PA Online Sports Betting Gets Its Second App Today As Parx Launches

This is a developing story and will be updated

Parx Casino in Bensalem enters the PA online sports betting market Monday when its three-day live testing period opens.

The Kambi-powered sportsbook began taking bets through its Pennsylvania retail operations in January. Parx Sportsbook joins SugarHouse Sportsbook in Philadelphia as the only casinos offering PA sports betting online.

From the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board:

We are beginning three test periods with Parx today through Wednesday. They will run to midnight each day, with today’s beginning at 4:00 pm, Tuesday at 2:00 pm, and Wednesday at noon. If all is good, we would sign off for it to operate 24/7. Beginning at 4:00 today, anyone within the borders of PA can set up an account and participate in live wagering.

The online sportsbook and (eventually casino) is on a platform provided by GAN.

Bet Rivers Sportsbook in Pittsburgh expects to begin its testing period at some point this week as well, according to the PGCB. Rivers' testing period likely will be shorter because its sister property SugarHouse already cleared its review.

Online PA sports betting just starting

Although state legislators made provisions for it in the 2017 law that created PA sports betting, regulators moved slowly in approving online and mobile wagering. SugarHouse Sportsbook became the first to launch four weeks ago.

SugarHouse began with only a desktop site and an Android-based app for legal sports betting. There still is no iOS app for sports betting in PA, as Apple tightens restrictions on real-money gaming applications via its App Store.

The lack of an iPhone-ready app certainly limits the potential for SugarHouse, Parx, Rivers and other entrants in PA sports betting. Similar apps exist in the NJ sports betting market, where mobile wagerings accounts for 80% of bets placed in 2019.

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