Pennsylvania is among the states that now offer legal sports betting. The largest casino in the state, Parx Casino, is wasting no time getting in on the action.
The company is spending $10 million to build a new sportsbook at its main casino in Bensalem.
Plus, it is converting the off-track betting location in Philadelphia to a second full-service sportsbook. That location is near Philly’s professional sports stadiums and the heart of the city’s sports scene.
There was some concern that the $10 million license fee and a 41 percent tax rate would slow the growth of PA sports betting. However, those concerns are at rest. Parx signed a partnership agreement with Europe-based Kambi, an international sportsbook operator that specializes in online and mobile access.
Mobile sports betting access on Parx Sportsbook
Mobile access to the new Parx Sportsbook is definitely in the works.
In just its first two months in New Jersey, online betting accounted for 50 percent of all wagers. Expect a similar split in Pennsylvania; Kambi will undoubtedly take advantage of it.
Looking at Kambi’s current app for the DraftKings Sportsbook in New Jersey, we can assume that the Parx app will be similar. The design may include:
- A home screen with a shortcut to the day’s biggest event.
- Easy-to-navigate links to all the sports events that day.
- A quick-access banner along the top that rotates through the active promotions.
- Tabs along the bottom that take players to their betting summary or directly to an in-play betting screen.
The Parx app will also feature geo-technology, which recognizes when a player is within the borders of PA and legally able to wager. However, customers should be able to access the app from anywhere.
Parx PA Sportsbook bonus offer and details
Parx will certainly offer rewards to new enrollees, with extra incentives to download the mobile app or visit the physical sportsbooks.
We can’t say for sure what those incentives will be, but looking Kambi’s history helps give us an idea of what to expect.
New Jersey customers enjoy a bonus of a first-bet match, up to $200, upon registering for a new account. The only requirement is that customers must place that initial bet within 30 days of registration.
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We expect that something of similar value will be available to new customers in Pennsylvania.
Registering for a new Parx account
Registering for a new account to take advantage of new customer bonuses should be simple.
In Kambi’s last mobile app, it requires a player’s name, date of birth, physical address, email address, phone number and the last four digits of his or her Social security number.
Once verification completes, which takes mere seconds, new customers choose a username and password. Players can also use a secondary layer of security called “strong authentication.” When enabled, the app sends a pin to the mobile number on file each time a login attempt is made.
To register for an account, a player must be at least 21 years old – the legal age for sports wagering in Pennsylvania.
Deposits at Parx Sportsbook
Depositing money into a new account should come with several convenient options.
The tried-and-true method of using a credit or debit card will undoubtedly be available.
Parx is also set to offer a prepaid card, which operates similarly to a credit card.
PayPal should also be an option, which allows users to attach a credit or debit card to their online account.
Direct transfers from bank accounts are another quick-and-easy method that should be on offer.
Furthermore, Pennsylvania is home to hundreds of PayNearMe locations where players should be able to deposit money into a Parx account.
Personal checks sent by mail or cash deposited directly at the Parx Casino are also an expected option.
Withdrawals at Parx Sportsbook
The simplest way to make a withdrawal should be through the same method used to make a deposit. Customers will likely be able to use credit cards, debit cards, prepaid cards, bank transfers and PayPal to make instantaneous fund withdrawals with the click of a button.
For other withdrawals, customers should be able to arrange a bank transfer or electronic check with an expected delay in processing. Large deposit amounts may also result in a processing delay.
Available wagers on Parx Sportsbook
Once a player’s new account is flush with money, it’s time to place a few bets.
Parx will undoubtedly offer its customers all traditional straight-up bets that involve point spreads, money lines and selecting winners.
Furthermore, players can also expect to see other options that include over/under bets (wagers on the total points combined in a single game), parlays (multiple games rolled into a single bet), teasers (bets that move the point spread to a more favorable number), and proposition bets (wagers on individual events that take place inside an event).
Players should expect Parx to take futures bets, which are wagers on the winners of sporting events that have yet to occur, like the Stanley Cup Playoffs and the 2019 World Series.
Parx Sportsbook in-play bets
The new and popular in-play wagering option will be available by Parx and Kambi.
Because in-play wagering involves betting after a contest has started and features shifting point spreads and odds as the game progresses, a mobile app is an ideal way to take advantage of this kind of gaming action.
In fact, it’s also excellent at providing continuing player engagement and entertainment, a pleasant change from placing a single bet before a game begins.
Parx Sportsbook rewards program
We can’t be sure that Parx will offer its sportsbook customers a rewards program or what exactly this program would look like. However, because Parx offers its casino customers a rewards program, it’s safe to assume it will do the same at this new venture.
The current casino rewards program, called Xclub, features three tiers: Players, Premium and Elite.
Players climb tiers by accruing points, which players earn with the amount of money they wager in six months. Once a player enters a tier, he or she can reap its benefits for an additional six months.
Those benefits include a $10 free play upon registration and escalating rewards, like dedicated cashier windows, complimentary food and drink, and the possibility to win additional free plays.
Other promotions for Parx Sportsbook
When looking at Kambi’s collaboration with DraftKings in New Jersey, we can get a sense of what player promotions it may offer with Parx in Pennsylvania.
With the NFL in season, Kambi offers its New Jersey customers Giants-focused betting with specific boosters around proposition bets involving rookie sensation Saquon Barkley. Because Pennsylvania is home to two NFL franchises, including recent Super Bowl champion Eagles, it’s easy to envision the kind of team- and player-specific promotions that could be offered by Parx.
There are also offers that can help players maximize their bets. With sportsbook pools, a customer can place a simple $20 bet on NFL results and enter a pool that matches their bet against other NFL bettors. For instance, the ultimate prize for winning such a pool can be as high as $100,000.
In New Jersey, players can earn a little extra wagering cash by referring a friend. This bonus adds $50 to their available wagering funds.