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When Will bet365 Launch in Pennsylvania? Timeline & More Info

We’ve gathered everything you may want to know surrounding the bet365 Pennsylvania launch in the Keystone State.

Read this piece to learn all there is to know about bet365 in Pennsylvania. (Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto).
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The bet365 Pennsylvania launch was something many in the Keystone State eagerly awaited for a long time. bet365 Sportsbook is one of the most popular sports betting sites in the world, but the global giant has made its entrance into the United States over the last few years.

bet365 is now live in Pennsylvania for a soft launch. This allows those in the state to sign up and see what the sportsbook has to offer.

We’ll cover everything you need to know surrounding bet365′s launch in Pennsylvania more in this article.

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How did the bet365 Pennsylvania partnership begin?

The partnership between the U.K.-based sportsbook bet365 and Pennsylvania was formed in January of 2023.

On Jan. 9, bet365 made a deal with Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI for short) in an effort to join the fray of 14 other online sportsbooks and 18 online casinos that Pennsylvania had at the time of the deal being made.

This deal was all made possible by the fact that TwinSpires’ license was abandoned, opening the opportunity for a company such as bet365 to swoop in and take their place. TwinSpires’ decided last year it would exit the sports betting space and continue to focus on its horse racing products.

bet365 and CDI in January “officially announced a multi-year agreement for online sports betting and iGaming market access in Pennsylvania, subject to necessary regulatory approvals.”

bet365 was late to the fray in Pennsylvania, and PA has a cap on licenses available, which is why bet365 couldn’t make a move until an opening happened.

Additionally, Pennsylvania has a high entry fee of $10 million and a 36 percent tax rate, which added a layer of financial difficulty to enter the Keystone State’s betting scene.

When did bet365 launch in Pennsylvania?

The timeline of how soon bet365 Sportsbook would launch in Pennsylvania was unknown for a long time. Since the deal between CDI and bet365 was announced on Jan. 9, 2024, there hadn’t been much information given.

But in the middle of July, bet365 PA went live in a soft launch which granted those in the Keystone State access to one of the rising sportsbooks in the industry.

Where else is bet365 currently operational?

New Jersey

The very first state bet365 was licensed in was New Jersey. This launch is many years old now, with launch coming just in time for the 2019 NFL season. They exclusively operated out of New Jersey for a few years before launching in their next state, Colorado.


In September of 2022, Colorado went live with bet365 after partnering with Century Casinos. Since then, they’ve agreed to a three-year partnership with the Colorado Rockies in an effort to increase their publicity in the state.


Following the launch in Colorado, the Buckeye State of Ohio was next on the docket for bet365. When Ohio sports betting went live on Jan. 1, 2023, bet365 was ready to launch alongside them. bet365 partnered with the Cleveland Guardians.


Virginia went live nearly one month later on Jan. 31, 2023, as mentioned earlier. bet365 partnered with the NFL’s Washington Commanders as their official sports betting partner (though Fanatics has a sportsbook at FedEx Field).


The next state to launch bet365 Sportsbook was Iowa, whose June 5th 2023 launch came just in time for players to wager during the Stanley Cup Finals and NBA Finals.


The fourth recent state to go live with bet365 is Kentucky, where online sports betting went live on September 28th, 2023. This launch came during the 2023 NFL regular season.


November 21st, 2023 saw Louisiana become the third latest state in the U.S. to launch. This came a couple days before Thanksgiving and the NFL action that accompanies it.


Jan. 30, 2024 saw the Hoosier State become bet365′s eighth state to go live just two weeks before the big game between the Chiefs and 49ers.


Arizona was the second latest state to launch with bet365, making it the ninth state to be live on Feb. 5, one week before the Chiefs and 49ers kicking off in the big game.

North Carolina

The Tar Heel State saw North Carolina sports betting go live on March 11, and bet365 was one of the sportsbooks to go live on launch day just one week before March Madness.

Reviewing the bet365 mobile app

You won’t find many sports betting apps more complete and ready to be used by new and experienced bettors alike than bet365.

They have everything you could want, from a clean user interphase to navigate to quick load times. Their color scheme is also inviting to look at.

Additionally, bet365′s mobile app allows players to live stream select sporting events, which makes it easier and more convenient to live bet than ever.

While their Google Play Store ratings are much lower than their Apple App Store ratings, the bet365 app should work without issues for those in Pennsylvania.

