The Parx Casino opened up their second sportsbook in as many weeks on Thursday when the casino officially opened up a sportsbook at the Turf Club in South Philadelphia. With the launch, the sportsbook is the third to open in Philadelphia and the fifth to begin taking bets in the state.
Like the sportsbook that launched in the Parx Casino, the South Philly Turf Club is powered by Kambi, a provider of sports betting and technology services that have so far partnered with four out of the first five PA sportsbooks.
The ceremonial ribbon is cut, and the sports book at the S Philly Turf Club is open. pic.twitter.com/PalXd9XWkY
— Mike DeNardo (@_MikeDeNardo) January 17, 2019
Philly Turf Club sportsbook caters to sports fans
The new sportsbook is located at 700 Packer Avenue, just off of the Packer Avenue exit on I-95. a convenient location for sports fans just northeast of the stadiums of Philadelphia, which include the Wells Fargo Center, Citizens Bank Park and Lincoln Financial Field.
The Philly Turf Club Sportsbook will be open most days starting at noon with extended hours during the weekend. Parking and admission are free.
- Monday through Thursday: Noon to Midnight
- Friday: Noon to 2 AM
- Saturday: 10 AM to 2 AM
- Sunday: 10 AM to Midnight
Patrons can bet on dozens of different sports including all major sports, college sports, boxing, MMA and much more. The sportsbook will offer a large selection of wagers including spread betting, moneyline, totals, parlays, pros and even teasers.
Bettors can use the Parx Casino Betslip Builder to construct wagers before arriving at the Philly Turf Club sportsbook betting window.
Where are the sportsbooks?
Over the last two months, sportsbooks have went up in five locations with three concentrated in and around Philadelphia.
- Hollywood Casino
- SugarHouse Casino
- Rivers Casino
- Parx Casino
- Philly Turf Club (operated by Parx Casino)
With five sportsbooks now up and running, an additional three sportsbooks at PA casinos are still yet to launch. Sports betting licenses from the Harrah’s Philadelphia and the Valley Forge Casino have already been approved by regulators with launches expected sometime this year. Presque Isle and Downs also applied for a license in December but has not yet been approved.
Pennsylvanians who are not located near a retail sportsbook have been waiting for the launch of online sports betting, which was expected in the first half of 2019. However, mobile sports betting in the state could be delayed after a revised opinion on the 1961 Wire Act was released by the U.S. Department of Justice. Upon its release, it was met with significant confusion as lawyers and regulators try to determine the scope of the new opinion.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has said that online gambling will move forward in the state but that casinos will have to ensure that all gambling transactions occur within the state.