Pennsylvania To Issue 2 More Betting Licenses

By Ben Hamill - April 12 2019

More Sports Betting Licences for Pennsylvania

Operating a sportsbook in the newly regulated US state of Pennsylvania doesn’t come cheap. But according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) this doesn’t appear to be slowing anyone down in their quest to obtain a license from the board. As it stands, there are currently 8 newly licensed bookies operating in the state, and this number could soon be bumped up to a perfect 10.

Mohegan Sun Pocono and Mount Airy Casino Resort have each dug deep into their own pockets in order to pay the required license application fees and have submitted their applications for consideration to the board. The fact that the two venues are but 40 miles apart may very well be the reason that both have applied to offer sports betting services. If any one of the two had applied and not the other, it would have led to all kinds of difficulties for the one not having opted in. Bettors tend to play casino games too, as well as the other way around, and getting your entertainment fix form a single location is just a whole lot easier than travelling between two posts.

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No Lack Of Expert Support

Mohegan Sun is owned by a Mohegan native Indian tribe in Connecticut. Thanks to a recent partnership having been agreed on with the Kambi Group, Mohegan Sun Connecticut will be in a position to start doing sports betting business just as soon as its legalised in the state of Connecticut. As for Pennsylvania, the honour of working together with Mohegan Sun has befallen the Kindred Group. Kambi and Kindred are both licensed in Malta by the MGA.

As for Mount Airy, it holds partnerships with The Stars Group as well as with 888 Holdings. In the event of its sports betting license application being approved by the PGCB, it should not experience any shortage of support  in order to get its own sportsbook off the launch pad. Support structures don’t really get any better than the one enjoyed by Mount Airy.

Worth Every Penny

Despite the fact that a license attracts a $10 million application fee, there has been no shortage of license hopefuls. Pennsylvania may have gotten off to a fairly slow start because of the extreme price tag, but the market is slowly starting to play catch-up with the likes of New Jersey.

The PGCB has not yet indicated when the approval/s may be granted or when the new bookie operations will get underway.

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