Many of the biggest national sportsbook brands are now available in Pennsylvania. You can bet at retail sportsbooks, via websites or via sports betting apps.
With many new online sportsbooks competing for your bets, there are plenty of bonuses and promotions to take advantage of. These include free bets, no-lose first bets and matched deposit bonuses. You’ll also find that downloading apps for iOS or Android phones opens brand-new ways to bet.
You’ll find everything you need to get the best from the new online sportsbooks in Pennsylvania below. This includes the benefits of betting online, what to look for in a great sportsbook app and an overview of the biggest and best sportsbook brands.
There are a number of benefits to using an online sportsbook:
With so many big-name brands available in PA, choosing the best sportsbook can seem complex. The list below shows some of the key factors you can consider when comparing the new sportsbooks:
Here’s a look at some of the new sports betting sites entering the Pennsylvania marketplace:
On signing up at DraftKings in Pennsylvania, new players will be offered a $1,000 bonus package. This comes in two parts. First there is a 20% deposit bonus with up to $500 in bonus funds available (if you deposit $2,500 or more). You can also enjoy a risk-free bet of up to $500 (based on the amount of your first bet). For every $25 wagered at DraftKings, $1 of bonus cash will be released.
At DraftKings you’ll find a focus on live betting action, with fast moving markets based on real time action. This site is also big on additional betting markets in the biggest sports leagues, with game parlays, team props, game props and alternate spreads and totals on many games. The depth of coverage is excellent, with both domestic and international sporting markets comprehensively featured.
DraftKings also offers a number of in-app betting statistics to help you choose your bets. You can see how teams have fared against the spread (ATS) in recent games, for example.
FanDuel is a sportsbook that came on the back of successes with daily fantasy sports (DraftKings above took the same route). New customers who sign up at FanDuel will enjoy a risk-free bet of up to $500. Place a first bet, and if it loses, you’ll receive your funds back as a free bet. Parlay fans will enjoy the “insurance” promotion, where if one of five or more legs lets you down, you’ll receive up to $25 back.
Sports coverage is wide, with a focus on the big leagues. There are plenty of statistics available to assist you in making your selections, with added in-game parlays and stats-based wagers. For example, you can bet on three named basketball players to steal two or more times in a game. International sports fans will find a good range of markets available across many sports.
FanDuel also offers live streams of select NHL games in their app.
BetRivers is a dual sportsbook and casino that unusually has a welcome bonus that can be cleared at both. You’ll receive a 100% matched bonus of up to $250, with the added incentive that this bonus has a simple 1x play-through requirement (whether playing at the sportsbook or the casino). Earn points as part of the iRush Rewards loyalty program as you bet.
On entering the sportsbook, you’ll automatically be directed to the “Live Right Now” page, showing its focus on in-play betting. Live-streamed matches are an added extra at BetRivers. A wide range of sports fill the menu bar, with a long list of additional bet types on the major sporting action. Look out for jackpot parlays and your name on the scrolling winners list (if you achieve five or more wins in a row) for something a little different.
New customers at Unibet Sportsbook in Pennsylvania can enjoy a double boost. First up, there’s a $20 no-deposit offer (which comes in the form of two $10 free bets). Next, there’s a risk-free bet of up to $250. Place your first wager after your initial deposit, and if it loses, you’ll receive the stake back as a free bet (up to a maximum of $250).
On entering the sportsbook you’ll be taken immediately to the “live” betting section. Here you’ll find a mix of the current events, the events starting soon — and the “trending” events all displayed. Immediate links to the major US leagues and the best of college sports feature under the “popular” menu, so it’s clear that’s where the focus is (with an incredible number of extended markets on each game). Click on the “all sports” selection, and there’s a good selection of international sports in addition.
Fox Bet takes a slightly different approach to sports betting. The focus is on the stars/personalities of Fox Sports TV. All of the promotions are based around the “celebrities” such as “Colin Cowherd’s Blazing 5.” On signing up as a new customer, you’ll enjoy $20 in free bets and up to $100 in free cash when you make that first deposit. You will also be automatically enrolled into the Stars rewards program, where you’ll open up treasure chests with bonuses and extras.
Being aligned with Fox Sports, there is an obvious focus on those sports it features, with a wide array of betting options on the major leagues and college sports. “Cash out” and “custom bets” are an added extra if you’re the type of player who enjoys wagering with added variety.
SugarHouse in Pennsylvania features a $250 matched bonus, which similar to BetRivers features just a 1x play-through requirement and can be cleared at their casino too. As you play, you’ll earn iRush Rewards. Check out the “Daily Promos” to receive that betting edge.
Live betting is the focus of SugarHouse, with all of the in-play options prominent, followed by the upcoming events. Each of the games in the biggest sports features the point spread, totals and moneyline wagers as well as nearly 100 additional markets. If you’re successful with a run of bets or if you have a major win, you’ll make the newsfeed to the right-hand side of the screen. The long list of sports covered will ensure that international sports fans are well catered to.
With the introduction of new laws in Pennsylvania regarding sports betting, there has never been a better time for sports bettors in the state. Many new sports betting brands have entered the marketplace — competition between them means that there are a lot of bonuses and promotions to give your betting bankroll a boost.
Each of the new sites in Pennsylvania offers welcome bonuses, while loyalty schemes and promotions ensure that loyal customers are also rewarded. You can bet on all the big national and international sports — and try out new forms of betting including the popular “in-play” format.