  1. Apple App Store Rating: 4.7/5 stars out of 300k reviews (July 2024)

  2. Google Play Store Rating: 4.6/5 stars out of 15.8k reviews (July 2024)

What promotions does bet365 offer in Pennsylvania for existing users?

bet365 offers promotions for NFl, NCAAF, NBA, MLB, and NHL players to redeem during both the regular season and playoffs. The promotion for each of these leagues is an early payout offer.

This means if you wager a pre-game moneyline bet and your team leads during the game by its promotion-specific threshold, your wager will be counted as a win no matter the game’s end result.

Additionally, bet365 currently offers a promotion for parlay profit boosts that vary depending on how many legs your parlay has in it.

Answering bet365 FAQs

What deposit and withdrawal methods can I use on bet365?

bet365 has a plethora of deposit and withdrawal methods available to their customers. Debit and credit cards, online banking, PayPal, Skrill, and a bet365 Mastercard are ways you can both deposit and take out funds.

Deposits are made available right away unless you use Skrill or PayPal, which may have slightly longer processing times. There’s no transaction fee attached, and the minimum deposit amount is $10.

As for withdrawing, there’s no fees attached here either. $10 is the minimum withdrawal amount for most methods.

One to five business days is the expected wait time for using online baking and debit/credit cards. If you use Skrill or PayPal, your processing time will be a bit quicker.

How competitive and diverse are bet365′s sports betting markets?

bet365 offers a similar selection of betting markets in comparison to the rest of the sports betting industry. Standard leagues like the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL only begin to cover what can be wagered on.

Snooker, Rugby, Table Tennis, and Handball are just a few of the smaller sporting leagues that bet365 allows you to wager on. Horse racing isn’t yet able to be wagered on in the U.S.

bet365′s odds are competitive, particularly when looking at prop bets. They may not be quite on the same level as some sites’ like FanDuel, but they’re more than good enough to warrant playing.

Pennsylvania sports teams to bet on

Philadelphia 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers were one of the NBA’s best teams in 2023-24, as they finished as the No. 7 seed and made the playoffs.

The 76ers came up short this year in their quest to win an NBA Finals, but they still have Joel Embiid playing at an MVP level alongside growing star Tyrese Maxey.

Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pirates have been a struggling franchise for the majority of the 2000′s, with them struggling to retain stars they’ve developed long-term. As a result, there’s been little postseason success.

Pittsburgh has found themselves with a good crop of young talent currently that they hope will continue to develop and stay in the long run as they look to make the playoffs for the first time since 2015.

Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies made it to the World Series in 2022 but failed to get there in 2023 despite keeping most of the same roster in-tact. This season sees the Phillies have one of the most star-studded rosters in baseball.

With the likes of Bryce Harper, Trae Turner, and J.T. Realmuto all locked up long-term, Philadelphia hopes to get over the hump for the first time since 2008 with this core.

Philadelphia Eagles

After making it to the Super Bowl two years season, the Philadelphia Eagles kept more of their roster in-tact than not. But they had a disappointing collapse in the back half of their 2023 season.

Even with centerpieces Jalen Hurts and A.J. Brown under contract for the long-haul, the Eagles have a lot of questions to answer in the offseason.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Mike Tomlin led the Pittsburgh Steelers to another winning season in 2023, continuing his streak of never having a losing season as head coach. They even snuck into the postseason as the No. 7 seed.

However, quarterback remains a huge question mark for this team going forward as the likes of T.J. Watt are only getting older, putting more pressure on this team than they’ve had in decades to start succeeding in January.

Pittsburgh Penguins

Few sports franchises have defined excellence over the last 15 years than the Pittsburgh Penguins. Before missing the playoffs in 2022-23, they’d made the postseason every year since 2005-06. They won three of the four Stanley Cup Finals they appeared in during that run.

After missing the playoffs for a second straight season, the future over Pittsburgh’s teams face more questions than answers for the first time in a very long time.

Philadelphia Flyers

For as consistently excellent as the Penguins have been since 2005, the Flyers have been the opposite. The 2012 playoffs were the last time Philadelphia advanced past the first round of the playoffs, with them making the postseason just four times in the last 11 campaigns.

The Flyers were one of the youngest teams in the league in 2023, and that’s the case once again in 2024 as they continue their rebuild in the post-Claude Giroux era.

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