It has taken over 20 years; however the USA is finally catching up with the rest of the world in regards to both land based and online sports betting, thanks to a recent US Supreme Court ruling.
It had been the case until May of this year, that the only US State that could offer sports betting was Nevada, however that Monopoly ended that month with a case brought before the Supreme Court, when it was decreed that any State in which regulators wanted to offer sports betting could do so.
Casinos owners and operators have been scrambling to put in their applications with their local gaming commissions to apply for those new licenses, and over in Philadelphia a third casino has just added their name to the list of sportsbook applicants, that being Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack.
There is no reason to doubt that they will be granted a license by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, and once granted they will then be permitted to operate a land based sportsbook within their casino venue, along with also offering both a mobile betting app and an online betting platform.
The only restrictions on these licenses issued on a State by State basis, is that operators must only permit customers within the respective State boundaries their betting and gambling services, with customers based outside those boundaries not being permitted to sign up and place bets and wagers.
It has been William Hill who have been the most successful company to date at signing up land based casinos to offer one of their own William Hill branded sportsbook concessions, and with there now being three casinos in total that are going to be offering betting facilities at their venues with Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack being the latest, punters will have plenty of options regarding where they can bet in the future.
Steven is a seasoned freelancer writer from Coventry in the UK. He specialises in writing about the gambling industry and aims to provide unbiased, trustworthy and high quality content to the public. Whilst away from his freelance writing work he enjoys watching the football and following the F1.