BetMGM Launches Online Sportsbook in Pennsylvania

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BetMGM has launched its online sports betting offering in the Pennsylvania market, not long after the operator went live with an online casino in the state. The operator announced the launch on Friday:

BetMGM, which is jointly owned by MGM Resorts International and Entain Plc (formerly GVC Holdings), offers pre-game and in-play betting on the app, which is available on iOS and Android devices. Bettors can also place wagers using a personal computer.

Customers will have access to benefits relating to MGM Resorts hotel-casino properties across the United States through the M life Rewards program.

BetMGM now has online sportsbooks in seven states

The Pennsylvania launch means that BetMGM now has online sportsbooks in seven states, including West Virginia, Tennessee, New Jersey, Nevada, Indiana, and Colorado.

Another launch in Pennsylvania

BetMGM is looking to expand its reach across the United States with its online sports betting product. CEO Adam Greenblatt spoke about the launch of the online sportsbook: “Pennsylvania is known for its legendary sports fans and we look forward to sharing the excitement of BetMGM with them.”

BetMGM also recently became the Pittsburgh Steelers’ first official gaming and sports betting partner.

The three-day soft launch of the BetMGM casino platform began on December 1, with the full launch coming later that week. It was the 13th online casino to launch in the state.

Evolution is providing the live dealer games for the BetMGM casino, with the former opening up a Pennsylvania studio in October. Pennsylvania is the second state, after New Jersey, to offer legal live dealer games to its residents.

Land-based casinos remain shut

Land-based casinos remain closed in Pennsylvania because of ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. Governor Tom Wolf signed an order to shutter the state’s casinos for three weeks, until January 4, 2021.

Most other forms of indoor entertainment facilities also had to close. The initial casino closures in the Keystone State stayed in place from March 16 until July 2.

Pennsylvania casinos have leaned on internet casinos to keep generating revenue during this tough year. Most commercial casinos in Pennsylvania have some involvement with an online casino. There are also almost a dozen mobile sportsbooks and one online poker platform up and running in the state.

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