Which cities come to you mind when talking, thinking of gambling? Chester in Delaware County and Bensalem in Bucks County are naturally not the ones. But they are sure that the situation will change as soon as the slots start spinning.
What are your associations with Chester? An industrial city? But that is not all. There is a new racing facility, the first one to open in Pennsylvania. Vince Donlevie, the general manager of Harrah’s Chester (the name of the casino race track), says that they will try to achieve their goal by opening the slot casino in January. It means that more than 2,700 slots will spin, and more money will come rolling in. It also means that more than 900 people will find their work there.
If to speak about Bensalem, they hope horses will revive their economy. More than 700 people will be employed for the track and casino. Greenwood Gaming is currently busy with building a slots parlor. As Dave Jonas, Greenwood’s president, says, their service should be perfect and should make Philadelphia Park casino an extremely attractive place. “We really want to make each person to feel like they are the only people on the property. The focus on the customer is how we think we can differentiate ourselves,” explains Dave.
As estimated, it is a $300- million project where you’ll be able to find a hotel, spa restaurant and a new casino.