Pennsylvania Partners with GameAccount to Offer Online GamblingPublished July 23, 2014 by Lee R
Pennsylvania is likely the next US state to allow online gambling.
The state of Pennsylvania has been under scrutiny as likely the next US state to allow online gambling. The state government has closely monitored the progress of online gambling in the states where it is already legal: Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey, with legislators exploring the possibilities of online gaming.
Simulated Gaming Online in Pennsylvania
The first implementation measure by the state of Pennsylvania legislature is land-based Parx Casino's launch of an online gaming site as a simulated option on the Casino website, positioning the site for real money wagering once online gambling is accepted in Pennsylvania in the near future.
New Partnership with GameAccount
Owned by Greenwood Racing, a casino and racetrack wager provider operating out of Bensalem, Pennsylvania, Parx has announced work on a new partnership with the GameAccount Network to optimize the online simulation site. Projected to go live in this year's fourth quarter, GameAccount will provide the software for the site.
Simulated Gaming Prepares for Wagering
The simulated gaming site provides an infrastructure for Parx to offer real money gaming as soon as it is legalized, as well as providing a model for interstate gaming regulation.
Greenwood Entertainment and Racing CTO John Dixon pointed out that this model of simulated gaming integrated with a casino management system already has worked successfully in the months leading up to online gambling regulation in New Jersey state. As for Pennsylvania:
“Parx Casino will have the opportunity to launch simulated gaming nationwide before year’s end and be well prepared in the event regulation of real-money internet gaming emerges in the state of Pennsylvania.”
Parx Leads Penn
With an estimated 30 percent share of Pennsylvania's five-property casino market Parx Casino is currently a state gambling market leader, operating upwards of 3,200 slot machines and 150 table games.
Other State's GameAccount Partners
Other land-based casinos in the US that have already signed up for GameAccount’s Simulated Gaming product include Connecticut’s Foxwoods Resort Casino, New York’s Empire City Casino, and Oklahoma’s Osage Casino.