Caesars Entertainment has become the latest operator to go live in the Pennsylvania sports betting market with the launch of its new Scientific Games-powered offering at the Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack.
Powered by SG Digital's OpenBet platform, the sportsbook will initially offer in-person betting at its in-venue sports lounge The Book, with online and mobile services to follow later in the first quarter.
The new sportsbook will also benefit from managed trading services courtesy of Don Best, the real-time betting data and pricing supplier that Scientific Games acquired in October last year.
Consumers in Pennsylvania can place bets on a range of professional sports, as well as various US collegiate sporting events, at the sportsbook.
“We're excited to open The Book, which allows our players to wager on their favorite professional and college sports events at the region's most complete game-changing sports betting experience,” Caesars executive vice president of gaming and interactive entertainment Christian Stuart said.
“We've worked seamlessly with Scientific Games to cement our sportsbook presence in new markets with great speed, and we're excited to usher in a new era of sports betting capabilities for Pennsylvania players at Caesars.”
Scientific Games and Caesars have already launched sportsbooks in two other states since the repeal of PASPA last year.
In August 2018, Caesars rolled out sports betting at its Horseshoe Tunica Hotel & Casino and Harrah’s Gulf Coast Hotel & Casino locations in Mississippi, while the company is also working with Scientific Games at its Bally’s Wild Wild West and Harrah’s Atlantic City sites in New Jersey.
“This is the third state in which we've launched sports betting with Caesars, following in the footsteps of New Jersey and Mississippi, and we're thrilled to see constant growth in our partnership,” SG Digital executive vice president and group chief executive Jordan Levin said. “Sports betting builds more momentum every day, and we're proud to partner with Caesars to lead the charge and provide a top-notch solution to players in Pennsylvania.”
Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack also becomes the sixth venue to launch legal wagering in Pennsylvania. It joins the William Hill-powered, Penn National Gaming-owned Hollywood Casino at Penn National Racecourse, the Rush Street-operated Rivers and SugarHouse Casinos, and Greenwood Gaming's Parx Casino and South Philadelphia Turf Club in the market.
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