PA Online Sports Betting

Updated: Oct 27th, 2020

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How We Rank the Best Sports Betting Sites in Pennsylvania

Gambling.com has spent years reviewing online sports betting sites around the world. We know what to look for and use the following criteria to determine which PA sites to recommend:

  • Bonus offers: All online sports betting sites welcome new customers with bonuses and promotions. Each bonus has different terms and conditions. We break down which are the most lucrative and restrictive and evaluate the best loyalty programs for existing players.
  • Safety and support: Gambling.com only recommends sites licensed by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, which regulates the state’s sports betting industry. That ensures your account is safe. We also engage with support staff at online sportsbooks to determine response times.
  • Betting lines and odds: Securing the most attractive odds and prices is vital for any sports bettor. Spreads constantly fluctuate and having the most odds-friendly sites at your fingertips will save you money.
  • Site and design: Each PA online betting site is different. Some operate faster than others, some are easier to navigate. It’s wise to sample multiple sites to determine which works best for you.

Pennsylvania Online Sportsbooks

Online SportsbookCasino PartnerTechLaunch Date
SugarHouse Sportsbook Rivers Philadelphia Kambi May 31, 2019
BetRivers Sportsbook Rivers Kambi June 27, 2019
Parx Sportsbook Parx Kambi June 27th, 2019
FanDuel Sportsbook Valley Forge IGT/GAN July 22nd, 2019
FOX Bet Sportsbook Mount Airy Stars Group September 4th, 2019
DraftKings Sportsbook The Meadows Kambi November 4th, 2019
Unibet Sportsbook Mohegan Sun Kambi November 13th, 2019
BetAmerica Sportsbook Presque Isle Downs Kambi December 16th, 2019
Caesars Sportsbook Harrah’s Philadelphia Scientific GamesMarch 10, 2020

Pennsylvania Land-Based Sportsbooks

SportsbookVenueTechLaunched
Sportsbook at Hollywood Casino [email protected] NationalWilliam Hill November 2018
BetRivers Sportsbook Rivers Casino Philadelphia Kambi December 2018
BetRivers Sportsbook Rivers Casino Pittsburgh Kambi December 2018
Parx Sportsbook Parx Casino and Racing Kambi January 2019
South Phil. Race & Sportsbook South Philadelphia OTB Kambi January 2019
The Book Harrah’s Philadelphia Sci. Games January 2019
FanDuel Sportsbook Valley Forge Casino IGT/GAN March 2019
Oaks Race & Sportsbook Oaks OTB Kambi March 2019
BetAmerica Sportsbook Presque Isle Downs SB Tech July 2019
Sportsbook Mount Airy Mount Airy Casino Kambi September 2019
Sportsbook at The Meadows Meadows Racetrack & Casino Kambi October 2019
Unibet Sportsbook Mohegan Sun Pocono Kambi October 2019
The Downs at Lehigh Valley Allentown OTB Kambi March 2020

A Closer Look at PA Sportsbooks

HOLLYWOOD CASINO

The first land-based sportsbook to open in PA is located just off the casino floor at Penn National Race Course in Grantville, near Harrisburg. Sportsbook is powered by UK-based Kambi.

Hollywood-licensed sportsbooks/skins

  • Sportsbook at Hollywood Casino - opened Nov. 2018
  • DraftKings (skin) - Yet to launch

Retail Sportsbook

Sportsbook at Hollywood Casino

Location: 777 Hollywood Blvd., Grantville, PA 17028

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: 11 a.m.-midnight

Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-midnight

Ameneties : 50 feet of wall space dedicated to TV viewing; next to Skybox Sports Bar

Skins

DraftKings: Reached 10-year agreement with Penn National in 2019. Online site expected to launch sometime in 2020.




RIVERS CASINO PHILADELPHIA

Formerly known as SugarHouse and still using that name for its online sportsbook and casino. A $5 million sportsbook replaced temporary facility in October 2019.

Rivers Philadelphia-licensed sportsbooks/skins

  • Rivers Casino Philadelphia - opened December 2018
  • Playsugarhouse (skin) - opened May 2019

Retail Sportsbook

Rivers Casino Philadelphia Sportsbook

Location: 1001 North Delaware Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19125

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.-1 a.m.

