Author: Adam Haman

SugarHouse Casino To Be Rebranded as Rivers Casino Philadelphia

SugarHouse Casino To Be Rebranded as Rivers Casino Philadelphia

SugarHouse Casino has been a landmark in Philadelphia for quite a few years now, but by years end, the historic casino will get a major rebranding along with an expensive facelift. The property is to be renamed “Rivers Casino Philadelphia” and will get $15 million in renovations along with the new name. Gaming with a…

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SugarHouse Sportsbook First To Offer Mobile Sports Betting In PA – More To Follow

SugarHouse Sportsbook First To Offer Mobile Sports Betting In PA – More To Follow

Legal sports betting in Pennsylvania began last November, when Hollywood Casino at Penn National launched the first retail sportsbook authorized by the state’s new gaming regulatory body – the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB). That was six months ago. Yesterday (May 28, 2019) another sports betting milestone was reached in the state when a soft-launch…

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Online Sports Betting Testing Phase To Begin Soon In Pennsylvania

Online Sports Betting Testing Phase To Begin Soon In Pennsylvania

Testing of online sports betting is to begin within a week according to Communications Director Douglas Harbach of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB). Before online sports betting can go live, the PGCB will need to watch closely to make sure everything is functioning correctly. A primary focus will be to ensure that geo-location features…

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Stadium Casino Piling Up Gaming Licenses – Including Sports Betting

Stadium Casino Piling Up Gaming Licenses – Including Sports Betting

The foundation for Stadium Casino hasn’t even been poured yet, but casino developers (and future operators) have spent lots of money and obtained several gaming licenses for this “casino-to-be” that won’t be open until December 2020 at the earliest. Even though Stadium Casino is still approximately 18 months away from taking its first bet, groundwork is being…

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Parx Casino’s Racing License Renewed

Parx Casino’s Racing License Renewed

On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PCGB) voted unanimously to renew Parx Casino’s horse racing license. According to a press release from the PGCB, the board determined that Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment, Inc., the owner of Parx, complied with their obligations under the terms of the previous license. The last time…

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6 Things You Need To Know About Online Poker In Pennsylvania

6 Things You Need To Know About Online Poker In Pennsylvania

This summer (July 15, in fact) will see the launch of Pennsylvania casinos’ online gambling platforms according to a recent announcement by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB). This will include online versions of traditional casino games, including a welcome return of online poker, once so popular throughout the country. First, a little backstory: In the late 1990s, online poker…

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Will New Competition Disrupt Rivers Casino’s Sportsbook “Monopoly”?

Will New Competition Disrupt Rivers Casino’s Sportsbook “Monopoly”?

For the last four months, Rivers Casino has operated the only sportsbook in the western half of Pennsylvania with no competition in sight. Located in Pittsburgh, Rivers Casino’s sportsbook is on an island. The other seven PA casino sportsbooks are located in and around the Philadelphia area. That gives Rivers a big leg up in the Pennsylvania sports…

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July 15 Picked As Launch Date For PA Online Casino Gaming

July 15 Picked As Launch Date For PA Online Casino Gaming

After a long wait, gamblers in Pennsylvania finally know when online gaming will arrive: July 15, 2019. During a meeting on April 15, Executive Director Kevin O’Toole of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) announced that the board needed 90 more days to finalize regulations and procedures and then they would allow casinos to launch their online gambling operations.…

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Presque Isle Downs & Casino Announces Date of Sportsbook Launch: June 1, 2019

Presque Isle Downs & Casino Announces Date of Sportsbook Launch: June 1, 2019

Presque Isle Downs & Casino made headlines last week, announcing that the casino will be bringing a legal sportsbook to the Erie, Pennsylvania region. Unfortunately, locals will have to wait a while for it to arrive – Presque Isle won’t be opening their already approved sportsbook until June 1, 2019. In an announcement, Presque Isle Downs Vice President and General…

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PA’s Mount Airy And Mohegan Sun Pocono Apply For Sports Betting Licenses

PA’s Mount Airy And Mohegan Sun Pocono Apply For Sports Betting Licenses

Last Friday, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) announced that Mount Airy Casino Resort and Mohegan Sun Pocano have applied with the state for sports betting licenses. These two PA casinos are arriving a little late to the sports betting scene in Pennsylvania. The state has already allowed five PA casinos to begin sportsbook operations…

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