This week nine casino properties in the state of Pennsylvania applied for an online casino license, as they faced a deadline to get their requests submitted.
Pennsylvania is gearing up to begin offering legal online betting, joining neighboring New Jersey and Delaware as offering services to players. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board set a deadline to get the gaming application in for an online site of July 13th. The sites that got their applications in to begin offering online betting were:
- Sands Bethworks Gaming (Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem)
- Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association (Hollywood Casino)
- Valley Forge Convention Center Partners (Valley Forge Casino Resort)
- Chester Downs and Marina (Harrah's Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack)
- Holdings Acquisition Co. (Rivers Casino)
- Sugarhouse HSP Gaming (SugarHouse Casino)
- Parx Casino
Parx Casino is working with GAN to get their gaming platform. GAN CEO Dermot Smurfit spoke about the market, noting: "Parx Casino and GAN have collaborated well for three years, developing a close working relationship by operating Simulated Gaming online. Launching regulated real money Internet gaming in Pennsylvania is a logical extension of our existing long-term relationship and we welcome the opportunity to deliver excellence in technology and product, as we have for our clients in New Jersey."
Despite the passage of online betting, the Keystone State hasn't gotten close to legalizing sportsbetting, potentially missing out on millions in revenues as nearby states being offering the activity.
No timetable for the launch of service was available as of press time