Parx Casino, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s largest casino, Parx, has been given the green light to commence with sportsbook operations by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, following a two day testing phase.

The Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment owned Parx Casino has aligned with Kambi for its on-property launch, with the betting platform and systems provider now powering three of the Keystone State’s four live sportsbooks.

Patrons of the establishment can place bets via seven teller windows, or at any of the 45 Kambi-powered betting kiosks located within the sportsbook space, throughout the casino floor and in the Parx Poker Room.

Furthermore, Kambi’s ‘Bring Your Own Device’ technology has also been utilised by the establishment, as it launched its Betslip Builder mobile app.

Designed to streamline the bet placement process during busy spells, it enables users to fill out their slip on the move, which creates a QR code to be scanned prior to reaching a cashier.

Matthew Cullen, senior vice president of interactive gaming and sports at Parx Casino, explained: “Parx Casino is thrilled to launch legalised sports betting on property this week, and to do so with such a high- quality product from Kambi is particularly exciting.

“Parx is expanding its portfolio of offerings to give patrons the absolute best of all types of legalised gaming, and sports wagering is just the latest stage in enhancing our customer offering.”

Following the launch, Kambi is turning its attention towards Greenwood’s South Philadelphia Turf Club and Valley Forge Turf Club, the former of which is expected to be ready for regulatory testing next week.

Max Meltzer, Kambi’s chief commercial officer, added: “We’re very excited to have launched our on-property sportsbook at Parx Casino, a brand which shares our commitment to providing unique and exciting wagering experiences to players.

“Today’s unveiling marks Kambi’s fourth bricks and mortar sportsbook launch in less than three months, and cements our position as the leading online and on-property sportsbook supplier in the burgeoning US market.”

A Parx-branded online sportsbook is also set to be launched, as and when the PGCB permits mobile wagering within the state.