The feeling of betting on your football team to win and seeing them produce the goods is difficult to beat. For example, in recent seasons the Pittsburgh Steelers have performed well and the team have won more games than they have lost. In fact, you must go back to the 2003 season to find the last time the Steelers finished the season with a losing record. Therefore, those who have been backing the Steelers to win at the sportsbook will have been pleased with the result.
However, if you are planning to bet on the Steelers in the upcoming NFL season, you should make sure you are using a licensed PA operator. An article published on gamble USA discusses the recent lifting of the federal ban on sports wagering in 2018 by the Supreme Court. This is arguably the biggest change in the history of the sports betting industry in the United States and there are now over 15 states that have legalized online betting, one of which is Pennsylvania.
With Pittsburgh being a city in Pennsylvania, the legalizing of online sports betting was met with a huge cheer by those who want to legally bet on the Pittsburgh Steelers throughout the NFL season. There are still some restrictions in place to be aware of when using legal online sportsbooks and betting on the NFL draft is still forbidden in many states. However, thanks to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, which is responsible for the regulation of sports betting in PA, there is no reason to use offshore sports betting websites.
Even if you find superior odds for a Steelers game at an offshore sports betting website, you should always choose to use a licensed sportsbook. It may be tempting to choose offshore sports betting sites if they are offering better odds but you are advised to stay away and only use sportsbooks licensed by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.
If you are unsure if the sportsbook of your choice is licensed for use in PA, simply scroll to the bottom of the website where you should find the full licensing details. BetMGM Sports is a good example and in the footer of their sportsbooks you can find the licensing details for Pennsylvania clearly displayed. It states the site has been authorized by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and there is a large logo, which when tapped, will take you to the PGCB official website.
There are many reasons why you should always choose to use a licensed PA operator when backing the Steelers. Perhaps the most important are safety and trust. When using an offshore sports betting website, you have nothing to fall back on should you be denied winnings or feel as though the sportsbook has acted inappropriately. However, should there be any incidents, which is highly unlikely, when using a licensed PS sportsbook, you are covered by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.
Have fun and relax when betting on the Steelers by using a licensed PA sportsbook.