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Online and mobile betting set to launch in June for Pennsylvania residents
Parx Casino, which is located just outside the Philadelphia city limits in Bensalem, will begin testing online betting this month. The testing period will be two to three days, and will see the betting apps available for a set number of hours each day during the testing. If all goes well, and the apps are approved, they will go live full-time in June.
Without the online presence, Pennsylvania took in just over $4.2 million in April, according to the report released Thursday, May 16 by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. That number was down from $5.5 million in March.
The state brought in over $1.5 million in tax revenue from the April period.
From the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board press release Wednesday:
“Since its opening in December 2006, Parx has generated $5.8 billion in gross revenue from the play of slot machines, table games and sports wagering resulting in a return to the Commonwealth of approximately $2.68 billion in gaming tax revenue. Parx Casino currently operates 3,200 slot machines, 198 table games, and three sport wagering facilities, while employing nearly 2,300 persons.”