Imminent PA online gambling launch has casinos lining up

Four new casinos have thrown their hats into the mix for the imminent launch of PA online gambling

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The upcoming PA online gambling scene looks set to offer plenty of variety. 

Four new brands have either applied or been approved for online gambling licenses in Pennsylvania in the past week.

Due in the early part of 2019, Pennsylvania online gambling has casinos lining up for a piece of the action.

And two new brands have been approved to offer online gambling services when that time comes. Presque Isle Downs and Stadium Casino are to launch gambling websites in Pennsylvania.

Presque announced they would be offering a range of slots and online table games. But the brand did not opt for the additional online poker license. Each license component costs $4 million.

Stadium Casino has not even launched a land-based site yet - so it will take a while for the brand to offer their own online gaming services.

In more recent news, MGM Resorts International has also made a play for PA online gambling. In their application, they used their highly successful NJ online casino, Borgata, as their case study.

It has also been confirmed that the Golden Nugget is also lobbying for a Pennsylvania online casino license. If the pair is approved they will be considered qualified gaming entities.

This also means they will have to stump up the $12 million licensing fee - if they want all parts of the license. When the PGCB announced their plans for extended gambling operations, not many casinos jumped at the steep asking price.

But in recent weeks, more and more brands have flocked to join in the upcoming PA online casino scene. Approved operators include Harrah's Philadelphia, SugarHouse and Parx Casino alongside three other brands. 

It is estimated that under 10 licenses still remain - whether these are snapped up before the imminent launch remains to be seen.

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