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Here’s Where to Bet on the Super Bowl Online in PA

Kyle Scott - January 19, 2020

Super Bowl 54 is right around the corner, and this year well mark the first time you can legally bet on the Super Bowl online in Pennsylvania since PA online sports betting launched last June. For many football fans, bettors, and even the general public, the Super Bowl marks the one day each year they will wager on a sporting event.

We’ve put together a full guide about how to bet on the Super Bowl, but here we will take a look at online Super Bowl betting in PA and the best sports betting apps to use for betting on the big game.

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Online Sportsbooks For Betting on The Super Bowl in Pennsylvania

There are no shortage of options for Pennsylvania bettors now that there are nearly double-digit online sportsbooks available in the state. There are the more popular and well-known ones, such as DraftKings Sportsbook and Fanduel Sportsbook PA, along with lesser-known options like FOX Bet PA and Unibet. Each sportsbook will allow you to bet on the spread, winner and total points scored, along with assorted Super Bowl 54 prop bets, but there are differences between them. Here are your options in order of what we would recommend.

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DraftKings Sportsbook

DraftKings is arguably the most popular betting brand, and for good reason– it is one of only two sportsbooks that is available in all legal US sports betting states.

They offer all of the standard betting options, a deep list of prop bets, and the best live in-game betting experience available.

Live in-game betting allows you to bet not only before the game, but also on halves, quarters and plays throughout the course of the game. The lines constantly update, and DraftKings is faster than anybody at offering this action. T

hey also have something called Flash Bet, which allows you to bet on an upcoming play or series. It is very engaging and fun. DraftKings has an app available on iOS and Android, and you can also play through the mobile web.

New users who sign up for DraftKings here can get up to $1,000 free. Your first real bet will be up to $500 risk-free, meaning you’ll get your money back if you lose, and your deposit will be matched up to $500 (keep in mind only 20% of this amount is matched).

 

FOX Bet

FOX Bet is backed, of course, by FOX Sports, and allows you not only to bet traditional spread and prop bets on the Super Bowl in Pennsylvania, but it also allows you to bet against challenges offered by FOX Sports personalities. These options include boosted odds for selections made by the likes of Colin Cowherd and Charissa Thompson, and custom bets with long odds. FOX Bet is very inventive with what they will allow you to bet on and there will be no shortage of options for the Super Bowl.

New users to FOX Bet can get $20 free with no deposit and their first deposit matched up to $100.

 

Unibet

The official sponsor of the Eagles has to be sour a bit that Philly’s team won’t be in the Super Bowl this year, but that won’t stop them from taking action in Pennsylvania on the Super Bowl.

Their site is no frills, but it is clean, easy to read, and works lightning fast.

New users who sign up for Unibet can get $10 free without making a deposit and then have their first deposit matched up to $100. It is a very simple and straightforward offer and worth checking out.

 

Other good options in Pennsylvania include:

Fanduel Sportsbook (bet now )

SugarHouse Sportsbook (bet now )

BetRivers (bet now )

 

How To Bet in PA

To bet on the Super Bowl in Pennsylvania online, you must be physically located in the state at the time of your bet.

Each of these sportsbooks will check the location on your phone or computer to ensure that you are located in the state. There is no fooling them as they ping a GPS and cannot be tricked by VPNs or other methods that could mask your location.

Once you download an app or sign up for a site, you’ll be asked to enter your name and other personal details, sometimes including even your Social Security or driver’s license numbers. Don’t be alarmed. These sites are fully secure and this information is encrypted, but it allows them to verify your identity.

Since betting is for people who are only over 21, sportsbooks has to ensure that you are indeed who you say you are. These checks and balances are put in place by the state to prevent fraud and gambling addiction.

Be sure to check out 2020 Super Bowl odds and our list of ridiculous Super Bowl 54 prop bets.

Your Guide To Super Bowl 54 Prop Bets

Bob Wankel - January 19, 2020

This year’s Super Bowl matchup is almost set and that means plenty of breakdowns and analysis is soon to follow. It also means Super Bowl 54 prop bets, and plenty of them.

