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The PGCB receives a fourth Pennsylvania sports betting application this week

LAS VEGAS - MARCH 19: In this handout provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, the Mirage Resort Race and Sports Book in Las Vegas is shown crowded with basketball fans during NCAA March Madness Tournament March 19, 2010. in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Glenn Pinkerton/Las Vegas News Bureau via Getty Images)

On Wednesday, September 26th, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. (PGCB) announced that it has received a fourth Pennsylvania sports betting application.

According to a report published by, The Philadelphia Inquirer, an application to offer legalized sports betting in the Keystone State has been submitted by SugarHouse Casino on Wednesday, September 26th.

SugarHouse Casino, that is based out of  Philadelphia, has gone on to become the first non-racino that has applied for a sports betting license, which runs a $10 million a month casino joint.

Other than SugarHouse, Harrah’s Casino and  Parx Casino has also applied for the same sports betting license, However, SugarHouse is the first from Philly proper to do so.

In total, the PGCB now has as many as four applications to review.  Back in Mid-August, Penn National broke the mold and became the first to apply as it submitted approval for its Hollywood Casino. Within a week’s time, Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment issued applications for its off-track betting parlour, South Turf Club and Parx.

And just at the start of this week Harrah’s joined the fray. Given that its casino gets approved, the company has said that it will expand the reach of Caesars to as many as four states.

Caesars already has sportsbooks in Mississippi, New Jersey, and Nevada.

By making use of the license of Golden Nugget, that is situated in Atlantic City, PlaySugarHouse went on to launch its mobile NJ sportsbook back in the previous month. Within a span of 8 days, the SugarHouse sportsbook accumulated a modest $103,324.

Also quite notably, no other New Jersey betting app had more in-game wagering than that of PLaySugarHouse.

The next PGCB meeting has been scheduled for Oct. 3. According to Doug Harbach, the Board’s spokesman, “applications of Harrah and SugarHouse will not be on the agenda.

However, Penn National’s submission for Hollywood and Greenwood’s applications for its two locations is on the agenda.

October 31st has been set as the date for the next PGCB which can well be the next opportunity for the board to review the latest two applications that have been filed.

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Terry Payne

Based out of Richmond, Terry is a loyal Chelsea enthusiast and beer lover. He played college basketball during his time but later decided to pursue writing and sports commentary.

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