Sports betting remains to be one of the most lucrative markets for gaming operators in the United States. Despite the cancellation and suspension of several sporting activities, some gaming operators are still very optimistic about the sector. One of the Keystone State-based gaming companies that still has its sights set on the sports betting scene is Wind Creek Bethlehem Casino.
The casino operator has recently signed a petition with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) – this petition seeks to have the operator licensed to offer bookmaking services to its customers in the fall. Thankfully, it has already earned a pretty massive fanbase and this might make its venture into the sports betting market relatively smooth. However, this remains to be seen especially considering just how competitive Pennsylvania’s sports betting space is.
Needless to say, there is a lot going on now – the COVID-19 pandemic is still wreaking havoc on the economy with businesses and state authorities grappling with a ton of considerations for reopening. The petition that Wind Creek Bethlehem Casino filed will be reviewed by the gaming control board at the board’s next meeting. Unfortunately, there is no exact date for this meeting which means that the casino operator will just have to wait for things to fall into place, at least for now.
Will It Succeed?
Well, it is hard to deny the fact that Wind Creek Bethlehem certainly has the potential to become a leading force in the state’s sports betting space. Not only is it strategically located but it has also been able to build up a solid reputation among gamblers. Its offerings are among the very best not just in Pennsylvania but also the United States as a whole.
Besides, more sports betting options means more opportunities for Pennsylvanians. This is in regards to more employment opportunities, more tax revenue as well as a wide array of gaming options for the gamblers. These are likely to come up during the review process.
The economy has taken quite the hit since the coronavirus pandemic landed in the United States and now it seems some states are considering reigniting their economies albeit in a safe and responsible manner. It is not completely up to the state authorities though. Casino businesses are already making preparations to reopen their doors to customers.
These plans involve a ton of measures and mechanisms that the operators have designed to make gaming safer for both the customers and the employees. Wind Creek Bethlehem Casino is one of the casinos that is already ramping up efforts to come up with a workable reopening plan. It was the hardest gambling property in the Keystone State and this, in a way, justifies the recovery plan that its management is currently drafting.