It is legal for residents Pennsylvania to place bets on horse races via online betting sites. Yes, Pennsylvania's (Philadelphia) authorized advance deposit wagering, makes it legal for residents to place bets on horse races via the telephone or internet. Our favorite Horse betting sites are:
Best horse racing betting sites in Pennsylvania
- AmWager.com (with restrictions)
- DRFBets.com (with restrictions);
- Xpressbet.com (with restrictions in PA).
Hollywood Races PA
Hollywood Races is operated by Penn National Gaming and offers legal pari-mutuel horse betting on races across the US. You can place bets through a simple mobile app which is available for download on Android and iOS devices. Hollywood Races has plenty of regular promotions for customers who place real money bets.
Welcome bonus: Hollywood Races has a $100 welcome bonus for new players. When you place $100 in wagers you will receive an equivalent amount in bonus cash.
PA Horse Racing Betting
The Keystone State has been making up for lost time when it comes to legal gambling. Pennsylvania now authorizes casino gambling, a state lottery, pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing, card rooms, bingo, and games of chance conducted by nonprofit organizations and taverns under certain circumstances.
Pennsylvania sports betting generated nearly $36 million in handle and $3 million in revenue. Rivers and SugarHouse both neared $8 million in handle. PA also enacted legislation in 2017 explicitly legalizing online gambling.
Apart from a state lottery approved in 1971, Pennsylvania had almost no legal gambling until legislators approved the Pennsylvania Racehorse Development and Gaming Act, which legalized casinos and racetracks within the state.
The move established Pennsylvania as a thoroughbed racing state and also helped establish the state as an important breeding center.
Today Pennsylvania has three thoroughbred racetracks, all of them “racinos” that also offer casino-style gambling
- South Philadelphia Race & Sportsbook
- Hollywood Casino at Penn National in Grantville
- Presque Isle Downs outside Erie
It also conducts standardbred harness racing at Harrah’s Philadelphia Racetrack; the Meadows Racetrack in Washington; and Pocono Downs in Wilks-Barre.