In addition to standard Super Bowl odds, sportsbooks offer a range of ridiculous and crazy prop bets on items such as the length of the National Anthem, color of the Gatorade to be dumped on the winning coach, and, of course, my personal favorite, the coin toss.

While not all of these props may be available in states such as Pennsylvania and New JerseyIndiana has moved to allow betting on these frivolous events. So let’s take a look at some of most popular (and ridiculous) Super Bowl props we can likely expect.

Super Bowl 54 Crazy Prop Bets

While the official list of prop bets isn’t available just yet, a quick look at last year’s offerings provides prospective bettors with plenty of insight into what to expect ahead of Super Bowl 54.

Anthem Length

Demi Lovato will perform the “The Star-Spangled Banner” ahead of Super Bowl LIV, marking her first public performance since 2018. Lovato has performed the national anthem prior to big sporting events a number of times, most recently prior to the much-hyped 2018 Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight.

Typically, we can expect the over/under for anthem length to be set around the two-minute mark.

For what it’s worth, Lovato’s last anthem performance checked in at 2:11, and last year’s performer, Gladys Knight, hit the over with her rendition which lasted 2:01.

First Jennifer Lopez Song Performed

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will share the stage during this year’s halftime show, creating several possibilities for prop bettors. Which J-Lo song will we hear first? Here’s a list of the top contenders.

  • Let’s Get Loud
  • On The Floor
  • Live It Up
  • Dinero
  • El Anillo
  • Get Right
  • Waiting For Tonight

From this perspective, it’s a total crime if she doesn’t come out firing with Let’s Get Loud.

First Shakira Song Performed

There are quite a few up-tempo Shakira hits that could set the tone. Here are some of the top contenders.

  • Whenever, Wherever
  • Dare (La La La)
  • La Tortura
  • Waka Waka
  • Loca
  • Hips Don’t Lie

My vote is for Hips Don’t Lie, but I imagine that the official favorite will be Whenever, Wherever. Whatever–both songs are total jams.

How Many Songs Will Jennifer Lopez and Shakira Perform Together?

  • Over 1.5
  • Under 1.5

The co-headliner halftime show creates some uncertainty about the structure of the performance. It’s almost certain that the pair will perform together at some point, but wagers can be placed on the total number of songs.

Will the Winner of Super Bowl 54 Visit the White House?

  • Yes
  • No

It was widely assumed following the Patriots’ Super Bowl 53 win that they would head to the White House for the customary celebration just as they did after their previous championships.

It never happened.

In fact, more and more teams have skipped the Presidential pleasantries in recent years, with teams like the Golden State Warriors and Philadelphia Eagles never making it to Washington.

Jersey Number of the First/Last Touchdown Scorer

This is one of the more interesting Super Bowl prop bets out there. We don’t know what the number will be set at this time around, but it was 27 last year. Bettors had to wait three-plus quarters for a winner, but the under finally hit when No. 26 Sony Michel scored the game’s first and only touchdown.

Using No. 27 as a baseline, here’s what we can tell you. The first touchdown scorer of the Super Bowl has been No. 27 or higher 39 times and No. 26 or lower a total of 14 times. This includes the last three Super Bowls in which Alshon Jeffery (No. 17), Devonta Freeman (No. 24), and Michel (No. 26) each found the end zone first.  Meanwhile, the last touchdown of the Super Bowl also has been scored by a player wearing No. 27 or higher 39 times and 26 or lower 13 times.

The more you know.

Super Bowl Coin Toss

Head or tails. That is the question.

If you have absolutely no patience and want to get in on some quick action prior to kickoff, this is your go-to prop bet. Historically speaking, tails, which has hit in five of the past six Super Bowls, has a 28-25 all-time lead, coming out on top at a rate of roughly 53 percent overall.

