I live right on the border of PA & MD...PA has and MD is really dragging feet (probably won't have until 2021). It's great...PA has online, so you can do all from FanDuel or whatever app you prefer...just have to physically in the state (verified with Geolocation). Not to mention with them all trying to grab market share, there have been some great first time rewards/bonuses that were typically unlike any of those bogus offshore ones where you have to rewager it like 10x before can pull out.
Also, it's probably a good thing that I live in MD, but need to physically be in PA to place bets...keeps me from adding bad bets from my couch Saturday nights after several whiskeys!
I live in pa but travel to Jersey nearly every week, Rivers operates in pa and indiana and Sugarhouse operate in both states with a $250.00 sign up match on both sites in both states. so in other words you sign up with a 250 deposit and hit activate and they give you a 250 match immediately with no strings except you must be in the state to wager verified by geolocation on your device. Also the Borgota now has a 300.00 sign up bet through ( not as good as sugarhouse ) Since college football start this year I have received over 1600.00 in free money. They have deposit matches all the time ( deposit 150 and they match it at either 100 or 50%). Withdrawls are very easy at the cage in the casino instantly approved on line and I have received checks in the mail also. We also have fan duel, Parx sportsbook, and more but I am now only using Rivers and Sugarhouse. Good luck Gentleman
Politicians, lobbyist groups and people with money and agendas.
The same reason there are still dry counties in some areas. Antiquated ideals that associate gambling, drinking, etc. with sin and the myth that we are a "Christian Nation".
Typically with gambling winnings you have to win more than $5,000 and then they withhold either a flat 25 or 28%
Interesting to see you use the Rivers/Sugarhouse. similar to you, i opened accounts almost everywhere to take full advantage of all the first time sign-ups features, etc. but last i used them they didn't have an app. FanDuel has the best app out there IMO and it's not really close...although it did seem like i was finding favorable lines (for my side at least) at Parx more often. I did see Draft Kings recently got approved for PA, but at the time their sign-up bonuses were sh!t...have to recheck that b/c looked like a good app as well. Agreed on the payouts, it's so nice/easy...plus with being legalized/US gaming a lot less risk of CC or bank account getting stolen or some sh!t when doing deposits and/or online payouts...unlike a certain outfit out of Costa Rica (rhymes with Live Times) that I would magically always have fraud on my CC after using.
Make sure you visit a physical sportsbook (or a racetrack) prior to year-end and pick up a bunch of loose losing tickets...so you can prove you have losses = to your winnings that were reported on the 1099.
That's a negative.. nevada nor Mississippi takes a flat fee.. largest winnings I took home on a bet was 29400 they dont take a flat fee.. if you win 3k or more on a bet or 10k at say a William hill then you are suppose to claim it.. but never have.. my average bet is about 6k just for a typical game it's so hard to track it... I usually tend to break down like 4 or 5 bets of 2k on a game if I really like it just so they cant track it.. personally I'm against all this legalization I liked when it was legal in a few see states. I like having 2 month vacations in vegas.. it was so much easier to win imo now that it's legal I feel like some of the integrity has been taken out.. these outcomes have become laughable on half the games. Refs manipulating everything.. more states legalizing the less I bet anymore
I live in Pennsylvania. Our first retail book opened in Philly last December. Our first online book opened right around June. Online is so convenient and the bonuses are pretty good. I think someone above mentioned rivers and sugarhouse bonuses, they were awesome. Most of the others are just if your first bet loses you're covered, which is still obviously good. But once the bonuses were done, I try to place most of my bets at my local book (about 20 mins away) to avoid tax the hassle. I am not a high risk bettor, I bet up to $500 max on a game. They don't take any taxes from that, in my state a lottery ticket that wins $600 or more is taxed. So id assume that's how a sports betting cash ticket win gets taxed at a casino. Legal is so great, good luck to all of you getting it online and a book close to you
NY has legal sports betting in a few Indian casinos. I love the betting kiosks they have, they are better than what online books offer. The juice could be better though. But the deal breaker for me is I live 25 minutes away. By the time I drive there, park, wait for some 80 year old guy to put his bet in in front of me, and drive back it, it 90 minutes. I'll do this for the Super Bowl, but not every week. When there is kiosk in the 7-11 near me, then I will be wagering a lot more regularly.