Pros
  • Owned by the powerful TwinSpires brand
  • America's Biggest Horse Racing Betting Operator
  • Huge Variety of Promotions
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  • No Retail Presence in Any State
  • Better sportsbook offerings out there via app
  • Geo Location Can be Inconsistent

BetAmerica Pennsylvania is offering a free bet bonus to players who open a new account with them. There are only three, easy steps to follow: Sign up using the promotional code BET50, make your first bet, see that bet matched up to $50!

How do I get a free bonus from BetAmerica PA?

Go to the PA.betamerica website or mobile app. New users can click to “Join Now” in the upper, right-hand corner of the site, or follow the “Sign Up” button in the center of the BET 50 advertisement.

From there, follow the prompts given. First, you will enter your personal information, including your name, birthdate, and last four digits of your social security number. This is so BetAmerica can confirm your identity as a real, eligible human being. Next is contact information, followed by the creation of your account.

Here, new users choose their username, password, and must remember to enter their registration offer code before moving on to the next step. In this case, the offer code for a free bet match up to $50 is simply BET50.

After that, your new account is created and almost ready to go. One thing to keep in mind, BetAmerica doesn’t do immediate confirmation of viable personages like some other betting websites. Instead, they required players to upload documents to verify their identity within 30 days of creating the account. If the identity is never verified, BetAmerica will cancel the membership.

After verifying your identity, you are free to make a deposit and get gambling. Click the big, red “DEPOSIT” button in the website header. A player can deposit whatever amount they wish, but keep that first-bet bonus in mind. BetAmerica will match your first bet up to $50. After adding a balance to work from, whatever your first sports wager settled will be the one matched by BetAmerica PA

What’s the catch?

The player’s first bet must meet a few requirements. It must be made with cash (no bonus funds) and settle within seven days of registration to qualify for the bet match. Odds on a qualifying bet must be no more favorable than -200. 

Who is eligible?

There are a number of standard stipulations on this bonus offer. Only new players who have not used a welcome bonus before are eligible. Players must be at least 21 years of age and reside in Pennsylvania

Where is the value?

If the requirements are followed by someone who plans on using BetAmerica PA for sports gambling, this is a free $50! The $50 is not for withdrawal, but it is legitimate money to be placed on other sports wagers that a player would presumably be making anyway. And if those subsequent wagers win money, that is real cash that can be withdrawn like any other winnings. 

BetAmerica Sportsbook is owned by Churchill Downs Incorporated, the home of the Kentucky Derby as they describe it. This provides a strong level of legitimacy to their products and services. They also offer a pretty extensive list of options on which to bet. They include pre-match AND live betting on more than a dozen sports, including professional and collegiate ranks, hosted in America and overseas.

How do I place a bet?

There is a bar on the side listing all the sports offered by BetAmerica PA. Select the sport you wish to wager on or explore. From there, the screen opens with all the leagues available for wagering in that specific sport. For example, choosing baseball opens wagers for MLB and the KBO. 

Each game will have wagers that apply to it. With baseball as an example again, a baseball bet will have an option to wager on the run line or the money line for each team in the contest, as well as an over bet or under bet. 

After selecting the bet you wish to make, it will move to your betting slip. You choose how much to wager, and the system will show you how much you could win. After adding and adjusting however many wagers you wish to make, click “Place Bets” and you are off and running. Keep in mind, though, that the first wager that settles is the one eligible for that bet match bonus.

How do I make a deposit after my initial one?

Anytime a player wishes to make a deposit, they just go back to the big, red “DEPOSIT” button at the top of the site. 

What can I bet on?

The list is pretty extensive, and as mentioned previously, BetAmerica PA allows both pre-match and live betting for sports. The sports on which to wager include soccer, baseball, MMA, golf, table tennis, darts, motor racing, aussie rules, tennis, football, basketball, hockey, boxing, cricket, and rugby. PHEW.

What happens if I have issues receiving my bonus?

For quick help, there is a permanent message window at the bottom of the screen. Clicking on the message icon opens an immediate chat with a BetAmerica representative. For further help, there are support, FAQ, and technical support links on the bottom of the website as well. 

According to BetAmerica PA, any bonus offer should process within 24 hours of that qualifying bet settling. In the case of technical difficulties, bonuses could take upwards of 72 hours. If there is still an issue after that, players should definitely contact a representative either through the chat system or support.

What happens if I change my mind after deposit?

Players wishing to cancel memberships need to contact the sportsbook’s customer support. Depending on how much action had been undertaken on the account, the site representative will inform you of how much balance is unrestricted (and thus able to be refunded) and how much is restricted.

As a reminder, receiving the matched bet bonus offer would not be something that could be withdrawn from an account that is being canceled. However, winnings from that free bet certainly can be withdrawn.

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