Mega Millions Delivers Record-Breaking $4 Million Online Jackpot in PA

A PA Lottery player from Luzerne County won the largest online prize ever, cashing in on a Mega Millions drawing for $4 MILLION DOLLARS

New year, new record. HUGE PA Lottery online jackpot winner.

The PA Lottery announced Wednesday that a player in Luzerne County recently won its largest online prize ever, cashing in on a Mega Millions drawing for a massive $4 million jackpot.

The ticket matched all five white balls drawn, 4-19-39-42-52, but not the yellow Mega Ball, 9, to win the $4 million prize, minus applicable withholding. 

The player reaped the rewards of the $1 Megaplier option, which boosted the prize to $4 million instead of $1 million because the multiplier drawn was four.

In total, more than 35,600 other PA Lottery Mega Millions tickets won prizes of various amounts in the drawing. Furthermore, more than 8,600 tickets purchased with Megaplier were winners, boosting the prize totals of those winning tickets.

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PA Lottery continues to pay dividends for its players

The recent wins continue a hot streak for PA lottery players. In December, scratch-off lottery players won a total of more than $223 million, including two jackpots of $1 million each.

The PA Lottery also released its first-ever $50 scratch-off ticket, which has a maximum prize of $5 million.

Online lottery games are a perfect fit for PA weather

With winter weather arriving in Pennsylvania, many players may choose to play PA lottery games from the comfort of home.

Fortunately, the Pennsylvania Lottery has numerous online PA Lottery offerings that can be played on a computer, tablet, or mobile device. 

Online players can purchase Powerball, Mega Millions, Treasure Hunt, and Cash4life tickets at palottery.com or by using the Lottery’s Official App.

There are also a variety of other online games, including a Team USA game, that seems like a perfect fit for the Winter Olympics, which begin on February 4th.

That game is a number-style match game with a multiplier that can boost prizes up to 10 times their value. There’s also a chance to activate three different bonus games. In addition, the Team USA game has an autoplay option to automatically play up to 20 game rounds

Friday’s Mega Millions drawing features massive $376 million jackpot

As for the traditional Mega Millions game, there was no winner in Tuesday’s drawing, which boosts Friday’s drawing to a $376 million annuity value, or $256.4 million in cash.

And whether there’s a winner or not, Pennsylvania’s older citizens will continue to reap the rewards of the PA lottery programs.

The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery to direct all proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since ticket sales began in 1972, it has contributed more than $32.6 billion to fund property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care services, prescription assistance, and local services including senior centers and meals.


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Time for Hot Hands: PokerStars Winter Series Returns Jan. 22nd

PokerStars Winter Series in PA is giving poker players opportunities to play in 44 events with a prize pool over $1 million.

Forget the snowfalls. The PokerStars Winter Series is about to drop a blizzard of cold, hard cash on many of our Pennsylvania poker players, giving them an opportunity to play in 44 events that will feature several freezeout tournaments.

The PokerStars Winter Series returns on January 22, 2022, and runs through the end of the month. The popular tournament will take place throughout several states, but PA is leading the way with a $1 million guaranteed prize pool.

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PokerStars Winter Series will be full of FREEZErolls

This year’s Winter Series tournament will feature some new “FREEZEroll” offers.

  • PA players who deposit $30 will have a chance to win a share of $3,000.
  • PA players who deposit $100 or more will have a chance to win a share of $10,000.

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL:

  • The $3k & $10k FREEZEroll event giveaways take place on January 22, 2022
  • Daily $1,000 Second Chance Freerolls (1/23/22 – 1/30/22)
  • High Roller Events: $500
  • $1,000 High Roller Freezeout
  • $10 Freezeouts for PA poker players offered daily (1/25/22 – 1/28/22)
  • Variety of action-packed poker Main Events on 1/30/22

Winter Series will bring 44 events to PA poker players

In the Winter Series tournament, players in PA will only compete against each other.

PokerStars Winter Series in PA

  • 44 events with buy-ins ranging between $10 and $1,000
  • Pennsylvania Main Event will be held on Jan. 30 and 31
    • $200 buy-in
    • $150,000 prize pool

The complete PokerStars Winter Series schedule can be found at this PlayPA poker link.

PokerStars site has tutorial pages to get you tournament ready

To get started as an online poker player, the PokerStars site has a number of pages that can help you learn the basics:

  1. Poker Rules
  2. Poker Strategy
  3. Help with Hands
  4. Poker Dictionary
  5. PokerStars School

Including a very informative page from our friends at the Online Poker Report.

