2 more casinos seek sports-betting licenses in Pennsylvania
Ryan Marton, right, looks over his wager as he joins in with the first group of patrons to Rivers Casino to bet on sports as the new, temporary sports betting area opens on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in Pittsburgh. Pending Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approval, regular operations are scheduled to begin Saturday, Dec. 15. Marton made several wagers, including placing a $100 bet on the Pittsburgh Steelers to win the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
(Harrisburg) — Two more casinos in Pennsylvania are seeking sports-betting licenses.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Friday that Mount Airy Casino Resort and Mohegan Sun Pocono have applied for licenses.
Sports books are open at five of Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos and one off-track betting parlor. Some plan to offer online sports betting in the coming months.
Regulators have awarded licenses to SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia, Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino in Chester, Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course near Hershey and suburban Philadelphia’s Parx Casino and an off-track betting parlor it owns in Philadelphia.
States are increasingly legalizing sports betting after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way last May. A 2017 state law allows Pennsylvania’s casino owners to pay a $10 million fee to operate sports betting.