In bygone days, private live dealer Blackjack tables might have represented the opulence of high-rollers. That’s no longer the case, as BetMGM Casino and Borgata Casino have made such games available to the masses of Pennsylvania online casino players.

The new offerings are just the beginning of similar rollouts for other table games on the PA casino apps. Multiple operators in PA are looking to expand their menus in the category because they combine the best of both worlds.

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What’s up with the new live dealer Blackjack tables?

Patrons of the two online casino brands in PA will now find the two Blackjack tables. The games provide access to live dealers. PA residents can play alongside hundreds of other gamblers in the state at a variety of price points.

For both brands, it’s an expansion of existing relationships with Evolution Gaming. The partners have higher ambitions yet, though. A press release from BetMGM says that similar access for baccarat, game shows, poker, and roulette are coming.

It’s the latest story in the ongoing expansion of gaming options in PA. Other PA online casino brands are of the same mind. For example, DraftKings Casino plans to bring its Spanish 21 Blackjack variant currently only available in New Jersey to PA soon.

Barstool Casino, only a few weeks into its tenure in PA, plans to incorporate some of its most visible media personalities into its live dealer games.

With companies like Evolution continually pumping out new and revamped titles for their clients like BetMGM and Borgata, it’s unlikely that gamblers will struggle to find new offerings.

The casino operators continue to invest in live dealer games because of their popularity. Private access and celebrity games could push that popularity to new heights in PA.

The convenience of mobile with the excitement of retail

The chance to rub elbows with celebrities and enjoy exclusive treatment has been part of casinos’ marketing strategies around the world for decades. For brick-and-mortar casinos, it continues to be a way to make big spenders feel they are getting value for their money.

The problem with translating that to online casino play is there are fewer high-rollers in that segment. However, technology makes it practical for casual gamblers. That’s because it takes out a lot of overhead for iGaming operators.

When the private “tables” are virtual and they don’t have to comp drinks to keep players happy, it’s possible to offer that access at lower price points. When a celebrity can join a game from her/his home, there’s no travel expense.

Thus, players get some of the feel of being a VIP. They can do so from anywhere in the state. Casinos attract more customers. Fans get to interact with their favorite celebrities. Pennsylvanians can hit gaming tables with their friends.

In short, everyone wins.

Lead image c/o Evolution Gaming.