Looking to gamble a little bit closer to home? If you’re ready to take your chances at the slots or live table games, the places listed below are ready to take your money (or, if you’re lucky, you’ll win!).
Delaware Park Racetrack & Slots is just 45 minutes away in Wilmington. Its casino consists of two spacious non-smoking levels and has 2,500 slot machines along with many live table games like roulette, ultimate Texas Hold‘em and blackjack. It also has a 20-table poker room and a 25-table poker tournament room (tournaments happen daily). Thoroughbred racing, live simulcasting and an 18-hole golf course are other main attractions. It doesn’t matter if you decide to dress down or up – both casual and upscale dining is available.
777 Harrah’s Blvd.
Chester, PA 19013
Harrah’s Philadelphia features 100,000 square feet including 2,000 slot machines, live table games, online poker and horse racing. Located in Chester (about 10 minutes from the Philadelphia airport), it is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The table games include poker, blackjack, roulette, craps and baccarat, while the slot machines include favorites like Jackpot Party, Wheel of Fortune and Monopoly. There is plenty of parking here, including valet, and numerous bars and restaurants. Harrah’s Philadelphia is also a premier spot for harness racing with its 5/8-mile horse track and simulcast that features races from all of the major horse tracks.
Parx Casino and Racing
2999 Street Road
Bensalem, PA 19020
Parx Casino is located in Bensalem and is only a quick 20-minute drive from Philadelphia. Parx Casino has 160,000 square feet of games (the largest in Pennsylvania) including 3,350 slot machines, 170 electronic table games, 60 poker tables and 57 live table games. It also has live racing on a one-mile track and simulcast action. There are many dining options, bars and lounges, including Chickie’s & Pete’s, trackside dining and the live music venue 360. Sign up for the XClub to earn free valet parking, complimentary drink service and other perks.
1001 N. Delaware Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Sugarhouse Casino is in Philadelphia’s Fishtown section and, as the first casino in the city itself, attracts both locals and out-of-town visitors alike. Featuring great views along the Delaware River, it has more than 1600 popular slot machines, 50 live table games and free valet and self-parking. Sugarhouse Casino even has its own trolley – called the Sugar Express – that’ll take you to and from the casino. Its numerous stops are located throughout the city. Plenty of dining options are here as well – stop in at Jacks for a quick sandwich or head to the Refinery for a meal along the Delaware River.
Valley Forge Casino
1160 1st Ave.
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Valley Forge Casino is located in King of Prussia – just a 30-minute drive from Center City. A Category 3 casino, and only two years old, Valley Forge Casino currently has 600 slot machines and 50 table games (blackjack, craps, roulette and other assorted games). The resort includes live entertainment, luxury hotels, a spa, shopping, free valet parking and a fitness center. Multiple restaurants occupy the premises, like Asianoodle and the American Grill. Coming from Philly? A bus departs daily from Chinatown and Northeast Philadelphia to take you to and from the casino.
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