State Representative Urges Support For Legal Esports Betting In PA

A state representative urged colleagues to support esports betting in PA as Philadelphia emerges as an esports hotspot.

Buttons mash, guns blast and hearts race. Esports contests are already filled with action, but if a Pennsylvania representative gets his wish, they will soon gain even more.

PA state representative Ed Neilson (D-Philadephia) recently issued a memo to his colleagues suggesting that PA should “quickly add esports to its gaming portfolio.”

PA esports betting could lose ground to other states

Neilson seems to worry that his home state might fall behind others that have been quicker to embrace esports betting. In the memo, Nielson writes:

“Pennsylvania needs to be certain that our gaming industry is properly positioned so as not to lose its share of the market to surrounding states.”

A number of states have legislation in place that explicitly allows for esports betting. Those include:

  • Colorado
  • Maryland
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • Tennessee

PA is among a handful of other states that is approaching a more formalized policy on esports. Certainly, Neilson would like to see that come to fruition.

PA gaming law does not prohibit esports gambling

At present, Pennsylvania’s wagering law does not forbid esports betting. Thus, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board had to make a decision on the topic and has ruled that allowing wagers on esports doesn’t “meet with the legislature’s intent of what constitutes a sporting event.”

So esports bets are off-limits at least for now.

That’s where Neilson comes in. In the memo he sent to other representatives, Nielson noted that the esports business took in $1.1 billion worldwide in 2022 and is predicted to soon realize a $1.8 billion global value.

Adding esports as an offering at Pennsylvania sportsbooks would secure a piece of that market and also reach a new demographic of bettors.

A bill that would clear the way for esports wagering rests with the PA House Judiciary Committee. But the committee hasn’t taken any votes on it.

PA is primed to be an esports hub

However, the momentum to adopt the bill should continue to build. Other states will likely keep moving in that direction and perhaps will do so even quicker. Neighboring New Jersey has already accepted esports wagers on a few events and should continue to do so.

Furthermore, Philadelphia will soon open an arena that is perfectly designed for esports events. The city is also home to a franchise in the Overwatch League, the Philadelphia Fusion.

The Philadelphia Eagles and 76ers also have esports partnerships in place.

Philadelphia emerges as an esports hotspot

Nerd Street recently opened the first-ever esports and gaming campus in the United States on North Broad Street in Philadelphia.

Localhost (powered by Nerd Street esports arena) will host pro gaming events and will also be available to the public for hourly gameplay, tournaments and summer camps.

“The goal of the facility is to make Philadelphia the most competitive esports city in the country as we are with traditional sports,” Nerd Street Gamers CEO John Fazio said previously to PlayPennsylvania.

It is hard to imagine Philadelphia’s burgeoning esports scene not allowing wagers on its events, especially when other states are doing just that.

In addition, the esports-designed facilities sprouting up in Philadelphia and beyond will likely legitimize the push toward legalized wagering on those events.

Those locations will have uniform internet speeds, as well as consistent systems and peripherals that can create fair and regulated environments essential elements when it comes to betting.

How soon could PA esports betting get the green light?

The timetable is still uncertain. But Neilson has the desire and many others have the confidence that esports wagering will eventually arrive here in PA.

Perhaps Wayne Kimmel, Managing Partner of SeventySix Capital, one of Nerd Street’s early investors, said it best. He previously told PlayPennsylvania:

“It’s still early all across the United States. When the time is right, there will be betting on these games. It’s coming but not yet.”

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Top Ten High Five Online Slots Now Live At PA Casinos

Preview the top ten High 5 games now available at PA online casinos in partnership with Rush Street Interactive and BetRivers.

Everyone loves a high-five. Whether it’s celebrating a good play on the field or sharing in the joy of a televised touchdown in your living room, the high-five is the ultimate symbol of joy. So perhaps it should be no surprise that the online casino titles by High 5 Games bring casino players some big-time fun.

This past November, the gaming company announced a partnership with Rush Street Interactive that would bring its game titles to the PlaySugarHouse and BetRivers brands in Pennsylvania.

RSI is the first to bring High 5 games to PA online casinos and the new agreement will also allow the company to quickly integrate its games into PA and other markets.

More recently, BetMGM Casino PA also just debuted High 5 Games, after the operator expanded its partnership with the the gaming provider.

PA players interested in High 5 titles have a number of options thanks to BetRivers PA casinoPlaySugarHouse casino and now BetMGM.

Top ten High 5 slot games to play at PA online casinos

Green Machine Deluxe Power Bet

This five reel slot game gives you a chance to win different jackpots on each reel. In addition, a Power Bet can expand your reels every five spins for more chances to win. The game’s simple green and white interface makes it easy to know what you win. What you see is what you win.

