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.
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
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 to not 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 to not offer Blackjack. It’s not the case anymore. SugarHouse has added Blackjack to their 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 binked 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 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.