PokerStars Winter Series begins: Saturday, January 22, 2022

Winter is here. And as the snow begins to fall outside, poker players can turn their attention to warmer, brighter things.

Like a much-needed card arriving on the flop. Or a big pile of cash coming home at the end of a tournament. Good luck… let’s shuffle up and deal!


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PA Lottery Delivers Big Prizes with December Scratchers & New Games in January

PA Lottery Scratch-off players from all across Pennsylvania hit it big in December, winning more than $223 million last month.

The gifts arrived all month long with PA Lottery scratch-off tickets.

Scratch-off lottery players from all across Pennsylvania hit it big in December, winning more than $223 million last month.

Two prizes, in particular, must have felt like a Christmas miracle.

  • One player in Coraopolis in Allegheny County won $1 million on a scratch-off ticket from the Uni-Mart at 1300 Coraopolis Heights Road.
  • And another player in Enola (Cumberland County) also won $1 million on a scratch-off ticket from the Smoker’s Express at 457 North Enola Road.

Both retailers earned a $5,000 bonus for selling the winners.

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There were many more wins in other places too. Other scratch-off jackpots during the month of December included the following:

  • Two prizes of $500,000
  • Three prizes of $250,000
  • Two prizes of $100,000

A more comprehensive list of monthly winners can be found here. However, the list of winners does not include the numerous scratch-off players who won less than $1,000.

The largest PA Lottery scratch-off ticket ever ($50)

Now, a new month and a new year have arrived. New winners emerge every day.

And there’s a brand new game from the PA Lottery to help make even more of them.

In honor of the PA Lottery’s upcoming 50th Anniversary in March, the organization released its first-ever $50 scratch-off ticket on Dec. 28th. The scratch-off ticket has a massive maximum prize of $5 million.

Thus, the $50 scratch-off is named the $5 Million Money Maker. Previously, the most expensive scratch-off ticket from the PA Lottery was $30.

Here are the details on the PA Lottery’s first-ever $50 scratch-off ticket:

  • 5 top prizes of $5 million
  • Over $285 million in total cash prizes
  • Over 145,000 in prizes from $500 to $10,000

$50 scratch off-ticket $5 Million Money Maker rules:

  • When any of your numbers match the winning number, win the prize shown under the matching number.
  • Reveal a “money roll” (MNYRL) symbol and win the prize shown under the matching number.
  • Scratch off a “$500 burst” (WIN$500) symbol and you just won $500.
  • Reveal the “vault” (WINALL) symbol and you just won all 30 prizes show.
  • Scratch off a “Five Mil” ($5MIL) symbol and win $5 million.
  • Star bonus: Scratch off a “$1,000 burst” (Win1K) and you just won $1,000. Reveal a “20X” (20TIMES) or a “50X” (50TIMES) symbol and multiply any prize won in the main play area.
  • Cash bonus: Reveal a cash prize amount in any BONUS spot and win that amount instantly. Cash Bonus is played separately.

For chances of winning, complete game rules and prizes remaining, visit the PA Lottery website.

A number of new PA Lottery scratch-off tickets have hit the shelves

New PA Lottery tickets in stores on Nov. 23:

  • $3 Million Xtreme Tripler ($30)
  • $500,000 Crossword Mania ($10)
  • All About the Benjamins ($5)
  • Fast Ca$h ($1)

New PA Lottery tickets in stores as of Dec. 28:

  • $5 Million Money Maker ($50)
  • $1,000,000 Power Payday ($20)
  • Love 2 Win ($5)
  • Top Dollar Crossword ($3)
  • My Lucky Valentine ($2)
  • Perfect Match ($1)

*Love 2 Win, My Lucky Valentine, and Perfect Match are second-chance eligible. PA Lottery Second Chance gives VIP Players Club members more chances to win.

New Pennsylvania Lottery Fast Play games

Lottery games that launched in November 2021

  • Frosty Fun ($10)
  • Holiday Cash Drop ($5)
  • To Me, From Santa ($2)
  • Baking Spirits Bright ($1)

*all of the above games are second-chance eligible

New PA Lottery Fast Play Games available Dec. 7:

  • Dynamite Doubler ($20)
  • Money Bag Bonus ($5)
  • Match 3 Tripler ($1)
  • PA Lottery Fast Play Games Coming in 2022

In stores as of Jan. 4

  • $50 or $100 Mayhem ($10)
  • Lucky in Love ($5)
  • Cupcake Cash ($2)
  • Bee Mine ($1)

*All of the above except $100 Mayhem are second chance eligible

The PA Lottery remains the only state system that uses all its proceeds for older citizens

Whatever lottery games you play and however you play them, the organization’s mission will be the same as it was when it first began in March of 1972.

