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Parx Bensalem & Shippensburg

Bensalem & Shippensburg, PA

“Parx Casino is excited to cut the ribbon on the best sportsbook in the country” —Matthew Cullen, Senior Vice President of Interactive Gaming & Sports

BLTa worked to create a space at Parx Bensalem that is unique to the casino; the interior details include custom fabric wall panels, wood wainscoting with a stone cap, custom carpet, and feature lighting. The sophisticated and comfortable playing experience meets a multitude of gaming requirements while also allowing for comfortable table seating and views of TVs from every seat.

This state-of-the-art sportsbook offers guests a unique experience with incredible video wall spanning more than the entire length of the room. Curving to allow the screen to stretch across three walls, the digital displays immerse players in all the action.

A comfortable all-weather, year-round entertainment space features a large indoor hall and two outdoor seating areas. Glazed wall panels with folding glass doors and retractable roof panels allow the building to connect interior and exterior spaces weather permitting.

At the Xcite Center, the high-quality performance space offers luxury dressing rooms, a green room, and roadie support spaces to attract prospective acts to Parx. The the latest sound and light technology, combined with short sight lines from every vantage point, are a draw for audiences. This multi-use event center can accommodate everything from banquets to boxing and mixed martial arts events. The performance hall includes custom fabric acoustical panels, wood wainscoting, retractable chandeliers, a programmable proscenium, and adjustable curtains that allow the space to be used for multiple sizes and types of events.

Parx Casino Shippensburg transforms a former Lowe’s home improvement store into a 85,000 square foot entertainment and dining destination. The casino floor provides patrons multiple options for gaming by delivering over 500 slot machines and 48 electronic table games. Live dealers are at the center of the floor to enhance the gaming experience. A 100-seat, full-service restaurant is accessible to both gaming and non-gaming patrons.

On the exterior, the Mondrian-inspired exterior pattern defines the main PARX casino volume in Bensalem, featuring rich stone accents and details at the entry façade and porte-cochère. Five hundred surface parking spaces for casino patrons flank the main entry.

These projects were completed by BLTa prior to becoming a Perkins Eastman Studio.

Project Facts

  • Client:

  • Parx Casinos
  • Size:

  • 50,000 sf (Bensalem)
    85,000 sf (Shippensburg)
  • Services:

  • Architecture, Interior Design
  • Project Partner:

  • ICRAVE, consulting interior designer for the Bensalem Sportsbook
  • Markets:

  • Hospitality, Sport + Entertainment
  • Region:

  • United States
  • Studios:

  • Philadelphia