Sports betting was legalized in Pennsylvania and went live in November of 2018 and mobile sports betting went live on May 28, 2019. Pennsylvania is one of the larger state markets in the country with 12 online sportsbooks, including DraftKings, FanDuel, Caesars and ESPN BET.

Pennsylvania Sportsbooks Features & Promos

Getting started in sports betting can be a little overwhelming and especially so in Pennsylvania with 12 online sportsbooks at your disposal. You can check out each of those betting sites individually to see what features or promos are available but it's also important for you to know what you're looking for in a betting app to make your experience more enjoyable. Think about: best odds, live streaming, same-game parlays etc.

Pennsylvania Sports Betting Legal Path

Pennsylvania wasted little time getting into online sports betting after the Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in May of 2018. PA was the seventh state to legalize sports betting and in May of 2019 online sports betting began.

Additional Pennsylvania Legal Betting Path Details

Here are some key questions regarding Pennsylvania's sports betting rules.

  1. How old do you have to be to bet in Pennsylvania?

    You must be 21 years old or older to bet at a legal retail or online sportsbook within the state.

  2. How many sportsbooks operate in Pennsylvania?

     There are 12 online sportsbooks in the state of Pennsylvania.

  3. Can you bet on College Sports in Pennsylvania?

    You can bet on professional and college sports teams based in Pennsylvania. However, betting on individual college player props is illegal.

  4. Can you play Daily Fantasy in Pennsylvania?

    Daily fantasy sports contests are legal.

  5. Do you have to go to a retail location in Pennsylvania to register a sports betting account?

    Pennsylvania allows for remote registration for sports betting.

  6. Can you bet on Esports in Pennsylvania?

    Betting on esports is illegal in Pennsylvania for now.

  7. What is the Sports Betting Tax in Pennsylvania?

    Tax rate is 36% for sports betting.

Home Team Advantage

Pennsylvania is home to many historic sports franchises from the Eagles flying to a Super Bowl in 2018, Mario & Sid with the Penguins, or David Eckstein and the Phillies, there are plenty of teams to wager on if you live in or are visiting the Keystone State.

NHL – Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins’ season runs from early October through April, although it can be extended into May and June if the team makes the playoffs – which has been a frequent occurrence. The Penguins made the playoffs every year from 2007-2022 and have won the Stanley Cup five times. The Penguins play at PPG Paints Arena.

NHL: Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers’ season runs from early October through April, although it can be extended into May and June if the team makes the playoffs. Philadelphia has won two Stanley Cups, but they were back in 1974 and 1975. The Flyers play at the Wells Fargo Center.

NBA: Philadelphia 76ers

Originally the Syracuse Nationals, the 76ers were established as an NBA team in 1963. Their season runs from October through April, and potentially into May and June if the team makes the postseason. The 76ers have been successful under NBA MVP Joel Embiid (currently injured), but are looking to make a deeper postseason run. The 76ers also play at the Wells Fargo Center and their last NBA title was in 1983.

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles’ season runs from September through early January, but they, too, are used to making the postseason. The Eagles play at Lincoln Financial Field and have only won one Super Bowl, but it was fairly recently in 2017. The Eagles made the Super Bowl in 2023, but lost to the Kansas City Chiefs. They have made the playoffs each of the past three seasons and six of the past seven.

NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers are one of the NFL’s most prestigious organizations, winning six Super Bowls, most recently in 2008 with Ben Roethlisberger at quarterback. Pittsburgh’s season goes from September to early January, although the Steelers are used to making the postseason most years under head coach Mike Tomlin. The Steelers play at Acrisure Stadium.

MLB – Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies’ season runs from March through September, but they are also a team used to making the postseason. They have made the postseason the past two seasons and appeared in the 2022 World Series. The franchise has won two World Series titles (1980 and 2008) and plays in Citizens Bank Park.

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pennsylvania team with the least recent success, the Pirates’ season goes from March until September – and usually no further. The Pirates play at PNC Park and last made the postseason in 2015. They have won five World Series titles, but the last one was in 1979.

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