The PA Lottery is the only state lottery system to direct all its proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since ticket sales began in 1972, it has contributed more than $32.6 billion to fund property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care services, prescription assistance, and other local services.

In the end, everyone reaps the rewards.

Players can win big prizes.

And senior citizens win every time a ticket is bought.


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Killer Crossovers: BetMGM & Unibet Feature Paired Sportsbook/Casino Promotions

Crossovers are an essential part of sports. Now Pennsylvania’s sportsbooks and betting apps are getting good at their own crossover moves.

Crossovers are an essential part of sports.

Allen Iverson had a great one. Michael Jordan used one to beat the Utah Jazz for his sixth championship. And some athletes have even crossed over off the court.

Jordan and LeBron James made SpaceJam films. Shaquille O’ Neal made both music and movies. Damian Lillard raps.

And now Pennsylvania’s sportsbooks and betting apps are getting good at their own crossover moves. But in this realm, the crossover is an incentive that pairs MGM sportsbook and UniBet casino promotions.

BetMGM Sportsbook & Casino: $20 for $10

BetMGM is one brand that has a crossover promotion live now. Players who bet $10 or more on the BetMGM Sportsbook can get $20 Freeplay at the BetMGM Casino. The offer is valid every Thursday, Sunday, and Monday through January 9th.

Here are the rest of the details.

  • Sign in to your BetMGM account every Thursday, Sunday, and Monday through January 9, 2022.
  • Opt into the Ten for Twenty promotion.
  • Once opted in, wager $10 or more on BetMGM Sports to get your free bet.
  • Earn $20 free play on BetMGM Casino after you bet the required $10 on BetMGM Sports and the wager has been settled.
  • In order to receive the $20 free play bonus, all bets for this promotion must be placed and settled on the same promotional day on which the player opts-in.

Unibet offers Fun-day Sundays and Mondays

Over at Unibet, the site features some excellent crossover promotions for football fans, including “Eagles Sunday Fundays”. On Sundays, players who wager at least $25 in the Eagles-branded blackjack Unibet casino game can get some extra money in the sportsbook.

Here’s the fine print:

  • Wager $25+ cash on Eagles Blackjack, then receive a free $10 sportsbook bet.
  • Promotion Period: Sundays each week from 12:01 AM EST – 11:59 PM EST.
  • Players can only qualify once per week.
  • Qualifying players will receive their sportsbook free bet the following Tuesday at 5:00 PM EST.

In addition, Unibet’s “Hail Mary Mondays” can help parlay players earn some bonus cash for every touchdown scored on Monday Night Football. The details are below:

  • Bet a minimum of $25 cash on a single game parlay bet for select Monday Night Football games.
  • Win or lose, you will get a $2 casino bonus(s) for every Touchdown (TD) scored.
  • Eligible games for this promotion will be specified. Play all 4 full quarters to be eligible.
  • Eligible players will be able to see their casino bonus(s) within 72 hours.

Monday’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns has an over/under of 41 points, setting up a number of potential bonus payouts for Unibet’s parlay players.

Check your favorite sportsbook or app for additional crossover promotions

Many other sportsbooks have also offered crossover promotions as well, so check back often for new deals and incentives. Because you don’t need YouTube highlights of Jordan or Iverson to find some great crossovers.

Pennsylvania’s sportsbooks and betting apps have some right here, so now you have exactly what you need.

And combined with the right player, they can be a winning move.


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Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants: Week 16 Team and Player Prop Betting Preview

Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants Week 16 Betting Lines. Philadelphia is -450 on the moneyline. The game’s total is set at 40.5, with each side priced at -110.

Opportunity is knocking.

Will the Eagles let it in?

After Tuesday’s 27-17 victory over Washington, Philadelphia is on the brink of the NFC’s Playoff Picture, as the first team out (No. 8) if everything started today.

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But the Eagles have a favorable matchup with the New York Giants visiting on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Meanwhile, the Minnesota Vikings (No. 7, 7-7), who are one spot ahead of the Eagles, and the New Orleans Saints (No. 9, 7-7), who are one spot behind, face tougher tests. Minnesota plays the Los Angeles Rams (10-4) and New Orleans plays Miami (7-7).