Saturday: 7 a.m.-1 a.m.

Sunday: 8 a.m.-1 a.m.

Amenities: Club and table seating for more than 100 customers; six betting windows and nearly two dozen self-serve kiosks

Skins

PlaySugarhouse: First online sportsbook to launch in PA. Shares platform with online casino. Attractive 1X deposit bonus playthrough is one of the lowest in PA market.




RIVERS CASINO PITTSBURGH

Sister property to Rivers Casino Philadelphia also built $5 million permanent sportsbook on its casino property, located on Pittsburgh’s North Shore, close to Heinz Field and PNC Park.

Rivers Pittsburgh-licensed sportsbooks/skins

  • BetRivers Sportsbook - opened December 2018
  • BetRivers Sportsbook (skin) - opened June 2019

Retail Sportsbook

BetRivers Sportsbook

Location: 777 Casino Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-midnight

Friday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-2 a.m.

Sunday: 9 a.m.-midnight

Amenities: Club chair and table seating for 195 guests with two giant LED central monitors, six betting windows and up to 33 self-service betting kiosks

Skins

BetRivers: Offers several promotions, including daily odds boost specials and jackpot parlays. Emphasis on live betting options. Like sister property, offers player-friendly 1X deposit bonus play.




PARX CASINO

Giant $10 million, 7,400-square foot sportsbook at casino and racetrack in Bensalem, about 20 miles from Philadelphia. Parx also operates South Philadelphia Race & Sportsbook and Oaks Race & Sportsbook OTB facilities.

Parx-licensed sportsbooks/skins

  • Parx Sportsbook - opened January 2019
  • Parx Online Sportsbook (skin) - opened June 2019
  • South Philadelphia Race & Sportsbook (OTB) - opened January 2019
  • Oaks Race & Sportsbook (OTB) - opened March 2019

Retail Sportsbook

Parx Sportsbook

Location: 2999 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020

Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday: Noon-11 p.m.

Friday: Noon-midnight

Saturday: 10 a.m.-midnight

Sunday: 10 a.m.-11 p.m.

Amenities: 156-foot HD media wall with giant LED screen that wraps around part of sportsbook; seating for nearly 200, with three VIP areas

Skins

Parx Online Sportsbook: Offers shared sportsbook and casino wallet, making it easy to switch between the two. Wide selection of betting options, including less common international sports.




HARRAH’S

Sportsbook is located at the back of the Chester casino, which is about 12 miles from the South Philadelphia Sports Complex, home of the city’s pro sports teams. Facility also offers live harness racing.

Harrah’s-licensed sportsbooks/skins

  • The Book - opened January 2019
  • Caesars Sportsbook (skin) - debuted with soft launch on March 10, 2020

Retail Sportsbook

The Book

Location: 777 Harrah’s Blvd., Chester, PA 19013

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: 11 a.m.-close

Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-close

Amenities: Video wall with 20 85-inch TVs; lounge seats, custom bar seating, high-top tables

Skins

Caesars Sportsbook: Joined the PA online market in March 2020. Available on desktop and Android, and iOS mobile app launch coming soon.




VALLEY FORGE CASINO

Land-based 1,800-square-foot sportsbook is on smallish side, but online operation with FanDuel is dominant No. 1 player in the state.

Valley Forge-licensed sportsbooks/skins

  • FanDuel Sportsbook at Valley Forge - opened March 2019
  • FanDuel Sportsbook (skin) - opened July 2019

Retail Sportsbook

FanDuel Sportsbook at Valley Forge

Location: 1160 1st Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406

Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-midnight

Friday: 10 a.m.-1 a.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m.-1 a.m.

Sunday: 9 a.m.-midnight

Amenities: Seven betting windows, two sports tickers; 27 TV screens

Skins

FanDuel Sportsbook: Online sports gambling handle is tops in state, often eclipsing combined monthly online handle of all other PA operators. Well-known brand, site easy to navigate.




PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS

Retail and online sportsbooks are both owned by Churchill Downs Inc. The sportsbook is located adjacent to the poker room and simulcasting area at the Erie thoroughbred racetrack and casino.

