More on Presque Isle Downs’ plans to begin sports wagering

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Presque Isle Downs & Casino will offer sports wagering in the near future.

Sports betting is something that is popping up all around the state.  Hollywood Casino was the first in Pennsylvania to offer sports wagering.  The Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh and Sugarhouse in Philadelphia now offers it too.

Wednesday morning, the Pennsylvania Gaming and Control Board approving the Presque Isle Downs and Casino petition for sports wagering. 

According to Doug Harbach of the board, the Summit Township Casino will need to facilitate two days of public testing before officially offering sports betting.

With the casino soon to be offering sports wagering, ‘Sportsbook’ as it will be called, will be a 1,275 square-foot space located across from the poker room and simulcast area.

An additional 317 square-feet will be dedicated as a self-betting area, with 50 kiosks for sports wagering. Sportsbook will also offer online and mobile account wagering.  

During the presentation to the Gaming Control Board, the casino said 69 slot machines will be moved for the renovation.

And, the casino will add 50 televisions throughout to display sporting events and boards to showcase pre-match and live wagering options.

Management from the casino and Churchill Downs, who owns the casino, were all in attendance.

During the meeting, the casino saying it will create about 10 or more new positions.

Casino guests will be able to bet on professional and college sports teams from football to baseball to hockey and much more.

The vote to approve sports wagering at the casino was approved unanimously.

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