Golden Nugget, the Las Vegas-based casino, has filed a petition for so-called “qualified gaming entities” to file for consideration for on-line gambling in Pennsylvania.
It is the second operator to complete so, with MGM becoming the first.
Golden Nugget seeks to offer both on-line slots and online table games, declining the choice to petition for PA on-line poker.
Entering the PA industry-in-waiting seems like a natural move for Golden Nugget. It is the current and undisputed champion from the market in neighbouring New Jersey.
The digital arm of its brick-and-mortar property, Golden Nugget is miles ahead from the other NJ online casinos. It has churned out revenue in excess of $8 million for seven consecutive months, accountable for about a third of the marketplace total. It even nudged more than $9 million twice. No competing operator has ever reached $5 million in any single month.
The industry-leading item most likely has an existing path into PA, too.
Golden Nugget features a long-standing partnership with Rush Street Gaming, which owns a pair of PA casinos-Rivers and SugarHouse. SugarHouse on-line casino and SugarHouse sportsbook are reside in New Jersey below Golden Nugget’s casino license, and also the presumption was that it would return the favour in Pennsylvania.
A set of standalone permits would give Golden Nugget more control over the implementation, nevertheless. Branding and URL rules are tricky (and still becoming worked out), but approval as a QGE would guarantee it a clean presence.