By Skip Charles
A sportsbook won’t be coming to the Eagles’ Lincoln Financial Field.
For the moment.
Section 13C21 of the PA Gaming Act titled “authorized locations of operation” states that retail sportsbooks can only be located at PA casinos or off-track betting facilities:
“A sports wagering certificate holder may only be permitted to conduct sports wagering at a licensed facility, or an area authorized under subsection (c) (which is a location that can conduct pari-mutuel wagering at a non-primary location), or through an Internet-based system.”
The Eagles and Steelers would be missing out on a potential $20 million. In the ruling to allow sportsbooks in NFL stadiums, teams would not have to share revenue up to that threshold.
Though the Eagles and Steelers cannot add a sportsbook in their respective stadiums right now, they still have plenty of ways to provide the environment of a sportsbook through partnerships and lounges.
FanDuel is the corporate sponsor of the Eagles as Lincoln Financial Field is home to the FanDuel Lounge and Unibet Landing.