DraftKings, FanDuel, And Others Working Their Way To PA

Written By Jessica Welman on February 7, 2019 - Last Updated on March 6, 2019
FanDuel And DraftKings Pennsylvania

Plenty of big names and familiar faces are making their way to Pennsylvania in the name of sports betting. Perhaps the biggest name of all is FanDuel. The DFS powerhouse launched its New Jersey sportsbook last year.

Come March, it will be a part of the Pennsylvania sports betting landscape too. Representatives from FanDuel’s partner Valley Forge Casino told PlayPennsylvania that the property will likely open up its sportsbook in time for March Madness.

Another Valley Forge-area property is getting a sportsbook too. Parx submitted paperwork to open a retail sportsbook location at its off-track betting parlor Valley Forge Turf Club. This is the second OTB seeking a sportsbook. South Philadelphia Turf Club started taking bets last month.

Finally, a big name in Las Vegas is heading to the Keystone State. Rumors first surfaced that South Point’s Director of Sports Marketing Jimmy Vaccaro was PA-bound in November. Last week, Rivers Casino confirmed the oddsmaker and Pittsburgh native would run the casino’s sportsbook.

Expect some other new names in the coming weeks too. Both Mohegan Sun and Mount Airy say they will offer sports betting, even though they haven’t applied for licenses yet. You’ll want to keep an eye on DraftKings too, as the top player in NJ is said to be actively seeking a way into the PA market.

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Jessica Welman has been a key voice in the legal betting industry since the repeal of PASPA in 2018. She contributed to and formerly managed several Catena Play-branded sites including PlayPennsylvania, PlayTenn and PlayIndiana. A longtime poker media presence, Jess has worked as a tournament reporter for the World Poker Tour, co-hosted a podcast for Poker Road, and served as the managing editor for WSOP.com.

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