While you could place bets in person at any of the land-based partners of the 14 legal sportsbooks, you can also bet using each sportsbook’s mobile application or website.
After downloading the app of your choice, you’ll just need to register and input the following personal information:
- Date of Birth
- Username/User ID
- Last four digits of Social Security Number
- Phone Number
- Home Address
You will then be prompted to set security questions and confirm that you are at least 21 years of age. After that, you can deposit into your account and get ready to start betting.
Step-By-Step Process for Pennsylvania Sports Betting
Once you have created your account and deposited your initial funds, you can navigate through the sportsbook to place your a bet.
If you wanted to bet on an upcoming Eagles game, for example, below is what you will do. For the purposes of this demonstration, I’ll use FanDuel Sportsbook.
Step 1: Select the game you would like to bet on
Step 2: Select the wager you’d like to make. In this situation, we’re taking the Eagles -5.5 spread.
Step 3: Select your bet amount and place your bet
Details of Pennsylvania’s Sports Betting Law
Pennsylvania’s sports betting bill, HB 271, allocated 12 licenses to land-based casinos broken into three categories: poker, slots, and table games.
It allowed mobile sports betting, daily fantasy sports and the expansion of online casinos as well, demonstrating a comprehensive effort to grow the state’s gambling efforts.