TwinSpires PA Promo Code & Sportsbook Review

PennStakes.com

By Mario Sanelli

Must be 21+ to participate. T&Cs apply.

We found during our extensive TwinSpires review that this online sportsbook is elite in its presentation and user-friendliness on desktop and mobile device. Because of that, all the other features are that much more enjoyable. The selection for sports markets and bet options is extensive. TwinSpires has promotions worthy of your participation and is competitive with its odds offered compared to its online sportsbook competition, so it should be a stop you make when you're "line shopping," no matter the market. TwinSpires also safeguards your personal and financial information with SSL encryption to ensure it can't be accessed by those with ill intent. Read on to find out the details of this PA sportsbook, including offer codes and how to collect a sign-up bonus.

Pros

  • Trustworthy brand
  • Good sign-up promotion
  • Competitive odds listings

Cons

  • No customer loyalty program
  • Desktop and mobile app default to casino
  • Offers contests and tournaments for horse racing and casino but not sportsbook yet

TwinSpires Offer Code and Bonuses

New customers joining TwinSpires sportsbook in Pennsylvania have access to a risk-free bet on their first wager, up to $1,000, as their sign-up bonus. Enter TwinSpires promo code BET1000 during the first step of creating an account. If your first wager loses, TwinSpires will credit your account bonus cash in the form of free bets equaling the amount your wagered on your first bet. Eligible wagers must settle seven days following account creation.

Free bets will be credited into your account within 72 hours of the bet settling. Sign-up bonus credits are non-withdrawable but winnings from these bonus funds are available for immediate withdrawal. Any remaining bonus funds not used after the seven-day promotion period are removed from your account. TwinSpires' welcome offer is one of the best out there since the maximum amount you can bet is so high but be sure to use the bonus code when signing up. Keep in mind that bonus codes and promo codes can change, so be sure to doublecheck your TwinSpires offer code before entering.

Additional Offers

In addition to this new-customer TwinSpires promo code offer, the operator offers other promotions to new and existing customers across a multitude of sports. Check out our TwinSpires promo page for more! This is a nice feature for customers to take advantage of after the new-customer welcome promotion. Be sure to "opt in" to promotions to partake in them.

Get to Know TwinSpires

TwinSpires established its brand through being one of the premier online destinations for wagering on horse racing. It has since expanded its online reach with brand-name sportsbook and casino platforms. TwinSpires is owned by Churchill Downs Inc., home to the namesake race track where the Kentucky Derby runs. This parent company also owns BetAmerica and is expanding its marketplace by rebranding BetAmerica to TwinSpires in all its states of operation throughout the country.

In Pennsylvania, TwinSpires offers an online sportsbook, casino and horse racing along with a retail sportsbook at its land-based partner, Presque Isle Downs & Casino at 8199 Perry Hwy, Erie, PA 16509. TwinSpires is licensed and regulated by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. TwinSpires went live with its online sportsbook in Pennsylvania on April 20, 2021, rebranding its BetAmerica sportsbook that launched in the state in December 2019.

Through conducting the evaluation of the TwinSpires sportsbook we found it offers a plethora of betting markets with competitive odds, an advantageous array of promotions in addition to its generous sign-up bonus.

Payment Options

  • VISA
  • MasterCard
  • PayPal
  • PayNearMe

TwinSpires Available Sports to Wager on in Pennsylvania

TwinSpires offers an extensive list of markets and betting options within those markets. It includes popular traditional bets like moneylines, totals and spreads. Player props and team prop bets are included along with game props such as first- and second-half lines, first to score, race to a certain number of points, etc. When you select a market, each game includes a "more wagers" option to browse all the different kinds of bets available for that game beyond the displayed moneylines, spreads and totals.

Its catalog encompasses NBA basketball along with Euroleague and country markets in China, Germany, Spain and Turkey. Baseball leagues cover MLB, Japan and South Korea. Hockey includes NHL and KHL. Soccer, however, is the most expansive offering with the following leagues: Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga and Serie A. Combine all these soccer leagues and a customer is presented with almost 60,000 betting options on a given day. The site also includes a good selection for NFL, even during the offseason and especially in-season. Golf, tennis, UFC/MMA, boxing, motorsports, Australian Rules, Rugby League, Rugby Union and cycling also are accounted for.

Popular Sports Betting Options

TwinSpires includes many betting options. Some of the most popular ones across the gambling world are:

Straight Bets: One of the most straightforward bets a customer can make. A standalone bet on one game. Example: New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles. This one game offers a moneyline, point spread and total points. You can bet the Eagles to beat the Giants straight up, meaning all the Eagles must do is win the game. Point spread means the team you choose must cover the points to win the bet. If the Eagles are favored by three points, they must win by more than three points to "cover the spread."

