DraftKings Sportsbook PA & Mobile Sports Betting App Will Launch Soon
While DraftKings is one of the most prominent names in both the daily fantasy sports and sports betting community, it has yet to bring its mobile sports betting app to the state of Pennsylvania.
However, this all changes recently when DraftKings reached an agreement with Penn National to partner with The Meadows Casino hear in Pennsylvania.
Is DraftKings Sportsbook legal in Pennsylvania?
DraftKings Sportsbook is technically legal in Pennsylvania, it’s just not available
to players yet since DraftKings does not have a casino partner in PA. Pennsylvania sports betting regulations state that brick and mortar casinos can only have one outside partner or 1 skin. With 12 licenses in the state, casinos either use their own brand in Pennsylvania for their mobile sports betting apps or have a partner.
If you are new to all of this, Valley Forge Casino has the sports betting license in PA and has partnered with FanDuel Sportsbook for online and mobile betting.
When will DraftKings Sportsbook enter the PA market?
DraftKings has committed to launching an online sortsbook and mobile sports betting app before the 2019 football season. Can they pull this off in such a short period of time? The first step would be the announcement of a casino partner. Rumors are swirling that this is complete, but so far we have not heard the official word from the PGCB.
Who are DraftKings’ possible PA Casino partners?
Some possible partners include the Wind Creek Casino (formerly Sands Casino Resort) Lady Luck Casino and The Meadows Casino.
The list is rapidly shrinking, and DraftKings must partner with one of these three casinos if they want to offer online sports betting in PA.
DraftKings Sportsbook PA Promo Code
DraftKings Sportsbook provides a risk-free $500 first bet offer with no promo code required in New Jersey. It is safe to assume that the same promos for DraftKings would run in PA and NJ.
DraftKings has been very aggressive in pushing local teams in the tri-state area of New Jersey. Countless betting handle tweets have referenced a high volume of bets on the Yankees, Phillies, Mets, Eagles and Knicks. The cross-sport power of sports betting has been highly evident and the Pennsylvania market should be no different.
It is still unknown whether the DraftKings Sportsbook app will offer different odds within different states.
DraftKings Previous Success In PA
DraftKings has successfully operated in Pennsylvania with their DFS platform for a few years. The PA sports betting revenue tax of 34% was quite the jump from the imposing a 15 percent tax on DFS earnings.
As we sit and wait for who they will partner with, the only things we do know is that DraftKings has traditionally offered all traditional bet types, and as of right now they offer a $500 deposit match in New Jersey, so the same could be said for Pennsylvania.
Entering August and with NFL Training Camps in full swing, DraftKings better get a move on.