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Parx begins PA live test of online sportsbook


Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment’s Parx Casino has become the second Pennsylvania licensee to begin a live test of its online sportsbook, ahead of a full roll-out later this week.

As with the launch of the state’s first online sportsbook, the Kambi-powered Parx offering will undergo a three-day operational test. This began yesterday (June 25), with the sportsbook live from 4PM Eastern Time until midnight.

Later today (June 26) it will begin taking bets from 2PM, then from midday on Wednesday (June 27). Provided this test is completed without any issues, Parx will be given the green light for a full roll-out.

In May Parx generated revenue of $639,922 from its land-based sportsbook, a 29.5% month-on-month decline.

iGB North America understands that a third operator could enter the vertical later this week, with Rush Street’s Rivers Casino preparing to begin its testing phase. As with SugarHouse and Parx’s offerings, it is powered by Kambi.

Bettors in the state wagered $573,163 on the PlaySugarHouse sportsbook over four days at the end of May, which only included one full day live, and the three-day operational test. SugarHouse generated revenue of $38,753 from the amounts wagered.

Pennsylvania’s regulated gambling market is set to expand further, with the launch of online gaming from July 15.