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

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Monday, June 29, 2020
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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