During the base game, one or more Free Spin icons initiates a Free Spin feature. The game also awards Scatter pay bonuses and jackpots that vary between 20 and 1,000 times the payout.

Players can also make a Power Bet at any point during the base game at a cost of 10x, 20x, or 40x the selected bet total. After making a Power Bet, the affected bets have an increased chance to win by expanding the reels that are in play.

The theoretical return to player percentages for Green Machine Deluxe Power Bet ranges from 95% to 96.5% depending on the game’s modes.

Eagles’ Flight

This game will take you to the skies of western North America where mountains provide a majestic backdrop. The 5 x 4 slot has images of eagles, totem motifs, letters and much more. The Free Games bonus can award seven free games. A “Wild” substitutes for all symbols.

Eagles’ Flight offers a healthy return to player rate of 96.5%.

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A Visit from St. Nick

Who says Christmas has to be over? In this 3 x 5 reel slot, there are 243 ways to win. This game brings a little holiday cheer every time you spin. Icons include elves, letters, stockings, reindeer, ornaments, cookies, and Santa Claus (or St. Nick) himself.

Three reindeer icons bring about the bonus game and multipliers could boost your returns to 24x.

The theoretical return to player for A Visit from St. Nick is 96%.

Dangerous Beauty

The 5 x 4 slot gives players a number of letters and symbols associated with a fictional adventure theme and a female heroine. Players will try to match specific symbols, which include female figures, letters, and leopards, panthers and other large cats.

The Dangerous Beauty icon serves as a “Wild” and can substitute for all symbols. There is also a “Super Stacks” bonus feature that can increase your payouts.

The theoretical return to player for Dangerous Beauty is 96%.

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Golden Knight

High 5’s Golden Knight is determined to win the affection of a fantasy princess in this 4 x 5 slot game with 40 paylines.

Slot icons include numbers, letters, a knight, a princess, a fire-breathing dragon, and more. Golden Knight offers a free games feature that can award seven free games and multiple Wilds as well. In addition, a Scatter Bucks feature gives players a chance to win between 25 and 10,000 credits.

The theoretical return to player for Golden Knight is 95%.

Betti the Yetti online slot

The 3 x 5 slot features a fun outdoors theme and a female cartoon-ish version of the fictional beast.

In the game, the “Stepping Out” bonus features a multiplier that awards 1 to 1,000 times the total bet at the end of the bonus.

Furthermore, each “Advance” symbol appearing anywhere on the reels increases the bonus multiplier, up to 16 times.

The theoretical return to player for Betti the Yeti is 96.2%.

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Da Vinci Extreme

The 5 x 3 slot features the Mona Lisa and many other motifs related to Leonardo Da Vinci, the famous artist and inventor.

Three “Bonus” symbols on a line awards the Free Game Bonus.

Other combinations and connections of specific jewels and icons also result in bonus payouts. There is also a “Tumbling Reels” feature that can multiply your earnings.

The theoretical Return to Player rate for Da Vinci Extreme is 96.2%.

Platinum Goddess

According to this game’s description, on a visit to the mortal world, an immortal goddess meets a noble young soldier who becomes captivated by her beauty.

The 3 x 5 slot has 40 paylines, along with a Super Spin Bonus. The game’s theme leans into the fantasy narrative with icons that include the noble soldier, a dove, horses, and of course, the Platinum Goddess herself. The Free Game bonus can award seven free games and the Platinum Goddess Wild can substitute for all symbols.

The theoretical return to player for Platinum Goddess is 96%.

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Turkey Revolt Extreme

Bring back the fun vibes of Thanksgiving with this slot game featuring cartoon-ish turkeys looking for revenge. The 4 x 5 reel slot has 10 paylines, along with Scatter Bucks and Stacked Wilds Features. The Free Games bonus can bring up to 100 spins.

The game’s icons include animated cows, pigs, turkeys, a pilgrim, and letters as well. The Scatter Bucks bonus can bring .25 to 250 times the total bet in return.

The theoretical return to player for Turkey Revolt Extreme is 96%.

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Jaguar Princess

The female heroine in this slot game presides over a mysterious and exotic world “where deadly creatures lurk and astounding rewards await.”

Icons include letters, rings, large cats, and the title character, the Jaguar Princess, among others. There is also a Free Game bonus, Wild symbols, and a Super Stacks feature that can increase your return.

The theoretical return to player for Jaguar Princess is 96%.

BetRivers PA online casino players can try High Five games now

No matter which High 5 online casino game you find as your favorite, it is certain to provide the same joy as the simplest of celebrations.

After all, everyone loves a High Five.

In addition to specific online slot games, it’s possible that a High 5 Online Casino could also come to PA one day. But that is likely a ways off.

