Good news for online casino enthusiasts in Pennsylvania. There are several new casinos and new game titles to explore.
With brick-and-mortar games shut down on orders of the state of Pennsylvania, gaming online continues.
When online wagering launched in Pennsylvania, the game offerings were a bit thin. Not so now!
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.
Check back in weekly as we update what is new at all your favorite PA online casinos.
March 30: Another Divine Fortune jackpot hits
Divine Fortune has hit again, the 14th jackpot since last summer when the title debuted at PlaySugarHouse.
A West Chester, PA commercial painter won $159,052.43 on Sunday night playing from home.
This is the third time the Divine Fortune jackpot was hit at PlaySugarHouse since the closure of all land-based casinos in the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
“It’s exciting to be able to provide a chance for our players to win life-changing jackpots on an outlet that doesn’t require them to leave home,” said Mattias Stetz, COO of Rush Street Interactive, the game’s operator.
PlaySugarHouse has seen an increase in online casino play since retail casinos were ordered closed.
March 23: Divine Fortune hits, lots of new titles
Lots to report here, including a big Divine Fortune hit.
BetRivers has added the following slots: Sparkling Roses, Jimi Hendrix, Atomic Meltdown, Double Stacks, Solstice Celebration, Egg-o-Matic, Star Magic, and Jumanji.
Parx has added: Finn and Swirly Spin, Jumanji, DaVinci Diamonds, Wild Bazaar, Lucky Angler, and DaVinci Diamonds Masterworks.
SugarHouse added: Sparkling Roses, Solstice Celebration, Egg-o-Matic, Star Magic, and Jumanji.
PokerStars added slots Double Stacks and Mercy of the Gods, a title also added by Hollywood.
Parx took down two titles, Blackjack Classic Touch and Blood Sucker.
Another Divine win in PA
A Lititz, PA man hit the Divine Fortune jackpot while playing online at PlaySugarHouse. He hit the jackpot with a $1 bet, winning $278,430.23.
This is his second time hitting the jackpot in less than a month, and the second time this week that a Divine Fortune jackpot was hit at PlaySugarHouse. The first was in neighboring New Jersey for $278,802.58.
March 16: New titles added, none went away
Coronavirus has all PA land-based casinos closed for the time being. As we settle into this new normal, online gaming remains an option for those in PA.
March 2 was a big day for new titles.
Parx added safari-themed The Wild Life and Double Wolf, a forest filled with howling.
SugarHouse and sister site BetRivers each added Pride of Egypt, Dragon’s Law Twin Fever, Chili Chili Fire and Lion Festival, a Chinese New Year celebration.
BetRivers and SugarHouse each added Wild Bazaar on March 6. And Parx activated a favorite, Butterfly Staxx 2 on March 7. On March 9, BetRivers put Rawhide into its lineup. SugarHouse added it a day later.
And finally, Hollywood added Jumanji on March 10.
Feb. 27: Small number of slot titles find homes in February
Roulette Advanced joined Parx’s online table games. The NetEnt game is based on the standard European roulette game and plays by the same rules. It offers a wide range of betting options for players.
Parx slot library welcomed newcomers:
- Cash O Matic
- Sphinx Wild
- The Big Easy
- Double Ruby
- King of Atlantis
- Butterly Staxx
- She’s a Rich Girl
SugarHouse sweetened its slots with Finn and the Swirly Spin, Turn Your Fortune, and Triple Threat.
PokerStars added slots Finn and the Swirly Spin and Cash O Matic. Plus, Gonzo’s Quest is now available at Unibet.
Feb. 14: Divine Fortune Jackpot for two Pennsylvanians
How sweet it is! Two lucky Pennsylvanians won the Divine Fortune jackpot this week.
A man, a puppy and his last spin. No, it’s not the premise of a new rom-com, but it’s the set-up to a Divine Fortune jackpot. While in his living room with his pup, a Glenside, PA man bet $2 on his last spin and won $148,172 at PlaySugarHouse.com. It’s the twelfth online progressive Divine Fortune Jackpot since PlaySugarHouse.com launched last year.
After registering a new account on Hollywood’s online casino, a woman hit the Divine Fortune Mega Jackpot for $76,598.13 three hours hours later. Sometimes “15 minutes” of fame in “Hollywood” is a good thing when it comes with a big prize.
Feb. 10: Three online casinos mix EggOMatic into game libraries
Hollywood, Parx and PokerStars added EggOMatic, a 20-payline video slot by NetEnt.
Two new titles also appeared in Parx’s online library; Star Magic, a five-reel slot, and Atomic Meltdown .
Feb. 1: PokerStars, Parx and Hollywood each add the same slot title
PokerStars, Hollywood and Parx added two five-reel NetEnt slots: Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild and Turn Your Fortune.
SugarHouse also added Jungle Spirit.
Jan. 24: FanDuel launches online casino, but with just five table games and 12 slots
Table games on FanDuel’s launch Friday are:
- Blackjack classic
- American Roulette
- French Roulette
- European Roulette
Just 12 slot titles were on FanDuel’s site on launch.
Among them are:
- Starburst Touch
- Divine Fortune
- Blood Suckers
- DaVinci Diamonds
- Gonzo’s Quest Touch
- Dead or Alive
- Butterfly Staxx
- Crown of Egypt
Jan. 15: Parx adds four table games, PokerStars adds two slot titles, Divine Fortune hits
A Northampton County firefighter and former Marine won the 11th Divine Fortune jackpot at PlaySugarHouse since its launch last summer, winning $129,389 on a $100 bet.
The 10-year military vet who wants to stay anonymous won the second jackpot of the year at SugarHouse.