So the Eagles have a golden opportunity to make some headway on Sunday.

And although the NFL’s COVID concerns have seemingly limited some of the player props for the game, Pennsylvania’s sportsbooks and betting apps have many other odds, promos, and prop bets to carry you deep into the playoff chase.

Let’s take a look at the betting lines.

Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants Week 16 Betting Lines

DraftKings Sportsbook has the Eagles as 10-point favorites in Sunday’s game, which will be broadcast at 1 p.m. on FOX.

Philadelphia is -450 on the moneyline.

The game’s total is set at 40.5, with each side priced at -110.

TD Scorer Props are Live at DraftKings Sportsbook

DraftKings has pricing posted for a number of players to score a touchdown in Sunday’s game. Here’s a quick look at the numbers.

Eagles/Giants Anytime TD Scorer

  • Miles Sanders: +100
  • Jalen Hurts: +125
  • Saquon Barkley: +160
  • DeVonta Smith: +165
  • Dallas Goedert: +175
  • Jordan Howard: +215
  • Kenny Golladay: +310
  • Jalen Reagor: +310
  • Boston Scott: +350
  • Quez Watkins: +350
  • Eagles Defense: +380

Pricing is also available on other players with longer anytime scorer odds.

Eagles/Giants First or Last TD Scorer

The odds to score first or last jump significantly since the wager is limited to a single touchdown. Here are those numbers:

  • Miles Sanders: +600
  • Jalen Hurts: +700
  • Saquon Barkley: +850
  • DeVonta Smith: +900
  • Dallas Goedert: +1000
  • Jordan Howard: +1200
  • Kenny Golladay: +1600
  • Jalen Reagor: +1600
  • Boston Scott: +1800
  • Quez Watkins: +1800
  • Eagles Defense: +2000

FanDuel Sportsbook has a Special Rushing Yardage Wager

Over at FanDuel, there’s a Weekly Special wager related to the rushing totals of Giants running back Saquon Barkley and Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts.

  • Barkley and Hurts to each have 75+ yards rushing: +700

FanDuel also has pricing posted on the Highest/Lowest scoring teams in Week 16.

The Cowboys are favored to be the highest scoring team at +600. The Eagles are fourth at +900.

The Giants are the favorites to be the lowest scoring team at +650. The Eagles are much father down that list at +3300.

FOX Bet prop focuses on Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts

FOX Bet has a prop bet built around Hurts and his dual-threat abilities. If Hurts records at least one touchdown by both passing and rushing, players will win the wager at +175 odds.

FOX Bet also has a number of props related to yardage totals. Here’s a sampling of those involving the Eagles:

  • Miles Sanders and Saquon Barkley 50+ rushing yards each: +120
  • Sanders 50+ rushing yards and a TD: +162
  • DeVonta Smith and Kenny Golladay 50+ receiving yards each: +162
  • Smith 50+ receiving yards and a TD: +250
  • Smith to score a first-half TD: +275
  • Dallas Goedert and Evan Engram 50+ receiving yards each: +275
  • Goedert 50+ receiving yards and a TD: +300
  • Miles Sanders to score a first quarter TD: +400
  • Sanders 100+ rushing yards and a TD: +450
  • Jalen Hurts 300+ passing yards and DeVonta Smith 100+ receiving yards: +1200
  • Hurts 300+ passing yards and Miles Sanders 100+ rushing yards: +1200
  • Hurts 300+ passing yards and Dallas Goedert 100+ receiving yards: +1200

Betting trends facts and lines

The DraftKings stats page is a great place to start your research before making a wager. In addition to matchup stats, there are a number of recent results and betting trends also listed.

Here are some of the trends for the Eagles-Giants:

  • The Eagles have won each of their last seven home games against the Giants: Eagles moneyline, -480
  • Seven of the Giants last eight games have gone UNDER the total: Under 40.5, -110
  • The Giants have covered the spread in 13 of their last 15 road games against NFC opponents: Giants +10, -110

On Sunday, the Eagles are aiming for their eighth straight home victory over the Giants. But there’s a lot more on the line than NFC East dominance.

The playoffs are approaching.

And opportunity is knocking.

The Eagles just need to open the door and grab hold of it.

Top Five NFL Most Vocal Fanbases: Where Do Steelers And Eagles Fans Rank?

