Pennsylvania Welcomes Fanatics As Newest Online Gambling Operator

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  • Fanatics launches sportsbook and casino in Pennsylvania with slots and live dealer titles.
  • Unique rewards system, FanCash, offers bonuses and merchandise.
  • Fanatics aims to compete with industry leaders in the state.

The Pennsylvania online gambling market is no stranger to competition, and the latest addition, Fanatics, has officially launched its sportsbook and online casino in the Keystone State. Taking over the reins from PointsBet, Fanatics joins the roster of 13 sportsbooks and 21 PA online casinos. This article delves into Fanatics' entry into Pennsylvania, detailing its offerings, promotions, and potential impact on the online gambling landscape.

Fanatics Makes its Mark in Pennsylvania 

Fanatics' journey into the Pennsylvania online gambling market reached a significant milestone with the official launch of its online casino and sportsbook. While the launch currently operates under a soft launch phase, it marks an exciting development for gambling enthusiasts in the state. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) oversees Fanatics' operations during this initial phase, ensuring a seamless transition for users.

One noteworthy aspect of Fanatics' entry is its replacement of PointsBet. To facilitate this transition, Fanatics has taken the initiative to automatically migrate all user data for previous PointsBet customers. This includes usernames, passwords, account balances, rewards points, and responsible gaming settings. It's a user-friendly approach that simplifies the shift to Fanatics for existing customers.

Expanding Footprint: Fanatics' State Presence 

Fanatics' entry into Pennsylvania sports betting isn't just a standalone event. Instead, it marks the eleventh state where Fanatics Sportsbook has established itself and the second state for Fanatics Casino. The company initially introduced its branded online casino in West Virginia in November of the previous year. This expansion highlights Fanatics' commitment to offering its services to a broader audience and underscores its potential to become a formidable player in the industry.

Exploring Fanatics' Online Casino 

For eager bettors in Pennsylvania, the arrival of Fanatics brings a diverse array of gaming options. Fanatics Casino offers a compelling selection of slots, table games, and live dealer titles. Partnering with the esteemed game manufacturer Light & Wonder, Fanatics has brought popular Pennsylvania slots titles to its platform, including 88 Fortunes, Jin Ji Bao, Endless Treasures, Dancing Drum Explosions, Ultimate Fire Link, and China Street. The casino's initial launch introduces 85 slots, with additional titles anticipated in the future.

Fanatics has also entered into a partnership with Evolution Gaming, known for its top-tier live dealer games. The live dealer library encompasses favorites such as Blackjack, American Roulette, European Roulette, Texas Hold'em, Baccarat, Craps, Three Card Poker, and Football Studio. With these offerings, Fanatics aims to cater to a broad spectrum of online casino players, delivering both classic and contemporary gaming experiences.

FanCash: A Unique Rewards System

One of the standout features of Fanatics' offering is its unique rewards system known as FanCash. This system allows customers to earn FanCash by participating in sports betting and casino games. Notably, FanCash can be redeemed as bonus bets or used to acquire merchandise on Fanatics' website, enhancing the overall user experience.

The earning mechanism for FanCash in the casino is as follows: 

  • Slots: 0.2% of the wager
  • Table games: 0.05% of the wager

Fanatics' sportsbook also incorporates FanCash, motivating bettors with a compelling rewards program. The potential to earn FanCash extends to various types of bets, including straight bets (up to 1% of the amount bet), parlay bets (up to 3% of the amount bet), and same-game parlays (up to 5% of the amount bet). This innovative rewards program is likely to attract users looking for added value from their sports betting and casino gaming experiences.

Competing with Industry Leaders

Fanatics has entered the Pennsylvania online gambling market with an ambitious goal – to compete with established industry leaders such as FanDuel Sportsbook PA and DraftKings Sportsbook PA. With its strong brand recognition and a dedicated customer base, Fanatics has the potential to make a significant impact.

One key advantage Fanatics brings to the table is its promotional capabilities, setting it apart from other operators. The inclusion of FanCash in both the sportsbook and casino is a compelling proposition, offering bettors additional incentives to choose Fanatics as their preferred platform.

Fanatics also emphasizes industry-leading functionality, boasting a search bar that allows users to easily find player props by using nicknames. This user-friendly feature enhances the overall betting experience, making it more convenient for customers to locate specific betting options.

The personalization of the sportsbook's homepage is another noteworthy aspect of Fanatics' approach. Tailoring the Discover page to individual customers' favorite teams, sports, and markets enhances user engagement and ensures a more personalized experience.

Inaugural Bets with Fanatics 

As Fanatics enters the Pennsylvania market, the sportsbook has already witnessed its first bets. A same-game parlay, involving the Philadelphia Sixers and the San Antonio Spurs, has captured the attention of bettors. With legs that include Joel Embiid's alternative points and rebounds, along with Victor Wembanyama's alternative points and rebounds, this bet offers an exciting glimpse into the potential for thrilling wagers on the Fanatics platform.

The Impact on PA Gambling  

Fanatics' entry into the Pennsylvania online gambling market represents a significant development in the state's gambling landscape. With its extensive range of gaming options, innovative rewards program, and strong brand presence, Fanatics is well-positioned to challenge established industry leaders and provide users with an exceptional online gambling experience. As bettors explore the offerings of Fanatics Casino and Fanatics Sportsbook PA, the competition in Pennsylvania's online gambling market is set to intensify, ultimately benefiting the state's gambling enthusiasts.

A huge sports fan; locally, many know me as the guy who does the PA for our high school football team on Friday nights. Having grown up in Michigan, I am a sports fan of all the Detroit teams, and at the college level, I love Michigan State sports. I have covered sports betting, iGaming and casino industry news for many well known websites.