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Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack

Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack is a Racino (horse-racing track and casino) in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. It opened in 2006, at Harrah’s Blvd.

History of Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack

2006 – On September 10, 2006, Harrah’s Philadelphia occurred its first harness racing season. On September 27, 2006, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board gave Harrah’s Chester slots license. Then the permanent slot-machine gaming operator license was given on December 20, 2006.

2007 – The casino was opened on January 22, 2007. It was one day earlier than the expected date. The Catania Engineering Associates managed the design of the project site.

2010 – It began offering live table games on July 18, 2010.

2012 – Harrah’s Chester was changed into Harrah’s Philadelphia to appeal to a broader market on May 2012.

2018 – The change of ownership occurred in 2018 when Vici Properties purchased Harrah’s Philadelphia’s land and buildings from Caesars for $242 million. Caesars leased back the property for $21 million per year.

2019 – Sports betting was introduced at Harrah’s Philadelphia with a testing period on January 22, 2019. The formal grand opening was on January 24, 2019.

Track Details and Other Facilities

Track Details

  • 🐎Main Track
    • The track is 5⁄8 mile (1.0 km) in length.
    • It has a limestone-based surface.
    • The midpoint of the 1-mile (1.6 km) race comes on a bridge that hangs over the Delaware River and provides a view of freight ships passing by.

Other Facilities

  • 🐎Parking Space
    • The parking space capacity is 3,000, with covered parking and valet service.
  • 🐎Paddock
    • The racing paddock at Harrah’s holds up to 131 horses.
    • Due to its limited space, horses are shipped into the paddock rather than stabled on-track.
  • 🐎Grandstand
    • The capacity is 1,500.
  • 🐎Clubhouse
    • The capacity is 300.


  • 🐎 Philly Tap & Tavern
    • Dining Options: Dine in, Delivery, and Take out.
    • Open Hours
      • It is open for lunch and dinner.
      • Sunday – 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm.
      • Thursday – 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
      • Friday and Saturday – 12:00 noon to 10:00 pm.
  • 🐎Caesars Eats
    • Guests can order food through Caesars Eats to be delivered right to their seats in the Book, Beer Garden, and Laurel Lounge.
    • It is available daily from 11:30 am – 9:00 pm for delivery.
  • 🐎Market Express
    • It is located on the 2nd-floor racing level.
    • Open Hours
      • Wednesday to Sunday – 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm.
    • Dining Options: Dine in and Take out
  • 🐎Mien Noodles
    • Open Hours
      • Monday, Thursday, and Friday – 6:00 pm to 12:00 midnight.
      • Saturday and Sunday – 6:00 pm to 2:00 am.
    • Dine only
    • Take out Hours
      • Friday & Saturday – 11:00 pm to 2:00 am.
      • Sunday – 11:00 pm to 12:00 midnight.
  • 🐎The Market
    • Open Hours
      • Sunday to Thursday – 11:00 am to 11:00 pm.
      • Friday and Saturday – 11:00 am to 3:00 am.
    • Dining Options: Dine in, Delivery, and Take out


  • 🐎Casino
    • It has 45 sportsbook screens
    • It has 1700 slot machines
    • It has 100,000 sq ft. of gaming space
    • Table Games: blackjack; roulette; craps; and Baccarat
  • 🐎Caesars Sportsbook

    • It has 4,300 square feet of space.
    • It has stadium lounge seats, high-top tables, custom bar seating, six ticket windows, 16 self-service betting kiosks, a giant screen matrix, and over 45 TVs to watch the action live.
    • Guests should be 21 and above
    • Caesars Sportsbook is located at the rear of the casino.
    • Open Hours
      • Sunday – 9:00 am to 12:00 midnight.
      • Monday to Thursday – 10:00 am to 12:00 midnight.
      • Saturday – 9:00 am to 1:00 am.


  • 🐎C-Bar
    • C-Bar is located at the center of the casino.
    • Guests should be 21 and above.
    • Open Hours
      • Sunday – 12:00 noon to 2:00 am.
      • Monday to Saturday – 11:00 am to 2:00 am.
  • 🐎Harrah’s Backyard
    • It is located on The Patio at The Grandstand.
    • It offers outdoor entertainment.
    • It is open during the racing season.
  • 🐎O’SHEAS
    • It offers a classic party with dance, bar games, and drinks
    • It has music trivia every Friday with prizes
    • It offers live music every Saturday.
    • It has Karaoke nights and dart tournaments.
  • 🐎Copper Mug
    • It is located on the racing track level of Harrah’s Philadelphia.
    • Guests should be 21 and above.
    • It is a wooden island bar wrapped in flat-screen TVs.
    • It offers live sports and beer.
    • It stays open late.

Race Schedule

Harrah's Philadelphia Race Schedule

  • 🐎Live Racing Schedule
    • It runs 150 days live meet from early April to mid-December.
    • Race days are typically operated on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, as well as occasional holidays that fall on Saturday and Monday.
    • Racing at Harrah’s is usually scheduled to begin at 12:25 pm.

Location and Access to the Racecourse

  • The track is located in Chester, Pennsylvania, just south of the Philadelphia International Airport, and situated in the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.
  • You can reach it with a very short ride from nearby Maryland.
  • The location of the track is on the site of the former Sun Shipbuilding campus.


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