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SugarHouse Casino and Rivers Casino Pittsburgh have become the latest venues to launch sportsbooks in Pennsylvania after receiving official approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

Following a successful two-day operational test period, the two Rush Street Interactive-powered sportsbooks in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh officially opened for business on Saturday.

“We’re thrilled to make Philly history as the city’s first licensed sportsbook,” said Cheryl Duhon, general manager of SugarHouse Casino. “If our soft launch was any indication, there’s a big demand among Philly sports fans and gamers to get in on the action.”

Both sportsbooks offer a range of bets and sports and are currently restricted to taking in-venue cash bets only.

The 1,800 square foot SugarHouse Sportsbook is located just inside the north entrance, across from the Poker Night in America Poker Room, with club chairs and table seating accommodating approximately 70 guests.

The Rivers Sportsbook is bigger at approximately 3,000 square feet with space for 98 guests, and is located next to the casino’s High Limit Tables.

“We’ve had a great reaction from our guests and the community to our soft launch, and we’re very excited to begin daily operations,” said Rivers Casino general manager Bill Keena. “Many, many people have collaborated to make Rivers Sportsbook a reality, and we thank each and every one of them.”

There are now three casinos that have officially opened sportsbooks in Pennsylvania , with Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course becoming the first operator to go live in mid-November.