Sports betting begins at SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia

Sports Betting

SugarHouse Casino celebrated becoming the first licensed sports book in the Philadelphia-area Saturday.

The first bets were placed in a temporary sports betting area that the casino has set up as it prepares to open a new permanent location.

We’ll have football, hockey, and baseball, and we’re looking at what other sports we could add, looking at the demographics of Philadelphia and what they want,” said General Manager Cheryl Duhon.

The Supreme Court ruling legalized sports betting across the country back in May. Each state had to come up with their own set of laws surrounding the game.

After months of prep work, Pennsylvania is in competition with New Jersey. “To bring these tax revenues that sports betting is going to generate to this side of the river here in Pennsylvania,” said Evan Davis, VP general counsel SugarHouse Casino.