In mid-July, Stadium LLC became one of nine of the PA’s thirteen casinos to apply for an online gambling license. The company is making the move while simultaneously moving towards a large Philadelphia casino and a mini casino near Pittsburgh.
Indeed, for a company that does not have an active casino in PA yet, they sure are making their presence known.
Stadium Casino online gambling application
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced that Stadium LLC was the third company to apply for an online gambling license, which they did so on July 13th, three days before the deadline. By the time the deadline had come and gone, a total of nine casinos had applied for the $10 million license to offer online poker and an online casino (consisting of slots and table games).
Should the applications be approved — which is widely expected — Stadium LLC could begin offering online gambling by the end of the year. Of course, whether they will be ready is another question entirely. The company has a lot on their plate at the moment and the company could be focusing on launching brick and mortar casinos in the state.
There is no word yet on who the Stadium Casino will partner with on software. GAN appears to be a good bet given the companies relationship with Greenwood Racing, the owner of Parx Casino, who is working with GAN on an online gambling platform as well as sports betting.
The PGCB will make a determination on online gambling applications by the end of October.
The South Philadelphia Live! casino is slated for launch in 2020. It was this casino that allowed the company to further expand with online gambling and a mini casino. The Philly Live! casino is a joint partnership between Greenwood Racing and Cordish Companies. The $600 million Live! Hotel and Casino will be located in the stadium district of South Philadelphia located closely to Lincoln Financial Field, Citizens Bank Park and Wells Fargo Center.
The 200,000 square foot casino will include 2,000 slot machines, 95 table games and 33 poker tables. Visitors can stay at a 220 room hotel that is being built alongside the casino.
On January 24th, Stadium LLC became the second company to acquire a mini casino license, when they bid $40.1 million for the rights to build a mini-casino located near Derry Township, around Greensburg. All told, the Stadium LLC is one of five mini-casinos in the planning stages.
As part of “mini-casino” requirements, the location can be no more than 35 miles from an existing PA casino. The mini casino will be allowed to house up to 700 slot machines and 40 table games.
Recent reports have the company in plans to build the new mini-casino in the Hempfield Township in Westmoreland County, where the casino could be built in an old Bon-Ton store.