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PENNSYLVANIA SPORTS BETTING – BETMGM LAUNCHES ONLINE SPORTS BETTING IN PA!
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Yes, sports betting is legal in Pennsylvania, with major markets flourishing in both Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Sports betting has boomed in Pennsylvania, causing it to become a major player in the world of sports betting in the United States.
Sports betting was launched officially in Pennsylvania on November 17, 2018, and the first online wagers made in the summer of 2019.
Pennsylvania was one of the first states to embrace sports betting after PASPA (the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act) was overturned in 2018, and the rules and restrictions on sports betting are still some of the most permissive compared to the states that followed.
Yes, online sports betting is legal in the state of Pennsylvania. While there are eight retail sportsbooks in PA, and only five online sportsbook operators licensed in the state, most of the sports betting action in the Quaker State is still taken online.
Yes, you can bet on college sports events in the state of Pennsylvania, however there are some restrictions. Player propositions bets on college events is not permitted.
The Keystone State offers sports betting options for almost every sporting event, including college sports and international events, such as the Olympics. Some of the most popular sports for bettors in PA include:
- Basketball (NBA, WNBA, NCAAB, & more)
- Football (NFL, NCAAF, & more)
- Baseball (MLB, WBC, & more)
- Hockey (NHL & more)
- MMA (UFC & more)
While bettors have plenty of options for sports that are open for wagers, there are a few exceptions. Esports betting is prohibited in the state of Pennsylvania, as well as betting on drafts or trades. Political betting and wagering on entertainment events are also prohibited within Pennsylvania state limits.
Pennsylvania has quite a few available retail sportsbook options for bettors in casinos across the state, and a number of operators with online sportsbooks allow bettors to place wagers from anywhere in the state.
BetMGM launched a mobile online sports betting app in Pennsylvania in December 2020. Following a partnership with the Pittsburgh Steelers, BetMGM become the official Steelers gaming and sports betting partner.
Bettors who want to engage in legal retail or online sports betting in Pennsylvania must be at least 21 years of age.
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