- SugarHouse Casino was the first online PA sportsbook, which launched on the last day of May.
- The Parx Casino mobile betting platform will be operated by GAN plc.
- Bettors can earn up to $260 in bonuses for signing up and making their first wager.
PHILADELPHIA – Parx Casino is scheduled to become the second Pennsylvania sportsbook with an active mobile betting platform.
The casino must first undergo a three-day testing period, in which the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board will monitor the limited-hour operations.
Testing began on Monday at 4 pm and ran until midnight. For Tuesday and Wednesday, the platform will be available two hours earlier for each day moving forward until the PGCB allows Parx to operate at full capacity, 24/7.
Though Kambi is responsible for operating the retail (land-based) sportsbook, the online version will be associated with GAN.
Bettors looking to gain access to the platform are not required to visit the casino to sign up; however, they must be physically located in the state to get started.
Geolocation will be one of the many details the PGCB will review while the testing occurs this week, as this is how they ensure the books are not in violation of the Wire Act.
The platform will also be tested on monitoring underage gambling efforts and the ability to deposit and withdrawal at ease.
Those looking to fund accounts will have a plethora of ways to do so, as Parx will allow deposits stemming from cash, checks (both cashier’s and personal), Parx cards, bank transfers, and even PayNearMe. The use of Paypal, credit cards, cryptocurrencies are not accepted and there have not been any rumors to suggest they will in the future.
New bettors will even be welcomed with bonuses just for signing up, as a $10 free wager will be granted to every player. In addition to the sign-up bonus, up to $250 can be refunded on a player’s account should they lose their first wager with Parx Casino.
Parx will join SugarHouse Casino as the only two sportsbooks in Pennsylvania with mobile betting; however, Rivers Casino is slated to begin their testing this week as well.
It is expected that Rivers’ testing will only be two days, due to the fact that Rivers and SugarHouse are both operated by Rush Street Gaming, which should have both of these platforms ready to go by Thursday.
Combined, these three books have been responsible for nearly $12 million in revenue (69% of all books) since the start of the year but should see this percentage increase further with the addition of mobile sports betting in Pennsylvania.
Michael began writing as an NBA content writer and has spent time scouting college basketball for Florida State University under Leonard Hamilton and the University of Alabama under Anthony Grant. A graduate of both schools, he covers topics focused on legal sports betting, betting odds, and casino reviews. Michael likes to golf, play basketball, hike, and kayak when not glued to the TV watching NBA games.