The most vocal and fervent NFL fan bases add value to their teams and affect betting lines. Eagles and Steelers crowds are among the loudest.

Home field advantage starts in the stands. With the fans.

All the excitement and the energy can sometimes influence the outcome on the field.

That’s why many people believe home field is worth about three points that are built into each betting line.

Consider the betting spreads from this Sunday’s NFL games. DraftKings Sportsbook has the Eagles as 7-point favorites against the Washington Football Team in Philly. And the Steelers are only 1.5-point underdogs against the 9-4 Titans at Heinz Field.

Certainly, the Pennsylvania fans in the stands are worth a few points. But where would they rank against the rest of the league?

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Most vocal (and valuable) fan bases in the NFL

Here’s a ranking of the NFL’s most vocal fan bases. And yes, perhaps Pennsylvania’s home crowds have influenced us too.

5. Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs’ Arrowhead Stadium is often considered one of the toughest places to play in the entire league. Kansas City fans are certainly passionate and spirited. According to ESPN’s attendance stats, the Chiefs average above a sellout for each home game this season, with their home attendance listed at 100.4% on the season.

That means fans are consistently filling up every seat in the stadium and adding to their numbers with a standing-room-only crowd too. Just so they can cheer on their Chiefs – and maybe torment the visiting team too.

Super Bowl odds (all pricing provided by DraftKings Sportsbook): +500

4. Green Bay Packers

Go Pack, Go!

If there was ever any doubt about the dedication of Packers fans, just take a glimpse at the weather. Green Bay fans often brave some brutal late-season temperatures to root for their team, which has the distinction of being in the smallest city among all NFL franchises.

However, you would never know that based on the attendance figures. ESPN’s stats have Green Bay with the second-highest average home attendance this season, drawing approximately 78,032 fans per game. Clearly, whatever Green Bay may lack in market size, the Packers fans make up for in fervor.

Super Bowl odds: +650

3. Dallas Cowboys

How bout them Cowboys?!

It doesn’t matter what state you live in, you can’t make it very far without running into a Dallas Cowboys fan. Dallas has been one of the NFL’s most iconic franchises since the 1970s and has held onto that status even though the on-field results are often mixed.

Dallas fans are both loud and loyal. According to an ESPN attendance stat, the Cowboys lead the league this year in average attendance drawing 93,404 fans on average per home game. Their attendance rate is also listed at an impressive 93.4%.

Super Bowl odds: +1200

2. Pittsburgh Steelers

The mere mention of Steelers fans spawns images of Terrible Towels twirling in a stadium. Thanks to the team’s storied success in the 1970s, when football was making some of its early forays into television, Pittsburgh’s fan base is truly nationwide.

In fact, the team’s Week 11 game in Los Angeles felt at times like a home game, with a healthy number of Steelers fans waving towels inside SoFi Stadium. And you can certainly expect a raucous crowd inside Heinz Field on Sunday when the Steelers host the Titans at 1 p.m.

Super Bowl odds: +20000

1.  Philadelphia Eagles

Any legitimate ranking of the NFL’s most vocal fans has to put the Eagles near the top, right? After all, this is the fan base that became famous for booing Santa Claus. And if that wasn’t enough, fans threw snowballs at him too. Eagles fans are unmistakably loud – and perhaps occasionally hostile too. But there’s no denying their passion.

Philadelphia’s average attendance for its home games at Lincoln Financial Field is at 99.9% for the season. And with the team on the edge of the NFL playoff race, there will be some spirited fans in the stadium when the Eagles play Washington at 1 p.m. on Sunday. The Washington Football Team will certainly hear from them too and you can bet the line reflects a strong home field advantage.

Super Bowl odds: +10000

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Eagles Bye Week Betting Guide: Wagers to Keep Your Weekend Action-Packed

You’re gonna miss it.

The Philadelphia Eagles have a bye this week.

NFL Week 14 seems a little sad. Sunday Funday suddenly lacks a little excitement. In fact, some of the disappointment may even drag into Saturday, with the weekend feeling just a little bit empty.

But we’re here to help.

Eagles Bye Week Betting Guide

There are plenty of other games to wager on this weekend. And some interesting wagers from the top sports betting apps in PA can add a whole lot of fun.

Here are a few things to consider as you prepare for a weekend without the Eagles.

Army-Navy

You can start the wagering Saturday with a bet on the annual meeting of our nation’s service academies. Army and Navy have played this game in Philadelphia 89 times, but this year the game will once again be played at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Last year, Army hosted the contest at its home stadium).

