Pennsylvania License Given to Parx Casino Shippensburg
Parx Casino's holding company has been granted a license to open a mini-casino in Shippensburg Township, Cumberland County. Parx expects to build the 73,000-square-foot casino on the site of the shuttered Lowe’s Home Supply store in the Shipper Towne Center.
Parx Casino Shippensburg will open with electronic table games, 500 slot machines, a restaurant and a sports bar. The company intends to apply for a sport's betting license for the venue.
Greenwood won a Category Four gaming license for Shippensburg Parx in 2018. The town voted in favor of the project in May, but Carlisle and South Middleton Township residents were against it. First choice of location at Exit 29 on 1-81 was scrapped because of sinkholes. ParX settled on Lowe's because it has large-scale retail readiness, parking and road access.
Parx Casino Shippensburg has been granted a license to operate between 300 and 750 slot machines. It can also expand the capacity for table games for an additional fee of $2.5 million. Parx expects to create 175 construction jobs and employ over 125 permanent staff.