Parx Casino begins preparations for the grand opening of the Shippensburg location

SHIPPENSBURG, Pennsylvania (WHTM) — The Midstate’s newest casino won’t open until next month, but abc27 got a peek inside the smoke-free Parx Casino Shippensburg.

“We’ve already had a lot of positive feedback. There are people eating at our restaurant on the right and we think it’s going to be a great experience,” said Kevin Brady, general manager of the new Parks location.

The grand opening of the new casino is onriday,ebruary 3, 2023, but first, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board needs to know how to operate a casino.

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Monday 23rd January and Tuesday 24th January, they test days to ensure all equipment is working properly, and ensure staff have a good working environment.

“Parx is very different from other casinos, we have great customer service, and we are all focused on giving people a great experience and having a good time. You want to come here and feel welcome and feel like everything is being brought to you in a timely manner,” said Lauren Eubanks, Parx Casino employee. At the right time and in the right place.”

Parx Casino expects to see 400 to 500 people each day of the test. The manager says it’s a way for others to see what makes Parx so special.

“The biggest asset to our business is our people who actually work on the property. All of the facilities here have slot machines, table games, and restaurants, but we firmly believe our team members will make the biggest difference to us and care about our customers,” Brady said.

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The two days of testing will ensure that everything is in order for the grand opening, and all money earned during the training days will be given to charity.

“We selected four charities, and the proceeds from today and tomorrow will be distributed equally among those charities,” Brady said.

The 73,000 square foot casino will be open 24 hours on opening day and will feature approximately 500 slot machines and 48 table games.