In a statement posted on its website, Parx Casino in Bensalem, PA says it has decided to temporarily close starting tomorrow morning (March 15) at 6am due to concerns over the Coronavirus.

Here is part of the statement...

"While we all work to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the safety, comfort and well-being of our guests remains our top priority at Parx Casino®. Effective March 15, 2020, at 6:00am, Parx Casino® will close temporarily in response to the Governor of Pennsylvania's directions and instructions to cancel or postpone large events and gatherings in connection with the COVID-19 epidemic. We are taking this action as responsible business leaders within the Bensalem community and as one of the largest employers in Bucks County. We will continue to monitor and comply with all orders, directives, instructions and/or recommendations made by government agencies and currently plan to re-open on March 29, 2020, at 6:00am. During the two-week closure, we will continue to pay our employees."

Earlier today, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolfe urged non-essential retail facilities across Bucks County to close.

According to Wikipedia, Parx Casino is Pennsylvania's largest casino gaming complex.

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