Four months on from being granted a sports betting license from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB), it is expected that the Churchill Downs-owned Presque Isle Downs & Casino property is close to launching its sportsbook in the coming months.
The license for the property was approved back in February, however it has taken slightly longer to prepare the property’s casino floor for the addition of betting facilities.
At the property, punters will be authorized to place bets via the 50 self-betting kiosks of which half will be located within the new facility.
The new sportsbook is reported to cover the space previously occupied by the casino’s slot machines. Under state law, however, the casino needs to complete a number of steps before being allowed to open its sportsbook’s doors, including a two-day testing period supervised by the gambling regulator.
Commenting on when exactly the property will launch wagering services, Gaming Control Board spokesperson Richard McGarvey said: That’s going to be up to them … they’ll tell us and then we’ll come out and make sure everything is working right.”
The new sportsbook is due to operate under the BetAmerica umbrella, with operations set to be powered by sports betting technology provider SBTech.
Presque Isle has also revealed plans for online and mobile betting but that would come at a later stage.