Legal sports betting in PA began in November of 2018. While Sugarhouse SportsBook was the first to launch in the state, major players like FanDuel, DraftKings, William Hill, and Fox Bet. Find all the details for legal sports betting in PA below:
Pennsylvania Sports Betting Details
|Start Date||November, 2018|
|Legal Age to Bet||21|
|Online/In App Betting||Yes|
|Maximum Bet||No Limit|
|Corresponding Bill||HB 519|
|Eligible Sportsbooks||Sportsbooks/Apps must use PA casino license.|
While Pennsylvania residents do not have quite as many options as those who live in New Jersey, they still have it better than most with FanDuel, DraftKings, FOX Bet, and BetRivers all live already and BetMGM soon to enter the PA market as well.
|Sportsbook||Our Grade||Promo Offer||Get Started|
|9.8Out of 10||Up to:$500||Get Offer|
|9.5Out of 10||Up to:$1,025||Get Offer|
|9.1Out of 10||Up to:$1,000||Get Offer|
Additional Pennsylvania Sports Betting Options
Below is the complete list of sportsbooks that are up and running as of June 1st, 2020. We will continue to update this list and add new reviews as additional sportsbooks open in the state. In addition to the list below, BetAmerica and BetFred have both announced plans to begin operating in the state sometime in 2020.
|DraftKings||The Meadows Racetrack & Casino||11/1/2019|
|FanDuel||Valley Forge Casino Resort||7/1/2019|
|FOX Bet||Mount Airy Casino||9/1/2019|
|Unibet||Mohegan Sun Pocono||11/12/2019|
Pennsylvania Sports Betting FAQ’s
As one of the most recent states to legalize sports gambling, and one of the fastest changing sports betting markets in the US, we get a ton of questions about PA. Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions we receive.
Is sports betting legal in PA?
Yes sports betting, both online and in-person is legal in PA. Nearly every sportsbook in the state now has a sportsbook, many partnering with national brands like FanDuel and DraftKings.
Do I have to live in Pennsylvania to bet on sports there?
You don’t necessarily have to live in Pennsylvania to bet on sports in the state, but you do have to physically be in the state to place a bet or make a deposit or withdrawal. Your location will be verified by a third-party tool, depending on the sportsbook.
How do deposits work with PA sportsbooks?
Each sportsbook will offer you several different options for funding your account. You can fund your account by debit card, checking account, money order, cashiers check, Western Union, PayPal, etc… The one deposit method you won’t find at your disposal are credit card deposits as the state does not allow them.
How do withdrawals work with PA sportsbooks?
You will be able to withdraw your winnings in whatever way you made your initial deposit. Typically customers fund their sportsbook account through a checking account, if you choose to do this, you can withdraw your winnings directly back into your checking account. Most PA sportsbooks will allow you to make up to two withdrawals per day.
What sports are legal to bet on in Pennsylvania?
PA residents can bet on all of the professional sports leagues: NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, PGA, UFC. You can also bet on college sports, eSports, tennis, and much more in PA.
What types of sports bets can I place in Pennsylvania?
Pennsylvania allows every type of bet you could make at a sportsbook. This includes game lines, totals, player props, parlays, teasers, live betting, and more.
How big is the Pennsylvania sports betting industry?
While most experts agree that we haven’t even scratched the surface in PA yet, the state did have an impressive first year. In total over $1 billion was wagered in the state, resulting in over $75 million in revenue for operators and over $25 million in tax revenue for the state.
Pennsylvania Sportsbook Locations
Are you visiting PA and looking for a sportsbook to visit? Below are all of the state’s brick-and-mortar sportsbook locations as of June 2020. While new online books are expected to open later in 2020, we don’t expect to see any new physical locations open this year.