Bucks County

New Deal With Parx Continues to Bring $10M to Bensalem

A newly negotiated agreement between Parx Casino and Bensalem will allow the suburban township to continue to receive millions of dollars from the casino and avoid a devastating blow to its finances.

Nearly two-and-a-half months after the state's High Court ruled a 2004 law requiring casinos to pay a percentage of their profits to the municipalities hosting them, Bensalem and Parx officials reached an agreement that will require the casino to pay $10 million annually to the township, according to the Bucks County Courier Times.

Other cities around the state, like Chester, have echoed DiGrilolamo's statements, saying they already pay for additional policing that would be unnecessary if there was no casino in town.

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