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PA Casino Promos For January To Help You Beat the Winter Blahs

Earn free play or chances at cash and other prizes with PA online casino promotions.

A new month means new offers for online casino gamers. You can count on Pennsylvania’s online casinos to roll out some new promotions every time the calendar turns, and January is no different.

With football season winding down, a number of PA players might be looking for some action off the field. And there’s likely a promotion waiting for them just a couple clicks inside the state’s online casino sites and mobile apps.

Here’s a look at some of this month’s best offers from PA online casinos.


Blackjack Wednesdays: BetMGM Casino PA is rewarding your mid-week online Blackjack play by giving you some free slot spins. Players who opt-in to the promotion and place at least $50 in wagers on Premium Blackjack Pro SP will get 25 Free Spins on Bellagio Fountains of Fortune.

The promotion will run not only through January, but is scheduled to last all-year long unless terminated earlier by BetMGM. Free spins can be claimed in the Casino Promotions section and are valid for one day following activation. The maximum number of free spins that are awarded is 25.


Reward Machine: FanDuel Casino PA’s reward machine is still revved up for January. Players get three free spins each day and there are three ways to win:

  • Match any three symbols and win instantly
  • Collect symbols throughout the week and earn a reward based on the symbols you collect
  • Collect three trophies throughout the week to win up to $2,000 in casino bonus

Spins are available starting at 6:00 p.m. every day and are valid for 24 hours. Unused spins do not carry over.


Two-Time Tuesday: Caesars Casino PA is making your Tuesdays twice as nice. Players who make a deposit on Tuesdays using code TUESDAY1 will earn a $10 casino bonus. And then, a second deposit on the same day using code TUESDAY2 will earn another $10 bonus. The offer is valid on Tuesdays throughout the month of January. Visit the Caesars promotions page for full terms and conditions.


Coastal Cashout: DraftKings Casino PA is helping its players beat the winter “blahs” with weekly leaderboards that feature deluxe prizes, which include tropical getaways. Players must make a deposit of $50 or more to opt-in weekly. Then, every week during January, players will get 5 points for every $100 wagered on the featured slots of the week. Each week gives players a new shot at a dream vacation and over $100k in prizes.


Winter Wins Slot Tournament Series: BetRivers Casino PA players can compete for a share of $10,000 weekly. Once players earn 1,500 Casino Loyalty Points during the qualifying period, they will be automatically registered for the Weekly Slot Tournament on Friday or Saturday.

The prize structure awards $2,500 for first place, $2,000 for second and pays out the top 100 players as well. The weekly online slots tournaments will be held through Jan. 28 and players are eligible to participate once each week. Payouts will be awarded to winners on Saturdays at the conclusion of the weekly tournaments.


Crossover Casino Rewards: UniBet Casino PA is giving you some bonus money based on your game play throughout the week. Players who opt-in Monday – Thursday and wager $25 or more on casino games will earn a $10 sportsbook bonus. Then, on the weekend, players who opt-in on Saturday – Sunday and wager $25+ on casino games will earn a $10 casino bonus. Offers will be awarded within 24 hours. The promotion is scheduled to run through June.

Table Games Race: UniBet players can now rack up some rewards for playing their favorite table games. Every time a player wagers $1 on any qualifying table game, they will receive one point on the leaderboard. Qualifying games include Unibet PA Table Games and Live Casino games. Video Poker and Jackpot do not qualify.

The players in the Top 20 at the end of the promotional period (Monday – Sunday) will receive bonuses. First place earns $2,000 and second place receives $1,500. In all, the top 20 players will get payouts. Winners will be contacted via email and receive their bonus by the following Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET.

November Promos At PA Online Casinos Provide A Bounty Of Bonuses

Pennsylvania online casinos just rolled out lots of new November promos for bettors across the Keystone State.

There’s a lot to be thankful for. The Pennsylvania online casinos and gaming apps have launched a new list of promotions with the arrival of November, giving players a bounty of bonuses this month.

Let’s take a look at some of the best promotions available for PA casino players.

November promos at PA online casinos

BetMGM Casino

Free Fruit Shop Spins

BetMGM Casino PA is bringing a little more life to the middle of your week. Every Wednesday, BetMGM guests who place $40 in wagers on Premium Blackjack Pro SP will get 40 free spins on the popular slot game Fruit Shop.

The promotion is limited to PA residents and players who are 21 or older. Offer is valid every Wednesday through Dec. 28, unless it’s terminated earlier.

