Philadelphia’s SugarHouse Casino and Pittsburgh’s Rivers Casino, both owned by Rush Street Gaming, officially opened their sportsbooks on December 15, moving quicker than their competitors soon after regulatory approval was granted by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board at the end of October.
Sports betting in the United States is expanding quickly since the May decision of the US Supreme Court to strike down a federal ban on state-authorized sports betting.
Rush Street Gaming, which is also focusing on an IR bid at Tomakomai, Hokkaido, has been very proactive in trying to enter the US sports betting market.
The sportsbooks at SugarHouse Casino and Rivers Casino will offer betting on a wide array of sporting events including football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, and college sports.
Rivers Casino General Manager Bill Keena commented, “We’ve had a great reaction from our guests and the community to our soft launch, and we’re very excited to begin daily operations.” (AGB Nippon)