When online casinos first launched in Pennsylvania, you may have taken a look at the titles available and been unimpressed.
Don’t get down though!
Like, New Jersey online casinos, PA online sites are adding new games every day. We understand that you don’t want to constantly be looking at the sites to see what’s new, so we’re doing the work for you.
Aug. 21: Hit Me! Hollywood adds classic blackjack
It has been about a week since a new game hit the PA online casino scene, but the latest is a good one. The era of Parx’s online blackjack monopoly is over. HollywoodCasino.com added a classic version of the popular table game to its titles.
The blackjack game is available on desktop and on the Android app. Unfortunately, the limited number of titles on the iPhone app has not changed, so no blackjack for iOS users just yet.
Aug. 12: Parx adds Divine Fortune, Big Prize Bubble Gum
As of today, all three Pennsylvania online casinos are in the divine progressive slot business. Divine Fortune is one of two new additions to the Parx Casino library. It is the site’s first progressive slot.
To give you an idea of how quickly these progressive slot jackpots are growing, the SugarHouse version of the game currently boasts a nearly $80,000 jackpot.
The other new title is Big Prize Bubble Gum, which is a new one for the PA online casino market. Its big claim to fame is 1,024 pay combos, which gives players more than a thousand ways to win.
Aug. 6: Missing slots return to Parx lineup
False alarm, folks! Just one day after disappearing from the lineup, China Shores and African Diamond are back in the library at Parx Online Casino.
Aug. 5: More games disappear from Parx library
First it was Deuces Wild, now some online slot titles are gone from your Parx Online Casino options.
The good news for Parx customers is that there is progress on the online sportsbook front. As of Monday, the Parx Online Sportsbook is available for download in the Apple app store. It is the first new sports betting app to get listed in the store for PA users.
Perhaps in tandem with squaring things up for sportsbook launch, some of the games had to go? Two titles that are missing are African Diamond and China Shores.
What is important to note is there is still no iOS app for Parx Online Casino though, that any connection between the new app and the missing games are purely conjecture.
Aug. 1: Hollywood gets its own progressive Divine Fortune
After several days with no major updates, there is finally a new title in an online casino’s library. It’s a good one too.
Like SugarHouse, HollywoodCasino.com can now boast a progressive jackpot slot, as it too has added Divine Fortune to the library.
According to the info on Hollywood, the game offers a 96.6% return to player (RTP). The 20-payline game has a minimum bet of $.20 and a max bet of $100.
July 26: Divine Fortune brings PA’s first progressive jackpot
There are four new titles in the SugarHouse library, but the one that stands out above the rest is Divine Fortune.
The introduction of the title is more than just a new game. It is the state’s first progressive jackpot slot to hit the market.
If you’re unfamiliar with progressive jackpots, these are slot titles where the top jackpot grows the more users play without anyone hitting it. They are already very popular in New Jersey, with some jackpots growing to be over $2 million.
If you’re a music fan, the three other new titles might pique your interest. They are all focused around popular musical acts:
- Guns N’ Roses
- Jimi Hendrix
July 24: Deuces Wild disappears from Parx
Rather than any new game announcements, we have our first disappearance from a title list.
Parx Casino launched with two types of video poker, Jacks or Better and Deuces Wild. Now though, there is only one. Deuces Wild is no longer on the list of games, leaving video poker fans with the one option.
If you are looking for video poker elsewhere in Pennsylvania, your only other option is Hollywood Casino. The good news is, that site offers the IGT Game King video poker suite, which features nine different variants of the game.
July 22: Busy week for sports betting, slow start for casino
The weekend came and went with no new game options for PA players seeking more slots and table games options. None of the three casinos added any new titles on Monday.
However, today something new is coming to market eventually. FanDuel Sportsbook at Valley Forge Casino should be rolling out testing on its online betting app at any moment.
July 19: Week ends with NetEnt near-monopoly
Friday was a slow day for the three PA online casinos headed into their first weekend on the market. Here is a look at the latest game counts:
- Slots: 37
- Table games: 3
- Slots: 41
- Table games: 6
- Slots: 66
- Table games: 14
July 18: SugarHouse adds roulette
After opening Wednesday with only 22 slot titles, PlaySugarHouse is now offering table games. Effective Thursday, SugarHouse is officially offering online table games in the form of three types of online roulette.
- American roulette
- European roulette
- French roulette
A quick lesson in roulette odds for those new to the game. You always want to find versions of roulette with just a single zero on the wheel. Those offer the best odds for casino players.
The good news for SugarHouse players is that both European and French roulette offer just that. Plus, if you are seeking more volatile odds, American roulette, with its 0 and 00, is still in the mix.