Pennsylvania (PA) Sports Betting: Everything You Need to Know

Is Sports Betting Legal in Pennsylvania?

Yes, sports betting is legal in Pennsylvania. After the Supreme Court struck down PASPA laws in May 2018, it gave way to legal sports betting. Pennsylvania legalized retail sports betting in November 2018 and mobile online sports betting in May 2019.

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With sports betting legalization, casinos are required by the PGCB (Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board) to pay a $10 million license fee to offer sports betting. While this fee may seem high, casinos are willing to shell it out in hopes of attracting a large customer base from the start.

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Taxes on sports betting in Pennsylvania are set at a lofty 36%. These taxes only apply to operators, however higher taxes will almost always result in higher prices for customers. This tax rate is significantly higher than New Jersey’s 8.5% tax on retail bets and 13% tax on internet bets.

How to bet on sports in Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania is one of only a handful of states to have fully legalized both retail (casino) and mobile sports betting. This means that you can either physically go into a sportsbook and place a bet, or use your phone/computer to place a bet online.

The list of mobile sports betting operators will likely increase significantly once the first sportsbooks get up and running. New Jersey has seen over 80% of their handle come from mobile, so Pennsylvania has a lot to look forward to. While the list of mobile operators is small (for now), there are many retail sports betting options currently out there.

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Because Pennsylvania legalized mobile sports betting in late May 2019, there are only a few operators up and running at this point. We will be sure to keep this list updated as operators are added.


Play SugarHouse was the first sportsbook to launch mobile betting in Pennsylvania on May 28th, 2019. SugarHouse also owns two casinos in the state, so being the first operator with a sportsbook isn’t too surprising.

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Pennsylvania Retail Sports Betting

There are currently 8 casinos that you can go to place a sports bet in Pennsylvania. See below for an idea of how much business each casino does:

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Rivers Casino

Website: Rivers Casino Sports

Opened: December 13th, 2018

Sportsbook Partner(s): Kambi

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Address: 777 Casino Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15212

SugarHouse Casino

Website: SugarHouse Casino

Opened: December 13th, 2018

Sportsbook Partner(s): SugarHouse

Address: 1001 N. Delaware Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19125

South Philadelphia Turf Club

Website: South Philadelphia Turf Club

Opened: January 16th, 2019

Sportsbook Partner(s): Kambi

Address: 700 Packer Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19148

Parx Casino

Website: Parx Casino

Opened: January 10th, 2019

Sportsbook Partner(s): Kambi

Address: 2999 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020

Valley Forge

Website: FanDuel Sportsbook at Valley Forge

Opened: March 12th, 2019

Sportsbook Partner(s): FanDuel

Address: 1160 1st Ave, King of Prussia, PA 19406

Harrah’s Philadelphia

Website: The Book

Opened: January 24th, 2019

Sportsbook Partner(s): Caesars

Address: 777 Harrah’s Blvd Chester, PA 19013

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Valley Forge Race and Sportsbook

Website: Valley Forge Race and Sportsbook

Opened: March 13th, 2019

Sportsbook Partner(s): Kambi

Address: 600 Cresson Avenue Oaks, PA 19456

Pennsylvania Sports Betting FAQ

Who oversees Pennsylvania sports betting?

The PGCB, The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, is in charge of all Pennsylvania sports betting activities. It also oversees the license fees for the operations.