Betway Launches Sportsbook and Online Casino in Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board stated today that it had approved a three-day live test for Betway to launch an online casino and sportsbook in the state. If the test scales through without any glitch, Betway would be granted a permanent approval to commence permanent online gaming operations starting from Thursday, July 1st.
The test period for the casino and sportsbook will be between 1 and 9 pm on Monday, 11 am to 9 pm on Tuesday, and 9 am to 9 pm on Wednesday, June 30th.
Betway will become the 17th online casino and 13th sportsbook to launch in Pennsylvania if this approval is made permanent. The popularity of gaming has increased since the US Supreme Court held in 2018 that PASPA is unconstitutional, overturning the Act after 26 years in effect. As a result of the ruling, the state legalized online casinos and sports betting the previous year but was forced to wait for the federal laws to be stricken.
Under Pennsylvania law, an online betting firm is required to have an arrangement with the state’s licensed casino operators. Reports state that Betway has reached an arrangement with the Cordish Gaming Group, owners of Live! Philadelphia casino. Live! had previously reached an arrangement with Fanduel to run retail sportsbooks at two of their locations. The agreements entered into by Live! with Betway or Fanduel are not exclusive.
As reported, Pennsylvania is second in online sports gambling rank for May, only behind New Jersey.
Betway Extends its Reach in the US Market
The first months of 2021 witnessed the launching of Betway online sportsbooks and casinos in Indiana and Colorado. It has built remarkable connections with US sports entities in recent months, most notably the NHL, to popularize its brand awareness. Betway partners Digital Gaming Corp. USA, situated in New Jersey to offer its gaming services in the US. The parent company of Betway is situated in the UK, where it has long been active in the gambling industry in that country and all over the world.
Betway has the vision to venture into other states in the future. Earlier an announcement was made by Cleveland Cavaliers about a partnership with Betway for the provision of Betway games to their fans once mobile and online sports betting is legalized in that state.