Sports betting is legal in Pennsylvania, and there are six sportsbooks in the state that offer sports betting as of February, 2019. Following the Supreme Court decision on May 14, 2018 that struck down the federal ban on sports betting (PASPA), states can legalize sports betting with legislative approval. Hollywood Casino at Penn National became the first casino in the Keystone state to offer sports betting in November, 2018.
If you live in New Jersey and are at least 21 years of age, you can bet on college and pro football or basketball, baseball, hockey, golf, tennis, soccer, boxing, UFC, auto racing and other types of sports
Legislation updates on sports betting in Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) protect the interests of the public by ensuring the integrity of legalized gaming through the strict enforcement of the law and regulations. The PGCB issues the licenses to qualified individuals and entities, and operators have to pay a 36 percent tax rate and $10 million sports betting license fee.
Legal sports betting in Pennsylvania
The legal gambling age in Pennsylvania is 18, but you must be 21 to bet on sports. There is currently no mobile or online sports betting offered or regulated in Pennsylvania, but the PGCB expects to have mobile wagering available by mid-2019.
You may bet on sports at the legal sportsbooks in 7 gambling properties in Pennsylvania. The South Philadelphia Turf Club opened in Jan., 2019 in South Philadelphia is just a block from Citizen’s Bank Park (Phillies) and Lincoln Financial Field (Eagles). It’s less than 1 mile from the Wachovia Center, home of the 76ers and Flyers.
- Parx Casino (operated by Kambi), Philadelphia
- Rivers Casino (operated by Kambi and Rush Street Interactive), Pittsburgh
- SugarHouse Casino (operated by Kambi and Rush Street Interactive), Philadelphia
- Hollywood Casino (operated by William Hill), Grantville
- Harrah’s Casino (operated by Scientific Games), Chester
- South Philadelphia Turf Club (operated by Kambi), Philadelphia
- Valley Forge Turf Club (operated by FanDuel), King of Prussia outside Philadelphia