If you’re looking to bet on the NHL online in Pennsylvania, you won’t have to wait much longer. Online sports betting is expected to launch at some point during the Summer of 2019, and once launched, you’ll have plenty of options for NHL betting online.
Learn more about betting on the NHL in PA, including the places you can bet, the types of bets and NHL odds available, and a little about the local NHL franchises in Pennsylvania.
Where to Bet on the NHL in Pennsylvania?
NHL betting will soon be available at online sportsbooks in PA. Presently, only seven casinos are licensed to offered online sportsbooks. They are as follows:
- Valley Forge Casino
- Parx Casino
- Presque Isle Casino
- Harrah’s Philadelphia
- Hollywood Casino
- Rivers Casino
- SugarHouse Casino
Casinos have partnered with some of the top software providers in the industry. Some of the companies that will offer online sportsbooks in PA include BetStars, FanDuel, William Hill, and SBTech. Note, only those physically located in Pennsylvania will be able to bet at PA online sportsbooks.
How to Bet on the NHL
Once NHL betting launches at online sportsbooks in PA, you will have multiple options for betting on games. The following bets will be available, and you can bet on every game of the regular season and the NHL playoffs, including the Stanley Cup.
Moneyline – With this bet, your betting on which team will win. If your team has – NHL odds, they are favored to win, and the odds are how much you have to bet to win $100. If they have + NHL odds, then the odds are how much you can win by placing a $100 bet.
Puck Line – This is similar to a points spread. Bets with + NHL odds require the team to lose by less than the puck line to pay out. Bets with – NHL odds means a team must win by more than the puck line for the bet to pay out. If the Flyers are -1.5, then they must win by two goals.
Totals – For this bet, a line will be set on the total goals scored by both teams. You can take the over or under on this bet.
Parlays – This is where you are combining bets on two or more teams. Each part of your bet must win to pay out. The total NHL odds on these bets can produce very lucrative payouts should you hit.
In-Play Betting – One of the more exciting ways to bet on NHL games, you can place bets during games. Odds fluctuate wildly due to the changing action in a game.
Futures – This is where you bet on something that will happen in the future. NHL betting on futures ranges from who will win the Stanley Cup to who will win the Hart Memorial Trophy.
NHL Teams in Pennsylvania
There are two NHL franchises in Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Flyers haven’t won the Stanley Cup since 1975 and have failed to make the playoffs three of the last six years. Presently, they are just barely better than a .500 team.
On the other hand, the Pittsburgh Penguins are one of the most successful franchises of the last 30 years, winning five Stanley Cup Titles, six conference championship, and eight division titles since 1990. They are regular playoff contenders and have failed to advance past the first round of the playoffs only once since 2008. Expect action on both teams, with the Penguins likely enjoying the lion’s share.