PointsBet PA is performing its soft launch in Pennsylvania this week, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB).
PGCB spokesman Doug Harbach told PA Gaming Review that the operator began its soft launch on Monday, February 7, 2022, from 2 pm until 10 pm. The soft launch will continue Tuesday, February 8, from 2 pm until midnight, and on Wednesday, February 9, from noon until midnight.
The soft launch period, which is required by law, follows PointsBet’s approval for PA online gambling and sports betting licenses, which was announced in late January. PointsBet is launching in partnership with Penn National Gaming and will be operating under the Hollywood Casino York gaming license.
PointsBet has already established a substantial presence in the US, as the Australian bookmaker first launched in New Jersey back in January 2019 and in the years since, has expanded to Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Colorado, Michigan, West Virginia, Virginia, and most recently, New York, where it launched in late January. In total, Pennsylvania marks the tenth US state in which the operator will be active, with more certainly to follow.
As the exclusive sports betting partner of NBC Sports, PointsBet will be featured in multiplatform gameday integrations on NBC Sports Philadelphia, regional home to the MLB’s Phillies, the NFL’s 76ers, and the NHL’s Flyers.
This partnership certainly provides PA’s newest sports betting operator with a very competitive advantage, especially as the biggest game of the year is just around the corner. The NBC deal also includes. exclusive sports betting integrations during the network’s NFL football coverage and NBC Sports just happens to be the official broadcaster of the Super Bowl.
PointsBet should be 100% available to PA sports fans in time for the Super Bowl this weekend, which is sure to be an extra big day for the NBC-partnered sportsbook. The operator has already announced some very valuable promotions they have in store for their customers for the Big Game and more are likely to come as it kicks off its official PA launch.
Bonuses and Promotions Waiting for New Bettors
The arrival of a brand-new sportsbook just ahead of the Super Bowl is great news for all sports bettors in the Keystone State, with PointsBet offering plenty of valuable bonuses for all who sign up in the early days.
A welcome offer made up of two risk-free bets up to $2,000 is one of the best in the industry, not only in the US but worldwide. What’s even better, the bonus is subject to a 1x wagering requirement only, without any further strings attached.
Apart from the welcome bonus, players can also look forward to an ongoing promotion that allows them to convert Loyalty Points earned into free bets.
Loyalty points can be earned at the following rates:
- 1 Point for every $5 in fixed odds bets
- 1 Point for every $1 in parlay bets
- 1 Point for every $1 won or lost on points betting
Once you have accumulated some points, you can exchange them for free bets at following rates:
- 250 Points: $2.50 free bet
- 500 Points: $5 free bet
- 1,000 Points: $10 free bet
- 2,500 Points: $25 free bet
- 5,000 Points: $50 free bet
- 10,000 Points: $100 free bet
- 50,000 Points: $500 free bet
- 100,000 Points: $1,000 free bet
Players who enjoy parlay betting or the trademark “points betting” which has made PointsBet so distinctive in the industry will have a chance to earn a 1% cashback on all wagers made through this promotion, in addition to all the perks that come with betting with one of the finest sports betting apps in the world.
In addition, players can even request specific bets from PointsBet, with the operator’s “name a bet” program allowing you to ask for betting odds on any event of your choosing, as unique as it may be.
Partial premature cash payouts, new live same game parlays, and other unique features make PointsBet a valuable addition to the Pennsylvania sports betting scene, and is scheduled to be fully live within the next few days.