Pennsylvania’s SugarHouse casino became the first casino in the state to offer online sports betting. Last month, during a trial run which could be considered as the soft launch of SugarHouse casino’s sports betting operations, the online sportsbook received $570k in bets in 72 hours, reveals the figures released by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Tuesday.
The soft launch was aimed at studying the online betting operations and verifying that the operations can be carried out without any discrepancies. The trial operations began at 4 pm on May 28 and were lice until the morning of May 31.
The overall bets placed in Pennsylvania in May was recorded $35,934,215. Online sports betting accounted for just 1.5 percent. There are more online sports betting handles coming to Pennsylvania soon.
Here’s a list of each sportsbook by handle in May, according to the figures released the PGCB:
– Rivers Casino Pittsburgh: $7,924,510
– SugarHouse: $7,923,839
– Parx: $6,809,662
– Hollywood Casino: $3,816,054
– South Philly Race and Sportsbook: $2,745,803
– Valley Forge Casino: $2,739,475
– Harrah’s: $2,589,147
Pennsylvania is amongst the early adopters of the legalized sports betting and launched sports betting operations in November last year.