DraftKings Sportsbook has the Black Knights as 7-point favorites in this year’s game, which will be broadcast at 3 p.m. on CBS. The game’s moneyline prices are as follows:

Army: -305
Navy: +240

The over/under for the matchup is set at 34.5. You can also wager on quarters, halves or team totals as well.

Sixers vs. Steph Curry Record

The Philadelphia 76ers face the Golden State Warriors in a nationally broadcast game on Saturday night at 8:30 pm. But the most interesting storyline won’t be the game’s final score.

Warriors guard Steph Curry enters the contest just 9 three-pointers away from tying Ray Allen for the NBA career record. His brother Seth plays for Philadelphia. And his parents are expected to attend. There’s no doubt that Curry would love to tie – or even break – the record with all of them watching.

Game lines for the Saturday game should be posted on Friday.

Root against all the NFC Teams around the Eagles

Heading into the weekend, the Philadelphia Eagles are “On the Bubble” of the NFC’s Playoff Picture. The Eagles are currently in eighth place in the conference and third place in the NFC East.

Here are some betting lines for a few matchups that could improve Philadelphia’s position:

Cowboys (8-4, 1st in NFC East) vs. Washington (6-6, 2nd in NFC East); 1 p.m. on FOX

A Washington win tightens the race in the NFC East. A Dallas win gives Washington the same record as Philadelphia. Either scenario helps the Eagles, so perhaps it makes sense to place a wager simply for a rooting interest.


New Orleans Saints (5-7, No. 12 in the NFC Playoff Picture) at New York Jets; 1 p.m on CBS

Minnesota tied the Eagles 6-7 record with a 36-28 win over Pittsburgh last night on Thursday Night Football.

The 5-7 Panthers (NFC No. 10) and 5-7 Falcons (NFC No. 11) play each other on Sunday, which will keep one team from reaching Philadelphia’s six-win mark. But the 5-7 Saints could also tie the Eagles win total with a win over the New York Jets on Sunday. So it’s an easy one for Philly fans. J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets!


San Francisco (6-6, No. 7 in the NFC Playoff Picture) vs. Cincinnati; 4:25 p.m. on CBS

The 49ers currently own the final playoff spot in the NFC. But a loss in Cincinnati leaves them tied with Philadelphia with four games to go. So this is another easy one for Eagles fans. Root, root, root for the Bengals.


Philadelphia returns to the field next Sunday with a home matchup at 1 p.m. against the Washington Football Team. But in the meantime, check out the best NFL betting app odds in Pennsylvania to keep you in the game.

You might miss the Eagles this weekend.

But don’t miss out on the fun.

BetMGM Goes Black & Gold With New Steelers Casino Games

Black & gold & GREEN. Pittsburgh Steelers casino games online in PA. Enjoy Blackjack & Roulette w/ unique offers for Steelers fans

Blackjack and roulette is turning black and gold. Pittsburgh Steelers casino games are at online casinos in Pennsylvania.

In a news release last week, BetMGM Casino announced the launch of two new games, Pittsburgh Steelers Blackjack and Roulette.

The PA online casino games build upon BetMGM Sportsbook’s partnership with the Pittsburgh Steelers, which was first established in November 2020.

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The Steelers Blackjack game was developed in partnership with Entain.

It allows players to wager in up to five seats and includes two popular side bets: 21+3™ and Any Pair. It also features a ‘go live’ button, which takes the player directly into a live dealer version of the game.

In addition, the Steelers roulette game (developed in partnership with Evolution) features realistic ball animations, section bets, and a full results statistical interface.

When a player accesses the roulette game, they enter into a three-dimensional rendering of a suite at Heinz Field – the Steelers home stadium.

“For BetMGM, it has been a successful first year as a gaming partner of the Steelers,” said Oliver Bartlett, Director of Gaming at BetMGM. “As we take the next step together, BetMGM is thrilled to further foster its connection with one of the most passionate fan bases in professional sports through these additions to our market-leading portfolio of games.”

The BetMGM and Steelers partnership has already boosted both brands

Since becoming the first gaming partner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, BetMGM has worked to blend its own brand with the storied football franchise. The partnership has included sponsorship of the kickoff pregame show and broadcast programming, digital marketing assets, and in-stadium promotions and signage.

Last season, the partnership also included the ‘Decade of Black & Gold’ contest. That sweepstake rewarded one grand prize winner with two club-level season tickets and two VIP hospitality tent passes for the next decade.

