Consider it a “no pass line.”
Because some of Pennsylvania’s online craps games have gone bust.
So, what happened to Craps?
Comments From Fanduel & DraftKings on the Situation
After reaching out to DraftKings on Thursday about the situation, they were generous enough to respond the following day (Good Friday), which happens to be an official Holiday.
“We are aware of an issue that has caused DraftKings Craps to be temporarily disabled for our customers. We have a fix in place for the issue and anticipate bringing the game back online soon.”
According to a source at FanDuel, state gaming officials requested that certain online craps games had to be taken down at the end of March.
Further clarification as to what happened to Craps was provided by Douglas Harbach, the Director of Communications for the Pennsylvania Gaming and Control Board.
“Evolution Gaming’s first-person craps is the only one this (shut down) pertains to. They were notified that they must address some issues and re-submit the game to an independent testing lab. Pala’s Diamond Series Craps is still available. These were the only two online craps games available in PA.”
Craps is still live via the Betway app
You aren’t the only one wondering what happened to Craps. At press time, searches for craps at many popular PA casino apps did not return any results.
However, the Betway PA Casino app, who launched in conjunction with Live! Casino Hotel Philadelphia, does offer the Pala craps game.
According to an earlier article from PlayPennsylvania, first-person craps by Evolution launched at PA’s online casinos in November of 2021.
“First-person craps give you the point of view that you are right up at the rail at a craps table using 3D rendering and animation,” the article stated. “Except instead of standing elbow-to-elbow at a physical casino, you are playing on your phone or computer. That is part of the pro (play from anywhere) and con (craps are usually the most lively tables at a casino) of playing casino games online.”
As noted in the article, the online casinos that offered craps included:
Now, that number has been reduced.
It is unclear how long Evolution’s craps games will be offline, but online players certainly have plenty of other options.
Still Plenty of Options in PA
Pennsylvania’s top online casinos offer blackjack, roulette, poker, and a wide variety of slots as well.
So even if some craps games have run into a “no pass line” there’s no reason to despair.
Many other games will go on.