Pennsylvania Sportsbooks Reviews

Pennsylvania Sports Betting Scene

Pennsylvania was one of the first states to legalize sports betting after the Supreme Court decision to strike down PASPA in 2018. Physical sportsbooks started operating in the state back in November 2018, but residents of the Keystone State are still waiting for mobile sports betting. Sports betting apps have been rumored to be right around the corner for months. However, it seems like every time that deadline approaches, it gets pushed back.

The wait in Pennsylvania may finally be over. Pennsylvania sports betting is live and it appears some mobile apps are preparing for a “soft launch” sometime in late-May or early-June. Pennsylvania is the fifth highest populated state in the country. It is expected to be one of the biggest gambling markets in the country. Whichever sports betting app that reaches the finish line first will have a big advantage in one of the best sports betting markets.

Online Sportsbooks

Parx Casino Sportsbook

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– Expected Features: Quick links to the day’s biggest events. Promotional banners on the home page.

– Bonuses to Expect: First bet match, up to $200.

– About Parx Casino: The Parx Casino Sportsbook may be the first online sportsbook to launch in Pennsylvania. Parx has teamed up with Kambi technology and is expected to launch sometime in May 2019. Based on other sports betting apps through Kambi, the Parx Casino app will feature bonuses similar to that of DraftKings. Kambi is a leader in its industry. If Parx Casino is able to get the first mobile launch in Pennsylvania, it could be the most successful app in the state.

SugarHouse Sportsbook

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– Expected Features: Live-betting display. Easy to navigate home screen.

– Bonuses to Expect: First-time 100% deposit match, up to $200

– About PlaySugarHouse: Other than Parx Casino Sportsbook, PlaySugarHouse is most likely to be the first online sportsbook to launch in Pennsylvania. They are also partnered with Kambi technology. Therefore, PlaySugarHouse should have similar features and bonuses to Parx Casino Sportsbook. Whichever one of the two gets the first launch will have a significant advantage over the other.

BetRivers Sportsbook

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– Expected Features: Live-betting display. Easy to navigate home screen.

– Bonuses to Expect: 100% deposit match, up to $250

– About Rivers Casino: BetRivers will be the online sports betting app for Rivers, Pittsburgh’s only casino. BetRivers is also partnered with Kambi but is not expected to launch until June. Rush Street Interactive is the parent company for both SugarHouse Sportsbook in New Jersey and the Rivers Casino. If the BetRivers app is anything like the SugarHouse Sportsbook in New Jersey this will be an easy to use app. Speed and ease of use are the two most important factors when trying to place bets online. That is what you can expect with BetRivers.

FanDuel Sportsbook

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– Expected Features: Promotional banners on the home screen. Odds are available right on the home screen.

– Bonuses to Expect: $500 “risk-free” bet.

– About Valley Forge Casino: Valley Forge Casino was the sixth casino to apply for a sports betting license. The first sportsbook in the state to partner with FanDuel was Valley Forge Casino. When FanDuel at Valley Forge Casino does launch (expected to in June), it will have a huge advantage over other apps with its FanDuel partnership.


– Expected Features: Live betting odds on the home page. Daily promotions on top of the screen. Easy access to different betting options.

– Bonuses to Expect: Up to $500 risk-free bet. Bet $25 to get $5 every week.

– About FOX Bet: FOX Bet is expected to launch before the start of the 2019 NFL season in every state with legal mobile betting. Look for FOX Bet to be similar to other Stars Group apps like BetStars. It may be one of the last online sportsbooks to hit the market in Pennsylvania, but this newly created company will look to rival that of FanDuel and DraftKing. Top-of-the-industry promotions and advertisements will help propel FOX Bet to the top of the mobile sports betting world. You can read our Fox Bet Sportsbook Review for further details.

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

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– Expected Features: Wide-range of betting options. Smooth transition from depositing, to betting, to withdrawal.

– Bonuses to Expect: $50 bonus after placing $50 worth of bets.

– About Hollywood Casino at Penn National: Penn National was the first to apply for a sports betting license and the first to open a sportsbook in the state. Hollywood Casino at Penn National is part of the group of casinos that are expected to launch their mobile app in June. It is partnered up with one of the biggest sports betting names in William Hill. William Hill provides some of the widest range of sports and bet styles of any operator. Based on what William Hill offers to other states, you can expect to see some of the best bonus offers of any app.

Harrah’s Philadelphia

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– Expected Features: Similar to other Caesar’s apps, quick and easy navigation.

– Bonuses to Expect: $10 free bet. First-time deposit match, up to $300.

– About Harrah’s Philadelphia: Harrah’s Philadelphia is part of Caesars Entertainment. That gives them a leg up on the rest of the competition. Online casino, sports betting, and poker are all things Harrah’s Philadelphia can incorporate through Caesars. Expect their sports betting app to be very similar to the one Caesars Sportsbook offers in New Jersey.

Presque Isle Downs

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– Expected Features: Easy access to promotional offers. Easy registration process.

– Bonuses to Expect: 100% deposit match, up to $100

– About Presque Isle Downs: Presque Isle Downs will most likely be the last to launch online of all of these sportsbooks. Although, they will still probably be operational by July. Churchill Downs is the casino’s parent company. They have announced that they will partner with BetAmerica for their online gambling products.

Retail Land Based Sportsbooks

Hollywood Casino at Penn National

– Launch Date: November 16, 2018
– Location: Harrisburg


– Launch Date: December 13, 2018
– Location: Philadelphia

Rivers Casino

– Launch Date: December 13, 2018
– Location: Pittsburgh

Parx Casino

– Launch Date : January 10, 2019
– Location: Outside of Philadelphia

South Philadelphia Turf Club

– Launch Date: January 17, 2019
– Location: Downtown Philadelphia

Harrah’s Philadelphia

– Launch Date: January 24, 2019
– Location: Philadelphia

Valley Forge

– Launch Date: March 12, 2019
– Location: Valley Forge

Valley Forge Race and Casino

– Launch Date: March 13, 2019
– Location: Valley Forge

Presque Isle Downs

– Launch Date: June 1, 2019
– Location: Erie

Two current sportsbooks are awaiting approval for both online and retail sports betting. The Mount Airy Casino in Mt. Pocono and Mohegan Sun Pocono located in Wilkes-Barre.

Calvin is a sports betting enthusiast that has been in the business for over 10 years. He has created successful betting formulas for seven different sports. way too serious Packers, Mets, and Avalanche fan that hates everything Pittsburgh, despite living there.

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