Mohegan Sun Pocono Approved For PA Sports Betting

Mohegan Sun Pocono Approved For PA Sports Betting

Mohegan Sun Pocono Sportsbook

On Tuesday, the Mohegan Sun Pocono became the eighth PA casino to be approved for sports betting by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Mohegan Sun had originally applied for its license in March. The approval of the Mohegan Sun Pocono will bring the first sportsbook to north-eastern Pennsylvania.

It is expected to open this fall in time for the NFL football season.

Details of the Mohegan Sun Pocono sportsbook

The new sportsbook at the Mohegan Sun Pocono will be located near the main entrance of the casino, located next to the Molly O’Shea’s Irish Pub. The sportsbook will feature a total of 1,100 square feet and have enough room for over 75 people. Patrons will be able to watch games and lounge in 42 couch seats and 23 high chairs. A huge screen will accompany smaller screens that bettors can view to watch their favorite sports.

Sports bettors will be able to place their wagers through three tellers or via seven sports betting kiosks.

The sportsbook will offer betting lines on all major sports and other second-tier sports. Expect to be able to place wagers on professional and college football, basketball, baseball, hockey, golf, tennis, rugby, NASCAR and soccer to name a few. A variety of wager types will also be available, with most types offered by the sportsbook.

The Mohegan Sun, like many other PA sportsbooks, will be operated by the European-based Kindred Group.

Mohegan Sun hopes to eventually launch wagering at two off-track betting locations as well at The Downs at East Stroudsburg and The Downs at Lehigh Valley.

Seven PA casinos now licensed for sports betting

Now that the Mohegan Sun Pocono has been approved to offer sports betting, there are now eight casinos that have been approved to offer sports betting. They are:

  • Parx Casino (three locations)
  • Hollywood Casino
  • Rivers Casino
  • SugarHouse Casino
  • Harrah’s Philadelphia
  • Valley Forge Casino
  • Mount Airy Casino
  • Presque Isle Downs and Casino

Each of these casinos have launched sportsbooks apart from Presque Isle Downs and Casino, which is expected to go live in early June. Mount Airy also also applied for a license but has not been approved.

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