Online sports betting in Pennsylvania went live in late May, now PA online gambling is coming next in mid-July. Indeed, this fall will mark the first year that Pennsylvanians will be able to place sports bets and gamble online legally within the state.
PlaySugarHouse was the first
PlaySugarHouse marked the launch of online sports betting went the brand became the first to accept wagers in May. If you haven’t checked out PlaySugarHouse yet, make sure you are aware of the playsugarhouse bonus code and how you can take advantage of a 100% up to $250 first deposit bonus when you sign up.
Since then, Parx and BetRivers have followed suit with online sportsbooks of their own. It is expected that all land-based sportsbooks will ultimately offer mobile sportsbooks. On the online casino front, many PA casinos will roll out online casinos in mid-July when the state facilitates a coordinated online gambling launch. Around a dozen Pennsylvania casinos have been approved and are expected to open their online casinos in mid-July or soon after.
A game-changer for PA
The launch of online betting is obviously a big deal for Pennsylvanians. Prior to the opening of PA online sports betting, bettors would have needed to physically enter a sportsbook to place a wager. Of course, even this was a big step from a year prior when sports betting wasn’t available in the state. But now that Pennsylvanians have access to sports betting, they want to do it with convenience, especially in the age of smartphones.
The opening up the PlaySugarHouse online sportsbook — and online casino later this month — means that anybody of legal age in the state will now have easy access to wagering (you will still need to verify your identity to ensure you are not underage). No more driving to a casino to place bets on the Eagles or Steelers; you will now be able to do it from the comfort of your home.
PlaySugarHouse alone offers access to hundreds of betting lines on over a dozen sports each day. At the time of this writing, Pennsylvanians can place a variety of wagers on basketball, baseball, football, golf and even rugby and athletics. Bet options include most of what you would expect from a Las Vegas casino including spread betting, over/unders, moneyline, parlays, teasers and much more. Live in-play wagering is also available on select games, allowing you to continually wager on your favorite sports as the action happens with live odds updates.
With one eye towards competition and a desire to innovate, additional options are sure to come.
How to place online sports wagers in PA
At the time of the launch of PA online sports betting, the best way to access betting lines is simply by going to the sportsbook’s website. You will need to create an account, verifying your identity and making a deposit to get started. After that, it’s as easy as clicking a few buttons to bet on your favorite sports and teams.
Android users can also download an app from the PlaySugarHouse website — the app is not available in the Google Play Store. Those using an iOS device won’t have access to a mobile app, at least right now. Instead, they will need to log on through the mobile web browser or use another device.
Assuming you are of legal age and physically located in Pennsylvania, you can be placing bets in the state in no time.