Second Pennsylvanian casino operator applies for sports betting licence

News on 28 Aug 2018

Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment subsidiary Parx Casino in Philadelphia has become the second Pennsylvania land operator to apply for a $10 million state sports betting licence, joining Penn National’s Hollywood Casino on the still sparse application list.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board confirmed receipt of the application Friday, along with a petition from the company to offer sports betting at the South Philadelphia Turf Club, an off-track betting facility.

Parx has already achieved the regulator’s green light to offer online casino and poker action, one of three such operators in Pennsylvania so far (see  previous reports).

Media reports indicate that both Parx and Penn National hope to have their sports betting up and running by the northern hemisphere autumn, and the outcome of the PGCB’s October meeting will be anxiously awaited.

Parx has said that it has a plan to offer land-based, mobile and interactive sports wagering, although the land-based product will take precedence over the online and mobile elements of the strategy, which may only be available late in the year or early 2019.

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