Nine Casinos Apply For PA Online License

Nine Casinos Apply For PA Online License

Back in late winter, it was announced by the regulatory body officials of the state of Pennsylvania that online gambling licenses would be handed out to each of the land-based venues in this state.

Thirteen in total have been reserved, for that’s the number of operators that work there.

With the deadline for submission looming…

last week saw nine casino properties in Pennsylvania apply for online licenses.

Pending Applications:

Pennsylvania’s officials and state regulatory body is gearing up the finalization of this process, as neighboring New Jersey and Delaware have already done their part and regulated online betting and gambling within their borders. The following casinos have applied for online licenses:

  • Sands Bethworks Gaming (Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem)
  • Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association (Hollywood Casino)
  • Valley Forge Convention Center Partners (Valley Forge Casino Resort)
  • Chester Downs and Marina (Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack) -Holdings Acquisition Co. (Rivers Casino)
  • Sugarhouse HSP Gaming (SugarHouse Casino)
  • Parx Casino
  • Stadium Casino
  • Mount Airy Casino Resort

Upcoming Projects:

GAN, online compliance software developer, who recently helped Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City launch their own website, will be working on Bensalem, Pennsylvania facility, Parx Casino’s new online venture.

Their CEO, Dermot Smurfit, commented on the occasion:

“Parx Casino and GAN have collaborated well for three years, developing a close working relationship by operating Simulated Gaming online. Launching regulated real money Internet gaming in Pennsylvania is a logical extension of our existing long-term relationship and we welcome the opportunity to deliver excellence in technology and product, as we have for our clients in New Jersey.”

Sports Betting Outlook:

Still no word on the possibility of sports betting legalization in Pennsylvania, as most nearby states have already gone down this route.

However, the state’s internet lottery is alive and well, recently collecting $3 million during the first month of operations.


“Rivers Casino joins push to offer online gambling within months”, Rotstein Gary,, July 17, 2018.

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