Unibet Launches Online In Pennsylvania

Kindred Group’s Unibet brand is expanding on their relationship with the Mohegan Sun Pocono. After successfully launching a Unibet branded retail sports book at the Pennsylvania property they’ve taken the partnership online. The Unibet brand now offers online/mobile casino and sports betting in Pennsylvania. Unibet’s first US state launch was earlier this year in New Jersey where they’re partnered with the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City.

Manuel Stan, SVP Kindred US, is happy to continue their partnership with the Mohegan Sun Pocono online:

“After a successful launch of our betting lounge, Unibet Sportsbook at Mohegan Sun Pocono, we are thrilled to take the partnership with Mohegan Sun online and bring the Pennsylvanian guests a state-of-the-art online gambling experience, including the best online casino games and an impressive online sportsbook.”

“Mohegan Sun has been a great partner throughout the preparation for this launch and we are confident that this will be a long-term and successful relationship in bringing a top-quality product to Pennsylvania.”

Aviram Alroy, Vice President of Interactive Gaming at Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, concurred with these sentiments:

“We’re thrilled to introduce to our customers an opportunity to place bets and game online within the state borders. Our sportsbook lounge is a highly engaging and joyful experience on-premises and Kindred Group are able to extend that experience online through our strategic partnership.”

Kindred is employing Pala Interactive’s online gaming platform in Pennsylvania along with Kambi’s sport betting platform. Kambi’s success at partnering with a number of major players in the nascent US sports betting industry has been impressive but for serious bettors possibly too impressive. There have been gripes that despite a variety of different companies providing betting services in Pennsylvania that there’s too much similarity in the lines due to the prevalence of Kabmi’s sports betting platform. This is why a regulatory environment that encourages vigorous marketplace competition is essential. Pennsylvania isn’t the worst regulatory environment in the United States but if they didn’t have such insane licensing fees and an embarrassingly high tax rate this issue would likely take care of itself. Pennsylvania’s licensing fee is a borderline comical $10 million with a tax rate an equally absurd 36%, third highest in the nation.

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