The South Philadelphia Turf Club (SPTC) is an off-track betting location just northeast of Citizens Bank Park, the home of the Philadelphia Phillies. The venue is one of the first locations to offer sports betting in Pennsylvania.
Greenwood Gaming, the parent company of both Parx Casino and SPTC, was the second company to apply to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) for a sports betting license in Pennsylvania. The company’s dual submission for both its main casino and one of its OTB locations came as a bit of a surprise. It did not come at an extra cost to Greenwood though. The single $10 million license covers the turf club location, though it does get its own, separate vetting process.
There are eight off-track betting parlors located in Pennsylvania. By virtue of these facilities and the five satellite casino locations, the number of possible sportsbooks in the state is effectively twice the number of casinos in-state.
As a result, SPTC will likely serve as a template for other companies to navigate both the regulatory and operational requirements. However, there is no firm timeframe for the sportsbook to open at SPTC.
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Just one week after Parx opened up its sportsbook, South Philadelphia Turf Club will start taking bets. Greenwood Gaming, the owner of both Parx and the OTB, expects to launched turf club betting on Jan. 17.
South Philadelphia Turf Club has a huge advantage over competitors given that it literally lives in the parking lot of all the major sports arenas and fields.
Additionally, Parx’s partnership with Kambi created a handy bet builder page that the Turf Club can take advantage of along with Parx Sportsbook.
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SPTC underwent a $1 million renovation of its existing facility at the moment. Part of the renovation was the inclusion of up to 150 high-definition televisions for patrons to watch.
South Philadelphia Turf Club Sportsbook mobile betting plans
The SPTC’s mobile betting options will certainly piggyback off its sister property’s offerings.
Customers at SPTC will see advertising and promotional materials for the Parx app. The hope is the app launches in the first quarter of 2019.
South Philadelphia Turf Club Sportsbook partners
The app’s design will come courtesy of a partnership between Greenwood Gaming and European sportsbook provider GAN. The two companies announced a partnership back in July 2018.
Parx will receive its data from Sports Information Services Limited. Sports Information Services Limited is a subsidiary of software company Kambi.
Additionally, Kambi will serve as Parx’s sports betting partner.