Online Sports Betting Should Launch in PA Before July

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SugarHouse Sportsbook

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board held their monthly meeting today and among the topics discussed were the launch of online casino games in PA. This shines a spotlight on the launch of PA online sports betting.

As expected and was previously communicated by Executive Director Kevin O’Toole, online casino games will launch in PA on July 15, 2019.

O’Toole told the board that his office had exacted regulation requirements for establishing a commencement date for iGaming in PA. They recommended 90 days and a coordinated go live date of July 15 for 10 certificate holders and three licensed operators.

Here he is talking about it:

This, however, does not include sports betting, which could actually be coming sooner.

Dustin Gouker of Play PA reports that sports betting could launch well before this date. This matches with what Parx Chief Marketing Officer Marc Oppenheimer told Pennlive last month– that they would be ready with their sportsbook as early as April.

Sources had previously told us Pennsylvania may hold several apps back to have a shotgun start as a coordinated launch date, similar to what the state will do with online casinos. Further, several operators have indicated to us that they are in the late-stages of launch preparation plans, including getting apps ready for testing and ensuring promotional partners are properly licensed with the PA Gaming Control Board.

We’ve put together a complete guide to PA sports betting, but among the apps you should expect to see at or near launch are: SugarHouse Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook, Parx Sportsbook, and Rivers Casino Sportsbook.

Branding may be an issue. In PA, outside brands (like FanDuel) need to partner with licensed casinos in the state. In the case of FanDuel, the now-leader in New Jersey, it has a partnership with Valley Forge Casino and Resort. Apps will be branded with the operator’s name. This all means that PA and NJ sports betting apps will literally be different “apps.” There’s certain to be some confusion here. We’ll keep you updated on everything as this is now my life’s mission to be your sage on all things legal betting in PA.

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13 Comments

  • Vegas Dave April 17, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    My Local b00kie can’t be happy about this

    Reply
  • Esports are the future April 17, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    Just in time to bet on Arteezy to win TI.

    Reply
  • Wow! Kyle sure is the sports betting expert! April 17, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    Kyle’s the guy who 6 months ago asked for sports betting 101 book recs. This is also the guy who tried to use his credit card at a sportsbook 😂

    Reply
    • Kyle Scott April 17, 2019 at 12:31 pm

      It was for a post, you moron

      Reply
      • Actual betting insider April 17, 2019 at 12:47 pm

        No Kyle, the general consensus is that PA sports betting won’t go into full effect until mid August.

        Reply
  • investor Jeff Wuhls cringeworthy pleas for attention on Twitter April 17, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    It’s really hilarious watching Kyle’s basement tapes trying to sell himself as some sort of betting sharp. Same guy incessantly hocking rip-off/fake tee shirts. Same guy who tried using a credit card at his very first visit to a sportsbook. You are such laughable amateur hack Kyle

    Reply
    • Rowhome April 17, 2019 at 12:32 pm

      Darn right.

      Real men know how to bet!!!

      Trump 2020.

      Reply
    • Kyle Scott April 17, 2019 at 12:33 pm

      You’ve commented on the site 80 times under 80 different name. Yeah I’m the loser.

      Reply
      • EBITDA April 17, 2019 at 12:49 pm

        At least he lets his wife see him naked. Needle dick.

        Reply
      • Cosmo DiNardo April 17, 2019 at 2:48 pm

        That’s a good one Kyle.
        You really got him there.
        I hope you never goto prison Kyle…for those fake tshirts you keep making…you’ll never make it on the ‘inside’.

        BTW, can you have some ELO shirts made up for the july concert?

        Reply
  • BTFD April 17, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    Kyle how bad are you hurting from buying the Lyft IPO per Cramer’s advice?

    I’m sure you can arrange a % betting partner commish to recoup your losses. Otherwise I’ll be sure to be on the lookout for any dope T-shirt ideas

    Reply
    • SLOPPY ROPES CUZ April 17, 2019 at 1:51 pm

      Kyle obviously isn’t to bright with the dollars if he put himself into the position of having over 300K of student loans and 2 mortgages.
      This must be why he’s slobbering all over everyone to ‘gamble’ and paying subpar 40K/60hr week wages with no bennies
      for someone with 3+ years experience and a 4yr degree.
      Pull it together Kyle……before people lose respect for you.

      Buying into the LYFT IPO was a dumb move Kyle.
      Why the F did you do that?
      You should have bought into SHOPIFY in the fall of 2016.

      Can’t wait for Kyle ‘Kentucky Derby 2019’ articles and how to bet
      to make ‘wheel’ bets.

      Reply
      • Rowhome April 17, 2019 at 4:09 pm

        Me again. Just responding to my own posts again.

        Be right back.

        Reply

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