Parx Casino is teaming up with Chickie's & Pete's to bring the first sportsbook inside a restaurant in Pennsylvania.
Action News got a first look inside ahead of their grand opening in Malvern on February 9.
"This is the very first stand-alone restaurant and sports bar that has a race and sportsbook in it. So it's super exciting for our entire region and a great place for people to watch and wager and for people to have their Chickie's and Pete's favorites," said Carrie Nork Minelli, director of public relations for Parx Casino.
#New at 4: New Chickie's & Pete's opens in Malvern, and on the menu-- sports and horse betting. @parxcasino says the sportsbook is the *FIRST* to open inside a restaurant in Pennsylvania, and we're going to show you a first look at 4. @6abc pic.twitter.com/6YzxP5Btd5— Christie Ileto (@Christie_Ileto) February 8, 2022
There will be four live customer tellers and four sports betting kiosks for placing wagers on pro and college sports.
The 600-square-foot sportsbook from Parx will sit adjacent to Chickie's and Pete's bar and dining rooms to allow access to real-time sports game viewing.
The freshly opened eatery is 8600 square feet, and the opening of this sportsbook and restaurant also brings dozens of new jobs to the area.