In mid-2019, Pennsylvania became one of the first three U.S. states to legalize sports betting (mobile and retail). Since that time, an impressive list of mobile sports betting operators have signed up to serve the PA sports betting community. One of the more popular apps missing from that list was PointsBet. In fact, you could argue it was a glaring omission.
However, since early February, that wrong has been righted and PointsBet is now in full swing in the Keystone State.
Over the past two years. PointsBet has been actively applying for and receiving sports betting licenses throughout the U.S. It’s unclear what exactly the holdup was in Pennsylvania, but in January of 2022 it came through. With very little delay, PointsBet was then able to introduce its mobile gambling service to PA sports bettors on February 10th.
Good timing for everyone involved, with the Super Bowl taking place shortly afterwards on February 13th.
PointsBet is now offering online/mobile sports betting services in ten states. That growing list includes New Jersey, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Colorado, Michigan, West Virginia, Virginia, and New York, as well as Pennsylvania. In fact, it’s a clear sign of PointsBet’s standing that it was one of only nine sportsbooks approved in New York. PointsBet NY launched on January 25th, 2022.
About PointsBet’s Mobile App
PointsBet has successfully developed a mobile sports betting platform that is well-positioned to be competitive wherever the operator’s services are being offered. It’s a stylish mobile app that is both functional and easy to use.
As a full-service online sports betting operator, PointsBet is able to offer access to betting markets from all over the world. From the U.S., PA sports bettors will be able to wager on games and events covering the NFL, MLB, NHL, PGA Tour Golf, NASCAR Racing, NBA, WNBA, and MSL soccer.
At the international level, bettors can wager on events and leagues like World Cup Soccer and Rugby, major cricket tournaments, darts, European basketball, Asian baseball leagues, Aussie Rules Football, boxing/MMA, tennis, cycling, motorsports, and major soccer (European football) leagues like the Premier and Champions leagues.
When placing wagers, PA bettors can choose from multiple betting options. They have straight bets (money line and point spreads), live in-game wagers, betting on futures, teasers, prop bets, and round-robin bets. By all indications, PointsBet’s wagering limits are very competitive, which benefits PA high rollers as well as casual players.
PointsBet Welcome Bonus Offer
With close to a dozen sports betting mobile options, PA sports bettors are always paying close attention to bonus offers. Understanding the competitive nature of the market, PointsBet is well-positioned to compete through its comprehensive bonus program.
The program covers promotions that target profit boosts, point spread and money line boosts, reload bonuses, a refer-a-friend offer, and the requisite welcome offer.
The PointsBet welcome offer is both interesting and lucrative. The operator is offering two types of risk-free sports bets with a potential cumulative maximum value of $2,000. The offer is available to any PA sports bettor who completes the free registration process.
The first risk-free bet targets a standard fixed odds bet. The minimum on this part of the welcome offer is $10 up to a maximum of $500. The offer includes a 100% matching free bet voucher if the first fixed odds bet loses. Once a new customer receives the free bet voucher, they will need to place the wager within a prescribed time limit before it expires.
The second risk-free bet targets a Pointsbetting bet. Pointsbetting is a proprietary type of wager with special odds. The minimum on this part of the welcome is $10 up to a maximum of $1,500. The same wagering requirements are applicable. Both risk-free bets come with a 1x rollover requirement.
Finally, PointsBet customers will enjoy the benefits of a mobile sports betting operator that offer access to several reliable banking options and a customer service department that is available 24/7/365. Looks like it was worth the wait for PA users.