Bensalem, PA (August 18, 2015) – Livengrin Foundation (“Livengrin”) and Parx Casino® today announced a new partnership to support the prevention and treatment of gambling addiction. Over the next three years, Parx Casino® will donate a total of $75,000 to Livengrin to help fund its gambling addiction recovery program. Parx Casino®, located only a mile and a half from Livengrin, is the first and only Pennsylvania casino to create a partnership with a private organization such as Livengrin to help combat gambling addiction in Pennsylvania.
As part of the initiative, Parx Casino® has produced Livengrin referral materials for gambling addiction including a brochure and rack card that are placed within the casino. Livengrin will provide Parx Casino’s responsible gaming committee with updates on its gambling addiction programs twice per year.
“We applaud Parx Casino® for enhancing their efforts to ensure that patrons who are struggling with life-issues related to problem gambling can have a certified counselor quickly available and accessible to them—letting them know that we are nearby and ready to help anyone who feels like they could benefit from talking to a professional about their concerns,” said Rick Pine, President & CEO of Livengrin Foundation. “The support Parx is offering will help provide fast and free access to a counselor who can help the individual determine what their options are for addressing their problems related to gambling.”
“Parx Casino® is proud to support Livengrin’s gambling addiction recovery program,” said Ron Davis, Director of Diversity and Community Development at Parx Casino®, and Livengrin Foundation board member. “We are committed to ensuring that people with a gambling problem get the education and treatment they need so they can overcome their addiction.”
To learn more about Livengrin and its programs for problem gambling, as well as drug and alcohol addiction, go to www.livengrin.org. Anyone that needs help with a gambling problem can call (800) 245-4736 for free and confidential evaluations.
ABOUT PARX CASINO®
Parx Casino®, owned and operated by Greenwood Racing, Inc., is the number one revenue generating casino in Pennsylvania. Parx Casino® is conveniently located 20 minutes north of center city Philadelphia, I-95 exit 37 or PA Turnpike exit 351 (westbound), exit 352 (eastbound) onto Street Road in Bensalem. Parx features 174,000 square feet of gaming; 3,300 slot machines; over 100 live table games; 80 poker tables; live racing & simulcast action; Parxgrill, an upscale signature restaurant; Foodies food court; Chickie's & Pete's Crab House and Sports Bar; 360 bar and live music venue; Jax sports bar; Circle Bar; Bambu Noodle House; Earl of Sandwich® and complimentary parking for over 5,000 cars. For more information on Parx Casino®, visit www.parxcasino.com.
About Livengrin Foundation
Livengrin Foundation is a Bucks County-based, non-profit addiction treatment center. Since its founding in 1966, Livengrin has been an innovative leader in the field of addiction treatment, having treated over 130,000 patients and families for alcohol and drug addiction. The organization offers inpatient and outpatient treatment in eight locations across Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania.
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