Parx And Hollywood Casino approved For Sports Betting

Sports Betting

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board awarded the first sports betting certificates in the state Wednesday to two casinos.

Parx Casino in Bucks County and Hollywood Casino in Dauphin County were approved at Wednesday morning’s Gaming Control Board’s hearing, setting the two on the path towards legal sports gambling.

The certificates don’t take immediate effect, so keep your excitement in check for now, but both casinos expect to launch on-site sports betting later this fall according to PennLive.

If and when the casinos begin hosting legal gambling on games, Pennsylvania will become the sixth state in the country to to do so, including a trio of neighbors in New Jersey, Delaware, and West Virginia.

And this is probably just the beginning of a legal gambling market explosion in Pennsylvania.

Last month, Parx and Harrah’s Casino in Chester were approved for Internet-based gambling, although the Gaming Control Board at the time did not establish a date for the beginning of the “interactive gaming” at the casinos.

New Jersey’s legal online gambling industry generated $25.9 million in July.