Country road take me … to Pennsylvania?
With online sports betting in West Virginia at a standstill and college football just a few short months away, WV bettors are looking at other ways to place their bets.
The most attractive option for those players in the northern part of the state is to make the drive across the border to place a bet with an online sportsbook in Pennsylvania.
What WV bettors need to know about online betting in PA
Currently, there are three online betting apps in PA:
- SugarHouse Casino Sportsbook
- Parx Casino Sportsbook
- Rivers Casino Sportsbook
More online books are expected to launch in PA in the coming months.
Players do not need to be a resident of Pennsylvania to bet on one of the online books there. However, players do need to be physically present in the state to place a bet.
Players can even get ready to place bets before they head over the border.
Your first steps to betting in PA are:
- Download the available apps
- Create your accounts
- Shop the lines
- Fund your account
Selecting an app can be a challenge and often relies on personal preference.
“Both sites are identical and offer anything and everything an online betting app should. The loyalty programs are legit as well.”
He suggests taking advantage of the bonuses each app has to offer.
Depositing and Withdrawing at PA online sportsbooks
Of course, the biggest questions are always about money.
Deposit options for online books can vary and will change as more methods are approved, so verify your options inside the app.
Mostly, though, you can deposit at any 7-Eleven, with a major credit card, or wire transfer. If you plan to head to the physical casino, you can also deposit at the cage.
Depositing will get easier once the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approves PayPal and online bill pay.
Withdrawals are a bit more limited. Players can withdraw at the casino cage and with a check sent to their home. Just as depositing will get easier when PayPal and bill play are approved, so will withdrawing.
Be assured if you are betting at a legal sportsbook in PA, you and your money are protected, just as if you were betting at a WV sportsbook.
Now, you won’t be protected from making a bad bet, but you will be protected from dishonest or unfair practices.
Capping Ninja gives props to customer support.
“The support teams are on live chat and can actually help you with anything you need.”
Remember, there is still betting in West Virginia
The rural nature of the state can make visiting one of the three WV sportsbooks a challenge. That is why online betting is so important to sports betting in WV.
Until the return of online sports betting in WV, bettors still have access to three land-based sportsbooks:
Eventually, online betting apps will return. Hopefully, WV bettors that find temporary shelter with PA online sportsbook will also return.
The most likely online sports betting apps to launch first in WV are:
If all goes according to plan, WV bettors can come back home to bet online before football season.