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Rush Street Interactive COO Mattias Stetz on SugarHouse online launch in Pennsylvania

MetroBet recently had the opportunity to speak with Rush Street Interactive COO Mattias Stetz about SugarHouse’s online launch in the state of Pennsylvania. Rush Street Interactive is SugarHouse’s partner in online sports betting, having operated PlaySugarHouse.com in New Jersey as well since last...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 1:35pm

Best online horse betting site Top for Belmont Stakes 2019

The 2019 Belmont Stakes, from Belmont Park in Elmont, is upon us and many will be betting on the third leg of the Triple Crown for the first time online. Sports betting is now legal in many areas but you can always bet on the ponies at NYRABets.com. To bet on the Belmont Stakes now and get...

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 8:16am

SugarHouse online sports betting testing with strong results

Be sure to pick up MetroBet in the Metro Philly print editions and check out MetroBet.us in the coming days as we will have exclusive offers as it pertains to online betting. As we reported yesterday, testing for online betting is underway in Pennsylvania as SugarHouse got the green light on...

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 9:42pm

SugarHouse Casino gets green light to start online sports betting in Pennsylvania

SugarHouse Casino is the first player to enter the online sports betting market in Pennsylvania as it got the green light to start taking bets on Tuesday afternoon. It is a monumental moment for SugarHouse and the Pennsylvania sports betting market in general as the statewide handle and revenue...

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 10:13pm

A New Jersey like spike for Pennsylvania online sports betting?

The online sports betting switch will soon be flipped on in the state of Pennsylvania, so we can expect monster numbers right out of the gate, right? Not necessarily. Hindering instant growth with online numbers is that we are about to end the dead zone when it comes to sports betting. By mid-...

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 6:31pm

Jeopardy James Holzhauer talks sports betting gambling strategy

It is possible to prosper being a professional sports bettor. It just really helps if you happen to be a certified genius. James Holzhauer is currently regarded as the smartest man in America as he has been dominating the competition on Jeopardy since early April. After winning his 23rd straight...

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 5:40pm

Sportradar exec Jake Williams on the sports betting landscape

Data is everything when it comes to sports betting and as the legal industry in the United States evolves over the next few years, Sportradar has positioned itself to be at the forefront of the market. Something as simple as Googling, “Phillies Mets score” or getting up-to-the-second stats on your...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 6:17pm

Pennsylvania sports betting handle revenue numbers released for April

The game-changer of online sports betting is nearly here in Pennsylvania, but the brick and mortar sports betting shops are still enjoying modest success. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board last week released its handle and revenue numbers for the month of April and the state turned in its...

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 6:07pm

Two luxurious sportsbooks set to open in Atlantic City

You don’t need to fly to Vegas to legally bet on sports anymore, nor do you have to go out west to get an upscale sports betting experience. These sportsbooks that are opening up in Philly and in Atlantic City are far from dives, and The Books at Harrah’s Resort and Bally’s Wild Wild West that are...

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 10:33am

Fox Sports enters sports betting app world with Stars Group

One aspect of the rapidly changing sports betting landscape that we haven't really touched on yet is the potential marriage between TV networks and sports betting platforms. FOX Sports, which has been gobbling up live sports broadcasting rights and is finally giving ESPN a run for its money,...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 5:57pm

New Live! Casino Hotel in Philadelphia will be boosted by location

SugarHouse, Parx and Harrah’s are about to have that much more competition in Philadelphia as Live! Casino and Hotel is set to open a $700 million property by the end of 2020. The mammoth building will be located in walking distance to Citizens Bank Park, giving Parx’s South Philadelphia Turf Club...

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 5:44pm

MetroBet interview with DraftKings Sportsbook digital head Jamie Shea

MetroBet recently caught up with DraftKings’ head of sportsbook digital Jamie Shea and talked shop about all things sports betting. Here is our Q&A with Shea.   Now that football season and March Madness is over, how will DraftKings keep people’s interest in regards to sports betting?...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 1:25pm

DraftKings helping veterans land tech jobs

Far too often, our veterans are forgotten and left behind. Something as simple as providing employment opportunities for heroes sometimes goes by the wayside. In an effort to bring job opportunities to veterans, DraftKings is now providing training in high demand tech skills for current and...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 11:25am

Digging through the betting rubble of the 2019 Kentucky Derby

The line between winning and losing a bet is often times as thin as a dragonfly’s tail, and such was the case on Saturday at Churchill Downs when a reversal of the original outcome of the race went down in controversial fashion. An objection filed against Maximum Security for interfering with the...

Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 8:54pm

Top Online Horse Betting site Best for Kentucky Derby in 2019

The 2019 Kentucky Derby is upon us and many will be betting on the biggest horse race of the year for the first time online. Sports betting is now legal in many areas but you can always bet on the ponies at NYRABets.com using the promo code MetroBet25. By using the promo code MetroBet25 you...

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 10:15am

Algorithm at Monster Roster paying off big time for sports bettors

The stereotypical sports bettor is a cigar-smoking, overweight, down-on-his-luck brute who hangs around the race track all day and loses a whole lot more than he wins. But that stereotype is quickly changing in America thanks to an influx of young bettors and young minds. Dylan Elder, the 22-year...

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 6:25pm

A look at how FanDuel Sportsbook is luring New York City bettors

In this mobile world, location matters less and less when it comes to business. That’s partially true in the new legal sports betting arena, which has seen big retail business in areas that you might not think would attract customers/bettors. The top retail spot in the United States outside of...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 9:23am

Online sports betting coming to Pennsylvania in month of May

The game is about to change in Pennsylvania. After an exhaustive wait, online sports betting will be available in the state by mid-May and possibly as early as next week. It will begin with live testing of an app of one of the retail casinos that is already operating within the state. The move to...

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 6:41pm

FanDuel Sportsbook with giant surge online, retail in 2019

FanDuel sportsbook is dominating in the state of New Jersey and its next target is Pennsylvania. The daily fantasy sports giant opened up a retail location at Valley Forge Casino in March and is anxiously awaiting the green light to get its popular online product up and running in the state...

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 9:15am

Philadelphia - Pennsylvania sports betting posts record handle in month of March

Pennsylvania had its best stretch yet in terms of handle (total amount of money wagered) and revenue generated in the month of March. Buoyed by March Madness, traditionally one of most wagered-on events on the sports calendar in the United States, the statewide total handle was a record $44.52...

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 6:08pm