DraftKings expanded its realm by launching a mobile casino app in Pennsylvania. Users can link accounts across DFS, sports betting and casino sites and have a shared wallet.
And now, the DraftKings stand-alone casino app is available on iOS. However, it’s not available for Android.
DraftKings Casino designed with ‘iGaming player in mind’
DraftKings online sportsbook operates in Pennsylvania through a partnership with The Meadows. The Meadows did not apply for an online casino license, so the DraftKings iGaming platform operates under Hollywood Casino’s license.
A DraftKings spokesperson explained to Play Pennsylvania the reasoning behind the stand-alone casino app:
“While our Sportsbook app caters to sports bettors, the DraftKings Casino stand-alone app is a more wholesome product designed with the iGaming player in mind. Irrespective of the annual sports calendar, DraftKings Casino leverages our unique, in-house technology and games to offer a best-in-market gaming experience.
“The new app allows us to focus on our strengths, including our dedicated DraftKings Live Dealer studio and best-in-class DraftKings-built game suite, and highlight market-leading promotions like our monthly $250K leaderboards.”
How to download
How to download the DraftKings Casino app in Pennsylvania:
- Go to the App Store.
- Type “DraftKings casino” in the search bar.
- FYI, it will appear as “DraftKings Casino NJ,” but it’s the one for PA players too. Click “Get,” then “Install.”
- Allow DraftKings Casino to use your location (allow while using app).
DraftKings Casino games
The DraftKings Casino app in Pennsylvania has 17 table games, Game King Poker and 30 slot titles.
The biggest difference from other online casinos in PA is that DraftKings has branded and themed table games like:
- DraftKings Blackjack
- Classic Blackjack
- Single Hand Blackjack
- Pride Blackjack
- Christmas Blackjack
- Retro Blackjack
- Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Football and Hockey Blackjack
- Lunar New Year Blackjack
- DraftKings American Roulette
- European Roulette
- Basketball Roulette
For min and max bets:
- Blackjack: Minimum bet $1.00, maximum bet $5,000
Baccarat: Minimum bet $1.00, maximum bet $10,000
Game King Poker: Minimum bet $0.20, maximum bet $200
“The response in Pennsylvania has been exciting,” said a DraftKings spokesperson. “Our players have clearly been waiting for DraftKings to launch our trusted gaming experience in the state, proving demand for something different in the market. So far, the most popular games have been DraftKings Blackjack and Roulette; land-based slot titles such as Cleopatra and Wheel of Fortune always prove popular.”
Live Dealer coming to PA
As of late July, no online casino in Pennsylvania offered Live Dealer. Live Dealer is a popular online casino feature that allows users to play games like blackjack in real time, with a real dealer, from home.
A press release from DraftKings announcing the app said that customers in PA “will soon have access to the custom DraftKings Live Dealer Studio which will operate 24/7.”
When asked in mid-July about a possible time frame for the arrival of Live Dealer, a DraftKings spokesperson said they expect it to be made available within the next few months.