Kindred brings Unibet sportsbook to Pennsylvania

A new sportsbook has arrived in the Keystone State.

On Friday, the Kindred Group-owned Unibet launched a land-based sportsbook in the state of Pennsylvania.

The Unibet sportsbook was cleared for launch in the Keystone State after striking a partnership with Mohegan Sun Pocono.

This marks the launch of Unibet’s second US sportsbook. In early September, Unibet sportsbook launched in New Jersey through a partnership with Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City.

Manuel Stan, Senior Vice President at Kindred US said: “We are excited and proud to partner with Mohegan Sun Pocono to welcome patrons to our new Sportsbook and offer a great extension to our online product in one of the largest states to regulate both online sports betting and casino.”

The Unibet sportsbook at Mohegan Sun

The Unibet sportsbook at Mohegan Sun will be open from 11 am to midnight seven days a week.

According to the Mohegan Sun Pocono website, the Unibet sportsbook is 1,130 square foot in size and features a high definition video wall, seating, a full-service bar and six betting terminals.

Stan added: “We wanted a strong partner who shares our dedication to customer experience and values, and we know that together we will offer Pennsylvanians a truly unmatched in-house and soon-to-come online sports betting and casino experience.”

Later this year, through its partnership with Mohegan Sun Pocono, Unibet will launch its online sportsbook and casino platforms which will also be available on iOS and Android devices.

Aviram Alroy, Vice President of Interactive Gaming at Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, said: “We’ve aligned with one of the world’s best online casino and sportsbook operators in online regulated markets, which will allow us to offer a best in class experience to our current clients and attract new fans. Introduction of the Unibet offering to the market is a great positive for Mohegan Sun, as well as the State of Pennsylvania.”

Sports betting in Pennsylvania

With the launch of Unibet’s sportsbook at Mohegan Sun, there are now 10 land-based sportsbooks operating in the state of Pennsylvania.

Mobile and online sports betting officially went live in the Keystone State in May, when SugarHouse Casino launched its online platform, PlaySugarHouse.

In the months since SugarHouse launched its online platform, Parx, Rivers and FanDuel have all launched online and mobile sports betting operations.

In August, sportsbooks in the Keystone State took more than $109m in sports bets and generated $9.9m in revenue.

Looking closer at August’s figures, more than 75% of sports wagers were placed with online betting sites and mobile sports betting apps. Of the state’s total betting handle, online wagering accounted for $83.2m of the $109m that was wagered. Online wagering also accounted for $6.3m of the state’s revenue for the month of August.

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