Rivers Casino pulls online gambling application

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Rivers back out of its Pennsylvania online casino plans. However, its sister property, SugarHouse Casino, is already approved to move online. 

Rush Street Entertainment owns both properties. With PlaySugarHouse greenlit for PA, perhaps PlayRivers was redundant. It certainly saves the company $10 million in additional licensing fees.

The upside of SugarHouse extends beyond the Commonwealth too. The brand launched as a real-money online casino in New Jersey in 2016. Additionally, PlaySugarHouse added a sportsbook to its NJ offering just a few weeks ago.

Rather than launch two separate online casino entities, Rush Street can focus on one. Not just any one either. One that already has an established brand presence in the area. In the meantime, Rivers Casino can advertise SugarHouse on property.