Presque Isle Downs-licensed sportsbooks/skins

  • BetAmerica Sportsbook - opened July 2019
  • BetAmerica (skin) - opened December 2019

Retail sportsbook

BetAmerica Sportsbook

Location: 8199 Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16509

Hours of Operation

Open 24 hours, 7 days a week

Amenities: 25 sports betting kiosks (25 more throughout casino); 50 large screen HDTVs

Skins

BetAmerica: Joined the PA mobile sports betting market in December 2019. In addition to full menu of traditional sports wagers on sporting events, offers large number of prop bets on just about every game.




MOUNT AIRY CASINO

Sports betting arrived in the Poconos with a 7,000-square foot facility that shares space with PokerStars poker room.

Mount Airy-licensed sportsbooks/skins

  • Sportsbook Mount Airy - opened September 2019
  • FOX Bet Online Sportsbook (skin) - opened November 2019

Retail Sportsbook

Sportsbook Mount Airy

Location: 1312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono, PA 18344

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: 2 p.m.-10 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m.-midnight

Sunday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Amenities: Luxury lounge seating, three teller windows, four sports betting kiosks (four more on gaming floor)

Skins

FOX Bet Online Sportsbook: Partnership between FOX Sports and The Stars Group (parent company of PokerStars). Offers daily odds boosts and large selection of game props.




THE MEADOWS

The Meadows is a harness racing track and casino in Washington County (30 minutes south of Pittsburgh) owned by Penn National. One of state’s leading online sportsbooks, partnered with DraftKings.

The Meadows-licensed sportsbooks/skins

  • Sportsbook at The Meadows - opened October 2019
  • DraftKings (skin) - opened November 2019

Retail sportsbook

Sportsbook at The Meadows

Location: 210 Racetrack Road, Washington, PA. 15301

Hours of Operation

Monday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-midnight (subject to change)

Amenities: 18 sports wagering terminals, 86-inch ultra HD TVs

Skins

DraftKings: Despite opening after most other PA sites, Draftkings ranked No. 2 in the state in online handle in January 2020. Offers large selection of daily promotions and odds boosts.




MOHEGAN SUN POCONO

Harness racing track and casino opened retail and online sportsbooks in partnership with Euro-based longtime industry stalwart Unibet.

Mohegan Sun-licensed sportsbooks/skins

  • Unibet Sportsbook at Mohegan Sun Pocono - opened October 2019
  • Unibet Sportsbook (skin) - opened November 2019

Retail Sportsbook

Unibet Sportsbook at Mohegan Sun Pocono

Location: 1280 PA-315, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

Hours of Operation

Monday-Sunday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Amenities: 28-foot wide HD video screen, three teller windows and six self-service betting kiosks

Skins

Unibet: Player-friendly welcome bonus and large sports wagering menu, with many international sports. Promotions include parlay boosts of 10-30% depending on number of teams on ticket.




OTB FACILITIES

South Philadelphia Race & Sports Book

Location: 700 Packer Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19148

Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday: noon-11 p.m.

Friday: noon-midnight

Saturday: 10 a.m.-midnight

Sunday: 10 a.m.-11 p.m.

Info: Located next to Citizens Bank Field and Lincoln Financial Field. Underwent $1 million renovation and rebranding from South Philadelphia Turf Club after sports betting was legalized. Partnered with Parx Racing.

Oaks Race & Sportsbook

Location: 600 Cresson Avenue, Oaks, PA 19456

Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday: noon-11 p.m.

Friday: Noon-midnight

Saturday: 10 a.m.-midnight

Sunday: 10 a.m.-11 p.m.

Info: Formerly Valley Forge Turf Club, underwent $1 million renovation and rebranding in March 2019. Partnered with Parx Racing.

The Downs at Lehigh Valley

Location: 1780 Airport Road, Allentown, PA. 18109

Hours of Operation

Monday-Sunday: 11:30 a.m.-midnight

Info: Largest off-track wagering facility in PA. Opened for sports betting in March 2020. Partnered with Mohegan Sun Pocono.

What Types of Sports Bets are Offered in PA?

Most of the popular sports gambling options are available in Pennsylvania, including:

Point spread: A team is favored by a certain number of points or goals. Bettors can choose the favorite or underdog with their respective odds. If the favorite wins by more than the points they are favored, you win if you bet on them. If you bet the underdog, you just need them to lose by fewer points than they were getting. Odds tend to be about -110 in point-spread betting no matter the side, meaning you must wager $11 to win $10.

