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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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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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Parx Casino Sportsbook Set To Open Tuesday

Parx Casino Sportsbook Set To Open Tuesday

The forth PA sportsbook is set to go live next week when the Parx Casino Sportsbook begins a testing period on Tuesday. The launch of the sportsbook would mark the second to be available to bettors in and around Philadelphia. The Parx Casino, which is Pennsylvania’s largest casino, makes its home in Bensalem, located in…

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A Quick Look At The Sports Betting And Online Casino Picture In PA As 2018 Ends

A Quick Look At The Sports Betting And Online Casino Picture In PA As 2018 Ends

As 2018 comes to a close, lets take a broad overview of the changes to the casino gaming picture in Pennsylvania, where we are at right now, and what we can expect in the new year. Sports Betting The recent changes in both the PA and US legal landscape cleared the way for sports betting…

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Hollywood Casino Sets Sportsbook Launch Date For Saturday

Hollywood Casino Sets Sportsbook Launch Date For Saturday

This Saturday, on November 17th, the first Pennsylvania sportsbook will officially start taking bets at the Hollywood Casino. Penn National Gaming revealed that at 3 PM on Thursday, that the Hollywood Casino began the first of two sports betting testing days. Update: this post has been updated to account for the launch date being moved…

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