Shippensburg Township councils have approved Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment’s proposal to open a Parx-branded category IV satellite casino in the town. It will be located at a former Lowe’s store in Shippen Towne Center.
The casino will feature 600 slot machines and a restaurant. And a sports complex operated by the national brand, with seating for nearly 250 people. It is scheduled to open to the public in 2022.
Moreover, according to Greenwood Gaming, the casino’s annual economic impact would be $43 million, including 125 full-time and part-time jobs.
According to Thomas Bonner, Chief Consultant at Parx, Parx’s original position for the property will necessitate relocating an access road.
Steve Oldt, chairman of the township’s board of supervisors, expressed his excitement at finding a potential tenant for the Lowe’s building. He also welcomed the casino’s economic benefits. “I am now able to finance the fire department. I will pay the EMS’s expense, and I don’t have to be concerned about going out there and calculating how much tax we’ll have to pay. And we’ll be able to support the community,” he said.