Pennsyvania players will be finally able to place online sports bets and play casino games on iOS devices, via Rush Street Interactive’s BetRivers.com and PlaySugarHouse.com sites.
The launch has been facilitated by GeoGuard Location Validator, a new app launched through a partnership between geolocation specialist GeoComply. Users are required to download the app from Apple’s App Store, then register for an account.
After doing so, they can use it to confirm they are located within Pennsylvania’s borders, and gamble via their mobile web browser.
Since the state’s online wagering market launched in May this year, players have only been able to gamble online via desktop and the Android operating system.
“As we launch our casino site today, we are excited to offer Apple users a way to enjoy the innovative experiences we offer by betting from their mobile devices in Pennsylvania,” said Richard Schwartz, president of Rush Street Interactive. “We’re pleased that players with Apple mobile devices will be able to use the mobile web to play with PlaySugarHouse.com.”
GeoGuard is created by GeoComply, one of the leading location verification specalists in the US market. It is already licensed by the Nevada Gaming Control Board, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE) and the Commonwealth of Delaware to provide geolocation and anti-fraud solutions.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer loyal users with Apple devices, such as iPhones, a way to get online and begin playing on our award-winning platform,” Schwartz added.
After PlaySugarHouse became the first online sportsbook to launch in the market, it began a live test of its igaming offering earlier this week.