Mobile & Online Sports Betting Allowed: Yes
Who regulates sports betting and gambling in Pennsylvania?:
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has regulatory jurisdiction over the Pennsylvania's sports betting operations. Pennsylvania legalized sports betting in 2017.
The Supreme Court decision in 2018 then cleared the way for fully open sports betting in Pennsylvania.
Where can I make sports bets in Pennsylvania now?:
Online Sports Betting Apps & Sites:
- Barstool Sportsbook: Penn National, the parent company of Barstool Sportsbook, has a strong footprint in Pennsylvania sports betting right now. Barstool Sportsbook was released in Fall 2020, and was operational in Pennsylvania first.
- FanDuel: FanDuel is among the top two online sports betting apps operating in the US. FanDuel has locked up revenue of over $1 Billion in revenue in 2020. It has 46% of the online sportsbook market and 29% of the total online gambling market in the US. It became available for Pennsylvania residents in Fall 2019.
- DraftKings: DraftKings, spurred on by their partnership with the NFL, is operating in almost any state where online sports betting is legal. It quickly moved into Pennsylvania after launching in New Jersey.
- BetRivers: BetRivers has their own sportsbook that operates in several different states. They are the brain child of Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, which is associated with the SugarHouse Casino, which operates in New Jersey. BetRivers is the company's Pennsylvania brand.
- Parx Casino: Parx Casino, located in Philadelphia, joined SugarHouse and BetRivers as the first online sports betting sites in Pennsylvania.
- Fox Bet: Fox Bet took advantage of the early legality of sports betting in New Jersey, and then expanded to Colorado, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
- Unibet: The European Sports Betting market is much more mature than that of the US. So, it is inevitable that larger sportsbooks in Europe make their way to the US as legality unfolds. Unibet has gained a foothold in New Jersey and now Pennsylvania.
- SugarHouse: The SugarHouse app is a spin off of the physical SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Users can place bets online or in person.
Physical Locations Where you can Make Sports Bets in Pennsylvania:
Sportsbook: Hollywood Sportsbook.
Sports betting is here, and Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course is your 50-yard-line ticket to odds, point spreads and over/unders.
Betting on sports has never been easier. You can place wagers on the following sports at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course: football, basketball, hockey, soccer, baseball, golf, tennis, auto racing, rugby, cycling, boxing and MMA, and cricket. Professional and collegiate betting options will be available. Types of wagers include straight bets, parlays, match-ups, futures, props and in-play betting.
Take in all of the action at the NEW permanent location of the BetRivers Sportsbook. The new location is where Levels was in the center of the casino. If you are a pro looking to make a 5 team parlay, or a rookie bettor looking to cheer on your favorite team, we are your game-day spot! Bet on your favorite sports - football, basketball, baseball, hockey, MMA, racing and more! Watch your hometown teams on the big screen!
Rivers Casino Philadelphia, formerly SugarHouse Casino, is a casino entertainment development along the Delaware River in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's Fishtown neighborhood, one of five stand-alone casinos awarded a gaming license on December 20, 2006 by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.
Sports betting is available in Pennsylvania and at Parx Casino®. You can expect all your favorite ways to sports bet, including: spread, moneyline, over/unders, props, parlays, and teasers. All your favorite sports are available too, including pro & college football, pro & college basketball, baseball, hockey, golf, soccer, MMA, and plenty more. Additionally, you can bet online via the Parx Casino® online sports betting app, which is available in the Apple App Store, via direct download for Android devices, and Macs and PCs.
Located in the heart of Philadelphia's major league sports neighborhood, the South Philadelphia Turf Club is situated next to The Citizen's Bank Field, home of the Phillies, The Lincoln Financial Field and Stadium, where the Eagles play, and just blocks from the Wells Fargo Center, home of the Flyers and the 76ers. The facility opened on July 16, 1994, quickly becoming a popular stopping place for the city's sports fans before and after games.
In July of 2000, a 9,500 square foot expansion was opened, which offered a glass enclosed dining area with sweeping views of the Stadium to the south and the center city Philadelphia skyline to the north. The 27,000 square foot Turf Club offers high definition, digital monitors. Located off the Packer Avenue exit of I-95, the South Philadelphia Turf Club is easily accessible to both local racing fans and interstate travelers.
In January 2019, the South Philadelphia Turf Club was rebranded as the South Philadelphia Race & Sportsbook. Along with the rebranding, the South Philadelphia Race & Sportsbook underwent a $1 Million renovation fully refurbishing the property and adding new amenities. Some of the additional amenities include over 100 high definition displays, a completely modernized kitchen, and an all new Food & Beverage menu.
Harrah's Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack is a harness racing track and casino on the Chester, Pennsylvania waterfront. It is owned by Vici Properties and operated by Caesars Entertainment.
As the region's only full-amenity gaming resort, Valley Forge features a 40,000-square-foot gaming floor, plus 100,000 square feet of meeting, conference, and banquet facilities, and two luxury hotel towers. We also offer eight dining options, live entertainment, and an exciting nightlife scene. Every Valley Forge employee is dedicated to a culture of impeccable service that is conceived, nurtured, and supported by the theme "The House Is Yours."
The path forward & sports betting revenues:
Data pulled from playpennsylvania.com
Pennsylvania’s sports betting market is a shining example to other states. The handle totaled about $492 million in November, down just 6.4% from the record $525.8 million set in October.
In 2020, Pennsylvania closed in on ~ $3.6 billion across the handle.
The commonwealth’s 10 online sportsbooks and 14 retail books combined for $37.4 million in gross (taxable) revenue in November alone.
91% of bets placed at PA are on online sports betting apps, according to figures released by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. This just shows that any states moving forward with legalization need to make online betting a part of their strategy.
FanDuel online sportsbook remains the leader in PA ~ 37% of the state’s wagers.
So, if you're a sports bettor in Pennsylvania, count your lucky stars! Things are open and you have a variety of online sportsbooks to choose from.
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