Moneyline: No point spread. Simply a wager on a team to win a game with the moneyline odds set by the sportsbook. For example, if the Pittsburgh Penguins are -150 to beat the Philadelphia Flyers (+130), bettors can wager $15 to win $10 on the favored Penguins, or $10 to win $13 on the underdog Flyers.

Parlay: Instead of betting on one game, a parlay is a wager on two games or more. All games must win for the parlay to cash. The more teams in the parlay, the higher the odds and the payoff.

Over/unders: A wager that the final score will be over or under the combined points or goals of both teams in a game.

Futures: A wager on a team or player to be determined sometime in the future. Examples of futures bets including wagering on a team to win the Super Bowl before or during the NFL season, or betting on a team to win the NCAA Tournament before or during the college basketball season. Major sporting events tend to draw significant futures action.

Teasers: A teaser allows bettors to adjust the points spreads for a given game in exchange for reduced odds. The bet is usually made in a parlay format. An example: The Philadelphia Eagles are a 3-point favorite over the Pittsburgh Steelers. In a 6-point teaser, the bettors could select the Eagles +3 or the Steelers +9. The same 6-point adjustment is applied to other games in the parlay. The reduced payout level depends on how many points are teased.

Round robin: Less risky than parlays because all of your teams don’t have to win. In a round robin, you construct three different two-team parlays and cash if one of the parlays win. The round robin offers less risk, less reward than traditional parlays.

In-game betting: Wagers that are placed on a after a game has started, typically on sports betting apps. Betting options range from adjusted point spreads and over/unders to real-time proposition bets, such as scoring in a particular inning of a baseball game. PA online sports betting operators use computer algorithms to set in-game wagering odds available to you on a mobile app or on your browser.

What you Can and Can’t Bet on in Pennsylvania

What you can bet on:

All professional and major college sports, including those involving PA-based teams, motorsports, golf, tennis, boxing and mixed martial arts. Most PA sports betting sites offer a wide variety of international sports, such as soccer, rugby, cricket and cycling. Bettors can also wager on daily fantasy sports and horse racing.

What you can’t bet on:

High school sports; events not tied to a sporting event, such as the NFL Draft.

You also must be located within the state of PA to place a legal online sports wager.

How to Sign Up for Online Sports Betting in PA

Signing up for PA online sports betting account is simple and quick. The first step is to select a PA online sportsbook and click the Join Now button. The sportsbook will help you download the app for mobile play, or you can skip the download and simply play on your desktop or laptop.

When registering for an account, you will be asked to provide some personal information, such as name, username, email address, home address and last four digits of your Social Security number, which is required to verify a player’s identity and age. This helps prevent underage players from gambling online. Sometimes the entire SSN will be required.

After the account is set up, the last step is to make a deposit. After that, claim any available bonuses and you’re ready to wager.

What Payment Options are Available for Online Betting in PA?

Play+: A prepaid debit card that allows immediate deposits and the ability to withdraw winnings. It’s one of the best payment options, and many PA online sportsbooks allow you to apply from your account page with no fees once you have signed up for an online account. Fund your Play+ account with a credit or debit card or from your banking account You can access winnings from ATMs and the card can be used where Discover is accepted.

PayPal: The well-known e-wallet allows you to transfer funds from a PayPal account to your PA online sportsbook account. Set up and fund and your PayPal account with a credit or debit card.

ACH/bank transfer: The equivalent of an instant e-check, with the online sportsbook establishing a direct connection to a player’s checking account. Also makes it easy to reload your account if needed. A popular option among VIPs and high rollers because of its higher limits. One downside: It takes a little longer to access winnings.

PayNearMe: Allows for a deposit without using a bank account. Players can fund their online account with cash in person at thousands of Pennsylvania 7-Eleven, CVS Pharmacy or Family Dollar stores using vouchers.

Wire transfer: Can be executed through your bank or a specialized money store.

Check: Cashier and personal checks can be used to fund an online sportsbook account. Send to the address of the sportsbook site or go to the casino cage at a partner land-based casino.

Neteller: Another e-wallet option. Simply set up a Neteller account and fund it any way you wish, then fund your sportsbook account.

