Pennsylvania’s homegrown casino company Penn National was the first to apply for a sports betting license. It was the first to be approved too.

And now it is the first to launch a Pennsylvania sportsbook.

This is Penn National’s third state it has launched sports betting in this year. Pennsylvania joins West Virginia and Mississippi.

William Hill is Penn National’s sports betting partner. The company helps operate the retail sportsbook. It will also provide the technology for the mobile betting app when it launches in summer of 2019

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Penn National received conditional approval on Oct. 3 from the PGCB to commence sports betting operations. To remove the “conditional” label, the company needed to resolve 23 conditions outlined by the Office of Enforcement Counsel (OEC).

After getting all the paperwork turned in, testing got underway at the property on Nov. 15. Then the casino officially opened its sportsbook for business on Saturday, Nov. 17.

Hollywood Sportsbook bonus offer – April 2019

Create a Hollywood Sportsbook account using the links on this page, or the bonus code below, and when you make your first real-money deposit. The specific bonus details are unknown at this time but we will update this section as soon as we have more details on new player bonuses and promotions.

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How will the PA Hollywood Sportsbook bonus work?

Subsequent to the sign-up promo, players will be prompted to place $50 in sports bets. Once they have done so and the bets have settled, they will receive a $50 cash bonus in their account.

Sports selection at Hollywood Sportsbook

William Hill has a global reputation for offering an extensive selection of sports to its customers. However, at the time of this writing, the new sportsbook is expected to limit its options to the most popular sports in North America. This selection is likely to expand over time, as the company is still new to US operations.

Baseball (MLB)

Players can expect to find moneyline markets on MLB games. Totals and run-line markets are likely to be available for regular season games. Additional markets are unlikely to be available for the foreseeable future.

Basketball (NBA)

The new site is likely to offer moneyline, spread, and totals betting for full-time, half-time, and quarters on NBA games, and for full-time and half-time on college games. Players looking for prop bets are unlikely to find them at the new sportsbook, at least initially.

Football (NFL)

Hollywood PA Sportsbook will probably make the same markets available for NFL and NCAA football games as it will have available for basketball games. Additional markets may be available as early as the 2019 season, but there is no guarantee of any prop betting.

Hockey (NHL)

Players looking for the top hockey markets — including moneyline, puck line, and totals — will find them for both the game and for the first period at the new site. Additional wagers are unlikely to be available, at least at the beginning.

MMA (UFC)

If MMA and boxing follow the lead of William Hill’s New Jersey site, players will find both listed under “Fighting.” Moneyline and totals (over/under rounds) betting markets are likely to be available.

Golf (PGA)

Players should expect to find futures bets available for PGA events. While props will not be readily available on other sports, a limited number of golf props is likely to be available on occasion.

Other sports and leagues

Observers anticipate that the new site will also offer soccer, auto racing, and tennis as well as an “Other” section. This section will probably be extremely limited at first, though it is expected to grow gradually as the site increases its player base and interest in betting on the smaller sports.

Bet selection at Hollywood Sportsbook

Players looking for multi-bet options should have no trouble finding them on Hollywood Sportsbook. However, those looking for props and exotic wagers might be better served looking elsewhere.

Parlays

Parlay wagering is likely to be available for most types of pregame wagers, though it is unlikely to be available for futures or live betting.

Round robins wagering, which involves multiple wagers on the same parlay card, with each one excluding one or more selections, is also likely to be available for pregame wagers.

Moneylines

Moneyline markets are likely to be the bedrock for the new sportsbook. These markets are likely to be available for all types of events.

Point spreads

Based on William Hill’s New Jersey Sportsbook, players should expect to find point spread markets on all team sports. These markets will likely be available for in-play betting as well.

Prop bets

Hollywood PA Sportsbook probably will not offer prop bets when it begins operations. However, should they be available, props will likely be few and far between. These types of bets may become available in time for football season.

Over/unders

The over/unders, aka totals, should be available for all games on which other types of betting are available on the site. In some cases, players may need to click on an event or “More Bets” to find these markets.

The corollary for this in combat sports is round betting, which the site is likely to offer among its first set of markets.

Other bet types

The site will probably offer teasers for basketball and American football.

Although William Hill is a global leader in sports betting and typically has a wide variety of sports and a large number of markets available for each sport on offer, the new site is not expected to have nearly as many of these options available, at least when it begins operations.

Hollywood Sportsbook app PA

Hollywood Sportsbook will likely offer PA betting apps for both iOS and Apple devices. Players should be able to find these apps in app stores.

Pennsylvania sports bettors can expect mobile apps to function in much the same way as the desktop site, including the option of making deposits and withdrawals.

Pennsylvania’s Hollywood Sportsbook loyalty program

The new sportsbook is likely to offer a loyalty rewards program that is similar to William Hill’s program in Nevada.

In that program, players get 1 point for each dollar bet on straight wagers, 2 points for each dollar wagered on teasers, and 5 points for each dollar bet on parlays.

Players are rewarded with $1 in free bets once they have earned 1,000 points.

Banking at Pennsylvania’s Hollywood Sportsbook

The new sportsbook’s banking options, especially withdrawal options, are likely to be more limited than those of many other sportsbooks, at least initially.

Conveniently, the site may add more deposit and withdrawal options, such as PayPal and Skrill, and withdrawal via ACH and/or credit or debit card, in the near future.

Deposits

Players can expect to be able to make deposits to their accounts with Visa and Mastercard, ACH (e-check), William Hill’s prepaid cards, and in person at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.

Players using credit cards to make deposits should be aware that deposits are considered cash advances, which can involve fees and interest.

Withdrawals

The new sportsbook will likely require some sort of documentation, such as a photo ID, to process the initial withdrawal. Players will be able to make withdrawals in person at Hollywood Casino and will need ID for each withdrawal.

Players can also expect to be able to withdraw funds to William Hill’s prepaid card.

Customer support for Hollywood Sportsbook powered by William Hill

The new site is expected to offer its customers 24/7 support, an advantage over some other sportsbooks, many of whom do not offer overnight support options. Live chat, email and phone support should all be available when the site commences operations.