Disclaimer: William Hill Online sportsbook is not yet live in Pennsylvania. This review is speculative based on what is on offer in other states and what we expect here, and will be updated once the online book launches in-state.
William Hill, which opened a retail sportsbook at Harrah’s Philadelphia and will soon be launching its sports betting app in Pennsylvania, is one of the top sportsbooks in the country, taking one in every four sports bets placed in the US.
This William Hill Pennsylvania review covers everything to know before creating your account, including William Hill’s bonus offer of up to a $500 risk-free bet to new customers. If you’re unfamiliar with William Hill PA, you won’t be by the time you’re through with this review.
William Hill Sportsbook offers new users up to a $500 risk-free bet, just use promo code LEGALRF during sign-up to take advantage of the offer. After you use the PA promo code, your account will qualify for the risk-free bet.
It’s only your first bet with William Hill that earns you the free bet, so long as that wager loses. A very important aspect to be aware of is that the free bet expires seven days after being issued, so make sure you have something you plan to use it on.
|Online Sportsbook||William Hill Sportsbook PA|
|PA Promo Code||LEGALRF|
|Risk-Free Bet||Risk-free bet up to $500|
|Last updated||March 2021|
The William Hill Sportsbook app has some of the most distinctive promotions that you will find at any sportsbook in the state. Interestingly enough, you won’t actually find many promotions listed on the app or website. Instead, you’ll need to watch your email for when they’re announced.
William Hill tends to reveal promos the day of or the day before games. For example, during the college football season, the book ran a promotion that was announced on Saturday morning for three specific games. If you placed a pregame bet of $50 or more on any of the listed games, you received $7 toward a free bet for every offensive touchdown of 10 yards or more that your team scored.
Many William Hill promotions are similar — tied to how the team you be bet on performs in a game. You could receive money toward free bets based on how the team as a whole does or based on how players on that team do.
Also, William Hill PA promotions tend to be a little more expensive to be eligible for. A lot of them require $50 bets, while even some of the cheaper ones need at least $25 bets. The positive is that you can end up with much bigger rewards than those you’ll find at other sportsbooks in the Keystone State.
Another positive is that you rarely have to opt in to be eligible for them. You just need to meet the eligibility requirements, and you’re all set. Just remember to be on the lookout for new promos dropping all the time on the William Hill app.
Yes, William Hill Sportsbook is legal in Pennsylvania. You can bet either at the William Hill retail sportsbook at Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack or by using the sportsbook app for Apple or Android.
You need to be at least 21 years old to place any bets, and if you are using the app or website, you must have the geolocation software switched on, so your device can confirm that you’re placing your bets from somewhere in the Keystone State.
Here are a couple of other aspects of online sports betting in PA to know.
First, you can bet on college sports, including betting on Pennsylvania-based football and basketball teams as well as NCAA events that are held in the state.
Second, you can bet only on sports events. Not only does that mean you cannot place any wagers on events like the Academy Awards or the Grammys, but it also means you can’t bet on any amateur drafts, such as the NFL or NBA draft.
You can create your William Hill account entirely from your computer or mobile device. If doing it on your phone or tablet, you will need to get the William Hill app, which works on Android and iOS devices.
The whole process likely will take you only a few minutes to complete, and then all that’s left to do is make a deposit and you can start placing bets.
The William Hill app is available for Android and iOS, so whether you’re using an iPad, iPhone or any Android tablets and phones, you can get it and start making sports bets in Pennsylvania.
Just remember you need to have geolocation enabled to make any bets, because you must be in the state to do so.
Start by following our links to get either the Apple or Android version of the app. Next, when you click on the appropriate file, a question will appear on your mobile device asking if you trust where the file came from. Select yes.
After the file has downloaded, you’ll click on it and hit install. You again might be asked if you want to install the selected app, and once more you will say yes. Then, just wait a few seconds for the app to install and it will be ready to use.
William Hill’s app is one of the more straightforward and easy-to-use sportsbook apps you’ll find in Pennsylvania.
Start by logging in and then find the game you want to bet on. You can click on the sport you’re looking for by selecting it from the bar near the top of the screen.
Then, when you find your game, click on the “more bets” bar to see all the available bets at for that particular game. Once you find what you’re after, just click on it and that bet will be added to your betting slip.
