One of the most trusted names in the sports gambling business is continuing its expansion as legal betting spreads across the United States. Most recently, FanDuel Sportsbook launched its mobile sports betting app in the state of Pennsylvania in partnership with Valley Forge Resort and Boyd Gaming.
So if you're wondering, "can I use FanDuel in PA?", the answer is an emphatic yes. After achieving massive success in its first year operating in neighboring New Jersey, the FanDuel Group became the fourth PA online sports betting operator to join the market after it went live in late May. Below we'll detail what to expect from one of the biggest brands in the game as it expands its influence in the Northeast.
What Does FanDuel Sportsbook Offer In Pennsylvania?
Not only are you all clear to gamble on sports in Pennsylvania with FanDuel Sportsbook, but you can now receive one of the premier online sports betting experiences from one of the most trusted names in the business. Services won't vary much from what is offered in New Jersey, which should bode well given its financial success to this point. There's plenty to like about the FanDuel PA app, but keep reading as we go through some of its best features.
Best Features Of FanDuel PA App
- Generous Risk-Free Bet
Upon signing up for a FanDuel account in Pennsylvania, players receive a 100 percent deposit-match bonus, but that isn't all. The site also offers generous risk-free bet up, refunding players up to $500 in site credit in the event your first sports wager loses! As of now, this is the most lucrative risk-free bet in the state.
- Parlay Insurance
FanDuel brings with it a promotion that is sure to become a PA online sports betting staple among gamblers. FanDuel Parlay Insurance refunds players up to $25 if your parlay loses, so long as only one side loses. For example, three out of four won't win your bet, but it will garner some money back in site credit. This allows players to freely make more of these high-risk, high-reward wagers, but make sure your parlay has at least four legs in order to qualify.
- Cash Outs
Another feature FanDuel has become popular for in New Jersey is early cashouts, which it will be bringing to Pennsylvania. Depending on how your bet progresses the site will offer an option to cash out, which ends the bet early in exchange for a settlement offered by the platform. It could allow you to take a percentage of your winnings and not risk losing if you're ahead, or cut your losses and move on without losing the full amount.
- Wide Range Of Markets
With an account on theFanDuel app, bettors in Pennsylvania can expect as wide of a range of betting markets as you can find. With more sports available than any other sportsbook, FanDuel has a wager for every flavor, regardless of which sport or league you're looking to gamble on. From standard game lines to props and futures, you can a market for nearly anything.
- Variety Of Deposit/Withdrawal Options
Depositing and withdrawing funds is a pretty straight-forward and easy process. There are a variety of options including debit/credit card, eCheck, online bank transfer and PayPal among others. If you deposit via PayPal, you can easily extract funds the same way, with transactions going through in less than 48 hours in some cases!
FanDuel Hopes Success In New Jersey Translates To Pennsylvania
In the first six months of 2019, FanDuel led the way as Meadowlands Racetrack (its operating partner in New Jersey) pulled in over $45 million in online sports betting revenue. The hope is to bring a similar level of success to Pennsylvania, which took in over $19 million in bets during its first full month.
Pennsylvania, however, will be unable to match numbers in the Garden State in terms of overall site revenue. While New Jersey sports betting revenue comes with a 13 percent tax rate, the Keystone State has a much higher number of 34 percent. While this provides an extra obstacle it also isn't keeping Pennsylvania from making a serious impact to this point, and there's no doubt the newly-minted FanDuel Sportsbook will have something to say about that.