Color of Gatorade Dumped on Winning Coach

The color of the ceremonial Gatorade dump has become one of the more popular prop bets to play in recent Super Bowls years. There has been some extreme variance in the Gatorade color dumped on the victorious coach.

Blue was the winner that splashed down on Bill Belichick following Super Bowl 53, while Doug Pederson saw yellow the year prior. Belichick actually escaped the bath after Super Bowl 51, while orange was appropriately doused atop Broncos coach Gary Kubiak in Super Bowl 50.

Super Bowl 54 Player Props

We can absolutely expect to see all of the traditional player props offered for Super Bowl 54. These player props include popular bets such as player to score the first touchdown, over/under quarterback completions, over/under quarterback passing yardage, and over/under rushing and receiving yards.

Once the Super Bowl 54 matchup is finalized, be sure to check back for the complete list of offerings, along with the latest odds.

Where To Bet on The NCAA National Championship in Indiana

Kyle Scott - January 13, 2020

The NCAA National Championship game is tonight between LSU and Clemson. For those of you in Indiana who have yet to get in on the legal sports betting craze, there are a number of ways to bet on the big game online.

Here we take a look at how you can bet on LSU-Clemson with legal online sportsbooks in Indiana.

 

Where To Bet on The National Championship Game

Currently there are three online sportsbooks willing to take your action, in order of preference:

Why do we like DraftKings the best? DraftKings offers the most complete betting experience in the market. Their odds are lightning fast, they feature a robust set of prop bets, odds and live in-game betting.

Upwards of half of all bets on football games are now taking place during in the game. And the most important factor is how quickly those lines are updated so you have time to react between quarters, series, and in some cases, even drives and plays. DraftKings does this better than anybody. They offer something called Flash Bet, which allows you to bet on individual drives. It is super engaging and fun.

New users who sign up with DraftKings here can claim up to $1,000 in free bets. This is dolled out through a $500 risk-free initial bet and then a deposit bonus that can be up to $500 (but keep in mind, only 20% of your deposit is matched and that money is doled out over time).

Next up is FanDuel Sportsbook. It is the leading online sports betting app in the country. Along with rival DraftKings, FanDuel offers a superior betting interface. FanDuel probably looks the best and is most appealing to casual betters, but we find it the experience isn’t quite as deep  as what DraftKings offers up, particularly when it comes to prop bets and live betting. New users get a $500 risk-free bet at FanDuel.

Lastly is BetRivers. Backed by the giant gaming operator, Rush Street Interactive BetRivers offers a similar experience to DraftKings by virtue of the fact that they’re both backed by bookmaker Kambi, but BetRivers’ interface is not as good or modern as DraftKings Sportsbook. Still, you can get the same odds, and even better tour first deposit is matched instantly up to $250 . We find this to be the best, most straightforward sign up offer in the betting industry where many of these offers require extreme close reading of the fine print.

Types of Bets You Can Place on the National Championship Game

The full smorgasbord of options is available. You can bet spread money line, total props and same game parlays. Each book is rolling out a slew of promotions for the big game tonight, which are as follows. If you want to read more on Indiana online sports betting, including a full list of all available sportsbooks and promos. These shorter read our Indiana online sports betting page.

FOX Bet Is Rolling Out a Slew of Free Bet Offers For The NFL Playoffs

Kyle Scott - January 3, 2020

FOX Bet, one of our favorite legal sports betting apps available in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, is going all-in on the NFL playoffs, offering free bets leading up to the Super Bowl.

For every $20 you bet on the NFL during the playoffs – this includes all NFL markets – FOX Bet will give you a $1 free bet for the Super Bowl. This offer will appeal mostly to heavy bettors, who can earn up to a total of $600 in free bets for the Super Bowl– it is available to all users.

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How FOX Bet’s NFL Playoff Promo Works

For every $20 you bet on an NFL playoff game, $1 in free bets will be credited to your account on January 31st in advance of the big game.

You can earn up to $100 per day on which there is an NFL playoff game, and up to $600 total in free bets for the Super Bowl.

