Casinos in Pennsylvania are now following the lead of New Jersey. That said, 4 out the 9 casinos in the state are providing the option for online sports betting, and it is being told that the other 5 will follow suit. Or at least that is what is being said by the authorities at the moment. Playsugarhouse may have been the only house taking online bets in the month of June, but that is not the case anymore, with other casinos being open to online betting from now on. It is also important to mark that New Jersey had opened the online sports betting in August 2018. Moreover, New Jersey is getting a lot of customers, as those willing to put up legalized online bets in New York City also find New Jersey extremely convenient.
In Pennsylvania, along with Playsugarhouse casino, the other casinos opening up are the Rivers Casino, that is located in Pittsburgh and the Parx casino that is located in Philadelphia. As the NFL season begins in September, it is being said that at least one more casino would open up in the state before the tournament commences. However, the name of the casino is yet to be given.
As a result of this, it is found that the revenue collected by the department of sports might also take a major leap this year. Pennsylvania is one of the few states that can reap the benefits of online sports betting. There are in total 10 such states in the USA. Pennsylvania obtained permission for online sports betting last year.
This comes as good news for those in the industry, considering the impending season of NFL that is about to begin soon and is something being looked forward to by the state.