It’s difficult to ascertain the scale to which the sport betting industry will grow in the Keystone State, especially this early on.
Yet, it surely can only head in one direction when you consider the state has eight professional teams competing across the major leagues of various sports. And with a population of nearly 13 million residents spanning Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, you can bet your bottom dollar each can call on a strong following.
More than aware of the potential of tapping into a deep and loyal fan base is Caesars Entertainment who have signed a deal with the Philadelphia 76ers.
The agreement allows Caesars to run a series of online and in-game contests to promote its various brands to 76ers fans, which they’ll be hoping, in turn, will lead to a solid customer base. In return, the 76ers will receive promotions for Caesars properties including the yet to be opened, Harrah’s Philadelphia, and be able to offer promotional perks to fans at games.
Philadelphia Phillies (MLB)
The city of Philadelphia is proud of its baseball team as the Phillies have had quite a number of MLB titles. The Fightin' Phils have won 2 World Series (1980-2008), along with 7 NL pennants and 11 East Division titles.
Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB)
The Pirates haven’t enjoyed so much success in recent times but they are a club steeped in history as their five World Series titles suggests. Currently play in the National League Central division.
Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
The Sixers are synonymous as one of America’s great sporting institutions. With its rich history and the many legends that have turned out at Wells Fargo down the years - the likes of Wilt Chamberlain, Moses Malone, Charles Barkley among others - the team attracts a huge following.
Philadelphia Eagles (NFL)
The Eagles had been known as perennial underachievers but this subsided when the team clinched their first ever SuperBowl title in 2017. Play in the Eastern division of the National Football Conference.
Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL)
The Steelers are the oldest franchise in the American Football Conference but can back up their longevity with success having been crowned Super Bowl Champions six times.
Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
Successive Stanley Cup wins in the early 70’s and eight Conference championships, the Flyers share a fascinating rivalry with the Penguins considered to be the best in the league.
Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
The other half of the famed rivalry, fans of the Penguins will point to their five Stanley Cups as an indicator of who rules the roost in the Keystone State.
Philadelphia Union (MLS)
A new face among the ever-growing list of franchises to pop up in the MLS. Seen as ‘The U’s’ were only founded in 2008, there’s not much of a history to speak of. But a strong sixth place finish in the Eastern Conference in 2018 shows evidence of a club on the up under the stewardship of coach, Jim Curtin.