Thanks to college basketball betting and the expansion to eight sportsbooks, the PA sports betting market had a record-setting month in March 2019.
The DOJ submitted evidence to a New Hampshire court claiming that the recent Wire Act opinion did not pertain to state lotteries, threatening the dismissal of the case.
Even with the Super Bowl to draw bettors in, Pennsylvania sportsbooks only generated $31 million in bets and just $1.95 million in revenue in February.
The new owners of Sands Bethlehem Casino plan to rebrand the property Wind Creek Casino and Resort and pump $190 million into expanding the location.
The PA Lottery wants to join as a plaintiff in the NH Lottery lawsuit trying to stop the DOJ from enforcing its new Wire Act opinion.
Former Philadelphia Eagle Brent Celek will be on hand in King of Prussia for the official launch of FanDuel Sportsbook at Valley Forge Casino on March 13.
Penn National Gaming and Lancaster County are in a similar bind. Mini-casino expansion resulted in each ended up with two casinos they didn’t want.
Department of Justice is giving states and online gambling operators until June 14 to come into compliance with the new Wire Act Opinion.