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Mount Airy Set To Enter World Of Sports Gambling

March 29, 2019

Mount Airy Casino Resort in Monroe County plans to enter Pennsylvania’s online sports wagering and gaming market and anticipates “making an exciting announcement in the next few weeks,” Vince Jordan, the casino’s vice president of marketing and gaming operations, said Thursday.

The casino entered into a partnership with The Stars Group last year that would provide its customers an “all-inclusive, engaging experience” by offering its popular poker, casino slots and tables and sports wagering products, according to a news release from Mount Airy.

Jordan said offering Internet sports wagering and gaming and partnering with

 

The Stars Group “is the obvious next step for us to continue diversifying our casino offerings.”

“Introducing Internet gaming through The Stars Group will provide compelling opportunities for our customers, particularly our younger customers, who are ready to experience the next gaming challenge,” Jordan said.

The Stars Group and Mount Airy Casino Resort plan to launch the offerings following applicable licensing by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

“We’re excited to take this next step as The Stars Group looks to broaden its presence in the United States,” Matt Primeaux, senior vice president of strategy and operations, USA at The Stars Group, said in a statement. “In partnership with Mount Airy Casino Resort, we believe we’re well positioned to capitalize on opportunities in the Commonwealth by bringing our world leading offerings to Pennsylvania players.”

The Stars Group intends to use its existing technology and player account management platform for its offerings in Pennsylvania, providing customers with a single account, common wallet, various online and mobile depositing and withdrawal options, and a seamless offering of betting and gaming options, according to Mount Airy.

Elsewhere in Pennsylvania, Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course was the first in the state to take sports wagers beginning in November. Parx Casino offers sports wagering at its Bensalem casino at two off-track betting sites. The Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia, Harrah’s Philadelphia and Valley Forge Casino also offer sports betting.

Presque Isle Downs and Casino in Erie received approval for a sports book in February but it has not yet opened, according to Pennsylvania Gaming Board spokesman Richard McGarvey.

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