Parx continues to add titles as the year progresses. New as of Jan. 10 were:
- Wheel of Fortune Hawaiian Getaway
PokerStars added two new slots on Jan. 8, including:
- Lion Storm
- Imperial Kitchen
Jan. 8: Parx mixes it up by adding and taking down titles
On the second day of 2020, SugarHouse added Double Ruby, which has the feel of a mechanical slot from 40 years ago.
The title is Enri’s modern take on a classic three-reel mechanical slot, complete with old-school bells and beeps with nine paylines.
On Jan. 3, Parx took down Blood Sucker and Black Jack Classic Touch and Unibet removed two versions of blackjack.
Parx removed the slot Treasure Voyage on Jan.5, but then added five new titles on the same day. They are Crown of Egypt, Pixies of the Forest, Treasures of Troy, Triple Diamond, and White Ruby.
Dec. 27: Parx gifts players video poker and more slots
A few days before Christmas, Parx made a notable addition to its online library with IGT’s Game King Video Poker. Also, Parx added four new slot titles:
- Wheel of Fortune Triple Extreme Spin
- Golden Goddess
- Da Vinci Diamonds
Just in time for the holidays, Jingle Spin debuted at Hollywood Casino and SugarHouse.
Dec. 10: Parx adds six slot titles
In early December Parx added six slot titles:
- Tiger 7s
- Double Jackpot
- Double Jackpot Smokin 777
Pyramid: Quest for Immortality, Flowers, and Flowers Christmas Edition were pulled from Hollywood Online Casino.
Nov. 21: Two titles disappear at Parx
Blackjack Classic Touch, a NetEnt title, was pulled from Parx, as was Blood Suckers, another NetEnt title with a vampire theme.
Nov. 15: One new slot title at Parx
Fairytale Legends: Red Riding Hood, a NetEnt slot with 20 pay-lines and seven bonus features, has come to Parx.
Nov. 7: Multi-hand blackjack is back at two casinos and added to SugarHouse
It appears the issues which caused Parx and Sugarhouse to pull Net Ent’s multi-hand blackjack just a week ago are fixed. The game is now back on those sites.
Now it is also available on Hollywood’s online casino site.
Oct. 31: Multi-hand blackjack pulled from Parx and SugarHouse
It appears we spoke too soon about multi-hand blackjack by NetEnt. Shortly after debuting, both Parx and SugarHouse pulled the game. During an online chat with customer service, they said that blackjack was down for maintenance by the game provider and would be back up as soon as possible.
Of course, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is aware when games get taken down from PA online casinos. They say it’s done due to technical issues or glitches in the software that causes the game not to work the way it’s supposed to. The game is removed until the error fixed. Then, it is retested in the PGCB lab before being returned to the site.
Oct 25: Parx adds multi-hand blackjack
Players at Parx online casino might notice a new blackjack. This differs from the other option, Pro BlackJack. The new blackjack game is by a different provider, NetEnt. It allows players to play up to three hands at once instead of just a single hand.
Parx also added a pair of slots, Motörhead and Blood Suckers 2.
Hollywood Casino added two new slots, Spiñata Grande and Motörhead.
Oct. 23: SugarHouse adds blackjack
Of the three online casinos in PA, SugarHouse was the only one not to offer blackjack. It’s not the case anymore. SugarHouse has added blackjack to its list of offerings.
Motörhead, a slot game inspired by the English rock band, also recently made its debut at SugarHouse.
Oct. 12: SugarHouse and Parx add more online slots
SugarHouse has been quiet since the end of July. They sweetened their online slot offerings with the addition of:
- Smokin 777
- Double Jackpot
- Tiger 7s
Parx added five new slot games as well:
- Enchanting Pixie
- Grand Dragon
- Sheer Magic
- Treasure Voyage
- Winning Wolf
Oct. 11: Divine Fortunes strikes one Parx customer
According to an email Parx Online Casino sent to customers, the site finally had a Divine jackpot hit. The winner banked a $106,323 prize.
Both Hollywood Casino and PlaySugarHouse had reported Divine Fortune progressive jackpot winners in recent weeks. In fact, the SugarHouse jackpot hit five times in September alone, twice to the same person.
Meanwhile, the PlaySugarHouse Divine Fortune jackpot is getting big and fast. The major jackpot on the game sits at over $261,000.
Oct. 4: Parx Casino has a couple of new options
After a long stretch with no new games to try out, Parx Casino added two new titles at the top of the month.
Now Parx online casino players can also play both Twin Spin Deluxe and Jack Hammer 2 slot games.
Sept. 18: Two more titles at Parx Casino
Parx Casino made room for two new games in the library this week. One is a new slot, while the other is (yet) another version of roulette.
French roulette from NetEnt is now an option for Parx Online Casino. On the slot front, players now have access to Mirror Mirror.
Sept. 17: Double the inventory, double the fun on Hollywood iPhone app
For a while, we were giving Hollywood Online Casino a certain amount of credit for getting listed in the Apple App Store. However, with five games, there wasn’t a ton to get excited about. (Though, to be fair, IGT Game King video poker is really nine game variants in one).
However, Hollywood is now offering more than double that number of games for iPhone users. Most notably, it brings the first option for PA casino players to access blackjack on their iPhone device in PA.
Here’s a rundown of the full list of titles:
- IGT Blackjack
- Game King
- Wheel of Fortune Extreme
- Davinci Diamonds
- Wheel of Fortune Hawaiian Getaway
- Triple Diamond
- Wolf Run
- Siberian Storm
- Golden Goddess
- Pixies of the Forest
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, and 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 the site offers the IGT Game King video poker suite, which features nine different variants of the game.
July 22: Busy week for sports betting, a 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: The 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.