As of Dec. 15, Pittsburgh sports fans can wager on the Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates at Rivers Casino. As of June 2019, you can bet with Rivers Casino from the comfort of your couch or in your seat at PNC Park too. The BetRivers app is the only online sportsbook from a Western PA casino, though there are other online betting apps to choose from as well.
Welcome to the world of legalized sports betting in Pennsylvania.
Pittsburgh sportsbook options
Rivers Casino is located footsteps away from Heinz Field and PNC Park, homes of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Pirates, respectively.
Rivers launched its sportsbook facility in December 2018. While you will be able to access betting apps of the other properties, Rivers Sportsbook is the only retail book located in Pittsburgh. There is another retail option for those in the area though. The Meadows Casino started offering sports betting in the fall of 2019.
Online sports betting in Pittsburgh
If online betting is more your speed, you can access betting on your phone anywhere in the state, Pittsburgh or otherwise.
Setting up an account is relatively straightforward and can be done in a matter of minutes. Be prepared to supply some basic personal information, including the last four digits of your Social Security number. Then, if you are at least 21 and located within the state, you are good to go.
We recommend betting with these online sportsbooks:
Pittsburgh sports scene and betting options
Pittsburgh sports fans have their share of championship moments, including the Penguins winning back-to-back Stanley Cups in 2016 and 2017.
Pittsburgh represents in the following major sports league:
- MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates
- NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins
- NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers
The Pittsburgh area is also represented in the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Atlantic 10 Conference thanks to:
- Duquesne University
- University of Pittsburgh
Other Division I schools located nearby include:
- Penn State University
- Robert Morris University
- Saint Francis University
Major sporting events you can bet in the Pittsburgh area
The multimillion-dollar mini-casino Mount Airy Pittsburgh, located in Big Beaver, PA, will be affiliated with Mount Airy Casino Resort in Mount Pocono, PA. When it is open, it will be about a 45-minute car ride from Pittsburgh. Part of the plans for the property includes a sportsbook. It should be FOX Bet-branded, much like the Mount Airy Sportsbook is.
Rivers Casino retail sportsbook
The first sportsbook in the Pittsburgh region, Rivers Sportsbook includes more than 10 TVs, large chairs and couches, and is completely non-smoking. Since launch, the weekends have seen a packed house.
The hours for Rivers Sportsbook are as follows:
- Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to midnight
- Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
- Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 a.m
- Sundays, 9 a.m. to midnight