PA Online Sportsbetting Has Launched While Online Casinos And Poker Drops July 15th
It was late 2017, when online gambling passed in Pennsylvania as part of a vast gambling expansion. After over a year and a half setting up infrastructure as well as licensing online gambling and online sports betting, players can begin to place their bets this summer.
In May, PlaySugarHouse launched the state’s first online sportsbook, nearly six months after land-based sportsbooks began popping up across the state’s casinos. The online sportsbook has been a big hit since going live last month during a relatively slow period of the sports betting season, thanks in part to its plentiful betting lines and impressive 100% up to $250 first deposit bonus (go check out the playsugarhouse promo code for information on this offer.
The full impact of sports betting in PA will be felt this fall when the NFL season gets underway in September. In addition to the PlaySugarHouse Casino, BetRivers and Parx have also launched online sportsbooks in the state over the last month. More are on the horizon as the state’s dozen or so sportsbooks are eager to go online, which is where most sports bettors prefer to place their bets these days.
While online sports betting will continue to be rolled out over the coming weeks and months, PA online gambling is the other 800-pound gorilla in the room. Starting on July 15th, the state will undergo a coordinated launch of online gambling, allowing each of PA’s online casinos an equal chance to win over players. While most of Pennsylvania’s casinos have been licensed for online gambling, we expect to see brands such as PlaySugarHouse, BetRivers, Parx — along with Mount Airy and PokerStars — to stand out from the pack.
Players can bet sports online as well as play online poker and online casinos in Pennsylvania as long as they are at least 21 years of age or older and physically located in the state at the time of play. Online sportsbooks and online casinos will employ sophisticated identity verification and geo-location tools to make sure that the players who are playing the games and making the bets are allowed to do so.
Sports bettors will be able to access betting and games through a mobile web browser as well as dedicated software clients for online casinos and poker rooms, where applicable. Those using a mobile device can either access betting through a mobile web-browser or through a dedicated mobile app on Android, available directly for download on the sportsbook and casino’s website.
Operators will be scrambling to offer an iOS mobile app after new rules which threaten the app’s availability in the iOS App Store are implemented. But despite the hurdles for some players, it’s a welcome change where things were two years ago when gamblers could only dream of being able to legally bet online.
Article credit: Craig Klinski