Pennsylvania Sports Betting: Parx Casino Set To Open Tuesday
Even though sports betting in Pennsylvania is still relatively new, Parx Casino is ready to start 2019 by expanding its gaming operations to include it. The Parx casino sportsbook is set to have a soft launch next Tuesday in order to pass the state’s testing period. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has to approve their 48 hour testing period, and assuming that they will, the sportsbook should be fully operational in time for next weekend’s playoff matchups. But, this highly anticipated launch has been in the works for months now.
Who Is Operating The Sportsbook?
Back in November of 2018, Kambi announced that it would partner with Parx Casino and the South Philly Turf Club in order to operate sports betting at their locations. Even though Kambi is a European business, they have already established their footprint in the US sports gambling market.
SportsBettinginPennsylvania.com found that Kambi controls roughly 70% of New Jersey’s online sports betting industry and they have previously shown intent to expand their reach to other states. The sportsbook operator plans on bringing all the functionality they provide their New Jersey partners to the locations they partner within Pennsylvania.
What Kind of Sports Betting Is Parx Going To Be Offering?
Parx plans to unveil the same types of traditional sports betting options you’d normally associate with casinos in Las Vegas. They will have classic betting options such as moneylines, totals, and spreads. But, they will also provide opportunities for prop bets, teasers, and parlays. All these wager types can be used for the most popular American sports and plenty more.
Inside the casino, there will be 26 self-service betting kiosks set up in a temporary lounge. If it gets to be too crowded you don’t have to worry because the casino also plans on releasing their very own sports betting app with a live in-game betting feature included. Sports fans in the area are now hoping that the Eagles can stay alive in the playoffs and that the sportsbook will be fully operational in time to place wagers on their reigning super bowl champs.