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3/12/2019: PA Sportsbook Count Up To Eight

In the span of two days, the Valley Forge area got double the sportsbook in the entirety of Pittsburgh. First, FanDuel Sportsbook at Valley Forge Casino launched testing on March 11. The next day, Parx’s second OTB, Valley Forge Turf Club, began its two-day testing period. The two books debuted..Read More Read More
Posted on: May 3, 2019 | | Jessica Welman

PA sports betting heats up: Two more sportsbooks launch and four in line

It looks like 2018 will end with three sportsbooks in PA. Joining Hollywood Casino, Rivers Casino and SugarHouse casino launched their sportsbooks mid-December. This marks the first retail sportsbooks to open their betting windows in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Parx Casino and Harrah’s both have conditional sports betting approval from the..Read More Read More
Posted on: January 25, 2019 | | admin

Hollywood Casino accepts PA’s first sports bet

Hollywood Casino located in Grantville opened the first PA sportsbook in mid-November and provided a glimpse at the potential for the sports betting industry. In its first few weeks of operation, the sportsbook processed over $1.4 million in wagers. That figure translates to over $500,000 in revenue for the casino...Read More Read More
Posted on: January 25, 2019 | | admin

MGM and Golden Nugget setting their sites on a PA online casino

After closing the exclusive window for PA casinos, the PGCB was left with seven unclaimed online gambling licenses. It decided to make those licenses available for qualified gaming entities from outside PA at a cost of $4 million. Enter MGM and Golden Nugget. Both companies run successful online casinos in..Read More Read More
Posted on: January 25, 2019 | | admin

Warning: Mega Millions fever is highly contagious

For a few weeks in October, everything took a back to seat to growing Mega Millions jackpot. It seemed like everyone wanted a chance at making their big dreams come true. By the look of things at the time, the jackpot was well on its way to being the largest..Read More Read More
Posted on: January 25, 2019 | | admin

PA Casinos Get Serious: File Lawsuit Against PA Lottery

PA casinos took major issue with the PA Lottery’s gambling expansion and its choice of games. A coalition of seven casinos claims some of the games too closely resemble casino games and wrote a strongly worded letter to the Lottery expressing their concerns, and to Gov. Tom Wolf asking that..Read More Read More
Posted on: January 25, 2019 | | admin

Churchill Downs makes expansion into PA a reality

Churchill Downs Inc. (CDI) joins the growing list of companies looking for a way into the PA gambling industry. Instead of partnering with a casino, CDI took a more direct route by purchasing Presque Isle Downs and Casino. The deal was contingent on CDI assuming operational management of Lady Luck..Read More Read More
Posted on: January 25, 2019 | | admin

BetStars And PokerStars has big plans and it includes PA

In August, PokerStars and Mount Airy made their long-rumored relationship official. PokerStars made it very clear that it planned to expand its casino, poker and sports betting offerings into Pennsylvania. Of course, it needed a PA casino partner to make the plan a reality. The benefit to Mount Airy is..Read More Read More
Posted on: January 25, 2019 | | admin

Casinos limited to only one online sportsbook

In a surprise move, the PGCB limited the potential revenue from sports betting by allowing only one sports betting license per casino. Compared to neighboring New Jersey which allows three skins per casino, the PGCB may have significantly reduced the tax liability owed to the state from the activity. Additionally,..Read More Read More
Posted on: January 25, 2019 | | admin

Hear ye, hear ye, welcome to the era of legalized sports betting

On May 14, the Supreme Court ruled the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) unconstitutional. PASPA was the law that prohibited sports betting except in a few grandfathered states. The decision opened the door to legalized sports betting throughout the US, leaving the regulation of the activity to the..Read More Read More
Posted on: January 25, 2019 | | admin
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