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Parx Casino Launches Digital Sports Wagering

July 03, 2019

Parx Casino has started a trial period for online sports betting, becoming the second gambling operator to offer a digital sportsbook in Pennsylvania.

On Monday, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) announced that Parx Casino, owned by Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment, would test online sports wagering this week.

Starting from 4 p.m on Monday, anyone in the state can create an account and engage in live betting.

The gaming regulator noted that longer trial runs were expected to unfold on Tuesday and Wednesday, after which it would decide whether the Bensalem-based casino was going to operate a full-time online sportsbook.

In October of last year, the PGCB granted a license to Parx Casino, permitting the gambling venue to accept sports bets. Gamblers started to place wagers at the brick-and-mortar casino in January 2019.

Since then, Kambi Group PLC, a European provider, has managed the sports wagering odds and lines for Parx.

In late May, SugarHouse Casino became the first operator to introduce digital sports wagering in the state. The PGCB reported that the casino grossed $573,163 from interactive bets in the last four days of the previous month.

Online sports wagering is set to expand in Pennsylvania, with Doug Harbach, a spokesperson for the regulator, saying that River Casino in Pittsburgh will also launch online sportsbook on Tuesday.

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