Tag: sports betting

Stadium And Meadows Most Recent PA Applicants For Sportsbook Licenses

Stadium And Meadows Most Recent PA Applicants For Sportsbook Licenses

Earlier this month (Aug 2019) Meadows Casino and Stadium Casino queued up to join the nine other Pennsylvania casino operators in the state’s brand new sports betting market. Both casinos submitted their applications (along with a $10 million fee) to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) and both are expected to be approved with no…

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FanDuel Online Sportsbook Goes Live In PA This Week

FanDuel Online Sportsbook Goes Live In PA This Week

FanDuel will become the fourth mobile sportsbook in PA as it begins a three-day testing period before a full-scale launch sometime later this week. FanDuel will join PlaySugarHouse, BetRivers and Parx as mobile sportsbooks that have gone live in the state so far during 2019. FanDuel is the sports betting partner of the Valley Forge…

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PA Online Gaming Now Available On iPhones Thanks To PlaySugarHouse

PA Online Gaming Now Available On iPhones Thanks To PlaySugarHouse

Online sports betting and casino gaming is beginning to be available to Pennsylvanians, but until very recently only Android apps could be used to access these gaming platforms on mobile devices. Finally a workaround for users of Apple devices (iPhones and iPads) has been created. It’s not a functional Apple app, but it at least…

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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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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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Online Sports Betting In PA Frequently Asked Questions

Online Sports Betting In PA Frequently Asked Questions

It’s only a matter of time now. Last week, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board revealed in its monthly meeting that online sports betting in PA would be coming in May. The launch would mark approximately six months after Penn National Gaming went live with the first land-based casino. With an online sports betting launch imminent,…

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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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