Sports betting is now open for business in Philadelphia

Antionette Lee
December 15, 2018 - 1:20 pm

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Fans can officially place their bets in Philadelphia's first licensed sports book. 

Leek Lavish was one of the first people lined up to place his bet in Northern Liberties, following Saturday's ribbon-cutting at the Sugarhouse Casino.

“I been going over to Delaware for like the last six years, so it’s finally home and I’m glad for them to have it,” he happily explained.

So who'd he bet on?

“I took the Lakers tonight,” he said. “I took Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets.”

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The Sugarhouse General Manger, Cheryl Duhon, says there are a couple of ways to wager, so you don't have to be a pro.

"We have six betting windows and we also have, currently, six walk up kiosks,” she said. “Eventually in the next week or two we'll have a total of 12 kiosks. You can take a bet and say hey who's gonna win?”

Duhon says with the several HD TVs, leather chairs, and food and beverage services even the non-sports lovers can get in on the action.

“This is the all-inclusive man cave,” she said.