Clicky

Pennsylvanian Gambling Sector Grows Bigger - PennsylvaniaPoker.com News : PennsylvaniaPoker.com News
pennsylvania-gambling-expansion
Published on
Update on

A lot of attention is being paid to the recent launch of online gambling in the Keystone State as well as the anticipated launch of online poker. While these are all welcomed developments, they seem to have overshadowed other gaming verticals that are still also growing. The most notable ones in this regard are satellite casinos and retail sportsbooks. Well, not to worry though. They are all well on their way to being the fully-fledged gambling activities that they set out to be when the state enacted its expanded gambling laws back in October 2017.

Recently, the state’s retail betting sector added two new sportsbooks that are owned and operated by some of the most reputable names in the industry. First out with its permanent sports betting offering was Parx Casino in Bensalem – it launched on August 8. The $10 million sportsbook which went live last Thursday comes over six months since the gambling operator launched a temporary sportsbook as it worked on various renovations for a permanent sports betting space.

The Parx Casino sportsbook stretches over 7,400 square feet on the casino floor and features six live teller windows, three VIP seats, a bar with 38 seats, 18 self-service kiosks as well as a 156-foot high-definition screen that is capable of broadcasting up to 36 games from different leagues.

Also launched on August 8 was Presque Isle Downs & Casino’s new BetAmerica Sportsbook which ushers the BetAmerica brand into the rapidly growing and very lucrative Pennsylvanian sports betting market. The sportsbook features a total of 50 betting kiosks spread out across the gambling facility.

Going Mobile

With the launch of the new sportsbooks, there has also been an increase in the number of sports betting apps. There has, however, been a bit of setback in the form of Apple’s App Store guidelines. Fortunately, things have begun to changes as more companies are adjusting to the new App Store policies.

Parx is now one of the few operators to with an iOS sportsbook app in Pennsylvania. The app is powered by GAN and Kambi and it offers sports bettors betting lines and supports for most of the state’s sportsbooks. Parx will be joining FanDuel and Hollywood Casino as the only gambling operators in the state with iOS compatible gambling offerings. Hollywood Casino’s iOS app currently only has five games but the operator has plans to add even more titles in the near future. Still, its fast response to the new App Store guidelines will definitely benefit its business in the long term.

Latest Headlines

PokerStars’ PACOOP Kicks Off on September 19 with $1.5M GTD

Pennsylvania has only one online card room, but this hasn’t hurt players’ ability to access some fantastic promotions. The upcoming Pennsylvania Championship Online Poker due to kick off on September 19, 2020, this statement rings ever truer. PACOOP, as the series are known for short, will feature 50 events and a solid $1.5 million in […]

Live Poker Returns at SAHARA Las Vegas Every Weekend

Live poker is back in some capacity and if not in Pennsylvania, then at least in Las Vegas with the SAHARA Las Vegas Poker Room hosting No-Limit Hold’em Tournaments that will now run every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. While the Keystone State has to wait a while longer before live tournaments are reinstated, […]

PokerStars Drop the News: PACOOP Is Coming Back on September 19

PokerStars, the only provider of online poker games in Pennsylvania, has announced a second Championship of Online Poker in the Keystone State. The guaranteed prize pool is expected to reach $2 million and further details are to be released soon, ahead of the September 19 start date. Pennsylvania Will Get a Second PACOOP Starting on […]

Pennsylvania’s Card Rooms Still Shut Down amid Pandemic

Pennsylvania’s card rooms remain shuttered since mid-March while casinos have restarted business Doug Harbach from the PGCB has said that any casino looking to reopen their card room would have to come up with an action plan Card rooms generated mere $37 million over the fiscal 2019/2020 compared to $583 million for table games It […]

Pennsylvania’s Poker Takes a Tumble, Other Verticals Grow

Pennsylvania’s gaming regulator has cleared its brick-and-mortar casino industry for restart in June, but it took a while for patrons to return. One thing that kept going, though, has been online gaming, and specifically the Keystone State’s decision to allow casino properties to expand into iGaming. Online wagering on casino-style games was up in July, […]

Similar PA Casinos Post

Pennsylvania’s Poker Takes a Tumble, Other Verticals Grow

Pennsylvania’s gaming regulator has cleared its brick-and-mortar casino industry for restart in June, but it took a while for patrons to return. One thing that kept going, though, has been online gaming, and specifically the Keystone State’s decision to allow casino properties to expand into iGaming. Online wagering on casino-style games was up in July, […]

Pennsylvania and PokerStars PA Post $3.2M Revenue in June

Despite a back-to-back decline in online poker revenue, June has remained much stronger than the first three months of 2020. Pennsylvania Holds Good Poker Results in April Some have predicted a dip in revenue and results, but online poker in Pennsylvania is still doing very well with June’s revenue reaching $3.2 million. In May, though, […]

Mount Airy Stays Afloat Buoyed up by Poker

Mount Airy Casino Resort registers the smallest revenue decline year-over-year The casino is bolstered by Internet poker and gaming operations Sports betting in Pennsylvania begins to climb up and recover in June Out of all 12 state casinos, Mount Airy has proven the most resilient thanks to its partnership with PokerStars and online poker and […]

Partypoker May Soon Join PokerStars PA in Pennsylvania

Partypoker PA is closer to arriving in Pennsylvania, breaking up PokerStars’ monopoly, and opening an alternative cardroom for players from the Keystone State. As one of the leading platforms in the world, partypoker is well-positioned to make a splash, especially under the leadership of GVC Holdings, one of the largest gambling firms in the industry, […]