Gov. Tom Wolf ordered a state shutdown of all nonessential businesses on Monday, meaning all racetracks and brick-and-mortar casinos, some of which had already shuttered, beginning with Valley Forge Casino. That property is in a virus outbreak hotspot.
Virus disruptions leave online wagering untouched
Meanwhile, you can check for virus closure updates on PlayPennsylvania.
For now, Pennsylvania’s 12 brick-and-mortar casinos closed for at least two weeks. Casinos also closed in neighboring New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Delaware.
But Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) spokesman Richard McGarvey followed the closing announcement for PA casinos by saying:
“To this point the PGCB is not aware of any disruption of online services.”
More ripples affect construction, Kentucky Derby
In other coronavirus ripples, construction on two Penn National mini-casinos halted as the company’s stock took a major beating.
Horse racing in PA remains in the gates for now, as the Kentucky Derby is postponed until September, the month when the Pennsylvania Derby is usually run. No word yet on that race, which has a $1 million purse.
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Speaking of luck, the Divine Fortune progressive slot hit across the river in New Jersey on St. Paddy’s Day for a woman who wagered $2 and won $278,802.58 at PlaySugarHouse.
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