PA Online Sportsbooks Go Live With SugarHouse, BetRivers and FanDuel

PA SPORTS BETTING ONLINE

PA Online Sports Betting is now legal and about to explode across the Keystone state. Pennsylvania currently has 4 online sportsbooks and mobile betting apps open for business:
1. SugarHouse Sportsbook PA Free $250 Bonus
2. Parx Online Sportsbook
3. BetRivers Sportsbook
4. FanDuel Sportsbook PA went live on July 22nd

The initial launch of PA sorts betting apps did not include iOS (iphone) apps due to a change in regs for real money gaming apps in the app store. FanDuel has gone live in PA with an iOS app and Android.

PENNSYLVANIA SPORTS BETTING UPDATES

Current PA Sportsbooks

wdt_ID PA Casino PGCB Approval Date Sportsbook Launch Online Sportsbook Launch Location
1 Hollywood Casino at Penn National 2018-10-03 2018-11-17 TBD
2 Rivers Casino 2018-10-31 2018-12-15 ETA: Q3 2019
3 SugarHouse Casino 2018-10-31 2018-12-15 Live May 31, 2019
4 Parx Casino Sportsbook 2018-10-03 2019-01-10 ETA: Q1 2019
5 South Philadelphia Turf Club 2018-10-03 2019-01-17 N/A
6 Harrah's Philadelphia 2018-10-31 2019-01-24 ETA: Q3 2019
7 FanDuel Sportsbook PA 2018-12-19 2019-03-01 ETA: Q3 2019
8 Presque Isle Downs 2019-02-06 2019-04-01 ETA: Q3 2019
9 Valley Forge Turf Club 2019-04-01 N/A
PA Casino PGCB Approval Date Sportsbook Launch Online Sportsbook Launch Location

Hollywood Casino Sportsbook at Penn National Race Course

– Opened on November 16, 2018

– Address: 777 Hollywood Blvd. Grantville, PA 17028

Parx Sportsbook

– Parx Sportsbook – Opened Tuesday Jan 8, 2019
– Address: 2999 Street Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020
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SugarHouse Sportsbook PA

– Opened Thursday, December 13, 2018
– Address: 1001 N Delaware Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
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Rivers Casino Sportsbook

– Opened Thursday, December 13, 2018
– Address: 777 Casino Dr. Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Bet Rivers Online Sportsbook

Harrah’s Sportsbook PA

– Opened Tuesday January 22, 2019
– Address: 777 Harrah’s Blvd, Chester, PA 19013

Harrahs’s PA Online Sportsbook


FanDuel Sportsbook PA Valley Forge

– Opened March 13, 2019
– Address: 1160 1st Ave, King of Prussia, PA 19406
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Phillies Sports Betting in PA

Following weeks of anticipation, the Philadelphia Phillies have brought aboard star outfielder Bryce Harper. Harper’s addition has brought forth some significant changes to the PA betting lines for the Phillies.

According to FanDuel Sportsbook PA, a notable moves in the Phillies World Series odds and NL East odds were seen once Harper signed. There are still several teams in front of them such as the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, and Houston Astros in terms of World Series favorites, but the Phillies have seriously entered the conversation.

Phillies World Series Odds

FandDuel Sportsbook PA +1100
Parx Sportsbook +900
Rivers Sportsbook PA +900
Harrah’s Sportsbook (Philly) +1400

Phillies NL Champion Odds

FanDuel PA Sportsbook +450

Parx Sportsbook +425

SugarHouse PA Sportsbook +425

Harrah’s Sportsbook (Philly) +800

Phillies NL East Odds

FanDuel Sportsbook PA -140
Parx Sportsbook -134
BetRivers Sportsbook PA -134
Harrah’s Sportsbook (Philly) +110

Bryce Harper & Rhys Hoskins MVP Odds

If you are looking for some serious ROI, betting on the Bryce Harper or Rhys Hoskins to win the N.L. MVP will do the trick. Harper is listed at +2500 odds to win the MVP at Philadelphia Sportsbooks Parx Sportsbook and SugarHouse Sportsbook. This means a $100 bet on Harper would pay out $2500 in profit. The odds are a bit longer for Rhys Hoskins. The same PA online sportsbooks have Hoskins listed at +3300 odds to win MVP.

SPORTS BETTING POPULAR AMONG MILLENNIALS

Over the years, sports betting has increasingly become a more popular behavior with each passing generation. This has especially been the case with millennials who mainly utilize mobile betting apps.

According to a recent study conducted by Bleacher Report, 1 in 3 millennials have tried sports betting. They have embraced the numerous avenues that present themselves to this generation that have made it easier and more acceptable in this society.

