss and got out of there before I gave it all back.
    Not a great casino, but I might go back if I'm in the area again.
    SteveAC01
     
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  6. Breeze147

    Breeze147 Button Man

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    My brother has been there at least a hundred times. He lives in Northeast Philly so it's just a relatively short bus ride. He claims to have won many thousands on the slots. Only rarely plays table games. Everything must be take with a huge grain of salt since he too suffers from the family disease, Bullshititis.
     
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    Grew up a few miles from there...sadly it wasn't a casino when I was growing up. During high school we would skip class and drive to AC to gamble.
     
  8. lithium78

    lithium78 High-Roller

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    PA casinos make me feel sad. It's like playing slots at a Walmart. AC is a real gambling experience and the resorts are really nice.
     
  9. SteveAC01

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    Lithium, you put your finger right on it. PARX does feel a bit like a Walmart (but with a better clientele).
    How about their parking lot? The worst layout I've ever seen - dead ends, fences, and one-ways with no apparent logic or flow.
    And if you come in from the horse racing side, you need a map to find the main casino entrance.

    In a choice between a 15 minute drive to Parx vs. 90 minutes to AC, it's AC every time.
    SteveAC01
     
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