Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack became the third Pennsylvania casino to apply for a sports-wagering license, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced Tuesday.
The Delaware County facility, formally called Chester Downs and Marina LLC, said it intends to offer land-based, mobile, and interactive sports wagering.
The casino's interactive sports wagering services will be operated by Caesars Interactive Entertainment LLC, a subsidiary of Harrah's owner, Caesars Entertainment Corp., which operates sportsbooks in Nevada and Mississippi, as well as at the Harrah's and Bally's casinos in Atlantic City.
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Dauphin County filed the state's first sports betting application in August, followed by Parx Casino in Bensalem, which also applied to accept sports bets at its offtrack racing outlet near Philadelphia's stadium complex.
The gaming control board is expected to begin considering the applications in October. Successful applicants must pay a $10 million license fee to the state before they can begin to accept bets.