Harrah’s Philadelphia to launch sports betting operations this week

Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack in Chester is set to launch sports betting operations on Tuesday, becoming the sixth operational sportsbook in Pennsylvania.

The Harrah’s sportsbook will open to the public from 2 pm on Tuesday. Tuesday’s launch will be a soft launch as the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) requires all new sportsbooks in the state to go through a 48-hour test period.

As long as the launch is successful, the Harrah’s sportsbook will be fully operational for Thursday 24 January.

In a statement, Chris Albrecht, Harrah’s Philadelphia Senior Vice President & General Manager, said: “We are excited to bring sports betting to Delaware County and allow our guests from the tri-state area to experience our property in a whole new way.

“With our gaming offering, live harness racing, our event center, award-winning restaurants and now the sportsbook, Harrah’s Philadelphia remains a must visit destination in the Philadelphia region.”

The Harrah’s sportsbook will accept wagers on a variety of sports including basketball, football, hockey, soccer, baseball and college athletics.

The sportsbook is located at the back of the casino floor and features 11 high-top tables, 19 lounge seats, over 45 large screen TVs and a bar.

Christian Stuart, EVP of Gaming & Interactive Entertainment for Caesars Entertainment said: “The launch of retail sports betting at Harrah’s Philadelphia is another exciting milestone, showcasing Caesars Entertainment’s commitment to leading this expanding industry. The Harrah’s Philadelphia offering is fully integrated into Total Rewards, so customers can easily earn and redeem points for all Caesars amenities worldwide.”

Last week, the South Philadelphia Turf Club became the fifth venue in the state to launch sports betting operations.

The sportsbook at the South Philadelphia Turf Club is powered by Kambi and is located within walking distance of various stadiums where sporting events are held on a regular basis

The opening of the sportsbook at the South Philadelphia Turf Club came exactly one week after Parx Casino launched sports betting operations.

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