In Pennsylvania, yesterday reportedly saw Rivers Casino Pittsburgh receive tentative approval to start offering sportsbetting solutions with the downtown venue now hoping to begin accepting wagers as soon as the first day of next month.
Closing authorization impending:
According to a Wednesday report by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette paper, the provisional consent from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board came after the Pittsburgh casino owned by Rush Street Gambling agreed to cover a $10 million licensing fee and topic its own future sportsbook’s technology and staff to a final approval process.
Interim centre can open :
The paper reported that Rivers Casino Pittsburgh now hopes to start offering bettors pre-match and in-play wagers on a broad variety professional and collegiate sport from December 1 utilizing a temporary facility that is being built close to its existing ‘high-limit’ gaming place. Next, the place supposedly wishes to replace the lounge near the center of its own casino floor as early as June with a more permanent and larger sportsbetting centre.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette noted that the Allegheny County casino’s sportsbook is to feature 98 chairs and 15 wall-mounted televisions positioned along with a previously-unused cashier counter. The 3,000 sq ft area is to supposedly moreover incorporate a selection of self-service betting kiosks in addition to an adjacent bar with video poker games.
Kambi Group tie-up:
Chicago-headquartered Rush Street Gaming, which also received interim approval yesterday to deliver a sportsbook to its SugarHouse Casino at Philadelphia, reportedly explained the coming Pittsburgh sportsbetting operation is to be run by its own Rush Street Interactive affiliate in partnership with Maltese business-to-business gaming technologies firm Kambi Group.
The paper reported that the move could prove to be a lucrative step as Rivers Casino Pittsburgh is located just a few hundred yards from the 68,000-seat Heinz Field, that’s the stadium for the Pittsburgh Steelers franchise of the National Football League (NFL), in addition to the smaller PNC Park home of Major League Baseball’s Pittsburgh Pirates.
Slot Operations Vice-President for Rivers Casino Pittsburgh, Andre Barnabei, to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette…
“Essentially, sport is in our DNA in the property here in Pittsburgh. We are very excited.