SUGARHOUSEPA SPORTS BETTING
PA SPORTS BETTING ONLINE
PA Sports Betting is now legal and about to explode across the Keystone state. PA now has 7 active sportsbooks (8 approved), with 6 alone in the Philadelphia area:
1. Parx Sportsbook in Bensalem, PA
2. SugarHouse Sportsbook PA Casino in Philly
3. Rivers Sportsbook in Pittsburgh
4. Hollywood Sportsbook by Harrisburg
5. Parx Casino South Philly Turf Club
6. Harrah’s Sportsbook PA in Chester, PA
7. Valley Forge FanDuel Sportsbook
8. Presque Isle Downs Sportsbook in Erie (Approved by PGCB). ETA August 2019.
PENNSYLVANIA SPORTS BETTING UPDATES
While the calendar will say it’s only the month of May, it’s never to early to start looking at some win totals for College Football. Over at SugarHouse Sportsbook PA, they’ve revealed their odds for this season and go over three of those totals. Keep in mind, these...read more
Following a tough February for sports betting revenue for the Pennsylvania sportsbooks, there was a major bounce back in the month of March. Eight PA sportsbooks accumulated a combined $44.5 million in sports betting handle. It was a significant boost that has drawn...read more
Earlier this week, the NFL made the much-anticipated announcement with the 2019 schedules around the league that has created much attention and excitement from fans. This news coincides with the pending launch of PA online sports betting. Yes, sports bettors in...read more
Here we go yo, here we go yo, we are finally getting online sports betting in PA yo! I know it's cheezy, but this is a long time coming for PA sports bettors. When the first retail sportsbook opened in November 2018, most assumed that online/mobile sports betting...read more
Mount Airy Resort Casino, located in Mt. Pocono (NE PA), is the latest to apply for a PA Sports Betting License. Just a friendly reminder that the license comes with a $10M fee to join the current group of PA Sportsbooks. In their long 35-page application, Mount Airy...read more
Rivers Casino Sportsbook in Pittsburgh certainly grabbed my attention with their tweet below. With the launch of online and mobile sports betting in PA being delayed, Rivers SportsBook4Fun.com is a curious step in the right direction. Rumors have been circling that PA...read more
The largest sports betting event in February, Super Bowl 53, did not increase the overall sports betting handle and revenue compared to January. The total betting handle for February was $31,500,741.94. This is a small decrease from $32,011,838.76 in January. No real...read more
If you live in PA there is no doubt you have been inundated with sports betting TV ads. You've likely seen advertisements targetting local PA/NJ bettors for DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook, and other NJ sportsbooks. In Pennsylvania, we've seen casinos allow...read more
Current PA Sportsbooks
Hollywood Casino Sportsbook at Penn National Race Course
– Opened on November 16, 2018
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– Address: 777 Hollywood Blvd. Grantville, PA 17028
– Parx Sportsbook – Opened Tuesday Jan 8, 2019
– Address: 2999 Street Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020
– Parx Online Sports Betting
SugarHouse Sportsbook PA
– Opened Thursday, December 13, 2018
– Address: 1001 N Delaware Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
– SugarHouse Sportsbook PA
Rivers Casino Sportsbook
– Opened Thursday, December 13, 2018
– Address: 777 Casino Dr. Pittsburgh, PA 15212
– Rivers Online Sportsbook
Harrah’s Sportsbook PA
– Opened Tuesday January 22, 2019
– Address: 777 Harrah’s Blvd, Chester, PA 19013
– Opened March 13, 2019
– Address: 1160 1st Ave, King of Prussia, PA 19406
– FanDuel Sportsbook PA
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.