BetMGM is the leading operator in the nation and No. 1 in PA iGaming

According to the news release, BetMGM Casino is currently the leading online casino operator in the United States, with an estimated 32% national market share in its four states of operation.

BetMGM also leads Pennsylvania in terms of iGaming market share (October 2021: 25%). But the company keeps pushing forward. The black and gold games are the latest proof.

Pittsburgh Steelers Roulette and Blackjack will first launch at BetMGM Casino and Borgata Casino.

“We’re proud to see the continued growth of our partnership with BetMGM.  It provides our fans with exciting opportunities throughout the year,” said Ryan Huzjak, Steelers Vice President of Sales & Marketing.

Yesterday, Steelers fans were thrilled with a 20-19 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.

And soon, those same fans will be able to find their favorite team and its iconic colors inside Pennsylvania’s leading online casino.

Roulette and blackjack are turning black and gold.

PAOC Best Bets: Eagles Look to Get Back on Track Against Jets

This game should right the ship – Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Jets Week 13 matchup. On Dec. 5, the Philadelphia Eagles are playing the lowly New York Jets (3-8) and the Eagles (5-7) are seven-point favorites according to DraftKings Sportsbook.

After a disappointing loss against the New York Giants last week, Philadelphia has a perfect opportunity to get back on track and reassert itself in the NFC’s playoff hunt.

There should be good vibes arriving on Sunday afternoon for Eagles fans. But you can perhaps add even more of them by taking advantage of the wagers posted at Pennsylvania sports betting apps.

In this week’s installment of PAOC’s Best Bets, we’ll run down some of the most interesting odds from PA sportsbooks.

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Eagles vs Jets – Over or Under 45 Points?

DraftKings PA has the Eagles as 7-point favorites in Sunday’s game (1 p.m. on CBS) with a moneyline price of -280.

The game’s total is set at 45 points. Last week, the Eagles lost 13-7 to New York’s other team – the Giants. The Jets took down the Texans 21-14.

Sunday’s game will need significantly more offense than what both teams produced last week to push the game over.

However, as noted in DraftKings’ stats section, the Jets are ranked near last in the league in a number of defensive categories.

NFL Defensive Ranks

  • Jets Passing Defense – 29th in yards per game
  • Jets Rushing Defense – 27th in yards per game
  • Jets Scoring Defense – 32nd in points allowed per game

What are the best picks for a same game parlay?

FOX Bet has same game parlays pre-built with the spread and the point total, as well as the moneyline and the total.

Here are the numbers:

  • Philadelphia Eagles -7.5 and Over 45.5: +275
  • Philadelphia Eagles -7.5 and Under 45.5: +285
  • New York Jets +7.5 and Over 45.5: +250
  • New York Jets +7.5 and Under 45.5: +220

  • Philadelphia Eagles Moneyline and Over 45.5: +160
  • Philadelphia Eagles Moneyline and Under 45.5: +150
  • New York Jets Moneyline and Over 45.5: +510
  • New York Jets Moneyline and Under 45.5: +490

Could the Eagles win big? That would bring me extra money on FanDuel

FanDuel Sportsbook has the Winning Margin as a wagering option for the Eagles-Jets game on Sunday. And if Philadelphia can win by two or more touchdowns, that will bring an even bigger return than a traditional moneyline bet.

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Those odds are as follows:

  • Eagles win by 1-13 points: +135
  • Eagles win by 14 or more points: +165
  • Jets win by 1-13 Points: +290
  • New York Jets win by 14 or more points: +1200

BetMGM has a full menu of team totals

Over at BetMGM, there’s a huge board full of team totals posted for the Eagles on Sunday. The totals start at 16.5 points and go up to 35.5 with pricing available on every point in between.

The over/under wagers are also available on the Jets point total if you’d prefer to bet on that.

Fun Facts = Fun Bets

Within the DraftKings betting app, there’s a hidden gem that might help you build your wagers each week. Every NFL matchup on the app has a stats page that offers statistics and rankings for each team in a number of different categories.

There is also a Fun Facts section which provides interesting notes about each game and some corresponding odds associated with the information.

Here are the DraftKings Fun Facts for Eagles-Jets:

  • The Jets have failed to cover the spread in five of their last six games against the NFC: Eagles -7 (-106)
  • Four of the Jets last five games following a win have went OVER the point total: Over 45 (-110)
  • The Eagles have won 11 straight games against the Jets: Eagles moneyline (-278)

In the end, it’s pretty clear. All the numbers, all the odds, all the trends indicate that Sunday’s game is a chance for Philadelphia to get back on track.

