The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has officially authorized the launch of the Parx Casino online sports betting site and app. This was made possible after successfully completing a three day testing period at the end of May. The casino, set in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, has already introduced sports betting in their retail locations, with this endeavor aiming to round up a full offering.
- Parx Casino online sports betting now available on PC, Mac, and mobile devices.
- The online sports betting platform is powered by software provider GAN.
- This is Pennsylvania’s second online sportsbook after SugarHouse Casino.
Sports Betting at Parx Casino
The casino operator has undergone all the necessary tests and checks. They officially released their online sports betting platform on July 1st, 2019. After great efforts and dedication, the Parx sports platform is now available on Macs, PCs, as well as mobile devices running Android OS.
The Apple iOS compatible app is set to be released later in the month. Ultimately, this rounds up a monumental moment in Pennsylvania legal sports betting industry.
Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment
The casino has been part of the industry since January when they first started taking on sports bets. Their parent company, Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment, has taken this action quite seriously.
They have only just recently added sports betting to two other properties – Turf Clubs in South Philadelphia and Montgomery County. Hence, they have been rebranded into South Philadelphia Race and Sportsbook and Oaks Race and Sportsbook, respectively.
By the end of this summer, Greenwood is also expected to finalize a massive permanent sportsbook project worth $10 million in order to expand such services.
Top Integration Powered by GAN
The Parx Casino has had an existing contract with software provider GAN for about a year now. This was to be ready to jump at the online sports betting opportunity whenever it presented itself. They additionally took on Kambi as a partner to help with the sports betting segment of the service. Nevertheless, it was GAN that took care and optimally handled all functional mechanics and integration features.
The Parx Casino’s rewards program in their existing retail location has been successfully transformed to fit the online sports betting platform – app and site. This achievement by GAN allows players to accumulate points and rewards online and claim them in person, and has been duly praised by their management team:
Following the launch in Pennsylvania earlier this week, GAN now offers clients a premium Platform equipped with multiple options for integrated legal sports betting
Likewise, compliments and acknowledgments have been publicly stated by no other than Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment Inc. COO, John Dixon:
Gan has now demonstrated its abilities with both its overall platform and sports betting integration capability. By leveraging GAN’s proven platform, Parx Casino has rapidly deployed internet sports betting, integrated with our XCLUB on-property rewards program, to become the second internet sports betting operator to launch in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Sports Betting Scene in Pennsylvania
As mentioned, Parx Casino comes second after SugarHouse Casino, which launched their online sports betting platform last month. Their sister casino, Rivers Casino Pittsburgh, has been running tests during the past week in order to follow suit. It’s safe to say it will establish itself as the third online sports betting operator in the state.
Increasing Interest and Revenue
The evident interest and urge for casinos to include their brand in this segment of the industry comes as no surprise. This is especially true considering that since last November’s first sports bet in the state of Pennsylvania, $198 million worth of wagers has brought about $19.7 million in revenue across 12 casinos.
With SugarHouse accumulating $573,163 wagers just during the testing period on May 28-31, Pennsylvania sports betting enthusiasts will have a fully grown industry just before the football season.