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BetRivers, BetAmerica Join PA Online Casino Boom Ahead Of Super Bowl

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Pennsylvania has two new online casinos this week following successive launches from BetRivers and BetAmerica.

The latest entries mark the seventh and eighth PA online casinos to go live, including the debut of the FanDuel Casino just last week.

The new casino at BetRivers aims to encourage cross-selling by giving gamblers the same wallet as the sportsbook. It’s the second online casino operated by Rush Street Interactive, joining the market alongside PlaySugarHouse.

Players want everything in one place

“We wanted to launch our online casino platform prior to the Super Bowl,” said Richard Schwartz, president of Rush Street Interactive.

“Our experience in New Jersey and Pennsylvania with PlaySugarHouse has validated that online sportsbook players also enjoy the full-services of our casinos, especially the table games.”

Schwartz said that SugarHouse had more than a 40% share of the PA online gambling market in the fourth quarter of 2019.

“Rush Street Interactive has grown market share in Pennsylvania and New Jersey on PlaySugarHouse.com, in large part due to the quality of the user experience and the time we’ve invested listening to what our players want. We are proud to now bring that same first-class interactive casino service to players at BetRivers.com in Pennsylvania.”

In related news, BetRivers will also benefit from a new marketing deal with Hooters.

Fans in Hooters restaurants in Indiana, NJ and PA will have access to BetRivers’ odds and information via new KonekTV screens.

More casino options for PA customers

The BetRivers expansion follows hot on the heels of the soft launch of the BetAmerica online casino in Pennsylvania.

The product features 43 slot titles, four roulette games and one blackjack option.

Casino games are integrated within the BetAmerica sportsbook and licensed in PA via Presque Isle Downs.

Business is booming in PA

Pennsylvania online gaming generated $10.6 million in revenue in December, up 10% month on month.

Slots accounted for around half the total despite the hefty tax rate, followed by poker and table games accounting for approximately 25% each.

Rivers (SugarHouse) is the current market leader, followed by Mount Airy (PokerStars) and then Penn National’s Hollywood Casino.

Brad Allen
- Brad has been covering the online gambling industry in Europe and the US for more than four years, most recently as the news editor at EGR Global.
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