The SugarHouse is the latest casino to jump into the sports-betting fray. Now they'll have to wait another month for approval.
The only casino within the city of Philadelphia, SugarHouse submitted its application to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Wednesday evening. They're the third establishment in the Philadelphia region to take the first step in offering sports betting.
The Harrah's property in Chester applied earlier this week. In late August, Parx racing asked for the right to open sports betting at its Bensalem casino and its South Philly off-track betting parlor.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board's next meeting is Wednesday in Harrisburg and the applications submitted by SugarHouse and Harrah's will not be on the agenda, according to PGCB spokesman Doug Harbach.
The next meeting after Wednesday is Oct. 31 (which is prior to the NFL's Week 9). Approved applicants must fork over a $10 million fee in order to start accepting wagers.