If you want to add more bets or create a parlay, teaser or round robin, just continue to add your bets and they will be added to your bet slip. Then click on the bet slip icon at the bottom of the screen and you can choose to make individual bets or parlays.
To remove selections from your slip, just click the trash icon. And then once you’re happy with what you’ve got, add the amount you want to wager and click “place bet.”
While being comfortable placing bets is the most important thing, you also should know your way around a few other areas of the app.
When you click on “my account,” you’ll see options to withdraw and deposit money. Under your account, you also can view your betting history, change your settings, contact William Hill and log out of your account.
You can get to the William Hill PA promotions page by clicking “promos” at the bottom of the screen. And you can see all the sports you can bet on by clicking on “all sports” at the bottom of the screen, too.
In summary, if you’re at all familiar with online sportsbooks, the William Hill app should be a breeze to get the hang of. And even if you’re new to sports betting, the layout and functionality of the app make it easy to use.
William Hill has a lot of great features, but here are our three favorites:
And now here’s a look at three ways we believe William Hill Pennsylvania could improve:
Now let’s dive into all the different types of sports bets you can make using the William Hill Sportsbook app.
You can make normal bets like moneyline and spread bets, but you also are able to bet on things like what will happen during the next possession or inning and even what will happen during the next play or at-bat.
William Hill Sportsbook has about a dozen sports you can wager on. This is less than some other Pennsylvania sportsbooks that can have more than 20, but unless you’re a big snooker or cricket fan, you likely won’t even notice that anything is missing.
To start with, you can bet on all the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, WNBA, UFC and college football and basketball action you like at William Hill. The book also has markets for NASCAR, the PGA Tour and both men’s and women’s tennis. There also is soccer action, with everything from MLS in the states to the Champions and English Premier leagues abroad.
As Pennsylvanians we’re fortunate to have pro and college teams aplenty to bet on. Here’s a look at all those teams. Starting with professional teams, there are two each in Major League Baseball, the NFL and NHL and one in the NBA and MLS.
And when it comes to Division I colleges, Pennsylvania has 11 schools with football teams and three more with basketball teams available to bet on at William Hill.
And remember that neighboring state New Jersey doesn’t allow betting on its in-state college teams, so you can expect some people will cross the border in order to place bets on teams like the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, Seton Hall Pirates and Princeton Tigers.
We can break futures bets at William Hill down into three categories:
You have the following remote and in-person options to deposit and withdraw money at William Hill:
And if you win and want to cash out some of your money, here are your choices for doing so:
When heading in person to Harrah’s Philadelphia, make sure you know all your William Hill account passwords and security questions and have proper forms of ID; otherwise you will not be able to deposit or withdraw money from your account.
William Hill has four ways to reach customer support, making it super convenient for users.
William Hill allows users to set their own limits if they so choose. Thus, you can place restrictions on how much time and/or money you are able to spend on the app.
William Hill also gives players the ability to self-exclude entirely from any of the company’s online products. The sportsbook even has links and phone numbers on its site and app for how to find out if you have a gambling addiction and where to turn to for help.
William Hill has a retail sportsbook at Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack.
The sportsbook boasts six in-person ticketing windows and 16 self-service betting kiosks. The area has stadium lounge seats, high-top tables, bar seating and more than 45 big-screen TVs.
We have a hard time considering William Hill to be the very best sportsbook in Pennsylvania, but we do think it is among the second tier of books in the state.
Really it just comes down to the fact that FanDuel and DraftKings offer so many great promos that it’s hard to put William Hill on the same level. That’s not to say it isn’t a quality product because it is, and we would encourage anyone to give the William Hill app a try.
No, you can place bets on the William Hill website. However, the William Hill app is available for iOS and Android and allows you to bet from anywhere in Pennsylvania with an internet connection.
The minimum age to place sports bets is 21 in Pennsylvania, and you must always have geolocation on to verify that you are placing your wagers from somewhere in the state.
Both apps are great for Android and Apple devices. William Hill’s app is a little simpler and easier to use, while the DraftKings app has a few more bells and whistles. We highly recommend either one.
Yes, and you can even wager on in-state college teams and events.
Yes, William Hill Sportsbook was licensed by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and is safe to use in the state. If you have any problems or concerns, you can contact the PGCB by calling 717-346-8300 or emailing [email protected]