Where Can I Place Bets In Pennsylvania?

The wheels of government, both in passing laws and creating the necessary governing bodies and regulatory boards to carry out those laws, typically move at a glacier’s pace.

The lone exception, however, is when there is a several billion dollar pie at stake and everyone is clamoring for a slice.

It was at the end of 2017 that Pennsylvania passed its gaming law, allowing the state’s casinos to offer sports betting. This was done in anticipation of the US Supreme Court overturning a law that made it illegal for states to regulate sports betting.

The SCOTUS decision was handed down in May 2018, paving the way. Six months later, a Pennsylvania sportsbook took its first live sports bet.

Now, here we are in 2019, and the industry is booming with myriad locations across the state ready to serve your PA sports betting needs.

Rivers Sportsbook

Launch date:Operational
Address:777 Casino Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Current opening hours are:

  • Mondays through Thursdays: 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

Located in the heart of Pittsburgh just a short walk from Heinz Field and PNC Park is the Rivers Sportsbook in the Rivers Casino. It boasts betting windows staffed 104 hours a week, self-service kiosks open all day long, and a beautiful location right on the Ohio River.

Live betting windows: 6
Self-service sports betting kiosks: 18
Audio/video: 10 HD TVs
Food/beverage: Bar and food menu available.
Software partner: Kambi
Online options: BetRivers fully launched on June 27

SugarHouse Sportsbook

Launch date:Operational
Address:1001 N. Delaware Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19125

(Opening hours are identical to Rivers Sportsbook’s.)

Philadelphia’s first casino, and now first sportsbook, is located on the Delaware River. The SugarHouse Sportsbook, situated directly across from the poker room in the SugarHouse Casino, is open every day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The casino itself is open 24 hours a day.

SugarHouse offers:

  • Point spread
  • Moneyline
  • Alternative line
  • Three-way moneyline
  • Over/under
  • Futures
  • In-play wagering

All major team sports are available, as is boxing, MMA, golf, tennis and motor racing.

Live betting windows: 6
Self-service sports betting kiosks: 12
Audio/video: 12 HD TV monitors. A 14-by-7-foot video wall with odds display.
Food/beverage: Full-service bar and food menu available.
Software partner: Kambi
Online options: PlaySugarHouse.com PA launched on May 31.

The Sportsbook at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

Launch date:Operational
Address:777 Hollywood Blvd., Grantville, PA 17028

Opening hours:

  • Mondays through Fridays: 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Saturdays and Sundays: 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.

The Hollywood Casino at Penn National became the first Pennsylvania casino to offer its customers an operating sportsbook when it launched in November 2018.

The sportsbook features individual viewing stations, a 50-foot wall of televisions, and sports wagers that range from football, baseball, and basketball to rugby, cricket, and cycling.

Simulcast racing takes place seven days a week, and its 12-month live racing schedule features a total of 172 days in 2019.

Powered by William Hill, the largest sportsbook provider in the United States, the app is expected to be ready and online sometime in 2019.

Live betting windows: 6
Self-service sports betting kiosks: Yes
Audio/video: Viewing stations. Odds-display monitors. 50-feet of wall space dedicated to TVs. More than 50 televisions. One 110-inch video screen.
Food/beverage: Food/Beverage available at nearby Skybox Sports Bar
Software partner: William Hill
Online options: PA sports betting app launching in 2019.

The Sportsbook at Parx Casino

Launch date:Operational
Address:2999 Street Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020

Having just opened in January 2019, the new Sportsbook at Parx Casino gives the Philadelphia area yet another location to place sports bets.

Parx offers the following bet types:

  • Point spread
  • Moneyline
  • Over/under
  • Props
  • Parlays
  • Teaser wagering
  • Futures

Bettors can place bets on:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Boxing
  • MMA 
  • Motorsports

The sportsbook is open until midnight on Sundays and Mondays and until 1 a.m. the rest of the week. They offer simulcast horse racing seven days a week and live thoroughbred racing every Saturday through Tuesday.

Live betting windows: 7
Self-service sports betting kiosks: 45 (Available 24 hours)
Audio/video: 20 HD TVs. Two 16-by-9-foot video screens that split into four. Up to 28 games viewable at once.
Food/beverage: Full-service bar
Software partner: Kambi/GAN
Online options. Parx Sportsbook launched fully online on June 27.

South Philadelphia Race and Sportsbook

Launch date:Operational
Address:700 Packer Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148

Located next to Citizens Bank Park and Lincoln Financial Field, right in the heart of the Philadelphia sports scene, is a second PA sportsbook operated by Parx.

The Turf Club has been simulcasting horse racing and providing off-track betting to the area since 1994, and while it will continue to do that, it now offers a full slate of sports on which to wager.

The Sportsbook at Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino

Launch date:Operational
Address:777 Harrah’s Blvd, Chester, PA 19013

Owned by Caesars, which operates nearly 20 sportsbooks across the country, the new sportsbook at Harrah’s is located in a 4,300-square-foot, renovated racebook.

The sportsbook houses 40 flat-screen televisions, six live-teller windows, two horse racing terminals and a series of self-service kiosks, and its all just steps from the main casino.

Harrah’s also offers simulcast horse racing seven days a week and live harness racing from April through December in addition to all the standard sportsbook fare.

Harrah’s currently runs a fully functional casino and sportsbook app in New Jersey. We expect the same kind of integration when its app goes live in Pennsylvania.

FanDuel Sportsbook at the Valley Forge Casino

Launch date:March 13
Address:1160 1st Ave, King of Prussia, PA 19406

FanDuel, which operates the successful sportsbook at the Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment venue in New Jersey, has partnered with the Valley Forge Casino to operate the new sportsbook there.

The book offers all the standard fare and events you would find at FanDuel’s New Jersey retail and online sportsbooks. There are even less-followed sports like darts and Aussie rules football are on offer.

With loads of experience operating mobile connectivity, both with its daily fantasy sports app and the FanDuel app in the New Jersey sports betting market, the Pennsylvania app — to come later in 2019 — should be one of the best in the state.

The Sportsbook at Presque Isle Downs and Casino

Launch date:Fall 2019
Address:8199 Perry Hwy, Erie, PA 16509

If you’re a Pennsylvanian in the northwest corner of the state, don’t worry. Not all of the action is going to take place in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh or the middle of the state.

Presque Isle Downs, as part of its acquisition by Churchill Downs Inc., is in the process of readying its retail and online offerings in time for football season.

Mount Airy Casino’s Fox Bet Sportsbook

Launch date:Fall 2019
Address:321 Woodland Rd.
Mt. Pocono, PA 18344

Mount Airy Casino is rushing to get both its retail sportsbook open in time for football season as well as getting its Fox Bet online sportsbook offering off the ground. Both are conditionally approved by PGCB, but there is a lot of work to do between now and September.

Mohegan Sun Pocono Sportsbook

Launch date:2019
Address:1280 PA-315
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

When Mohegan Sun presented its plans for a sportsbook to PGCB, there were some concerns. Namely, that the new book would be the only one in Pennsylvania not connected to the racebook. PGCB said the property needs to rethink its plans and incorporate the racebook. That could slow the retail process down, which could further delay the launch of the Unibet app Mohegan Sun will offer online in Pennsylvania.