DraftKings launches online sportsbook in PA

DraftKings launches online sportsbook in PA

While many eyes were on the general election this week, online gaming in Pennsylvania experienced a huge boost with the launch of PokerStars, the state’s first online poker site. Thursday, the daily fantasy powerhouse DraftKings’ online sportsbook goes live in the Keystone State.
 
Both sites were approved recently by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and went through soft testing windows earlier in the week. The commonwealth now has six online sportsbooks and four online casinos to compete with the dozen brick and mortar casinos.
Thursday, November 7, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
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PA dealing with problem gambling as state introduces online sports betting

PA dealing with problem gambling as state introduces online sports betting

Pennsylvania has seen substantial action to open online sportsbooks before the 2019 football season starts. However, even with the lure of more revenue and expansion of casino involvement, the state is maintaining its commitment to protect consumers from problem gambling.
 
With sports betting and other online betting options available to consumers this summer, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced in May a new form for players to self-exclude from online gaming. 
Friday, August 9, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
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PGCB announces May sports betting numbers

PGCB announces May sports betting numbers

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced Tuesday that the state’s sports books took in over $2.86 million in revenue on over $35.9 million in handle for the month of May. This includes over $573,000 from PlaySugarHouse.com, the state’s first online book.
 
Pennsylvania joined a handful of other states last month in offering online/mobile sports betting, in addition to retail outlets at licensed facilities. Testing on PlaySugarHouse.com started on May 28 for three days before formally launching on May 31.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
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Second mini-casino license winning bid is another state budget boon

Second mini-casino license winning bid is another state budget boon

After just two runs through the first round of bidding for the right to build a Category 4 so-called “mini-casino,” total bids have exceeded the minimum expected amount from the entire first round. The second right to a license was obtained Wednesday by Stadium Casino, LLC, for a winning bid of $40.1 million.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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First category 4 license goes for $50.1 million, locates in York County

First category 4 license goes for $50.1 million, locates in York County

The first round of bidding for Pennsylvania’s newest brand of casinos started Wednesday just prior to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s regular meeting and the winning bid went to Mountain View Thoroughbred Racing Association, a subsidiary of Penn National Gaming that operates Hollywood Casino in Grantville, Pennsylvania, just outside of Hershey.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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