FanDuel Casino PA

Reward Machine

FanDuel’s Reward Machine is also getting revved up for the holidays. Players at FanDuel PA get three spins each day and have three different ways to win. Here’s how it works:

  • Log in to your FanDuel account
  • Locate the Reward Machine on your home screen
  • Then, give it a whirl
  • Match any three symbols for an instant win
  • Collect symbols throughout the week and earn a reward based on the symbols you’ve collected
  • Collect three trophies throughout the week to win the jackpot – a $2,000 casino bonus
  • Spins are available every day starting at 6:00 p.m. ET
  • You have 24 hours until your spins expire

Another incentive from FanDuel is a one-time playthrough requirement. The offer is titled as a master promotion because it is valid all across the FanDuel Casino site.

To activate the incentive, simply do the following:

  • Opt in to any FanDuel Casino promotion
  • If you receive a site credit at any point, simply wager through the amount just one time and whatever you win is yours to keep

That means the FanDuel wagering requirement is limited to a single playthrough, unlike other casinos that make you wager your site credit or bonuses repeatedly before you can withdraw your winnings.

Caesars Casino

Wednesday Bonus

Each Wednesday, players at Caesars Casino can get $10 free, just for adding money to their account. Here’s how it works:

  • Sign into your account on any Wednesday in November
  • Make a deposit using code ANY10 and you’ll receive an instant $10 casino bonus

The free $10 can be used on any casino offering from Caesars. Offer is valid each Wednesday in November (Nov. 9, 16, 23, 30).

DraftKings Casino PA

Furious Fall Jackpots

Over at DraftKings PA, players have a chance to win $1,000 DK Dollars just by playing their favorite games in Furious Fall Jackpots. Eligible games can be found in the photos below.

BetRivers Casino

Happy Hours

On select days, BetRivers Casino PA is hosting happy hours with extra loyalty points awarded for playing featured slots. On the day of a Happy Hour, BetRivers players will receive a notification regarding which slot game will be featured during the promotion.

For every spin you make on the slot game featured during the Happy Hour time period (5 p.m. – 9 p.m.), you will receive double the loyalty points.

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Crossovers, Reloads, and Sunday Fundays

UniBet Casino also has a long list of promotions that can help players boost their bankroll.

Crossover Rewards

Offer 1: Opt-in Monday-Thursday and then wager $25 or more on the casino for a free $10 sports bet

Offer 2: Opt-in Saturday-Sunday and then wager $25 or more on the casino for a $10 casino bonus

Reload Bonus

UniBet players can get a 25% bonus on your first deposit each Thursday. The promotional offer provides a maximum bonus up to $100.

Here’s how to get it:

  • Log in and select “deposit”
  • Make sure you select “Weekly Casino Deposit Reload” in the pop-up window
  • Select your method of payment and the dollar amount
  • Once everything is complete, you will receive a 25% casino bonus
  • Max bonus: $100 (One bonus per player per week. Bonus funds can not be used for live dealer.)

Sunday Funday

Players who make Sunday wagers of at least $25 on Eagles Blackjack, Slot or Steelers Live Dealer will receive a free $10 sportsbook bet. The promotion is only valid on Sunday and players can only earn one free sportsbook bet per week.

Free bets are awarded on Tuesdays at 5 p.m.

BetMGM Casino Pennsylvania Launches NHL Games Featuring Your Favorite Team

BetMGM Casino just debuted several different NHL-branded games for bettors in Pennsylvania to enjoy as the new hockey season gets underway.

The NHL is headed to your couch. Earlier this month, BetMGM Casino PA launched a number of NHL-branded casino games including roulette, blackjack, baccarat and Dream Catcher, a new live Money Wheel game. The games are available to players in Pennsylvania right now.

So fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers can now find plenty of NHL action between games, too.

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BetMGM’s NHL casino games bring the energy

“The launch of these one-of-a-kind games further strengthens our relationship with the NHL,” Oliver Bartlett, BetMGM’s Director of Gaming said in a news release. “…We’re thrilled that our players will have the ability to ‘drop the puck’ with BetMGM.”

The new games, which were developed in partnership with Evolution, take players inside their favorite NHL stadium with 3D animations that help capture all the excitement of a hockey arena. The NHL logo is featured in each game, along with the logos of your hometown team. And if players are seeking even more realism, each game also features a “go live” button that takes you right into a live dealer version of the game reminiscent of the casino floor.

Hockey fans will be happy with the latest offerings from Evolution, which also helped produce a live dealer version of blackjack tied to the Philadelphia Eagles.

In NHL Blackjack, players “sit” at a table that captures the atmosphere inside a hockey arena. Players can also move virtually between seats.

NHL Roulette provides a feel and ball movements similar to the in-person experience at your favorite casino. The game also utilizes interactive results and statistics.

Meanwhile, the NHL-branded baccarat game contains many of the same features and gameplay that you would find on a casino floor. And Dream Catcher brings the excitement of a spinning wheel to NHL fans playing at BetMGM. Players wager on which number they believe the wheel will stop on. If they are right, they win – often with strong odds or an occasional multiplier in return.