Debit/credit cards: Visa and MasterCard are the most accepted options at PA online sportsbooks, though some credit card companies and financial institutions have yet to catch up to legal sports betting in the U.S. and may reject your deposit request. Success rate is about 50 percent. That’s why having a backup plan, such as using Play+, which can be funded via credit card, is strongly recommended. Note that some credit cards treat these transactions as a cash advance and charge fees.

PA Mobile Sports Betting

Betting on sports is available 24/7 on Pennsylvania online sportsbook sites. With a PA mobile gaming app, players can place a sports wager at any time from any location in the state. From a convenience standpoint, that’s hard to beat.

The apps are generally available whether you use Apple or Android products and downloading them is easy from the sportsbook’s website. Bettors can use the apps to scroll through all the betting lines (designed to fit the screen of your mobile device), check odds of specific games and place in-game wagers.

PA online sportsbooks may require you to download geolocation software to track your location, since no legal sports wagers can be placed from outside the state.

A look at the most popular PA mobile sports betting apps:

DraftKings: Longtime market leader in fantasy sports is now is a major players in sports betting. Partnered with The Meadows Racetrack & Casino, the DraftKings app features a large selection of sports and in-game wagering options. Though DraftKings didn’t launch in PA until Nov. 2019, it’s online betting handle was second highest in the state in January 2020. Bonuses for new players include $500 risk-free bet.

FanDuel: Also has transitioned from daily fantasy sports to sports betting in a big way - it’s the state’s leading sports betting app in online handle. Partnered with Valley Forge Casino and launched in July 2019, FanDuel’s app is fast and easy to use, both for wagering and making deposits and withdrawals. Promotions include insurance and daily odds boosts. Bonuses for new players include $500 risk-free bet.

FOX Bet: Created by partnership of Mount Airy Casino and The Stars Group (parent of PokerStars). Promotions include daily bet boosts on games selected by a different FOX Sports personality (for example, Colin Cowherd on Sundays). You can also watch video refreshers on the different types of bets available. Offers new players a $500 deposit bonus.

Parx: Developed by Parx Racing and Casino and launched in June 2019. Offers Betslip Builder on app to help plan your bets in advance and see real-time odds from anywhere. Huge variety of sports and player prop options. Bonus offers include $500 risk-free bet.

Rivers: The company behind both Rivers Casino Philadelphia (still known online as SugarHouse) and Rivers Casino Pittsburgh was first in the state to launch an online sportsbook. PlaySugarhouse and BetRivers have separate, but similar apps. Both offer wide range of sports, including Euro soccer league options. Bonus offers include $250 first deposit match.

Unibet: Partnered with Mohegan Sun Pocono to launch in November 2019. Offers not only the most popular sports options, but some of the less well-known such as Australian rules football and rugby. Recent promotions include daily odds boosts and weekly parlay boosts. New accounts receive $20 to sign up.

Top Sports Betting Events for PA

Pennsylvania has teams in all of the major sports leagues, and those leagues capture the biggest share of the PA sports betting market. They include:

In addition, high-profile boxing, mixed martial arts and major golf and soccer events attract plenty of betting action.

Pennsylvania Sports Betting History

2015: Rep. Rick Kotik and Rep. Rob Matzie co-sponsor a bill to repeal Pennsylvania’s prohibition on sports betting. They also file a resolution asking Congress to repeal the federal ban on sports betting outside of Nevada.

2016: The PA House passes the resolution in January, but no other action is taken.

2017: Matzie introduces new, more comprehensive sports betting legislation to PA House, directing the Pennsylvania Gaming and Control Board to establish rules and regulations for sports betting in the state. The bill never comes to a vote.

With the state seeking additional revenue to address a widening budget deficit, several other lawmakers begin pushing for a more ambitious gambling expansion, including online gambling. A bill introduced by Rep. Jason Ortitay undergoes several versions, and the sports betting provisions that Matzie introduced are eventually included. The bill passes both state houses and is signed into law on Oct. 30 by Gov. Tom Wolf. Thus, sports betting is legalized in PA, but a change in federal law is still required to move forward.

2018: The U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) on May 14, giving all states the option to legalize sports betting. The first PA land-based sportsbook opens in November.