The Eagles can regain momentum. Rejuvenate the team. And rejoin the NFC playoff hunt.

All they have to do is right the ship.

Just Getting Started? 5 Best Sports Bets for Beginners This Week

Let’s check out the top PA sportsbooks & this week’s rundown of the best sports bets. Featuring NCAAF – ACC Championship Game.

So you’re new here?

Most seasoned sports bettors will admit that starting out can be a little intimidating.

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There are numerous sportsbook sites and sports betting apps in PA, each of them filled with odds on multiple sports.

And everywhere you look there are numbers, numbers, numbers.

In this article, we’ll help you make sense of them all with a rundown of the five best bets for beginners.

1: The Moneyline

This one is quite simple. Pick any team you want and all they have to do is win the game. And if your chosen team wins, your wager does too.

The moneyline wager is one of the most common PA sportsbook bets. The odds for each team’s moneyline price is based on $100.

For example, in next Saturday’s ACC Championship game, Pitt (a 3-point favorite) has a moneyline price of -145 at DraftKings Sportsbook. That means you would need to bet $145 on Pitt to win $100.

Meanwhile, Wake Forest (a 3-point underdog) has a moneyline price of +125, with a $100 bet on Wake Forest bringing $125 in return.

You can check out these lines at DraftKings PA.



2: The Point Spread

Using the ACC Championship game as an example yet again, you could also choose a point spread bet. With this wager, your team either gives points as a favorite, or receives points as an underdog.

For a point spread wager on Pitt to win, the Panthers would need to win by more than three points i.e. cover the spread.

Likewise, for a point spread bet on Wake Forest to win, the Demon Deacons would need to lose by less than three points.

If Pitt would win by exactly three points, the spread would become a “push,” meaning neither side would win and the bet would be refunded.

3: An Over/Under Wager

Another option is to wager on the total points scored in a game. In the ACC Championship Game, Pitt and Wake Forest are expected to combine for 72.5 points. If you think the teams will combine for more points, you can bet the Over. If you think the teams will score less, you can bet the Under.

Each side of the bet has a price of -110 (i.e. a wager or $110 wins $100)

4: Touchdown Scorers

If you prefer to bet on individual players rather than teams or games, football season offers some opportunities for that as well.

This wager is often only available for select games, such as national broadcasts like Monday Night Football.

You can typically bet on a player to score the first/last touchdown or simply a TD at any time. Odds vary for each option.

Here’s a sampling of the touchdown scorer odds from Monday night’s game between the Washington Football Team and the Seattle Seahawks:

First Touchdown Scorer Odds

(via DraftKings)

  • D.K. Metcalf: +800
  • Antonio Gibson: +850
  • Terry McLaurin: +850
  • Alex Collins: +900
  • Tyler Lockett: +900
  • Logan Thomas: +1400
  • Curtis Samuel: +1600
  • DeeJay Dallas: +1600

Last Touchdown Scorer Odds

(via DraftKings)

  • D.K. Metcalf: +800
  • Antonio Gibson: +850
  • Terry McLaurin: +850
  • Alex Collins: +900
  • Tyler Lockett: +900
  • Logan Thomas: +1400
  • Curtis Samuel: +1600
  • DeeJay Dallas: +1600

Anytime Touchdown Scorer Odds

(via DraftKings)

  • D.K. Metcalf: +125
  • Antonio Gibson: +130
  • Terry McLaurin: +130
  • Alex Collins: +130
  • Tyler Lockett: +140
  • Logan Thomas: +230
  • Curtis Samuel: +275
  • DeeJay Dallas: +250

5: Same Game Parlay

Perhaps you want to dive into the betting pool by chasing a bigger payday. If that’s the case, Pennsylvania’s sportsbooks and betting apps now offer parlays within a single game that raise the potential return.

Find a game you’d like to bet on and visit your favorite betting app. Then, look for the “Same Game Parlay” option inside the menu for your game. Most apps will allow you to combine spreads, totals, or even player prop bets within a single wager. Each item you add to the parlay bet makes it harder to win, but the potential return also increases with every choice.

So choose wisely and make your wagers. And if you need help along the way, every sportsbook and app has ample support features to keep you on track.

You might be new to betting, but it won’t take you long to figure it all out.

Perhaps you’ll even win some money.

And who doesn’t want that?

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