PGCB approves three applications for sports betting

The Pennsylvanian authority has approved three new certificates, bringing the total number of casinos licenced to five.

US.- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has revealed on Wednesday that it approved applications for three more sports betting certificates at its latest meeting. The total number of casinos licensed in the state to offer sports betting now increases to five.

The operators that received the green light from PGCB are Chester Downs and Marina, LLC (Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack), Holdings Acquisitions Co., LP (Rivers Casino) and SugarHouse HSAP Gaming, LP (SugarHouse Casino).

The petitions were approved right after the final presentation from the three applicants ended. Each operator reviewed its gaming background, not only in Pennsylvania but also in other states, and shared plans of how their temporary and permanent sportsbooks will look.

Local regulations require a payment of US$10 million for application fees for sports betting licences, and the fee is due within 60 days of approval and before a sportsbook can open. The PGCB had approved the previous two certificates to Mountainview Thoroughbred (Hollywood Casino) and Greenwood Gaming (Parx and Philadelphia Turf Club) in early October.

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