Overall, the wheel includes six numbers, 54 segments and two multipliers. The segments pay out based on a pre-assigned proportion. For example, a 10 gives bettors a 10:1 return, whereas a single segment 40 brings 40:1 odds in return.

BetMGM Casino NHL games are now live

All these games are currently live for BetMGM players. And according to Jason Jazayeri, NHL Vice President of Business Development, the partnership between BetMGM and the NHL will provide even more in the months ahead.

“We’re excited to broaden our relationship with BetMGM through the development of NHL-branded casino games, particularly when these new platforms allow us to deepen the connection NHL fans have to our sport in a more immersive and compelling way,” Jazayeri said. “We look forward to collaborating with BetMGM on other fan-centric efforts in years to come.”

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Top Popular Games Available At DraftKings Casino Pennsylvania This Month

DraftKings Casino PA provides a wide range of great games to play, including its current list of most popular titles.

There’s something for everyone at PA online casinos. In fact, DraftKings Casino PA has a list of its top 20 popular game titles and there is a perfect match for every kind of casino player.

There are slots, blackjack, poker, and plenty of others in between. Let’s take a look at my top five favorites from the list.

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Popular games at DraftKings Casino Pennsylvania, October 2022

DraftKings Basketball Blackjack

DraftKings brings the feel of a basketball court to the online casino with this version of blackjack. Players select their bet from default values between $1 and $1,000 before the cards are dealt onto a surface that resembles a basketball floor. The minimum bet is $1 and the max is $5,000.

The dealer must draw on 16 or less, and stand on 17 or more. Aces can only be split once. Double down is available on any two cards.

The game uses eight decks, which are shuffled after each hand. Wins pay 1:1, while blackjack pays 3:2. Ties are a push and the game’s jackpot is listed as $1,000. The long-term, theoretical expected payback, or Return to Player rate (RTP), is 99.67%.

In addition to Basketball Blackjack, Baseball Blackjack, Multi-Hand Blackjack, and traditional blackjack also rank among DraftKings’ top 20 titles.

Fire Buffalo

This three-reel slot from Everi Digital features a purple background and roaring flames. The minimum wager is 25 cents and the maximum bet is $500. The game features Fire Buffalo multiplier symbols that range from 2x to 30x. There is also a respin bonus that is triggered randomly by certain winning spins. Line wins must occur on adjacent reels, beginning with the left-most reel. All wins occur on active lines. The game features a jackpot of $1,000.

Some other notable slot titles in the DraftKings top 20 include Cash Eruption, Dancing Drums, Fortune Coin, Cleopatra, Lucky Larry’s Lobstermania 2, and Assassin Moon.

Wheel of Fortune Triple Extreme Spin

The famous game show meets the casino floor in this slot title from IGT that offers 720 ways to win. The five-reel slot is built around Multiway Xtra wins that pay for any matching symbols in any positions in adjacent columns.


In addition, the same symbol in the same column multiplies a player’s wins. The game also features a Mini Wheel Bonus (triggered with three or more scatter symbols) and a Triple Extreme Spin Bonus (triggered with three or more bonus symbols).

This game has a RTP of 94.22%.

Cash Machine

The three-reel slot from Everi Digital keeps it simple with a “win what you see” display. The game has a minimum bet of $1 and a max bet of $1,000.

The total winnings from each spin result from the numbers that land on the single-centered payline. Cash Machine also offers a red respin and a zero respin bonus. Prize credits range from 1 to 10,500. Only the highest winner is paid per line.

Four Card Poker

Four Card Poker from SG Digital delivers all the fun of a casino poker game right to the comfort of your couch. The game uses a standard deck of 52 cards and is reshuffled between each game. The player’s best four-card hand competes against the house’s best four-card hand. The house always qualifies for each game round.

Players start by selecting their ante from default values between 10 cents and $50. Then, cards are dealt and there’s an option to increase your ante or fold. Prizes are awarded for the following hands:

  • Pair of aces
  • Two pairs
  • Straight
  • Flush
  • Three of a kind
  • Straight flush
  • Four of a kind

There are also side bets that include an Aces Up feature, and an ante bonus for three of a kind (2x), a straight flush (20x), and four of a kind (25x). The expected RTP rate for Four Card Poker is 98.68%, and the Aces Up side bet feature is 96.63%.

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PA Online Casinos Release Big October Promos To Boost Your Bankroll

PA online casinos feature a wide range of great promotions to take advantage of the entire month of October.

New month, new promotions. The Pennsylvania online casinos are celebrating the arrival of October by releasing a fresh batch of promotions for casino players across the state.

No matter which site or betting app is your favorite place to play, you will likely find a new promotion or bonus to help boost your bankroll. Here are some of the best October promotions from the collection of PA online casinos.

