Caesars Live with Retail Sportsbook at Harrah’s, New Mobile App

Caesars Live with Retail Sportsbook at Harrah’s, New Mobile App
By Lou Monaco
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

Caesars Sportsbook and iGaming has officially relaunched in the Keystone State, including a retail location at Harrah’s Philadelphia in Chester.

The relaunch brings the Pennsylvania sports betting spotlight on a major national operator.

A new retail sports wagering system was installed at its brick-and-mortar location at Harrah’s and underwent two-day testing on Tuesday and Wednesday between the hours of 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. That system started taking bets Friday morning.

Along with that, Caesars also launched a new mobile app and website for both online sports wagering and iGaming after a three-day test period on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. A Caesars spokesman said that went live at 2 p.m.

A total of 29 hours over three days of mobile testing occurred Tuesday (3-11 p.m.), Wednesday (2 p.m.-12 a.m.) and Thursday (1 p.m.-12 a.m.).

“Caesars has called Pennsylvania home for quite some time," said Eric Hession, co-president of Caesars Digital. “It’s only fitting that we build upon the legacy of our popular casino and racetrack, Harrah’s Philadelphia, by bringing customers our best version of Caesars Sportsbook & Casino. Our new, elevated app offers customers a user-friendly sports betting and casino gaming experience combined with rewards they can’t get anywhere else.”

Caesars Sportsbook & Casino integrates its well-regarded customer loyalty program, Caesars Rewards, which provides customers finger-tip access to enhancements from anywhere in the state.

According to Caesars, bettors get faster payouts, live scoreboards, and expanded in-play betting options, as well as same-game parlays and more.

First-Time Player Offers

By signing up for the new app, sports betting customers making a deposit and placing their first bet can receive an additional 1,000 Tier Credits and 1,000 Rewards Credits.

For casino players who make a first-time deposit, you can receive a 200% first-time deposit bonus up to $200 and $10 in free casino play.

Full-term offers are at sportsbook.caesars.com/us/pa/bet/promos.

Caesars' online sportsbook actually launched among Pennsylvania sports betting apps in March 2020 in the state, in line with the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament.

A Look at Casino Sportsbooks

There are 14 mobile sportsbooks live and fully operational in Pennsylvania, along with 10 iGaming apps. Here are the iGaming sites with sportsbook operator in parentheses:

  • Hollywood Casino at Penn National (Barstool Sports)
  • Rivers Casino Philadelphia (BetRivers)
  • Valley Forge Casino Resort (FanDuel)
  • Mount Airy Casino Resort
  • Parx Casino (betPARX)
  • Mohegan Sun Pocono (Unibet)
  • Harrah’s Philadelphia (Caesars)
  • Wind Creek Bethlehem (Betfred)
  • Presque Isle Downs and Casino (TwinSpires)
  • Live! Philadelphia (FanDuel)

A Caesars spokeperson said its sportsbook is live in 26 states and North American jurisdictions with Kansas now on board. Eighteen of those are mobile (including Pennsylvania). Caesars also has five iGaming jurisdictions in North America, including Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania online casinos are legal, making it one of a states that have approved online casinos. The sites offer an assortment of games.

The other states are Delaware, New Jersey, West Virginia, Michigan and Connecticut.

Those states, plus Nevada, also offer online poker. Nevada does not offer, for instance, online roulette and blackjack.

July Report: Sports Betting Down, iGaming Up

July’s total sports wagering handle in both retail and online was more than $336.5 million, a steep $57 million drop (14.5%) from June’s $393.49 million. Online alone totaled more than $311.53 million, but that was also another significant drop of $52.44 million (14.4%) from June’s $363.96 million.

Mobile wagering for the month was dominant with betting apps accounting for 92.6% of the market.

After a sub-par June, iGaming bounced back in July.

Table games gross revenue showed a $10.56 million increase from the previous month, posting at more than $86.68 million, up 13.9% from June’s $76.12 million. The handle for interactive banking tables for July posted a modest gain at $1.681 billion, up 4% from June’s $1.62 billion.

The August report is expected to be announced in mid-September. When it does land, look for the facts and figures at PennStakes.com, where you also can find the best PA sportsbook promo codes

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Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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