Nine pennsylvania casinos petition Control Board for igaming activities

Nine casino licence holders have submitted applications pertaining to the conduct of online gambling in the state of Pennsylvania, the state’s Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has announced in a statement.

Petitioning for the permittance to conduct igaming operations at this time, means that approval can be obtained for an authorisation fee of $10m for all three categories of interactive operations, namely:

  • Non-Peer-to-Peer interactive games which simulates slot machines.
  • Non-Peer-to-Peer interactive games which simulates table games.
  • Peer-to-Peer interactive games which simulates poker.

Up until August 14, the PGCB states that “casino license holders can still petition the board to conduct all three or some of the categories of interactive games for an authorisation fee of $4 million for each”.  

Petitions submitted to conduct interactive gaming must be approved or denied with 90 days of “determining the petition if complete,” with the fee appropriate to the category, or categories, set to be operated due no later than 60 days after such approval is granted.  

The nine petitions received from casino licence holders within the state are from the following properties:

  • Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment Inc, operator of the Parx Casino (received July 12, 2018).
  • Stadium Casino LLC, licensed to operate the unopened Live! Hotel and Casino Philadelphia (received July 13, 2018).
  • Mount Airy LLC, operator of Mount Airy Casino Resort (received July 13, 2018).
  • Sands Bethworks Gaming LLC, operator of the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem (received July 16, 2018).
  • Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association LLC, operator of Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course (received July 16, 2018).
  • Valley Forge Convention Center Partners LP, operator of Valley Forge Casino Resort (received July 16, 2018).
  • Chester Downs and Marina LLC, operator of Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack (received July 16, 2018).
  • Holdings Acquisition Co LP, operator of the Rivers Casino (received July 16, 2018).
  • Sugarhouse HSP Gaming LP, operator of SugarHouse Casino (received July 16, 2018).