Let the games begin!
As of Thursday, another online casino has joined the Commonwealth. This makes a total of nine online casinos in Pennsylvania.
Caesars Online Casino officially launched on April 23 in partnership with Harrah’s Philadelphia. After two days of mandated testing and careful monitoring by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB), the new online casino received the green light to start accepting wagers.
Slots at Caesars PA online casino
Having just launched, the Caesars PA online casino only offers 12 slot titles:
- 88 Fortunes
- Bruce Lee
- Mad Mad Monkey
- Raging Rhino
- Celestial King
- Kronos Unleashed
- Monopoly Mega Movers
- Zeus III
However, the expectation is that more offerings and additional games like table games and video poker will be added shortly.
100% bonus match up to $300 for first-time depositors
At present, Caesars online casino is offering a 100% bonus match up to $300 for your first deposit.
To qualify for the bonus, you must have a registered Caesars Casino and Caesars Sportsbook PA account and make a minimum deposit of $10.
You must clear the bonus within seven days of the first day that it is awarded.
Signing up at Caesars PA online casino
Easily access the Caesars online casino platform with a desktop browser at pa.caesarsonline.com. On Android, the sportsbook and casino are already integrated. Sooner or later, the iOS version will be released, but as of now, there is no timeline for that.
Fill in your details, provide your answers to security questions, agree to the terms and conditions, and your new player account is set up.
Although anyone can create a player account, you need to be physically located within the Keystone State to make wagers.
Timing of Caesars PA online casino launch
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), all 12 land-based casinos closed down in mid-March. Additionally, major sporting events being canceled directly affected and drastically reduced sports betting.
The Caesars PA online sportsbook launched on March 10. With sporting events canceled, the fledgling sportsbook brought in just $139,790 during its inaugural month. In fact, the Caesars online sportsbook suffered a loss to the tune of $18,075 when considering the promotional credits expended to attract new players.
On the other hand, PA online casino revenue in the month of March set new records at $24.3 million. Overall, online casino revenue grew by 24.5% compared to February’s revenue of $19.5 million.
PA online casino industry keeps growing
This growth bodes well for the future of the new Caesars PA online casino and the iGaming industry in Pennsylvania. With nine casinos now live and total play increasing, all signs point to a sustained growth phase for the online casino industry in PA.
With the current shutdown continuing, brick-and-mortar casinos need to curb monetary losses as much as possible. While it is a positive sign that online casino revenue is growing, overall, it is not enough to negate the daily major losses of closed casinos.
On the other hand, anything that helps is better than nothing. And most states do not have the luxury of iGaming revenue streams, as Pennsylvania does.