Pennsylvanian Betting Service Launched by Parx Casino
According to a recent report, Parx Casino have become the second Pennsylvanian land-based gambling operation to venture into the world of online sports betting. They launched a service recently that is powered by the Malta-based innovator, Kambi Group, and they are set to make a move on this nearly regulated gambling industry.
A report released by a Philadelphia newspaper went into further detail on Parx Casino’s new operation. The launch will come a month after the very first online sports betting operation, owned by SugarHouse Casino, was launched in the state. The site will therefore become the second online sports betting operation and it should be shortly followed by a third as the Rivers Casino Pittsburgh is planning to throw their hat into the ring as well.
This progressive attitude towards online gambling was made possible by the invalidation of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). This law made it impossible for states like Pennsylvania to set their own laws concerning online gambling and sports betting and it meant that states outside of Nevada simply couldn’t have things their own way.
As soon as the law was invalidated, the floodgates opened and states like Pennsylvania began to do things their own way. It was one of the first states to embrace new gambling laws and as a result a lot of existing casinos have been looking at ways they can enter the Pennsylvania online gambling market.
Parx Casino, which is powered by Kambi Group, is available online at PA.ParxCasino.com. It’s a big launch for the land-based gambling brand, but it’s also a big coup for Kambi Group, especially when you consider that the Malta-based betting brand are also supplying the services to SugarHouse Casino—which is currently being rebranded to Rivers Casino Philadelphia—and will soon supply the same services to Rivers Casino Pittsburgh.
This means that Kambi Group will be powering 100% of all legal, regulated online casinos in the state of Pennsylvania, at least for the time being. That’s the sort of stuff that big iGaming brands dream of.
Pennsylvania bettors can use their desktop and laptop devices to bet online on regulated sports betting domains. They can also use some mobile devices. However, for the time being this is only possible for some devices using specific platforms. This is the result of recent moves by major platforms to block the use of lottery and real money gambling applications. However, it’s something that might change in the near future as the developers look to find a way around it.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board recently released figures showing that SugarHouse Casino had recorded $573,163 in gambling revenue last month. This number is made to look tiny when compared to the $7.53 million that the same brand generate in their land-based venue. However, as the report notes, these online takings represent just four days of last month and are expected to increase significantly as the year progresses.