Total Lines: Also called "game totals," "totals" or "O/U" (over/under) is a bet over or under the total points scored in a game. Example: Brooklyn Nets at Philadelphia 76ers, 230 points. The 230 points represents the game total. Here you'd bet if the score of both teams combined will be over or under 230 points.

Moneylines: No point spread, no problem. Just win, baby. Example: Philadelphia Phillies (-130) at Washington Nationals (+120). The "-130" and "+120" are the moneylines associated with each team. To win $100 on the favored Phillies, bet $130. A $100 bet on the underdog Nationals would profit $120. With moneylines, the team that is the "minus," as in Phillies -130, is the favorite.

Parlay Bets: Combine more than one bet. Instead of making a $100 bet on the Pirates, Penguins and Steelers all to win, which would cost you $300, you can combine all three at a much lower price, like $50. The catch with parlays is every one of your wagers must win to win your parlay. Also, the more teams you add to a parlay the more money you'll win. You also increase your risk since there are more bets, which is why the payout is higher.

Futures Bets: Instead of predicting the near future, like a same-day game, you are predicting the distant future. These bets tend to encompass markets like Super Bowl winner, World Series winner, etc. Example: It's July and Jalen Hurts looks like he can take his team all the way. You bet the Eagles to win the Super Bowl, which takes place about seven months after you make your bet.

Prop Bets: Short for proposition bet, where you're wagering on a specific outcome that's not tied to the game result. These essentially are O/U bets. Here's the proposition: JuJu Smith-Schuster to have O/U 95 yards receiving against the Browns. Here's another: What will be the result of the coin toss at the Super Bowl? You'd make a prop bet on heads or tails.

TwinSpires Sportsbook Features

The best online sportsbooks go beyond the traditional bets to offer their customers more exciting and engaging features. TwinSpires delivers on this and is one of the easier sportsbooks to use with its simple and organized layout and straightforward approach on its offerings.

Streaming & Live Betting

TwinSpires allows its customers to select any in-progress game and view a gamecast of the action as it unfolds in real time. Customers also can live-bet while a game is underway. Because TwinSpires is a cutting-edge operator, steaming is a great feature of this sportsbook. Couple it with live betting and you can see a game you may not otherwise have access to and bet along with the action. Steaming doesn't necessarily mean have access to a video broadcast of a game, it's more of an animated game cast. TwinSpires horse racing, however, does broadcast live video and replays of races.

Cash Out Option

Customers can settle their bet before the game on which they bet ends. The cash-out option allows flexibility with bets. Is your bet death spiraling? Cash it out and recoup some of your initial wager. Is your team dominating and you want to avoid an epic comeback? Cash out and take your established profit. Cash Out is available for some straight and parlay bets. When you submit a wager, the bet ticket will show if the bet is eligible for cash out.

Odds Boost

Called "Super Odds" on TwinSpires, these literally boost the odds on a given bet. For example, if the player prop "Bryce Harper to hit a home run" was +175, the site may boost the odds of this happening to +225. TwinSpires also shows what odds were boosted from, which some sportsbooks do not, providing transparency on the value you're receiving.

Same Game Parlay

Multiple wagers from one game being parlayed. TwinSpires has “Match Parlays” available, which include a pair of moneyline or spread matched with the total over/unders. Same-game parlays are growing in popularity, and the sportsbook is keeping up with the times by offering them. Once you select a market and a game you can click "more wagers," then click "game parlays" to view the same-game parlay combos.

Creating a TwinSpires Account

We created a TwinSpires account to continue our thorough review of this sportsbook. It can be completed in three easy steps:

  1. First and last name, phone number and email address. Also, enter your TwinSpires offer code during this step to get your welcome bonus! Remember, offer codes can change, so be sure you have the latest and best TwinSpires bonus code when signing up.
  2. Physical address
  3. Create a username and password, enter your date of birth and last four digits of Social Security number for identity verification, and create security questions/answers

You can log into sportsbook with your TwinSpires online casino account log in if you already have an account. Your verified information will transfer to the sportsbook. DO NOT try registering a new sportsbook account with the information used to establish a casino account as doing so will raise a red flag and cause both accounts to be locked for security purposes. Once you create or login to your new sportsbook account be sure to collect your sign-up TwinSpires deposit bonus!

Banking With TwinSpires

TwinSpires makes banking with this online operator easy and convenient by providing popular deposit methods to fund your account.

