Sports betting is presently available in Pennsylvania, but it currently is only done at live casinos. This will change at some point during 2019 thanks to the regulation of Pennsylvania sports betting. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is in the process of finalizing licensing, and it is expected that online sports betting in PA will commence sometime during the year.
Once sports betting is launched, PA residents and visitors will be able to place bets on all the major sports leagues and major sporting events from around the world. Below are some of the leagues you’ll be able to bet on once Pennsylvania sports betting launches.
There are two NFL franchises in Philadelphia, the Eagles, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. The NFL will be the king of Pennsylvania sports betting, and the local franchises will create a ton of action. Of course, hardcore NFL fans will bet on multiple games or take multi-game bets such as parlays.
Unlike other leagues, the NFL will see ample action on both the regular season and the playoffs. The Super Bowl will be a busy time as well, especially with the myriad of prop bets available from who will kick the first field goal to who will win the Super Bowl MVP.
Philadelphia only has one NBA franchise, the 76ers, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be plenty of NBA betting action. Philadelphia has a hodgepodge of NBA fans, and they will be able to be on all regular season games from all the team, including the Lebron James led Los Angeles Lakers.
The most action will take place during the NBA playoffs and the NBA Finals. Also, prop bets will be available on everything from how many games the Lakers will win this year to who will go first in the NBA Draft.
Philadelphia had two NHL franchises, the Philadelphia Flyers, and the Pittsburgh Penguins. You will see a lot of action on both teams once online sports betting in PA launches. Fans will also be able to bet on all regular season games, and hockey’s “second season,” also known as the playoffs.
Action on both the NHL Playoffs and NHL Finals will be hot and heavy, and fans will be able to play a myriad of prop bets including how many games the Penguins win during the regular season to who will win the NHL Finals MVP.
Like the NFL, expect a lot of action on Philadelphia sports teams. The Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies are the two MLB franchises in the states and will receive a ton of action once MLB betting commences.
Of course, bettors will be able to place action on all 162 games of the regular season, and not just local teams but any team in Major League Baseball. Betting on the MLB Playoffs will be huge, with a lot of action riding on the World Series. There should be plenty of prop betting available with fans able to bet on anything from which team will finish first in each division to whom will win the Rookie of the Year.