Harrah’s Philadelphia Plans To Launch Caesars Betting App In PA This Month

Written By Kevin Shelly on September 10, 2019 - Last Updated on April 25, 2022

Partners Scientific Games Corporation and Caesars Entertainment expect to launch a Pennsylvania online sportsbook in Pennsylvania later this month, according to a release.

That could mean a mobile sportsbook finally for Harrah’s Philadelphia, a Caesars’ property in Chester, PA, with a retail sportsbook which opened in January, but still with no online betting option.

While the release says a September launch is coming, it offered no specific date for a Caesars Online Sportsbook launch.

UPDATE Sept 13: Caesars has since amended the press release, removing the mention of a September launch. This suggests it will more likely be October before a Harrah’s betting app joins the market.

A new digital sportsbook would mean six for PA

The Keystone State currently has five digital sportsbooks running and will have 10 brick-and-mortar books or OTB sites approved by the end of the week. In July, online books accounted for more than 65 percent of the PA sportsbook market.

The partnership is already in the midst of a rapid retail sportsbook expansion in Indiana. Their first sportsbook launched Sept. 1 in the Hoosier State and they expect to add six more locations in Indiana by month’s end. As of now, there is still no online betting in Indiana.

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville, Indiana opened recently. Horseshoe Hammond, Horseshoe Southern Indiana Hotel and Casino, and Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will be added, as well as off-track betting locations in IndianapolisClarksville, and New Haven.

Scientific Games Corporation and Caesars Entertainment already partners

Scientific Games Corporation and Caesars Entertainment have partnerships in five states.

The Caesars and SG partnership is already in IowaMississippiNew Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Illinois and North Carolina are on their expansion horizon.

Executive Vice President of Gaming and Interactive Entertainment for Caesars Christian Stuart said in the release:

“We’ve had incredibly successful sportsbook launches, and Indiana is continuing that trend. We look forward to seeing OpenSports further engage our players with the sleek user experience and high transaction volume we’ve come to expect from OpenSports.”

Group Chief Executive of SG Digital Jordan Levin said:

“With Scientific Games’ powerful retail solution and mobile sports product, we’ll continue to take bold steps when it comes to the player experience.”

More Caesars online sportsbooks in the works

The partners plan to take mobile to Iowa in late 2019.

Scientific Games is a leader in entertainment, offering dynamic games, systems, and services for casinos, lottery, online gaming, and sports betting.

Caesars Entertainment is one of the most diversified casino-entertainment providers. They operate primarily under the Caesars, Harrah’s, and Horseshoe brand names.

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Kevin C. Shelly is an award-winning career journalist who has spent most of his career in South Jersey. He's the former assistant city editor of The Press of Atlantic City, where he covered the casino industry and Atlantic City government as a reporter. He was also an investigative, narrative enterprise, and features reporter for Gannett’s Courier-Post.

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