Sports betting can really enhance your experience as a fan and now that it’s legal in PA, it’s really taking off. Here’s your definitive guide.
As a bettor, signup offers are your best friend. Sportsbooks are all battling for your custom and will give you great incentives for opening account with them. Some of these include incredible odds boosts, and others consist of risk-free bets, where the money will be refunded if the bet loses. Here are some of our favorites:
FanDuel have done a great job at expanding on what was once a ‘Daily Fantasy Sports’ app. Now boasting a fully-fledged sportsbook with an app that’s simple and easy to understand, it makes betting easy.
One of the best features on the app is the ability to add ‘same-game parlays’. You’ve probably seen these on Twitter, where someone has posted a bet where they’re hoping for Joel Embiid to knock down three 3-pointers and score 25+, Maxey to score 18+ and maybe an opposing player to hit a milestone. These ‘bet-builders’ can be as simple or as complex as you like, making them personal to you.
DraftKings might be the biggest brand on here. Their in-play betting is unmatched and there is an abundance of promotions. The fun doesn’t stop with sign-up offers, as DraftKings try to bring as much to the table as possible.
DraftKings have gone above and beyond to legitimize themselves as the premier brand in this space. They acquired Golden Nugget Online Gaming to bring users even more ways to bet and experience the thrill of Casinos from the comfort of their own home, and will often be aligned with reputable names in promotional campaigns.
If it’s trust and comfort you want, DraftKings may be the best option.
BetMGM are a new player in the market and as a result, their sign-up offer is much more competitive. MGM has focused its attention on brand awareness since expanding to the sports-betting arena, bringing in people like Jamie Foxx to endorse the product. This comes after the success of Allen Iverson’s work for PointsBet.
The offer here sounds like one of the most low-risk, high-reward ones of them all, and it is. But just be aware that the bonus will be paid out in the way of eight $25 bets. This isn’t the worst thing in the world, but it’s definitely a hurdle if you wanted to bet that $200 all at once, or simply try to take it out from the account immediately, as it’s going to require some extra legwork.
The app itself is pretty sleek and the company is an up-and-comer. If you already have an account with the bigger players, there’s no reason why you can’t take advantage of an enticing sign-up offer here and see if their app is for you.
Unibet are best-known in PA for their direct relationship with the Eagles. This alone will probably convince many Eagles fans to bet with them after seeing their twitter account and logo appear on a lot of promotional content this year.
The app itself is very basic in what it does. It’s not going to give you the most bang for your buck in terms of promotions and offers, but there’s enough there to cover all bases just without some of the bells and whistles from other apps.
This was once known as SugarHouse Sportsbook. They offer a very competitive sign-up offer, where they’ll match your first deposit with only a 1x wagering requirement. This means that they’ll match whatever amount you deposit up to $250, and if you wager that amount just once a single bet), then it’s yours to keep.
The really cool thing about this app is that it shares a wallet with their Casino, which offers all the slots, card games, and casino fun you could imagine. It’s really tidy not having to split deposits between two apps, or move winnings between them. It’s seamless and something that other sportsbooks should look to incorporate.
Online Sportsbook Apps in Pennsylvania
Not all online sportsbooks in Pennsylvania offer apps across every mobile platform. Here are the currently available apps on iOS and Android:
iOS (App Store)
- FOX Bet
Android (Google Play)
- FOX Bet
How To Use A Mobile Sports Betting App In Philadelphia
Sports bettors who want to wager via a sports-betting app can easily do so in a few easy steps.
- Download your chosen sports betting app from the App Store (Apple/iOS) or Google Play (Android).
- Select “register” or “sign-up” and complete the registration process. This will usually consist of creating a username and password, providing an email address, social security number, etc.
- Deposit funds into your account. There should be a visible ‘deposit’ button, but if not then you can find it by viewing the “account” section of the app.
- Place a bet in your chosen market, making sure to use any promotional offers acquired.
- Withdraw winnings.
Which Philadelphia sports teams can you bet on?
As we all know, Philadelphia is one of the most passionate sports cities in the entire world, so naturally, there are plenty of opportunities to bet on your favorite teams:
Philadelphia Eagles – NFL Philadelphia 76ers – NBA Philadelphia Phillies – MLB Philadelphia Flyers – NHL Philadelphia Union – MLS Philadelphia Wings – LAX Philadelphia Fusion – Esports
Outside of professional sports teams, Philadelphia plays host to nine NCAA schools that compete in various sports are differing levels. Just outside of the catchment area are names such as Villanova, Penn State, and Delaware, who all draw a considerable amount of fandom.
NCAA Schools include:
Drexel University La Salle University Saint Joseph’s University Temple University The University of Pennsylvania
Several of the sportsbooks listed above also have their own casinos in which they operate. So if you prefer to head down to a lounge and watch the game with friends after placing bets, these are the places for you:
FanDuel Sportsbook at Live! Casino Philadelphia
Address: 900 Packer Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148, United States Phone: (833)-472-5483 Website: https://www.fanduel.com/sportsbook-livephiladelphia
FanDuel Sportsbook at Live! Casino Pittsburgh
Address: 5260 Lincoln Hwy, Greensburg, PA 15601, United States Phone: (878)-787-7078 Website: https://www.fanduel.com/sportsbook-livepittsburgh
FanDuel Sportsbook at Valley Forge Casino Resort
Address: 1160 1st Ave, King of Prussia, PA 19406, United States Phone: (877)-689-0662 Website: https://www.fanduel.com/sportsbook-valleyforge
UNIBET Sportsbook at Mohegan Sun Pocono
Address: 1280 PA-315, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, United States Phone: (888)-946-4672 Website: https://mohegansunpocono.com/poi/venues/sportsbook.html
Rivers Casino Philadelphia
Address: 1001 N Delaware Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125, United States Phone: (877)-477-3715 Website: https://www.riverscasino.com/philadelphia
Philadelphia Sports Betting Apps FAQ
Are Mobile Sports Betting Apps Legal In Philadelphia?
Yes: Sports betting apps are now legal, following the legalization of sports betting in the keystone state back in May 2019.
Which Is The Best Sports Betting App In Philadelphia?
FanDuel Sportsbook: Philly Sports Network, along with many, would say FanDuel Sportsbook have a leg over the competiton. But with such a sharp rise in popularity and new sportsbooks opening all the time, there has never been so much choice to find the perfect sportsbook for you. Maybe you like same-game parlays. Perhaps you prefer better promotions and offers. There’s something for everyone.
Which Sports Can I Bet On In Philadelphia?
A lot. If it has a market, you can typically bet it. Nothing is off-limits in comparison to other legal U.S. markets, with the exception of college player props. However, you can bet the teams they play for.
Do I Have to be a Philadelphia Resident to Bet?
No: It is not a requirement to live in Philadelphia.
What Types of Bets Can I Place in Philadelphia?
If you can dream it, you can bet it. From straight-up markets such as money lines, spreads, and points totals, all the way to same-game parlays and exotic bets such as those placed around the Super Bowl, there’s a market for just about everything.
How Old Must I Be to Place a Bet in Philadelphia?
21+. The minimum age to bet across the US is 21 years-of-age.