The study also found that nearly 63 percent of respondents to the survey conducted by Bleacher Reported indicated they would pay more attention to games if legal sports betting existed in their respective states. This study of possible bettors from the millennial generation in Pennsylvania speaks to the necessity to expand the use of sports betting toward online availability that could come into play later this year during the summer.

PA ONLINE CASINOS EXPECTED TO START IN JULY

In the last several months there has been a significant push toward there being the inclusion of online betting in the state of Pennsylvania. During a hearing last week, Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) Executive Director Kevin O’Toole voiced an update on the plans for this expansion that will see online casinos being launched as it was pinpointed to be in the next few months.

O’Toole estimated that it will take between three to four months for this major change to take place if not the next fiscal year, which begins on July 1. There was also an indication that it could begin as early as June.

The reason for this delay is linked to the servers as many of these casinos are waiting for the equipment to arrive and be tested and approved by the PGCB before it can get underway. Once that process gets going then things can be shifted in the right direction. All of this will take time, but it appears things are headed in the right direction for this process. Online sports betting in PA is expected to begin in early May.

DRAFTKINGS AND CAESARS DEAL DOESN’T INCLUDE PA

DrafKings and Caesars Entertainment announced a huge partnership that will allow the former to entree into several sports betting and online gambling markets.

However, this doesn’t include Pennsylvania as being part of that massive deal. It appears that the fact that Pennsylvania operators only have a single skin has kept DraftKings away from the state. However, this is just yet another partnership opportunity for them to broaden their horizons across the United States.

The possibility of them working with Pennsylvania casinos is still a possibility at this point in time. There are other deals like the one the company has with Penn National that could see them expand to the state altogether. It does make that scenario more difficult, but it remains something that could happen down the road.

Philadelphia Online Sportsbooks

The epicenter of PA online sports betting is Philadelphia. The energetic fan-base of the Eagles, Phillies, Sixers and Flyers are the prime demographic for sports bettors in PA. Philadelphia currently has 6 sportsbooks in the city and surrounding suburbs. 4 of the 6 will be eligible to launch online sportsbooks in PA. Excluding the turf-clubs listed below, each physical sportsbook listed will launch an online sportsbook and mobile app during the summer of 2019.

Sportsbooks In or Near Philadelphia

1. Parx Sportsbook in Bensalem, PA
2. SugarHouse Sportsbook in Philly
3. Parx South Philly Turf Club
4. Harrah’s “The Book” in Chester, PA
5. FanDuel Sportsbook at Valley Forge Casino Resort
6. Parx Valley Forge Turf Club

Rivers Sportsbook dominates the Pittsburgh Sports Betting scene. Rivers has the top sports betting handle and revenue YTD in PA, but also has ZERO competition locally. Ultimately, this is all a moot point once online and mobile sports betting launches in PA. The top product and marketing practices will lead that sportsbook to the top of the PA betting market.

Philadelphia Eagles Betting

With PA online sports betting finally here, sports bettors are gearing up for the 2019 football season. PA Sportsbooks have already released a large volume of betting for the Philadelphia Eagles and players for the upcoming season. Retail sportsbooks and online sportsbooks in PA have odds on the Eagles over-under wins, Super Bowl odds, NFC east odds and NFC champ odds.

Eagles Over-Under Wins 2019

FanDuel Sportsbook PA 9.5 wins( over -145) (under +125)
Parx Sportsbook 9.5 wins (over -162) (under +132)
SugarHouse PA 9.5 wins (over -162) (under +132)
Harrah’s Sportsbook (Philly) 9.5 wins (over -155) (under +135)

Eagles Super Bowl Odds 2020

FanDuel Sportsbook PA +1600
Parx Sportsbook +1400
SugarHouse Sportsbook PA +1400
Harrah’s Sportsbook (Philly) +1200

Eagles NFC Champion Odds

FanDuel Sportsbook PA +750
Parx Sportsbook +500
SugarHouse Sportsbook PA +500
Harrah’s Sportsbook (Philly) +600

Pennsylvania Sports Betting FAQ


Is Sports Betting Legal in Pennsylvania?

Yes. Pennsylvania legalized sports betting in 2017. After the Supreme Court repeal of PASPA, states like PA could move ahead or activate their sports betting regulations.

Can I bet on sports via my iPhone or Android mobile phone in Pennsylvania?

Yes. Online sports betting and mobile sports betting apps will be available in May 2019. You must physically be located within the PA state border to place a bet online.

Does the high PA Sports Betting tax impact my winnings?

No, the 34% state tax and local 2% tax is on the sportsbook revenue generated by the PA Casino who owns the betting license.

What is the minimum age to bet on sports in PA?

Anyone over the age of 21 can legally bet on sports in Pennsylvania via retail sportsbook or online/mobile betting apps.

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