- Betway is on its way to becoming the 13th mobile sportsbook in Pennsylvania and the 17th iCasino.
- The European company has a temporary license for Monday through Wednesday and will be issued a permanent license if their operations run smoothly.
- Betway is currently active in Colorado and Indiana, making Pennsylvania the third state in the U.S. that uses the gaming provider.
PHILADELPHIA – On Monday, Pennsylvania temporarily went live with Betway for a testing phase of the online gambling applications that the operator would be offering its residents.
The phase will last three days and the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) will monitor the entire 72 hours before an official launch without the need for monitoring can occur, along with a permanent license rather than a preliminary one.
Betway is a European online gambling company that is trying to branch out into the U.S. markets. Pennsylvania will mark the third state for the platform to exercise their casino gambling and sports betting chops stateside.
Colorado and Indiana already have Betway platforms for their gambling residents to enjoy.
The Ins-And-Outs Of Betway In Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania’s gambling industry makes it so that all mobile sportsbooks and iCasinos be tethered to retail locations prior to launch.
Betway was given approval for licensure by the PGCB in May, although it is still unknown what land-based venue they are using to be able to launch their operations.
Unofficially, it has been rumored that the gaming company is serving Pennsylvania by being tied to Live! Philadelphia Casino, an establishment that is owned by the Cordish Gaming Group. The casino already has an iCasino and a mobile sportsbook that is run by FanDuel which would make Betway their second internet platform for gambling.
What Happens Now?
The PGCB will be testing the Betway application on Monday from 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. EST and then on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. EST. If all goes without a hitch in their giddy up, the gaming provider will be given an official license to operate fully in Pennsylvania beginning on Thursday.
This will be the 17th iCasino and 13th online sportsbook for Pennsylvanians to utilize and gamble via mobile and online platforms. There are 132 slot titles and various forms of baccarat, blackjack, craps, roulette, three-card stud, and video poker for the iCasino app of Betway. Multiple sports betting lines will be found on their sportsbook as well.
Promotions will be running for new members once Betway debuts permanently in the Pennsylvania online gambling industry this week.