October promos at PA online casinos


Blackjack Wednesdays

BetMGM Casino PA is helping you avoid the mid-week wall with a bonus built around perhaps the most popular casino game. Each Wednesday, BetMGM blackjack players can get over the work-week hump with a cross-game promotion. Players who wager at least $40 on Premium Blackjack Pro SP can get 40 free spins on Fruit Shop, a fun slot title from NetEnt.

Players must opt in to the promotion first before playing and have one day following the free spins activation to use them. You forfeit any unused free spins. Furthermore, winnings from free spins will be credited in the form of a freeplay and subject to a 20x wagering requirement.

The promotional offer is valid each Wednesday through Dec. 28, or until terminated.


Super Sweeps

A headline promotion from FanDuel PA gives you a chance to win big every Friday. Players should opt in every Monday-Thursday for a shot to win a drawing on Friday. To receive an entry, players must place $200 or more in cumulative wagers on FanDuel Casino games, or submit an entry form.

Players can also multiply their entries with a Dailyplier. The Dailyplier helps players receive 2x, 3x, or 4x their entries by meeting the minimum wagering requirement two, three, or four days out of the week (Monday-Thursday). Entries will be multiplied by those number of days.

For example, those who wager $1,000 on Monday and $1,000 on Tuesday to earn 10 total entries, could then have their entries multiplied by two for 20 total entries that week! Bonuses will be awarded in drawings on select Fridays in October (Oct. 7, 14, 21).

Prize amounts include 25 top prizes of $1,000 and 50 base prizes of $500.

Reward Machine

FanDuel Casino’s Reward Machine is a free-to-play promotional game that gives you a chance to win a $2,000 casino bonus every day. Simply log in to your account each day and take advantage of your three daily spins. Each spin offers three chances to win:

  • Match any symbols for an instant win.
  • Collect symbols throughout the week and earn a reward based on the symbols you’ve collected.
  • Collect a total of three trophies throughout the week to earn a $2,000 casino bonus.

Spins are available each day starting at 6 p.m. and expire after 24 hours.


Furious Fall Jackpots

DraftKings Casino players can earn chances for a $1,000 jackpot just by playing their favorite casino games. Assorted blackjack, slot, and roulette titles are involved in the promotion. Multiple prizes are awarded each day. Check the list of eligible games below:


Each Monday in October, BetRivers Casino PA players can receive 2x the Loyalty and Bonus Store Points on all casino games. The promotional window begins each Monday (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31) at 12 a.m. and runs until 11:59 p.m.

Bonus points are based on the normal iRush Rewards earning rates and will be automatically added to a player’s account.


Casino Bonus Bucks

UniBet PA players can earn a pair of rewards based on their gameplay during different days of the week. On Monday-Thursday, players who wager at least $25 on casino games will receive a free $10 sports bet. Then, on Saturday and Sunday, players who wager $25 or more on casino gameplay can earn a $10 casino bonus.

Players must opt in to the offers first before making their wagers. Bonuses are awarded within 24 hours. Players can only claim each offer once per week. Casino bonuses must be used on slot or blackjack games.

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PA Sportsbooks And Casinos Team Up With Lots Of Crossover Promos This Fall

PA sportsbooks and casinos both feature several promos that crossover between the two platforms for this fall betting season.

Sports fans who live in the Keystone State who also like to enjoy some casino betting are in luck this fall. Thanks to a number of crossover promotions from PA online casinos, you can carry the action right from the playing field to the casinos.

The state’s options also provide a bunch of NFL-based casino titles this year. And of course, PA sportsbooks include some regular deals to utilize all football season.

BetMGM freeplay delivers for Black and Gold fans

Let’s start at BetMGM Casino PA. The $10 freeplay from BetMGM gives you $10 to wager on BetMGM’s exclusive Pittsburgh Steelers Blackjack and Pittsburgh Steelers Roulette live dealer games.

Players can earn the freeplay by wagering at least $20 on any NFL game with minimum odds of -200. This way, the bonus can transfer the excitement beyond your NFL Sunday into the BetMGM casino app.

And if you’re looking for more football action throughout the week, Pennsylvania’s casinos have you covered.

Steelers Roulette and Blackjack bring the stadium home

At BetMGM, players can choose from two black-and-gold branded games. Pittsburgh Steelers First-Person Roulette takes players right into a 3D animated suite at the newly-named Acrisure Stadium. The game, which was developed in a partnership with Evolution, features a full stats interface, section bets, and realistic ball animations.

Furthermore, a Go Live button takes players right into a live-dealer version of the game.

Meanwhile, Steelers Blackjack Pro drops the Steel Curtain on one of the casino floor’s most popular games. Blackjack features up to five seats and two popular side bets, 21+3 and any pair. The game was developed in partnership with Entain.