Now, those of you who are good at math may have deduced that to win the full $600 in free bets, you will need to wager $12,000 across the six days on which there are NFL playoff games or the Pro Bowl leading up to the Super Bowl. With a maximum of $100 in free bets per day, or $2,000 in daily stake.

For the average bettor, this is just an OK offer and a way to maybe get $5, $10, $15, or $20 to bet on the Super Bowl for free. But if you are a big bettor, then you have the opportunity to get a large free bet for the Super Bowl.

Keep in mind this offer is in addition to FOX Bet’s standard offer, which is available to new users, which gives you a free $20 bet with no deposit and then matches your first deposit up to $100. 

They will also be running specials for each of the NFL playoff games.

FOX Bet NFL “Road To Miami” Boosts

For the wild card round those specials are as follows:

A touchdown to be scored in every quarter of the Bills and Texans game has been boosted from +175 to +225 on a max bet of $25.

The Eagles to win against the Seahawks was +105 and is now +150 (keep in mind, new users to DraftKings Sportsbook can get the Eagles at +300).

Both of these bets come with a max of $25 stake.

For FOX Bet’s Super Bowl promotion, the fine print says that you must use all of the free bets on the Super Bowl and that you can withdraw the winning from the free Super Bowl bet that you place, however you will not be able to withdrawal the amount that was staked.

For example, if you have $600 in free bets and place a bet that has +100 odds and win, you would get paid out $1,200. You will be able to withdrawal the $00 in winnings, but will not be able to withdraw the $600 that was used to place the bet.

This is pretty standard in terms of online sportsbook promotions in that you can only withdraw something that is above and beyond the promotional cash, or you have to play through it once.

This is a great offer from FOX Bet. It’s one of our favorite apps. It is fun to use. There is a slew of prop and custom bets and undoubtedly there will be tons of these in place for the playoff games and the Super Bowl.

If you haven’t checked out FOX Bet yet, we highly recommend you do so. You can claim your free bet.

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FanDuel Sportsbook Is Coming To Live! Casino and Hotel in South Philly

Craig Dudek - December 13, 2019

FanDuel Group and The Cordish Companies announced a partnership that will place the popular FanDuel Sportsbook in Cordish’s casino properties across the country. This partnership combines the efforts of two established leaders in the casino and sportsbook worlds with The Cordish Companies serving over 55 million visitors a year and FanDuel Group having over 8.5 million users in 45 states.

“This partnership allows us to capitalize on the incredible success of sports betting to date and bring FanDuel’s top sports betting operations to Cordish destinations across the United States,” said Matt King, CEO of the FanDuel Group.

By partnering with FanDuel Group, Cordish Companies can now offer special promotions and unique sports betting opportunities to all of their Live! properties.

The first two installments of this partnership will be at Cordish’s Live Casino & Hotel Philadelphia, which is being built next to the city’s sports complex, and the Live! Casino in Westmoreland County, PA. Philadelphians are already familiar with The Cordish Companies through Xfinity Live!, a dining and entertainment venue located between the stadiums that is a hot spot before, during and after all of the games.

By combining forces with The Cordish Companies, FanDuel Group has secured a second location near a professional sports stadium. Their other location at the Meadowlands Racetrack next to MetLife Stadium put them in an excellent spot to bring in bettors from New York and those their way to game. Having a physical book next to stadiums that house four professional sports team is a big win in a crowded market.

The Cordish Companies and FanDuel Group are now working on acquiring sports betting licenses in states where it is legalized and are well positioned to jump into new markets when they open their doors to the industry.

DraftKings Sportsbook Is Offering 3 to 1 Odds on the Eagles Tonight (Exclusive)

Kyle Scott - December 9, 2019

The Eagles are currently 9-point favorites vs. the Giants at DraftKings Sportsbook on Monday Night Football this week. That is good for -385 odds on the moneyline, meaning that you would have to stake $385 to win $100 on a bet for the Eagles to win outright, given that they are such heavy favorites.

