The following locations have been approved for a sports gaming license by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB):
|Hollywood Casino at Penn National||Grantville||William Hill||Nov 2018|
|SugarHouse Casino||Philadelphia||Kambi||Dec 2018|
|Rivers Casino||Pittsburgh||Kambi||Dec 2018|
|Parx Casino||Bensalem||Kambi||Jan 2019|
|South Philly Turf Club (Parx)||Philadelphia||Kambi||Mar 2019 (Est.)|
|Harrah’s Philadelphia||Chester||Scientific Games||Jan 2019|
|Valley Forge Casino||King of Prussia||FanDuel||Mar 2019 (Est.)|
|Presque Isle Downs and Casino||Erie||BetAmerica||TBA|
The PGCB requires that brick-and-mortar sportsbooks are up and running without any issues before it allows license holders to launch online and mobile operations. As a result, the first to open a physical sportsbook will also be the first to go live online.
All of these sportsbooks are expected to have online and mobile services in place sometime in 2019, with many opening in the spring.
Pennsylvania gaming laws allow any of the state’s 12 casinos that offer slot machines to apply for a sports betting license. The seven casinos above have gone through the application process and have either opened or will do so soon.
The five remaining casinos in the state that could still apply for a license but haven’t yet filed with the PGCB are:
- Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin (Farmington)
- The Meadows Racetrack and Casino (North Strabane Twp.)
- Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs (Wilkes-Barre)
- Mount Airy Casino Resort (Mt. Pocono)
- Sands Casino Resort (Bethlehem)
It is assumed that before these five make the $10 million fee commitment for a license, they will monitor the market and see how it evens out once the seven license holders are all open and online.