Pennsylvania is currently one of the biggest states when it comes to sports betting and it just got bigger. PointsBet Pennsylvania is set to launch its platform and users across the state will be able to bet with the operator on mobile and PC platforms.
The state of Pennsylvania is among the 5 most active betting markets in the USA and it’s no surprise that PointsBet wants to be part of it. In all fairness, the sportsbook is just a little late to the party as big brands such as BetBMG, Caesars, and DraftKings have been operating there for over 1 year. It turns out, that the Australian bookmaker will be the 14th gambling company to receive a license from the State Gaming Control board.
What do PointsBet bosses say about the license?
PointsBet chief executive for the US market Johnny Aitken stated that he is excited to lead the charge and to finally join this particular betting market. Aitken also added that PointsBet will be in partnership with Penn National Gaming. This partnership has been in force since 2019.
The Australian operator is also in close partnership with NBC Philadelphia and marketing director Kyle Christensen shared that he is expecting big things to come and to show why PointsBet can stand out from the group.
When was the license given and when is PointsBet Pennsylvania going live?
The PA GCB conducted an annual meeting on the 19th of January. That’s when it was decided to allow PointsBet to begin operation in the state. The exact launch date is not yet announced because understandably there will be some preparation to be done by the operator.
See Also: PointsBet New York soft-launched
What are the PointsBet PA betting restrictions?
Like every other licensed operator in Pennsylvania, Pointsbet PA too will have to abide by the laws laid down by the state. The state of Pennsylvania has some clear restrictions on a number of betting markets. The Gaming Control Board is particularly strict on these:
- No college player props are allowed
- Only NCAA Division I college events are allowed
- Permitted college sports are only Basketball, Football, and Hockey
- No betting on fantasy points is allowed
- Cannot bet on player movement markets i.e ‘’Player’s next team’’
- Draft wagering is not allowed
Will there be special PointsBet PA promos and offers?
We expect the Australian operator to offer intriguing new bonuses especially for new customers in the state of Pennsylvania.
History shows that PointsBet typically gives away a welcome bonus in the form of free bets. In the state of New Jersey, the free-bet amount is $2000. In other states, the operator has given 2 free bets of up to $500 each.
It is highly likely that the PointsBet Pennsylvania welcome offer will be somewhere in between those lines.
Some existing betting promos and wagering opportunities are:
- Insurance offers and moneyback promos – get partial refunds for some of your losing bets.
- Rewards club – the more you bet, the more reward points you earn.
- Parlay boosters – your typical price boost for certain big games during the season.
- Odds boosters – similar to the parlay boosters but available for single market betting.