BetAmerica is the latest online sports betting site to come to Pennsylvania. This marks the eighth online sportsbook to open up in the Keystone State. BetAmerica is owned by Churchill Downs Inc. and their retail sportsbook is operated out of Churchill Downs Inc. owned casino Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Erie, PA. They went live in mid-December of 2019.
BetAmerica is a sportsbook, casino and horse racing platform offering a world-class, full-spectrum betting experience available at retail locations and online. BetAmerica offers more than 5,000 races per week, classic casino table games and slots, and around-the-clock pre-game and live sports betting on every major sport. America’s premier legal wagering destination, BetAmerica is owned by the iconic Churchill Downs Incorporated, home of 150 years of wagering history and the world-famous Kentucky Derby.
BetAmerica covers every aspect of the online betting landscape, providing wagering on sports, casino games, and horse racing coupled with expert analysis and insight designed to enhance your wagering experience.
BetAmerica has already established themselves as a player in the retail betting market in Pennsylvania prior to their online launch. BetAmerica launched at Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Erie, PA in August of 2019. A BetAmerica mobile app isn’t available just yet but it should be available soon as it is already in development and is just awaiting regulatory approval.
BetAmerica offers comprehensive sports betting with everything from all the latest NFL content and the best NBA odds, to spreads, moneylines, parlays, and prop bets on the MLB, NHL, MLS, PGA, NCAA football, NCAA basketball, English Premier League, Champions League, tennis, combat sports, auto racing, and dozens of other events in North America and around the world.
If horse racing is more your speed, you’ve come to the right place. With nearly 150 years of horse racing history through our parent company Churchill Downs Incorporated, BetAmerica provides world-class horse racing wagering on marquee events in the United States and around the world, with unmatched insight and analysis from our horse racing experts, handicappers, insiders, and educators.
BetAmeria Promos and Bonus Codes
Currently, BetAmerica does not offer much in terms of promo codes or bonuses. Their only offering at this time is a free $25 bet to go along with a 100% deposit match. Use the signup code FREE25 when registering a new account and you will receive $25 instantly for a free bet. When you make a qualifying deposit within seven days, your deposit will be matched 100%, up to $100.
BetAmerica does offer “BetAmerica Super Odds” similar to the odds boosts you see at DraftKings or other sites.
Signing Up on BetAmerica
You can begin your BetAmerican Pennsylvania account registration here. Once you access their registration website you will be asked for:
– First Name
– Last Name
– Date of Birth
– SSN (last four digits)
– Email Address
– Cell Phone
– Home Address
– Zip Code
– Promotional Code
After registration, you will have 30 days to verify your identity or your account will expire. To verify your identity you will need to navigate to the “Document Upload Facility”. Once there, you must verify your identity by uploading the following documents:
☆ The front and back of your photo ID, passport or driving license
☆ A gas, water or electricity bill from the last 3 months
☆ The front and back of your credit card or card statement
A bet cannot be placed until your account is verified.
Depositing and Withdrawing on BetAmerica
The listed methods on BetAmerica’s website for both deposit and withdrawal include:
– ACH e-Check
– Online Banking
Player Services is available by phone from 9a.m. – 2a.m. ET. Email support is available 24/7.
BetAmerica also offers Live Chat for customer support.
Where Can I use BetAmerica to Place a Bet?
Any verified 21+ BetAmerica customer can place bets on pa.betamerica.com while physically in the state of Pennsylvania.
How Do I Deposit/Withdraw Funds in My BetAmerica Account?
Deposit options vary by player according to verification status and account history. To view the most up-to-date information on your deposit options, including maximum and minimum amounts, visit the MY ACCOUNT section after logging in to BetAmerica.
How Do I Withdraw From The Casino Cashier at The Presque Isle Downs and Casino in Pennsylvania?
Visit the CASHIER through the website or mobile app and select CASH as your preferred withdrawal method. Follow the steps to initiate a withdrawal. Once approved, you will receive a confirmation email from Player Services indicating that your funds are available at the casino cashier. Proceed to a cashier at the Presque Isle Downs & Casino, 8199 Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16509, with a government ID to retrieve your funds.
What Do I Do After a Failed Deposit?
BetAmerica recommends contacting Player Services regarding failed deposit attempts. A representative will be happy to assist you via email or phone and provide you further details.
How Do I Set Session Time Limits to Specify The Maximum Amount of Time I Wish to Play?
Visit your MY ACCOUNT section while logged in to BetAmerica. There, you can set session time limits in order to specify the amount of gaming time you have available to play.
How Do I Manually Set My Spend Limits, Deposit Limits, and Frequency Control?
Once logged in, use the RESPONSIBLE GAMING section of MY ACCOUNT to set these limits. BetAmerica players have the ability to determine their own limits across the amounts they can deposit and wager, as well as the frequency those payments can occur. The RESPONSIBLE GAMING section is your hub to control your gaming activity by your own set limits.
Can I Use My BetAmerica Horse Racing Account to Bet on Sports?
To wager on sports, you must create a separate account. Once your account is verified, you will be able to fund and play.
How Do I seek Help or File A Complaint Regarding My BetAmerica Experience?
To file a complaint, provide feedback, or seek help to resolve an account issue, contact Player Services at contact@BetAmerica.com or dial 1-866-607-7929. BetAmerica is committed to investigating every complaint and serving all of their players with fast, polite, and efficient support and resolution.
After all reasonable steps have been taken by you and BetAmerica to resolve your complaint, you may file a complaint with the Regulators by visiting the Regulators’ website. Please also refer to Section 22 of BetAmerica’s Terms and Conditions for full details on complaint, dispute resolution and arbitration processes.
BetAmerica Pros and Cons
Pros: There really aren’t too many pros for BetAmerican, especially compared to sites like DraftKings and FanDuel. The biggest pro for BetAmerica is most likely their horse racing options due to their ties to Churchill Downs. However, for the traditional sports bettor, there really isn’t much to look forward too.
Cons: The BetAmerica cons certainly outnumber their pros. Their lack of bonus and promotional options is perhaps their biggest issue. The chat support seems reluctant at best to “help” you as their responses are short, rude and not very helpful at all. The website needs certainly needs some cosmetic work as it looks like a ’90s computer art project. One of their other biggest faults is their requirement for document verification before you can even participate on their site. While most sites wait until a withdrawal request, BetAmerica requires document verification before bets can be placed. Actually, you have to verify your documents before you can even look at a list of deposit/withdrawal options. Document verification isn’t as simple as other sites as you need three separate documents to verify your identity (ID, recent utility bill and credit card statement).