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Philadelphia Park Casino Now Offers Electronic Blackjack

On April 28, 2007, the casino table games at Philadelphia Park Casino opened for public use. But do not expect to find a live casino dealer presiding over the games. All of the casino table games are operated electronically.

An electronic dealer who bears some similarities to Teri Hatcher from Desperate Housewives can be seen from the 42 inch plasma screen televisions all over the casino. The Philadelphia Park currently has 11 electronic blackjack tables.

According to the information provided by Doug Harbach, spokesman of the Gaming Control Board, Philadelphia Park is the first gaming facility in Pennsylvania to offer Blackjack games because technically, the tables are not "Table Games" but rather joined slot machines.

Each player plays different card decks, so a player's decision has absolutely no effect on his opponents.

Dave Jonas, President of the Philadelphia Park Casino, said that the electronic blackjack tables will help the Park to compete with other casinos in the state and neighboring areas, like Delaware and West Virginia. There is no current legislative drive to allow live casino table games.


Monday, May 28 , 2007
Tim Arnell