The Keystone Stone will be making history on Saturday, August 31, when college football fans will, for the very first time, have the opportunity to bet on their favorite college football teams. Pitt, Penn State, and Temple are the ones whose action will kick of collegiate sports betting, a move that will further propel the rise of sports betting in Pennsylvania.
To begin with, there will be over 40,000 Pitt fans at the ACC opener vs Virginia Saturday night and many of them will be at the sportsbook counter and sports betting kiosks at the Rivers Casino which is just a stone’s throw away from the Heinz Field.
On the same afternoon, there will be close to 80,000 football fans at the Beaver Stadium and they will be able to use their mobile devices to place bets on Nittany Lions -39.5. The services will be available from any of the Keystone State’s four online sports betting sites. There will also be a number of in-game wagers on offer which means that the punters can even bet through the final whistle of the game.
Temple fans, as of writing, do not have any sportsbook offering betting lines. Hopefully, this will change by the time August 31 rolls around so that the bettors can get to enjoy placing bets on their favorite teams. However, lines are available through the online sports betting sites for a total of 55 games on Saturday which is definitely a great start for collegiate sports betting.
Pennsylvania’s Growing List of Betting Options
There are, of course, avid sports bettors who may want to take advantage of the multiple online sites that are available. That said, they will be very happy to know that there will be a decent number of great betting options available to them. This will include sites like BetRivers and FanDuel both of which are reputable gaming brands that are known for offering top-notch gaming service in both Pennsylvania and other states.
Pennsylvania is one of the most lucrative gambling markets in the country due to its population and how welcoming its laws are for operators. As such, it is safe to say that the launch of collegiate sports betting is certainly going to be a big deal in terms of revenue as well as the impact it will have on other states that are considering legalizing and regulating sports betting. All in all, it is a welcome development that is, without a doubt, vital to further growth of the industry.