2 more casinos seek sports-betting licenses in Pennsylvania

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FILE – In this Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, file photo, gamblers place bets in the temporary sports betting area at the SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia. About six in 10 Americans want betting on professional sports events to be legal in their state, but fewer feel that way about college athletics, according to a new poll […]

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Two more casinos in Pennsylvania are seeking sports-betting licenses.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Friday that Mount Airy Casino Resort and Mohegan Sun Pocono have applied for licenses.

Sports books are open at five of Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos and one off-track betting parlor. Some plan to offer online sports betting in the coming months.

Regulators have awarded licenses to SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia, Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino in Chester, Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course near Hershey and suburban Philadelphia’s Parx Casino and an off-track betting parlor it owns in Philadelphia.

States are increasingly legalizing sports betting after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way last May. A 2017 state law allows Pennsylvania’s casino owners to pay a $10 million fee to operate sports betting.

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