Is Sports Betting Legal in Pennsylvania?
If you’re an NFL betting fan looking to bet in Pennsylvania, you’ve come to the right place. Legal online sports betting launched in Pennsylvania in 2019 when PlaySugarHouse was the first to go live. The following month, betPARX and BetRivers launched, and now there are more than a dozen online sportsbooks. There are also retail sportsbooks at the state’s various casinos, racetracks, and off-track betting locations.
If you’re looking for more information on sports betting in the United States beyond Pennsylvania, check out our Sports Betting Legal Tracker.
Top Betting Sites in Pennsylvania
DraftKings and FanDuel are considered the two best online sportsbooks in Pennsylvania. They have the best technology, offer the best user experience, have the most markets available, and provide the most odds boosts and promos for returning customers.
Caesars Sportsbook and BetMGM are the next two best sportsbooks in Pennsylvania, and they each have their own rewards programs, where you can earn points/credits for betting on their app to redeem at their hotels and other experiences.
If you’re new to sports betting, read our guide on How to Bet on the NFL.
What Sports Betting Apps are Legal in Pennsylvania?
- Barstool Sportsbook
- BetAmerica Sports
- Caesars Sportsbook
- DraftKings Sportsbook
- FanDuel Sportsbook
- FOX Bet
How to Bet in Pennsylvania
Betting on sports in Pennsylvania is simple. No in-person registration is required, meaning you can sign up with any online sportsbook from your mobile device or computer. There are also no restrictions on where you can use an online sportsbook in Pennsylvania. The one requirement for betting on a desktop computer is you need to download a location-tracking software called GeoComply.
If you’re looking for betting tips, check out our Top 10 Sports Betting Strategies.
Top Sportsbook Promos/Bonuses in Pennsylvania
More often than not, there are many great sign-up offers available in Pennsylvania. Click on the widget below to take advantage of any available promos!
Pennsylvania Sports Betting Timeline
2022: After a long wait, Caesars Sportsbook finally launches in Pennsylvania.
2020: Barstool Sports, in partnership with PENN Entertainment, launched their online sportsbook, with Pennsylvania being their debut state.
2019: In May, PlaySugarHouse was the first online sportsbook to launch, with betPARX and BetRivers soon to follow. In July, FanDuel launched, with DraftKings eventually joining that November.
2018: On May 14th, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned PASPA (Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act), officially ending the federal ban on sports betting in the United States. The first retail sports book opened in November with Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.