BetMGM promo is primed for the MLB postseason

With Major League Baseball’s playoffs looming, football isn’t the only game in town. A second BetMGM promotion pairs perfectly with postseason baseball.

The Home Run Hero Bet and Get gives players a $10 free bet to use on baseball or any other sporting event. Players must opt in to the promotion first and then can earn the bonus by wagering at least $50 on casino games.

UniBet games let Eagles fans fly high

If green and white are your preferred football colors, UniBet Casino PA is where you need to be. UniBet offers the exclusive titles Philadelphia Eagles Blackjack and the Eagles progressive slot.

In Eagles Blackjack, players are transported to a fan-friendly Philadelphia felt with dueling Eagles logos and default bets between 25 cents and $10,000. The playing cards also feature the Eagles logo. Blackjack pays 3:2 and insurance pays 2:1. The dealer stands on a soft 17.

In addition, in the Eagles online slot game, three or more free spin symbols on the screen activate free spins with multipliers. Three wheel bonus symbols on an active payline activate the Wheel Bonus game. The wild symbol also substitutes for any symbols, except for the free spin and wheel bonus symbol. The display is framed by two Eagles helmets and provides plenty of Eagles football vibes.

More sports promotions at UniBet Casino PA

Other promotions at UniBet are focused on crossover plays. Players who opt in Monday through Thursday will receive a free $10 sports bet by wagering $25 or more at the UniBet casino.

And on weekends, players can earn $10 more in casino free bets by wagering $25 at the casino.

BetRivers also offers a bounty of football promos

Football promotions are available no matter which sportsbook you select for your wagers. With football season well underway, you can find parlay insurance, profit boosts, and much more available at your favorite betting app. Here’s a quick rundown of some promotions at PA sportsbooks:

One Game Parlay Insurance

At BetMGM Sportsbook, there’s a promotion to help protect your one-game parlays. Players must first opt in and then place a single-game parlay with four legs or more. If just one leg loses, you’ll get up to $25 back in free bets.

NFL Sunday Insurance

Similar to the BetMGM promotion, BetRivers is offering parlay insurance for your NFL Sunday. Players must place an NFL wager with at least four legs and odds of -200 or greater. If just one leg loses, players can receive a refund of their wager up to $25. Refunds are issued as free bets.

SNF First Touchdown Insurance

Bettors who place a real-money wager on any player to score the first touchdown in the Sunday Night Football game can get their bet back (up to $25) if they don’t win. Odds must be -200 or greater and refunds are issued as free bets.

Friday Night Bet and Get

On Fridays, BetRivers players can receive a 20% live profit boost on any college football wager. Odds must be -200 or longer and live profit boosts have a maximum wager of $25. Profit boosts expire after 24 hours.

20% NCAAF Profit Boost

With this promotion from BetRivers, players can get a 20% profit boost for any college football parlay with at least three legs. The max wager is $25 and the max winnings are $250. Each leg must be -200 or greater odds. Profit boost expires 24 hours after issuance.

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PA Lottery Players Continue Winning, Connect On Two Massive $3 Million Jackpots In September

Two PA Lottery players earned sizable payouts this month, as they each took home $3 million from scratch-off games.

Life can change in an instant. And that holds true for the PA Lottery, where million-dollar jackpots can appear in a matter of moments. Evidence of that arrived again this month, with two lottery players from Pennsylvania claiming $3 million jackpots.

One player took home the windfall thanks to the $3 Million Xtreme Tripler scratch-off ticket. The player purchased the ticket at North Side Beer and Beverage in Pittsburgh, on Sept. 8.

The $30 game offers five top prizes of $3 million and still has four grand prize wins remaining. There are two wins left of $300,000, and 10 wins of $30,000 remaining.

The game card features eight stars at the top (winning numbers) and 25 cash icons, along with five bonus images. When the winning numbers match your numbers, you win. There are also symbols that can triple the amount shown (3x), deliver every prize (Xtreme), or triple any prize in the play area (3XMULT).

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One month, two $3 million jackpots for PA Lottery players

Another $3 million victory was claimed on the other side of Pennsylvania, at a Wawa in West Chester, Chester County. That player brought home a jackpot from the $3,000,000 Payout scratch-off game and claimed the prize this past week.

In that game, the winning numbers are represented by eight question marks. Your numbers are represented by 25 dollar signs, and seven stars serve as bonus symbols.

The $30 game has five top prizes of $3 million, with two of them still remaining. Four additional prizes of $300,000 also remain. This game can also deliver an instant win of $3,000 (WIN$3K) and 455 of those prizes have yet to be claimed.

Could September beat PA Lottery’s $197 million win total from August?

