With football back, baseball approaching its postseason and basketball right around the corner, there's no better time to begin your Pennsylvania sports betting journey. Caesars Sportsbook Pennsylvania went live just in time for the football season, and one of the most trusted names in sports betting is offering industry-leading incentives for first-time Pennsylvania mobile sports betting depositors. Right now, Caesars Sportsbook is offering up to a $1,250 first bet on Caesars plus 1,000 Reward Credits and 1,000 Tier Credits when you use the code GAMEFULLC. If your initial bet up to $1,250 doesn't win, you get it back in a free bet you can use within 14 days. The new Caesars Sportsbook signup offer and exclusive Caesars Sportsbook promo code are already huge hits, but they won't last forever. Download the Caesars Sportsbook app now.

Caesars Sportsbook is now offering your first bet up to $1,250 on Caesars for new customers ready to bet on sports in Pennsylvania. If you are a new registrant in PA who is 21+*, you can register, deposit, and get up to a $1,250 bet on Caesars with the code GAMEFULLC. If your bet doesn't hit, don't worry. Caesars will give you a single free bet credit you can use within 14 days. (Terms and conditions apply. See details here. Offer expires 11/1/2022).  

If you are a first-time bettor at Pennsylvania online sportsbooks, learning all the sports betting terms can be a little overwhelming. Here is a helpful guide to get you started so you can wager like a pro.

How to bet on sports in Pennsylvania

Here are several ways you can bet on sports in Pennsylvania from our friends at SportsLine:

Against the spread: The spread is a handicap that requires the favored team to win the game by an ascribed number of points in order for the bettor to win a wager on that team. If Philadelphia is listed as an 8.5-point favorite over New York in basketball, that means that Philadelphia would have to win by nine points or more for its side to cover the spread. For a bet on New York to cover, it would have to win outright or lose by eight points or fewer.

Money line: One of the simplest forms of online sports betting, money line betting is when you wager which team will win outright. The payouts are adjusted to reflect which team is favored. If Philadelphia is listed as the -250 favorite, that means it would take a $250 wager to return $100 if Philadelphia wins. If New York is the +210 underdog, that means a $100 wager on the team would return $210 with a win.

Futures: Futures betting allows you to wager on season-long outcomes. Popular futures bets include bets on which team will win the championship in a given league, which individual athlete might win a golf or tennis tournament, and which individual players in team sports might win an end-of-season award.

*PA only. 21+. Valid only for new users and first wager of at least $10. Bet amount of qualifying wager returned as bet credit only if wager is settled as a loss, to a maximum of $1,250; must be used within 14 days of receipt. Must register with eligible promo code. Credits will be added to account within 7 days after qualifying wager settles. See Caesars.com/promos for full terms. Void where prohibited. Know When To Stop Before You Start.® If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, help is available. Call 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537).