Mini Casino Approved in Shippensburg
By: Trey Nissley 4/8/21
Photo Courtesy: Monte Carlo Casino
A mini casino is making its way to Shippensburg. The casino will be a miniature version of the Parx Casino in Bucks County and will be housed in the former Lowe’s building on Conestoga Drive in Shippensburg. There will be no structural work done on the building and will mainly have cosmetic changes done.
The Township Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the application from Greenwood Gaming on Saturday and the casino is expected to open in 2022. However, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board will be making the final decision about the planned casino on May 20th at 4 p.m. in the Luhrs Performing Arts Center.
Inside the casino there will be up to 600 seats, slot machines, automated table games, and a 250-seat restaurant. There will also be over 750 parking spaces outside of the building. The casino is also expected to employ 100 full time workers and the construction will employ about 120, according to Shippensburg Township Supervisor Steve Oldt.