Earlier in the week, The Mount Airy Resort Casino became the latest property to seek regulatory approval for the new offering as it announced the filing of its long-awaited sports betting application in the state of Pennsylvania.
The $10 mm sports wagering certificate was filed by Mount Airy, which is about a two-hour drive north of Philadelphia, on March 29, just a couple of days after an application was filed by the nearby Mohegan Sun Pocono casino.
Back in the previous year, Mount Airy had announced the formation of a partnership with The Stars Group, owner of the BetStars online sportsbook brand, which is in operation in neighboring New Jersey.
As per stated in Mount Airy’s 35-page application, its entire sports betting operation will be powered by TSG.
According to reports, currently, Pennsylvania’s sports betting market is restricted to just brick-and-mortar sportsbooks, however, post several delays, it is expected that the mobile sports betting applications will launch somewhere in the third quarter of 2019.
Sources close to the matter claim that these latest filing made by Mount Airy and Mohegan Sun could be a good indicator that online betting is close, as the filings, arguably place both casinos to be ready for a coordinated online launch with the other sports betting licensees.