PA online sports betting has been waiting to launch in Pennsylvania for some time now, and the wait appears to be almost over. DraftKings Sportsbook PA is one of the sportsbooks expected to arrive in the Keystone Soon you will be able to place bets on the latest action from the NBA, NFL, MLB, F1, PGA, WTA and much, much more. All from the comfort of your very own smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC.
The wait for an online sportsbook in Pennsylvania has been a rather long one. The same can be said about PA online casinos as players wait for online gambling, PA online poker and daily fantasy sports. There is the PA iLottery, however, and even brick and mortar sportsbooks that will allow players to have some fun. No with Pennsylvania online sports betting set to kick off soon, we expect one of the New Jersey sports betting leaders, DraftKings Sportsbook NJ to make its presence felt in the PA sports betting market with a DraftKings PA Sportsbook.
DraftKings began its existence as a Daily Fantasy Sports operator and soon began to dominate the fantasy sports industry in the United States, with the brand going on to become something of a household name. Since then, it has used the know-how it gained in DFS to enter the sports betting markets in both New Jersey and West Virginia.
Since DK Sportsbook PA has yet to launch, we will dive into what to expect and of course bring you the most up-to-date news once the DraftKings Sportsbook in Pennsylvania goes live. Luckily, we already have the pleasure of seeing how great DraftKings Sportsbook performs in New Jersey.
DraftKings PA may be one of the last online sportsbook operators to launch in the Keystone State, but this could bring two significant advantages over the rest field. The first advantage is experience. DraftKings has extensive experience from its successful sportsbooks in both New Jersey and West Virginia. The second advantage they hold if they launch later with a DraftKings app in PA, they can already see what the competition has lined up and have had more than enough time to develop tailored responses, greatly increasing their odds of success.
With no official news on the bonuses players can expect to enjoy on launch with DraftKings Sportsbook Pennsylvania, our best bet is to take a look at what incentives the Garden State branch of DraftKings has for their new players.
With DraftKings NJ’s latest registration bonus, DraftKings will match every dollar of the player’s first paid wager, up to a maximum of $500. What this means is that if DraftKings PA kick off with the same idea, when you place a first wager of $250, DraftKings Pennsylvania will add another $250 to your total. If you wager $500, they’ll reward you with another $500. Think of it as a double up bonus. The best part of this offer is the requirement, often where you’ll find “the catch”. But since the only requirement to qualify for this bonus that you make your first wager within 30 days of receiving the bonus from DraftKings, there is no real “catch”.
Going into the fine print of this bonus, the bonus amount is not transferable or otherwise redeemable. If the wager pays out, the amount belongs to the player less the amount of the original stake.
Another offering from DraftKings NJ that we hope is imported to DraftKings Pennsylvania is the “refer-a-friend” bonus. Players who introduce a new player to DK Sportsbook PA could receive a free $100 bet. To qualify for this bonus the referred friend must be a new customer, make a first deposit of at least $5 and they must register their account by clicking on the link they receive from the current player. Once these requirements are met, the player is free to bet with the $100 reward.
If DraftKings in Pennsylvania follows the lead of DraftKings NJ and links their mobile app (more on that a bit later) to an online casino, any time a player places a $10 video poker bet, they instantly qualify for a complimentary $10 sports bet.
DraftKings NJ has also made itself known for its team and sports specific promotions as the seasons of the various sports progress. Seeing as how popular this has been in the past, it almost a sure bet that DraftKings in Pennsylvania will follow suit
DraftKings Sportsbook in Pennsylvania should offer just wide a variety of sports for players to wager on. Expect the list to include:
As with DraftKings NJ, this list is likely to expand as time goes on and should soon include the rapidly growing field of e-sports.
When it comes to what bet types players can expect to find at DraftKings in Pennsylvania, we should look to the type of wagers that available over at DraftKings New Jersey:
This is a popular DraftKings Sportsbook Nj wager made for NFL games. Players bet on a number of events and games, which can be of just one type of sports or across a number of different sporting codes. If the player predicts the outcome of the chosen events, they will then receive a share of the total prize pool. The more events they predict, the more they win. Usually players can either join a public pool or create a private pool where they play against friends or players they have invited to join.
Live betting, also known as in-game betting, has proven to be an exciting form of sports betting in the states that permit it. This form of betting allows players to place wagers on details of sporting event while it is still in progress. For example, if it is a tennis match the player could bet on the outcome of a specific set. If it’s a golf tournament, the player could bet on who will win the round currently being played.
Players could also bet on the final outcome of the event based on ever-changing odds or point spreads.
DraftKings Sportsbook PA may even offer players second-chance multipliers or multiple halftime totals. These types of wagers basically allow players to pay their way out of their current wager by making another wager.
Once DraftKings Sportsbook PA goes live, we can be sure of is that it will be one of Pennsylvania’s leading mobile sportsbooks.
Thanks to all of the experience DraftKings has accumulated through DFS and other mobile and online sportsbooks, they have learned the science of creating a good, attractive and functional website. Besides offering all of the features you’d expect, the site is pleasant on the eye, easy to navigate and simple to use, with even first-time users able to use it with confidence.
Players with iPhones or Android powered smartphones can download the free DK Sportsbook PA mobile app from iTunes or the Google Play stores respectively. With this app loaded on to your phone, you’re only ever one touch away from placing a bet on the latest sporting event, no matter where you are in the Keystone State.
Another area that DraftKings PA will likely follow the path set by DraftKings Sportsbook NJ is when it comes to the methods of making deposits into players accounts. Expect options to include:
When it comes to withdrawals, PayPal or online bank transfers should be instant. If players opt for a method of deposit that has no reciprocating means of electronic withdrawal, they will need to arrange for an electronic check. Physical checks will likely result in some degree of delay.