Valley Forge joins other Philly-area casinos with OK for sports betting

Tony Romeo
December 19, 2018 - 4:10 pm



HARRISBBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- All four of the operating casinos in the Philadelphia region now have the OK for sports betting after regulators approved a sports book for the Valley Forge Casino.  

The Gaming Control Board approved a sports betting certificate for Valley Forge, but its oddsmaker FanDuel, still needs to get the board’s OK.

Farther along the path to sports gaming is SugarHouse, which is now taking live bets, Harrah’s and Parx, whose oddsmakers have been approved, but who have yet to conduct tests.

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“Parx and Harrah’s are currently pretty far down the road in their preparations,” said Gaming Board Executive Director Kevin O’Toole. “So, we’re optimistic that they’ll be able to go live fairly quickly

The gaming board also approved the buyout of Parx’s interest in the new casino to be developed in South Philadelphia by Maryland-based Cordish Companies.

Last month, gaming officials granted a two-year extension of the deadline to complete the project.