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BetMGM Launches Second Casino App in Pennsylvania

BetMGM launched its second online casino, the Borgata Casino app, in Pennsylvania through a deal with Rivers Casino Philadelphia on Wednesday. While hailing the launch as an “important milestone,” BetMGM’s CEO Adam Greenblatt said there are few casino brands as well-respected as Borgata, which is evident by its success in New Jersey. “Pennsylvania marks a …

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Pennsylvania: Third State Ever to Cross $600M Monthly Handle

Pennsylvania has become the third US state ever to cross $600 million monthly sports betting in handle in January, after New Jersey and Nevada. As Pennsylvania sportsbooks continue to snowball the state’s monthly sports betting records, January brought in an unprecedented $615 million of bets. According to the official report released by the Pennsylvania Gaming …

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Pennsylvania Could See Another Online Poker Option, GGPoker

Regulators have authorized two more digital gaming licenses, including one which could bring another online poker option to Pennsylvania. On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) awarded licenses to Betfair and NSUS Group, the parent company of GGPoker, to operate in the Keystone State. Members of the board, who were meeting through a Zoom …

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Pennsylvania Sports Betting Posts Record Handle in December with $548.6M

Pennsylvania bade farewell to 2020 by posting an all-time high sports betting handle of $548.6 million in December. The previous best for the state was $525.8 million posted in October 2020. The December 2020 handle was also an increase of 60.1% from December 2019, which saw $342.6 million. According to the state report released Tuesday, …

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Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia to Open January 19

The $600 million Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia project that began construction in 2018 announced last Wednesday that it will open its casino on January 19, 2021. Initially, the casino will offer a series of reservation-only Preview Days for Live! Rewards Club members, before opening to the public. The official grand opening to the general …

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Conscious Gaming Launches Self-Exclusion Tool in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania will become the first jurisdiction to deploy a national gambling self-exclusion tool for responsible gaming in the US. The development unfolded on Wednesday when Conscious Gaming and the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) jointly announced the deployment of the innovative self-exclusion tool, PlayPause, for online gambling. The Keystone State is taking responsible gaming to …

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Pennsylvania Sports Betting Handle Plunges in November

Pennsylvania has failed to continue its record-setting sports betting trend in November with a handle of $492 million, a 6.4% drop from October’s figure. According to figures released last Wednesday by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB), the $491.9 million handle, both from retail and online sportsbooks, was less than October’s $525.8 million. However, the …

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Philadelphia Eagles Become The First NFL Team to Ink Esports Deal

Esports Entertainment Group has inked a deal with the Philadelphia Eagles to serve as the first esports tournament provider for an NFL team. Under the multi-year agreement announced on Tuesday, the Malta-based gambling firm will operate twice-a-year Madden NFL esports tournaments for the professional American football team via its Esports Gaming League platform. In addition, …

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Pennsylvania Casinos Forced to Close Until January 4

Pennsylvania has announced a temporary closure of the state’s 12 casinos effective Saturday, December 12, due to a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases. The executive measure announced last Thursday is part of sweeping coronavirus restrictions by Governor Tom Wolf, who himself tested positive for the virus this week. In addition to commercial gambling, …

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