Making a Deposit

To make a deposit into your TwinSpires account, select from the payment options, then provide the required information. Here's a breakdown of the options, with minimum/maximum deposits:

  • ACH/e-check: Checking, savings or money market account. Requires your account and routing numbers. To use this option, you must enroll your banking account before making a deposit. Minimum deposit is $10; max is $9,999
  • Online banking: To use this TwinSpires deposit option, you'll first need to have online banking set up through your bank. Then login to your bank account through the TwinSpires website or app to make a deposit. Min. $10, max. $9,999
  • Credit/debit card: Visa or MasterCard. Requires CVV code on back of card for deposit. Min. $1, max. $9,999
  • TwinSpires Play+ prepaid card: This prepaid card is linked to TwinSpires for safe deposits. You must enroll your card through TwinSpires to make a deposit as registered Play+ accounts for other gambling operators won't work with this operator. Min. $1, max. $2,000
  • PayPal: TwinSpires uses the ACH process for PayPal deposits, so your PayPal account must be linked to a bank account to fund your TwinSpires account. Important note on using PayPal: Only one PayPal account can be linked to any wagering account and can't be shared among multiple wagering accounts. Min. $10, max. $9,999
  • Skrill: Must create a Skrill account before using this as a deposit method. Skrill can be funded by Visa, Mastercard or bank transfers to then fund your TwinSpires account. Min. $10, max. $9,999
  • Check/Money orders: Must be mailed to Player Services. No fee for depositing. Includes cashiers, certified, personal and travelers checks. Personal checks are held for five days before funding your TwinSpires account. Print your TwinSpires username on the back of the check, then allow 7-10 days for mail and processing time for deposit. TwinSpires doesn't specify min/max deposits for this option.

Cashing Out Your Winnings

To cash out your winnings from TwinSpires, you are provided with the following withdrawal options, with maximum withdrawal limit and timeframe to receive your money after request is processed:

  • ACH/e-check: No limit. Instant
  • Online banking: $9,999. 2-5 business days
  • Play+: $25,000. Instant
  • Check/money order: None listed. 7-10 business days
  • PayPal: $9,999. Instant

Minimum withdrawals for online banking, Play+ and PayPal are 1 cent.

Ongoing Contests and Tournaments

TwinSpires sportsbook offers sport-specific promotions and contests centered around big leagues and events. This online sportsbook does a good job of having its promotions run a substantial amount of time, which provides extensive opportunity to participate and creates promotional overlap, so customers have variety to choose from. Opt-in is required to participate in promotions, such as:

MLB 5th Inning Run Insurance

Place a pregame moneyline wager on any team playing a Tuesday game. If your team is leading after five innings but loses the game, you'll receive your losing bet back in free wagers, up to $50.

NBA Sharp Shooter Special

Place a $50-plus pregame spread wager on any NBA Wednesday night game and receive $1 for every three-pointer scored in the game. The team you bet doesn't have to cover the spread to collect the three-point bonus money.

Parlay Profit Boost

Place a parlay of three-plus legs and receive a profit boost based on your number of selections.

  • 3 selections = 5% profit boost
  • 4 = 10%
  • 5 = 15%
  • 6 = 20%
  • 7 = 25%
  • 8+ = 50 %

NHL Brick Wall Bonus

Place a $50-plus pregame moneyline wager on any NHL team playing on Thursdays and receive $1 for every save made by your selected team's goalie as a bonus.

UFC One N' Done

Place a prematch moneyline wager and double your bet amount up to $50 if your selected fighter wins in the first round.

Check out our TwinSpires promo page for more! Most contests and tournaments we found during our review centered around horse racing but keep an eye out for sports contests and tournaments in the near future. While not as expansive as what's offered for horse racing, the promotions are worthy of playing.

Does TwinSpires Offer a Rewards Program?

TwinSpires currently doesn't offer a rewards or loyalty program for its customers. Players can, however, check out the promotions page to qualify for sports promotions.

User Experience

TwinSpires presents its Pennsylvania customers an organized sportsbook with a clean layout and color scheme. It offers all American sports and some international markets. Players can categorize by sport and access further market options by selecting a specific contest. Promotions are shown across the top of the screen on desktop and mobile, which, overall are near mirror images of one another. Since the desktop and casino app default to the casino page, transferring to the sportsbook page has a short lag time.

TwinSpires Betting App

The TwinSpires sportsbook app is available on Android and iOS. Visit the App Store for iOS and search "TwinSpires," which will produce the all-in-one app entitled "TwinSpires Casino & Sports." For Android users, search "TwinSpires" and tap on “TwinSpires.apk Open” then “Install.” Once the app is downloaded on either device, it will default to the casino, so you'll have to switch to sportsbook from the menu icon (TwinSpires logo). The switchover usually is quick but sometimes lags.

The sportsbook will display a list with the categories customers can select from, while the main screen displays that day's game options with tabs to navigate all around the leagues offered. The app layout and functionality is a reflection of what you'll find on the desktop, albeit a slightly differing configuration. There is also a horse racing only app, where you can make horse racing bets on everything from the Kentucky Derby to harness racing and more.