2019: The first PA online casinos launch, with eight in operation by year-end.

PA Sports Betting FAQ

Yes. Sports betting became legal in PA in 2018. The state’s first in-person sports bet was placed in November 2018. Online sports betting opened for business in May 2019.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board regulates all sports betting in the state and is responsible for licensing and gambling enforcement.

PA online betting sites have launched sports betting apps for bettors to wager on their mobile device. Most of the apps are available in the Android and IOS formats. After registering on the sportsbook site, simply download the mobile sports app, make sure your account is funded, and begin betting.

Operators of PA sports betting sites face a 36% tax rate, in addition to a $10 million licensing fee. The state’s sports betting tax rate is five times higher than the tax rate in Nevada and significantly higher than in neighboring New Jersey, where the tax rate is 13% for online sports betting.

All professional and major college sports, including those involving PA-based teams, motorsports, horse racing and international sports events.

As long as you are wagering on a sports betting site licensed by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, your betting account and wagers are safe. Avoid unregulated, offshore sportsbooks.

Pennsylvania has a dozen licensed land-based casinos that offer all the major table games and slots. Most also offer online casino wagering with table games and video poker. Poker rooms can be found in most land-based casinos and more than a half-dozen casinos have licenses featuring some of the top online poker sites in Pennsylvania. In addition, PA has six racetracks and several off-track betting parlors which offer thoroughbred, harness and simulcast wagering.

Bettors must be at least 21 to place a sports wager in Pennsylvania.

All of them in pro and college sports. The Eagles and Steelers (NFL), Flyers and Penguins(NHL), Phillies and Pirates (MLB), and 76ers (NBA) are featured. In addition, state betting laws allows wagering on pro and college sports that are played in the state.

No. There is no residency requirement for PA online sports betting. But all wagers must be placed within PA state lines. Smartphone betting apps, using geolocation technology, track your location.

Yes, sports betting in PA became legal in 2018 and online sports wagering began a year later.

According to PA law, only racinos and casinos can seek a sports betting license. To apply, the racino/casino must pay a $10 million license fee; meet specific regulations and guidelines; and be approved by the state’s Gaming Control Board.

PA retail and online sportsbooks handled $1.49 billion in wagers in 2019, the third-highest total of any state behind Nevada and New Jersey. Due to PA’s high sports betting taxation rate, its tax collections from sports wagering was the highest in the U.S.

Offshore-based sports betting sites are unregulated and risky. Customers who have a complaint or issue with their offshore sports betting site have no recourse, meaning their accounts may not be safe, especially if the site unexpectedly shuts down. Players who have an issue with a licensed PA sports betting site can contact the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, which is required to investigate all potential violations.

The Philadelphia 76ers have a partnership with Caesars Entertainment. FanDuel, FOX Bet and DraftKings, which operate PA online casinos, have partnerships with either the NBA, NHL or MLB. FOX Bet also has a partnership with the UFC.

Yes. Pennsylvania has three thoroughbred tracks (Parx, Penn National and Presque Isle Downs) and three harness tracks (Harrah’s Philadelphia, The Meadows and The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono) that offer live and simulcast races. PA also has several off-track betting sites.

The NFL draws the most sports betting of any league, so the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles garner the most attention of PA sports fans.

PA online sportsbooks allow you to set self-exclude or set deposit, spending or wagering limits. You can also contact the state’s Gaming Control Board and join their iGaming Self-Exclusion Program, which allows individuals to voluntarily ban themselves from online gaming for a period of time. In addition, you can contact a problem gambling support group, such as the Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania or the PA Gambling Addiction 24-hour hotline (1-800-GAMBLER).

References

  1. Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (n.d.). Retrieved Feb. 8, 2020 from https://www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov/
  2. US Department of Justice (January 24,2020). Retrieved Feb. 6, 2020, from https://www.justice.gov/
  3. American Gaming Association (n.d.). Retrieved Feb. 5, 2020, from https://www.americangaming.org/
  4. National Council on Problem Gambling (n.d.). Retrieved Feb 6, 2020, from https://www.ncpgambling.org/programs-resources/resources/
  5. International Association of Gaming Regulators (n.d.). Retrieved February 1, 2020 from https://www.iagr.org/

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