Scientific Games Corporation and Caesars are celebrating the launch of sports betting at Caesars’ Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack. THE BOOK sportsbook, powered by SG’s OpenBet platform, features “world-class sports betting retail solutions”, said the firm. Harrah’s players will initially be able to place bets at the venue, with the option for online and mobile sports betting to follow in the first quarter of 2019.

The Pennsylvania sportsbook features a wide range of betting options, including professional and college sports coverage for football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, golf, and more to reach new and experienced bettors. SG will also provide ongoing managed trading services from its Don Best group, powering continuous evolution of the platform’s pricing and data feeds.

Christian Stuart, Executive Vice President, Gaming and Interactive Entertainment at Caesars, commented: “We’re excited to open THE BOOK, which allows our players to wager on their favorite professional and college sports events at the region’s most complete game-changing sports betting experience. We’ve worked seamlessly with Scientific Games to cement our sportsbook presence in new markets with great speed, and we’re excited to usher in a new era of sports betting capabilities for Pennsylvania players at Caesars.”

Jordan Levin, Executive Vice President and Group Chief Executive Digital at Scientific Games, added: “This is the third state in which we’ve launched sports betting with Caesars, following in the footsteps of New Jersey and Mississippi, and we’re thrilled to see constant growth in our partnership. Sports betting builds more momentum every day, and we’re proud to partner with Caesars to lead the charge and provide a top-notch solution to players in Pennsylvania.”