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Sports wagering continues to grow in Pennsylvania

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(Deposit photo) As sports wagering expands into more casinos in Pennsylvania, the state gaming control board is reporting an increase in revenue.
(Deposit photo) As sports wagering expands into more casinos in Pennsylvania, the state gaming control board is reporting an increase in revenue.

As sports wagering expands into more casinos in Pennsylvania, the state gaming control board is reporting an increase in revenue.

All totaled the casinos handled $32 million in bets taking in $2.6 million in revenue and generating $939,000 in tax revenue.

That’s about double what the state’s casinos took in during December, the first full month sports wagering was allowed in Pennsylvania.

The numbers are also coming from more casinos.

In December only one casino offered wagering for the full month, Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Grantville.

SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia and Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh began offering sports wagering mid-month.

All three of those casinos offered sports wagering for the full month of January, while three others went online mid-month.

Parx Casino in Bucks County began operations Jan. 10. Parx South Philadelphia Turf Club in Philadelphia began operations Jan. 17 and Harrah's Philadelphia in Delaware County began operations Jan. 24.

The gaming board said tax revenue generated by gaming in Pennsylvania is targeted for property tax reduction to Pennsylvania homeowners.

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