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ONLINE BETTING IN PENNSYLVANIA: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Learn More
WHAT’S LEGAL AND ONLINE IN PENNSYLVANIA​
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** Does not include legal online horse wagering and online state lotteries.

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What To Know
Illegal online betting websites will stop at nothing to attract players. Don’t fall for their tricks! Before placing a bet in Pennsylvania, use this checklist and ask these questions to ensure you’re wagering on a legal site:
Choose a legal operator

Pennsylvania is home to 16 legal online betting operators, with more expected to launch in 2021. These sites have established partnerships with Pennsylvania’s land-based casinos. They have been licensed and approved by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and are accountable to the rules and regulations set forth by the regulator. 

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  • Barstool Sportsbook
  • BetMGM Sportsbook & Casino
  • BetRivers Sportsbook & Casino
  • Borgata Online Casino  
  • Caesars Sportsbook & Casino 
  • DraftKings Sportsbook & Casino
  • FanDuel Sportsbook & Casino
  • FOX Bet Sportsbook 
  • Hollywood Casino
  • Parx Sportsbook & Casino
  • Play SugarHouse Sportsbook & Casino
  • PlayLive! Casino
  • PokerStars Casino & Poker 
  • TwinSpires/Bet America Sportsbook & Casino
  • Unibet Sportsbook & Casino
  • WindCreek/Betfred Sportsbook & Casino
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  • Barstool Sportsbook
  • BetMGM Sportsbook & Casino
  • BetRivers Sportsbook & Casino
  • Caesars Sportsbook & Casino 
  • DraftKings Sportsbook & Casino
  • FanDuel Sportsbook & Casino
  • FOX Bet Sportsbook 
  • Hollywood Casino
  • Parx Sportsbook & Casino
  • Play SugarHouse Sportsbook & Casino
  • PlayLive! Casino
  • PokerStars Casino & Poker 
  • TwinSpires/Bet America Sportsbook & Casino
  • Unibet Sportsbook & Casino
  • WindCreek/Betfred Sportsbook & Casino
Look for logos

Legal betting sites in Pennsylvania must carry the logos approved by the  Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

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Look for these two logos

Ask the questions

Before placing your wager, confirm that you are on a legal site by asking yourself these questions.  

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Are the logos there?

As part of the regulation process, all legal betting sites in Pennsylvania must carry the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) Licensed and Regulated seal, the PGCB Responsible Gaming logo and the logo of their land-based casino partner within the Commonwealth. No logos? No go!  

Is enough being asked in the registration process?

Signing up for anything these days means filling out forms, answering questions and sharing personal information. The same holds true for legal online betting. The questions asked and the information required to set up an account is being done for your security. If the registration process isn’t comprehensive, you’re likely signing up on an illegal site.

Is there a Responsible Gaming program?

Legal online betting sites take responsible gaming seriously. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) also requires a variety of tools be available to consumers including deposit limits, time limits, “cooling off” periods and self-exclusion options. If the site you are visiting doesn’t provide you with tools to responsibly manage your betting, then you’ve found yourself on an unregulated website. 

Can you use cryptocurrency to place your bet?

Cryptocurrency (crypto) is not currently available as a form of payment on legal betting sites. If crypto is an option for your wagers, you can be sure you're using an illegal site.

What’s At Stake

Legal operators will:

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Pay out your winnings.

Protect your identity.

SECURE

Promote responsible gaming.

GOVERMENT BUILDING

Be accountable to regulators.

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Ensure fair play through tested and regulated software.

Support Pennsylvania’s economy.

Illegal operators can:

CORRUPTION

Rob you of your winnings.

STEALING DATA

Steal your identity.

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Fuel problem gambling.

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Offer zero accountability to consumers and regulators.

CARD BACKWARD

Stack the deck against consumers.

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Deprive Pennsylvania’s economy of needed revenue.

Legal operators will:

BET

Pay out your winnings.

Protect your identity.

SECURE

Promote responsible gaming.

GOVERMENT BUILDING

Be accountable to regulators.

ONLINE CASINO

Ensure fair play through tested and regulated software.

Support Pennsylvania’s economy.

Illegal operators can:

CORRUPTION

Rob you of your winnings.

STEALING DATA

Steal your identity.

CARD GAME

Fuel problem gambling.

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Offer zero accountability to consumers and regulators.

CARD BACKWARD

Stack the deck against consumers.

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Deprive Pennsylvania’s economy of needed revenue.

Frequently Asked Questions

Bettor Safe Pennsylvania is a campaign educating consumers about the risks associated with betting on illegal websites. The campaign empowers individuals to identify unregulated sites and helps them to understand the benefits of legal and regulated online gaming options if they choose to wager. 

Bettor Safe Pennsylvania is an extension of the Bettor Safe campaign, a national initiative launched by Conscious Gaming, the independent non-profit established by GeoComply, which is committed to strengthening consumer protections.

Consumers betting on illegal sites have no legal protection safeguarding their wager, their identity and their financial information. By entering personal details and payment information on an illegal site, you are handing this information to an unregulated entity that is not subject to government oversight or legal recourse. This means that there is no guarantee that funds deposited into account are protected. It also means that there is no way of knowing whether the game you are playing has fair odds, or whether the odds have been stacked against you. In addition, by choosing to support unregulated operators, your wagers may be supporting illegal activity including money laundering.

If you choose to bet, doing so on a legal site protects your wager and also safeguards your identity and financial information from fraud. Unlike illegal sites that lack regulations and safeguards, legal sites are regulated by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, ensuring winnings are paid out, the odds are fair and that responsible gaming measures are available.

By using a legal site, you are supporting communities, programs and projects across the Commonwealth rather than funding illegal activity. The taxes generated from legal betting revenue in Pennsylvania help to fund education, improve infrastructure, support first responders and provide other essential services. In Pennsylvania, online betting is done in partnership with the land-based gaming industry meaning that when you bet legally online, you are supporting local jobs and industries.

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RESOURCES
Check out these other resources that empower consumers to learn more or take action.

Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania

The Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania, Inc., is a nonprofit organization affiliated with the National Council on Problem Gambling. CCGP's purpose is to educate and disseminate information on compulsive gambling and to facilitate referrals to help.

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of gambling at land-based casinos, online casino games, retail and online sports wagering, and Video Gaming Terminals (VGTs) at qualified truck stops, along with the regulation of online fantasy sports contests.

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Responsible Play

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, through its Responsible Play website, is dedicated to assisting Pennsylvanians affected by compulsive gambling by heightening public awareness of the dangers of compulsive, problem, intoxicated and underage gambling.

American Gaming Association (AGA)

The American Gaming Association launched HAVE A GAME PLAN to help consumers bet safely and responsibly.

iDevelopment and Economic Association (iDEA)

iDEA’s Growth’s “Responsible Gaming Pillars” show how the regulated industry makes protecting online bettors a priority.

Conscious Gaming

Conscious Gaming is a philanthropic organization committed to utilizing advanced technology to propel social responsibility initiatives. Conscious Gaming’s mission is to leverage advanced technology and insights, to empower corporate social responsibility within our and our partners’ communities.
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