Parx Casino reopens in Bensalem as part of Pennsylvania's green phase

Monday, June 29, 2020
Parx Casino reopens in Bensalem
Parx Casino reopens in Bensalem as part of "green phase."

BENSALEM, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- Parx Casino re-opened its doors Monday as part of southeastern Pennsylvania's green phase.

Under Governor Tom Wolf's guidelines, entertainment venues like casinos are allowed to operate at 50% capacity.

In a press release, Parx Casino will follow directives from the Centers for Disease Control, Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

When guests arrive:

  • Entry is limited to certain marked doors
  • If the property has reached capacity, guests will be asked to wait in an outside queue
  • Temperatures will be taken upon entry and a security guard will have each visitor use hand sanitizer
  • If a temperature is above 100.4 degrees F, the guest will receive a second temperature check and if above 100.4 degrees F, the guest will be denied entry
  • Guests are required to wear masks at all times when on the property

Additional safety procedures:

  • Slot machines, table games, restaurant tables and other physical layouts have been arranged to promote social distancing. The poker room will be closed until further notice
  • Parx has increased the frequency of cleaning and sanitizing throughout the premises, focusing on high touch areas

Employee safety procedures:

  • All employees are required to have their temperatures taken and if it is above 100.4 degrees F, they will be denied entry
  • All employees will wear masks in public and PPE will be available
  • All employees must wash their hands every 60 minutes