Penn State football 2018: Predicting every September point spread ahead of the new season
BY GREG PICKEL | firstname.lastname@example.org
Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley celebrates his 48-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton during the first quarter at the University of Phoenix Stadium on Dec. 30, 2017. Joe Hermitt | email@example.com
Legalized sports wagering will be making its way to Pennsylvania now that the Supreme Court has given the green light for states outside of Nevada to offer single-game betting at the college and professional levels.
That leads us to one obvious question: How soon?
We don’t know the answer to that just yet, as the powers that be at the Gaming Control Board and within the Pennsylvania legislature must get casino operators on board with rules and regulations while also getting them to buy in to a mid-30 percent tax rate and a $10 million sports wagering certificate to even open for business along with a high annual renewal fee.
Early predictions have indicated that sports betting could be here before football season starts, but the taxes and fees are certainly higher than nearby competing states.
At any rate, we thought there was no better time than now to take an entirely too early, certain to change, amateur look at the potential betting line for every Penn State game in September, starting with the opener against Appalachian State on Sept. 3.