September is proving to be a profitable month for Pennsylvania Lottery players. Jackpot wins materialized in locations all across the state.

A player in Pittsburgh purchased a winning ticket for the Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 with Quick Cash drawing on Sept. 14. The ticket matched all five balls (2-9-14-15-19) to win $570,000 before withholding. The In-N-Out Corner Market on Penn Avenue earned a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

In the Pennsylvania Lottery Match 6 Lotto drawing on Sept. 7, a player from Lehigh County won a $500,000 jackpot. The winning ticket, sold at the Quick Stop Mini Mart on Walbert Avenue in Allentown, matched all six winning numbers (3-14-15-29-34-45) to earn the $500,000 prize.

Also on Sept. 7, two players purchased winning tickets for the Pennsylvania Lottery Match 6 Lotto drawing. One ticket was sold by the Can Do Convenience store on South Poplar Street in Hazelton, Luzerne County. The other ticket was sold at Redner’s Warehouse Market on N. 5th Street in Reading.

Both tickets matched all six balls drawn (4-6-7-21-34-40) to win a split of the $620,000 jackpot ($310,000 each).

A player in the Pittsburgh suburb of West Mifflin won $350,000 in the Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 with Quick Cash drawing on Sept. 6. The ticket matched all five balls drawn (2-4-11-21-26) to capture the jackpot.

A player in Warrington also won $1.3 million in the Pennsylvania Lottery Match 6 Lotto drawing on Sept. 1. The ticket matched all six winning numbers (7-9-15-30-35-43) to bring home the jackpot. The player purchased the ticket at the Fine Wine and Good Spirits on Easton Road.

It’s a good time to be a PA Lottery player

The September wins continue a trend of notable triumphs for PA Lottery players. In August, scratch-off players claimed more than $197 million in prizes, including individual jackpots of $3 million and $1 million.

Certainly, some other big ones will land later this month. And for those PA Lottery players, life will change in an instant.

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Caesars Casino Pennsylvania Launches New iGaming App

A new version of Caesars Casino is now offered in Pennsylvania, as the online gaming provider released its updated option on Aug. 30.

Caesars Casino PA is launching a new app for those located in the Keystone State. The casino brand launched in Pennsylvania in March 2020, but is looking to stay competitive with its latest app update. The update, which arrived on Aug. 30, combines the company’s sportsbook and online casino offerings in one single app.

The app’s new features will provide an upgrade to both platforms and will include quicker deposit and withdrawal transactions. Improvements also showcase live game scores, expanded betting features, and a redesigned interface.

With the launch, there are now two Caesars apps live in PA for the time being. The Black and Gold app is for online casino gaming. Meanwhile, the Green and Gold app can be used for casino gaming and sports betting.

New Caesars Casino now available in PA

The home button of the Green and Gold app starts users on the Caesars Sportsbook page. A single click on the casino icon takes players into the online casino.

The casino interface features three icons at the top (featured, table games, slots) for easy navigation. It also contains additional graphics below that spotlight featured games and promotions.


The Caesars online casino, which operates in partnership with Harrah’s Philadelphia, finished in the bottom half of Pennsylvania’s online operators in total revenue during the month of July. The updated app is one of several strategic moves made by Caesars to climb higher in the competition.

“Our new, elevated app offers customers a user-friendly sports betting and casino gaming experience combined with rewards they can’t get anywhere else,” Eric Hession, co-president of Caesars Digital, said in a news release.




Caesars snags BetMGM executive to boost its own brand

Caesars made another recent move to strengthen its brand by hiring a rival executive. In a press release on Sept. 1, Caesars announced that Matt Sunderland, formerly of BetMGM Casino PA, would become its Senior Vice President of iGaming starting on Oct. 1.

Sunderland has 20 years of experience in the casino gaming industry, most recently as VP of Gaming for BetMGM. While there, he oversaw triple-digit revenue growth in year-over-year numbers.

“This is an exciting time to be in iGaming and at Caesars Entertainment,” Sunderland said in the release. “I am so pleased to join the Caesars team. As the industry continues to grow, I’m looking forward to identifying new potential for our iGaming business while continuing to bring top-notch service to our customers.”

Sunderland has also worked as an iGaming consultant for GVC and MGM Resorts, and has held several senior leadership roles at Probability PLC, GTECH/IGT, and CNN International. He’ll be expected to help Caesars further expand its footprint across the country and grow its market share in Michigan, New Jersey, West Virginia, Ontario, and PA, where it already operates its sportsbook and casino.

“We’re thrilled to have Matt join the Caesars team,” Hession said in the release. “His deep experience and successful track record will be a tremendous asset as we continue to grow our iGaming and sports betting business. We’re looking forward to what we can accomplish together with Caesars Sportsbook & Casino.”

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