Michigan’s Gun Lake Casino is joining forces with Parx Casino® (Parx), Pennsylvania’s #1 casino, to unveil the launch of a Gun Lake Casino Sportsbook and online gaming site.
The partnership, beginning on March 6, 2020, was established to bring a superior sports betting and online gaming experience to Gun Lake Casino guests as well as other gamblers within the state of Michigan. As these gaming options are new entertainment avenues for those in Michigan, the collaboration with a leader in the gaming industry ensures the new experience will be seamless and fun for all guests.
Parx, offers a truly unique and exquisite guest experience worth mirroring. Parx, the number one casino in Pennsylvania, is owned and operated by Greenwood Racing Inc. and offers state-of-the-art gaming, thoroughbred racing, live entertainment, thrilling promotions and exciting events. Both the 260,000 square foot Parx and the 280,000 square foot Parx East® (adjacent property – home to Parx Racing®) are conveniently located 20 minutes north of Center City Philadelphia.
“We are motivated to offer our casino guests and all Michigan residents, the ultimate first time experience with these new entertainment offerings,” said Jose Flores, vice president and general manager for Gun Lake Casino. “We have strategically crafted our partnership with Parx Casino® to allow a flawless and unsurpassed plan for our guests interested in sports betting and online gaming.”
Parx has become an established leader in the industry for both sports betting and online gaming with operations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The partnership between Parx and Gun Lake Casino will allow for a collaborative operational and executional plan to deliver Gun Lake Casino guests, as well as other gamblers within the state of Michigan, the best experience by leveraging Parx expertise and advanced technological development.
“Parx Casino® is thrilled to partner with Gun Lake Casino to power their online and retail sports betting business as well as online casino products,” said Matthew Cullen, senior vice president of interactive gaming and sports for Parx. “We’re excited to bring our expertise in effective, profitable customer acquisition and online product operation to the vast Michigan customer base.”
There is much excitement around the start date, especially with the popularity of the March college basketball tournament. The new entertainment offerings will be introduced in a phased approach for guests with onsite sports betting first, followed by online sports betting and online casino gaming at a future date. Guests are encouraged to follow Gun Lake Casino’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram channels for the latest announcements on start dates.
Initially, Stage 131 will be home to sports betting opportunities at Gun Lake Casino. Stage 131 offers a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere with uninterrupted views of dozens of televisions. Select food dishes and a full service bar will be available, allowing guests to continuously watch the key moments of the most popular games. At the start, sports bets will be placed at the new betting counter inside Stage 131 or at self-serve kiosks located throughout Gun Lake Casino.
The Gun Lake Casino Sportsbook will allow bets to be placed on a diverse range of sports. Guests’ favorite sports will be offered, including football, basketball, baseball, golf, hockey, soccer, boxing, mixed martial arts, tennis and more.
As Gun Lake Casino continues to expand, so will the opportunities to enhance new and existing entertainment offerings. Included in the $100 million expansion, announced in October 2019, is a state of the art venue that will double the size of the current Stage 131, adding more seating, televisions, an outdoor patio and a new dining service. Gaming availability will increase by 450 more slot machines, 12 new table games, and a larger non-smoking area. Two additional upscale restaurants will be included in the expansion. More details about the new dining options will be provided closer to the grand opening date.
An additional 125 opportunities for employment will become available as advancements are made on the expansion and the new entertainment offerings are developed. As progress continues new career openings will be posted on the Gun Lake Casino website at: www.gunlakecasino.com/careers.