But if you’re a new player to DraftKings in any of the states where their sports betting app is live and legal – including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Indiana and West Virginia – you can bet the Birds and get +300 odds on an up to $50 introductory bet.

How To Get The Eagles at +300 Odds

Here’s how the promo works: Sign up for DraftKings Sportsbook using this link , deposit money, and place your first bet on the Eagles to beat the Giants at +300 odds.

You can bet up to $50.

Typically, signup bonuses like this for moneyline odds boosts are capped at $25. For example, competitor FOX Bet typically runs these offers, but limits the upside. DraftKings, in this case, is willing to help you lock in a 3x money boost on what certainly feels like a sure thing… or at least should if the Eagles were what we thought they could be.

That means that if you bet $50 on the birds to win, you would win $150.

These are unheard of odds for a team that is nearly a 10-point favorite.

We have partnered with DraftKings Sportsbook to offer exclusive +300 moneyline odds on all Eagles regular season games.

For games in which they’ve been slight favorites or even underdogs, this promo hasn’t been as extreme. But given that they are such large favorites against the Giants, +300 odds on a $50 bet is one of the best offers we’ve seen so far for PA online sports betting.

DraftKings Sportsbook has been live in Pennsylvania for about a month now, and for about two months in Indiana. It is currently our choice for top overall online sportsbook.

Where To Bet on Thanksgiving NFL Games in Pennsylvania

Kyle Scott - November 28, 2019

Thanksgiving is upon us, and NFL games will be a little bit more special for those in Pennsylvania this year because for the first time ever you can legally bet on them thanks to PA online sports betting.

Yes, with now seven sportsbooks live and ready to take your action, Thanksgiving is a huge opportunity for sports betting apps in Pennsylvania to gain new customers. Each of them is rolling out special promotions for the occasion. Which are best, and where should you funnel your money on this Turkey Day?

Here’s our breakdown of your best bets. Continue Reading

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FanDuel Sportsbook Is Doubling Over Bets on Thanksgiving

Kyle Scott - November 28, 2019

FanDuel is America’s leading online sportsbook, and for Thanksgiving, a uniquely American holiday, they are rolling out a special promotion for NFL games. Dubbed “Thanksgiving Double Winnings,” FanDuel Sportsbook will pay out double your winnings on over-under bets on any of the three Thanksgiving Day NFL games, up to $50.

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Here’s how it works.

FanDuel Sportsbook – which is typically not as promotional as DraftKings Sportsbook, which is running a Thanksgiving risk-free parlay, or FOX Bet, which is offering $25 cash back on any bet for the Bears-Lions game – is going above and beyond today. They will allow you to place an over-under bet on any of the three NFL games and receive a bonus of up to $50. The bet must be placed pregame.

For each totals bet that hits, FanDuel Sportsbook will double your winnings up to $50. This means that if you place three successful over-under bets for all three games, you can get up to $150 in bonus site credit.

Keep in mind that with all sportsbook promotions bonus money is typically not eligible to be withdrawn immediately. You typically have seven days to bet the bonus money in your account. If you win another bet with the money, then you are eligible to withdraw it. But, it is a way to build your bankroll and give yourself some funds to continue betting with.

FanDuel also offers new sportsbook users a $500 risk-free bet , which cannot be combined with this offer. But the Thanksgiving offer is available to all customers across the board.

FanDuel Sportsbook is the leader in handle in New Jersey and Pennsylvania by a rather wide margin. As such, they don’t have to be as promotional as some of their peers. So we find that while they do offer a slew of ongoing odds boosts and specials, they are typically not as aggressive or enticing as what you might see from, say, FOX Bet, an app that we like a lot.

But for Thanksgiving, this is one of the better offers you will find from FanDuel Sportsbook. So whether you’re a new user or a current player, it’s worth placing a few totals bets. Meanwhile, you can combine them with the parlay offers from the other sportsbooks and really, um, gobble up the winnings.

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