Web Based Wagering Platform

On the desktop platform, there is more space with which to work so less navigation is required compared to the app. The larger screen presents more visible features for easier navigation.

TwinSpires Security

To ensure continual security while using TwinSpires, the operator monitors all inbound and outbound network traffic so that any unauthorized or "out of the ordinary" attempts to access your account are thwarted. The site also uses encryption to protect sensitive information while you're using the site on desktop or mobile app. Customers also can help themselves as well. The first and best way is to use a strong password when creating your account with a combination of upper- and lower-case letters as well as numbers and characters. Essentially, apply the same common sense you would with, say, a bank account password to your account.

Betting Responsibly at TwinSpires

Customers can self-regulate their sportsbook activity and interaction by setting limits on deposits, wagers and time spent on the site. Customers also are given a self-exclusion option. TwinSpires' Pennsylvania platform on desktop and the mobile app features a "Responsible Gaming" tab where more information and content are accessible. It also provides state-specific information and resources for Pennsylvania players, such as:

  • The state gaming control board’s Responsible Play website
  • The Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania
  • The Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol’s Gambling Addiction participating provider list

Customer Support

TwinSpires customer service for its sportsbook includes a live-chat option available 24/7. Contact information includes a customer service number (1-877-774-7371) available from 9 a.m.-2 a.m. ET, and email support (player.services@twinspires.com). TwinSpires also has an informative FAQ section to help customers to resolve any problems, questions, etc., without having to engage with a TwinSpires representative or wait for a response. FAQ tab is accessible at the bottom of any page.

Our Evaluation of the TwinSpires Pennsylvania Sportsbook

The TwinSpires platform works well on both desktop and mobile device. The selection of options for sporting events is good, however contests and tournaments are tailored to horse racing at the moment. There isn't a clear-cut option for "traditional" same-game parlays despite these being popular wagers offered by fellow operators. Hopefully, after BetAmerica is fully rebranded to TwinSpires and the operator expands to more states, it also will expand its bet-type catalog to include more popular options. TwinSpires delivers on offering competitive odds. And the fact its proactive in safeguarding sensitive personal and financial information required to open an account and enjoy all TwinSpires offers is a major plus for this brand.

TwinSpires Sportsbook FAQ

Yes, you can use TwinSpires in PA. TwinSpires officially launched its online sportsbook in Pennsylvania on April 20, 2021, as the previously established BetAmerica sportsbook that went live in the state in December 2019 rebranded to TwinSpires. Those using TwinSpires in the state can partake online in the sportsbook, casino and horse racing. TwinSpires has a retail sportsbook at Presque Isle Downs & Casino.

Yes, TwinSpires is legal in Pennsylvania. TwinSpires is licensed and regulated by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and has a land-based partner at Presque Isle Downs & Casino.

You must be at least 21 years old to bet on TwinSpires. The operator requires identity verification to use its online products to ensure its customers are of legal gambling age.

Yes, TwinSpires has an online casino that is accessible on both desktop and mobile app. Once a customer creates a TwinSpires account, they have access to the sportsbook, casino and horse racing all in one place, should all these options be legalized in your state.

Yes, you need to report winnings on your taxes no matter what the accumulated profits are. according to the IRS, even if TwinSpires doesn't issue you a Form W2-G, Certain Gambling Winnings.

Yes, you can bet on college sports using TwinSpires in PA, but player props on collegiate sporting events are not available.

Yes, you can access TwinSpires PA outside of Pennsylvania but cannot place wagers unless you are physically within the state's borders. You also don't have to be a Pennsylvania resident to use TwinSpires but must be in the state to place a bet through TwinSpires.

TwinSpires customer service for its sportsbook includes a live-chat option available 24/7. Contact information includes a customer service number (1-877-774-7371) available from 9 a.m.-2 a.m. ET, and email support (player.services@twinspires.com). TwinSpires also has an informative FAQ section to help customers to resolve any problems, questions, etc., without having to engage with a TwinSpires representative or wait for a response. FAQ tab is accessible at the bottom of any page.

Yes, TwinSpires has an app entitled "TwinSpires Casino & Sports," which is available for download to iOS and Android devices.

Yes, TwinSpires has live betting on multiple markets and features a "Live Right Now" tab that will take you to sports that are eligible for live betting.

Must be 21+ to participate. T&Cs apply.

Contributors

Mario Sanelli

Reviewer since January 2021

Mario Sanelli writes about sports betting and casinos for PennStakes.com. He previously was the editorial assistant and a general-assignment reporter at The Denver Post for five years after serving as chief editor of The Metropolitan at MSU Denver. Mario was a NFL and college football insider with Mile High Sports for six years.

Interests: Online sportsbooks, Online casinos