Bankroll Set To Open In Philadelphia As Newest PA Sports Betting Bar

Written By Corey Sharp on February 15, 2023 - Last Updated on July 12, 2023
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The newest Pennsylvania sports betting bar in Philadelphia is opening this month. Bankroll is a luxury sports bar located in Center City Philadelphia, in place of the Boyd Theatre.

The goal of the new establishment is to combine the experience of watching games with friends, while betting on games.

When is Bankroll Philadelphia opening?

Bankroll broke ground in April 2022 and announced its plans to open later this month, according to a press release.

The new sports bar is gearing for opening as the company announced four new members to the team. Each team member possess significant experience in the culinary and hospitality industry:

  • Scott Swiderski, Corporate Chef – formerly with David Burke’s restaurant group and Buddakan
  • Zach Seidman, Director of Hospitality – notable experience in hospitality and nightlife, including at Atlantic City’s HQ2 and The Guitar Hotel at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
  • Olivia Mazza, Director of Events – formerly with Schulson Collective and Jose Garces
  • Casey Corradin, Associate Marketing Manager – previously with Schulson Collective

All four hires represent Bankroll as a luxury sports and live event viewing experience. Offerings include multiple, distinct types of seating areas for guests, unparalleled dining and hospitality, and a range of curated experiences in an upscale social environment.

“It is going to be a world-class luxury experience unlike anyone has ever seen,” partner Paul Martino said in April. “We are doing it here in my hometown of Philadelphia because it is undoubtedly the greatest sports city in the United States.”

What PA sports bettors should expect at Bankroll

The $20 million project has seen its share of delays due to the pandemic. The new sports bar is 18,500 square feet and can accommodate about 350-400 people. It’s located on 1910 Chestnut Street.

Bankroll Philly touted as the sports betting parlor of the future
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Bankroll will feature its upscale hospitality as a high-end sports bar. There will be a restaurant, multiple bars, an upper mezzanine level with private lounges available to reserve and several TVs. Though the bar will not have betting kiosks, using PA online sportsbooks while at the bar will be highly encouraged.

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Stephen Starr, partner and owner of Starr Restaurants, is handling the menu for Bankroll. Not much has been updated, but Starr said in April that there will be usual sports bar fare, but with slightly more creative and upscale twists. Starr noted that the French onion soup from Parc would be on the menu.

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Corey Sharp is the Lead Writer at PlayPennsylvania bringing you comprehensive coverage of sports betting and gambling in Pennsylvania. Corey is a 4-for-4 Philly sports fan and previously worked as a writer and editor for the Philadelphia Inquirer and NBC Sports Philadelphia.

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