The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board unanimously approved Live! Casino Pittsburgh’s individual casino sports wagering certificate to operate with all necessary approvals during its monthly meeting on Wednesday.
The second casino and sportsbook operation in Pennsylvania by Maryland-based Cordish Gaming Group had been working off a shared sports wagering certificate with its Live! Casino Philadelphia facility, located in the city’s Stadium District.
Both casinos’ retail and PA online sportsbooks are operated by FanDuel.
For gamblers in PA, the location is near Pittsburgh. The property is part of the 1.3-million-square-foot Westmoreland Mall, located directly off Route 30 and about 30 miles from downtown Pittsburgh.
More From The Meeting
Other meeting highlights included the approval of two fantasy sports licenses to operate within the state including Missouri-based Fantasy Sports Games, LLC and Pennsylvania-based No House Advantage (NHA).
It was also the last public meeting for PGCB Chairman David M. Barasch, who will complete his second and final three-year term in the position at the end of this week. Barasch has been chairman of the board for the past six years and was originally appointed by Gov. Tom Wolf on Oct. 8, 2015.
On July 13, CGG announced the addition of live dealer games to both of its PlayLive! properties in Pennsylvania.
Players of online casinos in PA will have the opportunity to play against table games dealers presenting blackjack and roulette via video stream, providing an interactive live gaming experience.
The next PGCB monthly meeting will take place on Aug. 11.