Greenwood Gaming, who owns Parx Casino applied for their second “non-primary” sports betting location, per the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. The company has their eyes set on the Valley Forge Turf Club.
PA Sports Betting Expands To 8 Sportsbooks
So far, 8 sports betting certificates of the 13 available have been given to casinos in the state. Presque Isle Downs in Erie received their approval from the PGCB earlier today. 6 sportsbooks are now open, but we have yet to hear when the Valley Forge FanDuel Sportsbook plans to open.
In December, there were 3 active PA Sportsbooks: Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia and the Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course. With a sports betting handle just over $16 million, Pennsylvania took in over $720,000 in revenue due to their high tax rate of 34 percent.
Greenwood Gaming Has 3 Sportsbooks – Online ETA?
Greenwood launched both of their current locations, Parx Casino in Bensalem and the South Philadelphia Turf Club by the stadium complex in January. The Valley Forge Turf Club has been labeled an “exceptional location”.
Expectations have been set for a possible online sportsbook and mobile betting app launch for Parx next month (March 2019). Rumors have also circulated that SugarHouse Sportsbook may launch their mobile betting app before the end of this month (Feb. 2019).
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