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 PGCB. All indications are they will launch in the first quarter of 2019. Additionally, Valley Forge and Presque Isle Downs have applied for sports betting licenses and are awaiting their turn to present to the PGCB. Once the retail sportsbooks are operational, the PGCB will turn its attention to online sports betting. Expect the first part of 2019 to be a busy one for regulators and operators as PA online sports betting prepares to take center stage.