Philadelphia residents fight Parx Casino’s move of sportsbook to local restaurant

Philadelphia residents fight Parx Casino’s move of sportsbook to local restaurant

Article brief provided by The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Valerie Russ, The Philadelphia Inquirer
January 16, 2024 9:04 PM
  • Valerie Russ, The Philadelphia Inquirer

A Commonwealth Court decision in the past week would allow Parx Casino to move its race- and sports-betting business from its current location, not far from the Live! Casino, inside the Chickie’s & Pete’s restaurant and bar in South Philadelphia.

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However, the Packer Park Civic Association, which had sought to block a gambling venue inside what it says has traditionally been a family-friendly neighborhood bar, will now appeal to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

For more than three years, the association has fought Parx’s plans to relocate its South Philadelphia Race & Sportsbook (formerly known as the Turf Club) from 700 Packer across Broad Street to Chickie’s & Pete’s, at 1526 Packer Ave.