Things To Consider When Betting Online in Pennsylvania

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When it comes to online gambling, Pennsylvania is among the pioneers. The state legalized online casinos and sportsbooks in 2019, and their number has been growing steadily since then.

This brief guide to PA online sports betting will cover the trendiest sportsbooks, the most generous bonuses, and the highest odds you can find.

Tips for Profitable Online Sports Betting in PA

1. Legal age for sports betting in PA

Before you can start exploring Pennsylvania casinos online, you must be at least 21. All online sportsbooks carry out rigorous age and ID verification of newly-registered players.

2. All online sportsbooks are tied to land-based casinos

The first and most important thing to consider when betting online in The Keystone State is that all sportsbook apps and sites are affiliated with land-based casinos.

Unlike other states, one does not need to be on a casino’s premises to place a wager online. However, the bettor must be within the state’s borders.

3. You can bet on all sports

Another privilege that PA sports bettors enjoy is that they can bet on all sports and leagues, including college athletics.

However, the local government has disallowed betting on college players’ props. Betting on high school sports is not allowed either.

4. Pick an online sportsbook

PA sportsbook operators have paid $10,000,000 each for a license and pay 36% tax to Pennsylvania’s government every year, so only the most prominent players have entered this market. Here are some of them.

 BetMGM

This is the best online sportsbook in terms of bonuses, promo codes, and ease of use. The sportsbook has signed a partnership with Pittsburg Steelers so that you can check out their lucrative NFL odds.

As soon as you pass the age and ID verification, your account becomes active, and you get a $1,000 welcome bonus to bet for free. BetMGM regularly updates promo codes that can double your bet or the game’s odds.

DraftKings

Associated with The Meadows Casino, DraftKings first entered the PA market as a fantasy sports operator. Now, it has grown into a fully-functioning online sportsbook.

As to welcome bonuses, DraftKings isn’t very generous: new players only receive $50 for free bets. What makes this sportsbook popular among Pennsylvanians is its various live betting options. DraftKings PA offers excellent NBA odds.

FanDuel

This sportsbook went online in PA in 2020; since then, it has been offering amazing promotions. Newly-opened accounts can now win $200 in free bets upon making a $5 wager, regardless of the bet’s outcome.

 FanDuel offers access to some lesser-known markets like Australian football, rugby, and cricket. The area where the sportsbook can improve further is customer service.

5. Bet from your mobile in Pennsylvania

All major sportsbooks operating in the state have mobile apps for Android and iOS devices. Interestingly, PA lawmakers hammered the legal framework for online and mobile sports betting in late 2018, a year before sports betting actually kicked off. 

When registering with a sportsbook app, you can do so even from outside Pennsylvania, but you can only bet from within the state’s limits.

PA online betting prospects

The prospects of Pennsylvania’s online betting market are more than encouraging. After Points Bet’s arrival in February 2022, two more online sportsbooks, Betfred and Golden Nugget, have filed for licenses.