Owned by Caesar’s Entertainment, Harrah’s Philadelphia Sportsbook is ready to increase their role in the ever-evolving legal sports betting landscape in the United States.
Since opening the doors for their physical sportsbook in Philadelphia (Chester, PA) in time for the 2018-2019 NFL Super Bowl, Harrah’s Philly has under-performed the market. BetRivers Sportsbook, Parx Sportsbook and SugarHouse PA Sportsbook have been the sports betting handle leaders each month.
This all will change once PA online sportsbooks go live and the PA Sports Betting market growth explodes. Will Harrah’s online and mobile sportsbook be ready? Can they compete with FanDuel Sportsbook PA?
|HARRAH'S SPORTSBOOK PROMO CODE||COMING SOON|
|HARRAH'S PHILLY SPORTSBOOK LOCATION||777 Harrah's Blvd
Chester, PA 19013
Tel: (800) 480-8020
|HARRAH'S ONLINE SPORTSBOOK||LAUNCHING 3Q 2019|
|ONLINE & MOBILE TECH PARTNERS||Scientific Games|
|Brick/Mortar Sportsbook Opening||January 22, 2019|
|States with Legal Sports Betting||Nevada, Delaware, New Jersey, Mississippi, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, West Virginia, Montana, Tennessee, Iowa, Washington D.C.|
Harrah’s Online Sportsbook Bonus Offer
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Harrah’s sportsbook mobile app in PA is expected to be ready for the 2019 NFL season. BetRivers.com and PA.PlaySugarHouse.com are expected to be the fist PA online sportsbooks to launch in PA.
With all of that being said, it’s not known what kind of welcome offer Harrah’s Philadelphia will provide to new players. Usually, these include things such as free bets and/or a deposit bonus match. Caesars NJ Sportsbook offers quite a variance via their Caesars Bonus Code options. Promos include a free $10 casino bet with no deposit required. Sportsbook promos included a free $300 100% deposit match bonus.
Harrah’s Philadelphia Physical Sportsbook Details
With over 4,300 square feet, Harrah’s Philadelphia is more than accommodating to their customers and the amenities will attract sports bettors from the tri-state area.
– Stadium-style seating
– Television packages featuring a huge number of games
– An adjacent table games pit
– Six betting teller windows
– Betting kiosks
– Two horse-racing terminals
– A giant live odds board
– 40 flat screen TVs
– Food & beverage offerings
Operating Hours: Monday-Friday: 11am-12am & Saturday-Sunday: 10am-12am
Can Harrah’s Sportsbook Compete in PA Online Betting?
Harrah’s physical sportsbook and location should allow them to be a strong factor in PA Sports Betting, but will it translate to online/mobile?
Name recognition aside, Harrah’s digital sports betting platforms must be on par with the other Philadelphia area sportsbooks. Evidence from the NJ Sports Betting market tells us that 75%+ of the PA betting handle will come in via online/mobile platforms. If Harrah’s just runs out a skin of the Caesars NJ betting app, they will be toast.
With DraftKings entering into an agreement with Ceasars in early 2019, could Harrah’s online sportsbook and mobile app run on the DraftKings Sportsbook structure? Hence a Harrah’s logo on a superior DraftKings betting app? Only time will tell.
Being located close to Philadelphia, with some of the most passionate fans on the planet, should translate to Harrah’s Sportsbook becoming a force in PA online sports betting.
Harrah’s PA Online Sportsbook
As of right now, news pertaining to Harrah’s online sportsbook plans have been pretty quiet. Rumors point to Harrah’s mobile sports betting app and online product going live for the 2019 football season. Super Bowl Betting in PA will be on another level come next football season with at least 5 online sportsbooks active in the state. We do know that Ceasars NJ Sportsbook is powered by Scientific Games, so it is safe to assume they would be the tech behind Harrah’s PA offering.
As previously mentioned, of course having an online product sooner rather than later would be ideal for them as a business, but there really isn’t a lot going in right now in sports. Thus, waiting and making sure it is right could be the best move.
If the DraftKings/Caesars deal includes use of the DraftKings mobile platform, Harrah’s could immediately jump to the top of the class for product offerings in PA. The one assumed negative of using the DraftKings platform would be the possible removal of the Caesars Rewards program.
Online Sportsbook Banking & Betting Options
For banking purposes, the ones that are most common include ACH, credit and debit cards, Neteller, PayNearMe, and depositing at the physical book.
One form of depositing and withdrawal they need to integrate is PayPal. So many online outlets do not and it is a section of the market they are potentially missing out on, especially for withdrawal.
As far as sports go, these are pretty common and standard at this point. Sports such as football, baseball, basketball, soccer, racing, boxing, UFC, tennis, golf, etc.
Beyond their brand recognition, Harrah’s Philadelphia could stand out if they innovate in terms of wager types beyond the moneyline, over/under, spreads, parlays, futures, live in-game, and early cash out, which they will almost certainly implement.
Harrahs Sportsbook Loyalty Program
If Harrah’s does utilize the Caesars betting platform, given Caesar’s Total Rewards network, we know that a loyalty program will be heavily involved.
If you wager online, you can earn Total Reward credits. Earn rates are 1 tier credit and 1 Online Reward Credit for each $10 wagered on slots and for every $100 wagered on all other games. As you can see, that’s relatively weak for a return rate.
Players who link their account online to Total Rewards will have earned their respective Tier Credits applied to your overall Tier Score. In layman’s terms, gamblers will be able to ascend up the Total Rewards ranks from their couch.
Achieving a higher status brings some perks. You can get casino shop discounts, room discounts at Caesars properties, access to exclusive lounges, priority service and dinners.
Philadelphia Area Sportsbooks
The epicenter of PA sports betting will be in the Philadelphia area. Philly is currently the home to 6, yes 6 sportsbooks in the city and surrounding suburbs.
Sportsbooks In or Near Philly:
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 in Pittsburgh may have the top sports betting handle and revenue YTD in PA, but Rivers 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 PA sportsbooks to the revenue promise land.