The gambling regulator from Pennsylvania confirmed that half of the casinos in the state already offer online sports betting.
US.- Doug Harbach, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB), reported this week that four of the nine casinos in the state already offer sports betting online. The remaining five casinos are likely to launch their online operations soon, he said.
Harbach said on Monday that all of the casinos in Pennsylvania are set to offer betting by computer or through mobile applications, The Daily Item reported. He added that at least a fifth casino will be offering its services before the NFL starts on September 5.
Jeff Johnson, spokesman for the Revenue Department, said that in 2019-2020, gaming tax revenue will increase 38% thanks to online gambling. In 2018-2019 the modality totalled US$131.7 million, and they project US$181 million for the new year.
SugarHouse Casino, Valley Forge Casino, Parx Casino and Rivers Casino are the Pennsylvania facilities that offer online sports betting.
Sports betting’s performance in July
July’s sports betting total handle from retail and online outlets was US$59.3 million, which generated US$2.8 million in revenue. SugarHouse’s total revenue was US$1.07 million, half of it coming from retail and half from online activities. Total handle for the casino was US$26.4 million, the highest in the state.
Parx Casino’s retail revenue of US$414k was higher than the online sector’s US$242k. Valley Forge’s retail revenue was US$168k, while its online revenue reached the US$133k figure.