Caesars Casino Partners With Digital Gaming Corporation To Launch Fresh Games

Caesars online casino is getting new game titles in PA thanks to a recent partnership with Digital Gaming Corporation.

Caesars is bringing more games, more excitement and more fun to its PA online casino platform. Earlier this week, Caesars Casino reached an agreement with Digital Gaming Corporation that will bring DGC’s collection of online casino games to the existing Caesars portfolio.

The games are expected to launch first in New Jersey and should land in Pennsylvania later this summer.

DGC’s popular slot titles should hit the Caesars Casino catalog this summer

The most notable games from DGC include Gold Blitz, Squealin Riches, Assassin Moon, Blazing Mammoth and Thunderstruck Wild Lightning.

“DGC’s impressive and award-winning portfolio of premium games will deliver engaging and entertaining experiences for our players,” said Matt Sunderland, Caesars iGaming Senior Vice President, in a post by European Gaming. “We’re excited to launch these titles on Caesars Sportsbook and Casino in New Jersey and look forward to bringing them to customers in even more states.”

Here’s a brief snapshot of each game to get you ready for their launch at Caesars online casino:

Gold Blitz

The 6×4 slot brings bright gold visuals into the foreground for a game that has over 4,000 ways to win. Players win when symbols connect on consecutive reels, and jackpots can reach 5,000x the initial bet.

Gameplay includes Wild, Collect and Scatter symbols, free spins, a Gold Blitz and a Bonus Buy feature, as well. In all, the game’s prizes produce a Return-to-Player rate of 96% and a hit frequency that provides wins in nearly one out of every three spins.

Squealin Riches

This 5×4 slot features an oversized piggy bank that could bring a jackpot of 10,000x your initial bet. The game features an instant-win Mystery Wheel, free spins that bring more chances to win and a LockNWin feature that brings re-spins, too. Overall, the game has 1,024 payways and a RTP rate/theoretical payout of 96.05%.

Assassin Moon

This slot game focuses on Luna, a female assassin who seems to be equal parts dangerous and stunning. The game also features wild symbols and scatter symbols that can trigger free spins. A Link and Win feature also gets triggered when 6 to 14 symbols appear. That mode can bring re-spins or jackpots that include Mini, Minor, Mega and Major payouts.

Blazing Mammoth

Travel back in time with this 5×3 slot that features prehistoric creatures such as saber-tooth tigers, horned beasts and of course, woolly mammoths. Players can earn maximum wins of 2,000x the initial bet and can also trigger Mammoth Jackpots that cause stampedes on the screen.

Gameplay includes the aforementioned jackpots, free spins and 20 total paylines. Blazing Mammoth is a lower volatility slot with a healthy RTP rate of 96.24%.

Thunderstruck Wild Lightning

This hero-themed 5×4 slot features 40 paylines and Wild, Scatter and Thunderball symbols. There’s also a Link and Win mode that awards extra spins. Gameplay also includes Mini, Minor, Major and Mega Jackpots that pay out up to 15,000x the total bet. The game also has a playlist feature that can add even more energy with user-selected songs.

Caesars is working to stay near the top of the PA online casino market

The deal with DGC continues a busy stretch for Caesars, which is doing its best to compete in a lucrative PA casino market.

Last month, Caesars Entertainment launched Tropicana Casino PA through Harrah’s Philadelphia.

The Tropicana Casino app features hundreds of slot games, along with 16 table games, seven video poker rooms and more than 25 live dealer tables.

The live dealer option has been a focus for Caesars in recent months. In May, Caesars reached an agreement with Evolution to bring numerous live dealer offerings to the Caesars platforms. Those live dealer games include:

  • American Roulette
  • European Roulette
  • Classic Blackjack
  • Infinite Blackjack
  • Baccarat
  • Craps
  • Ultimate Texas Hold ‘Em
  • Three Card Poker

Those titles should soon be available on multiple PA gaming platforms, since Caesars is also making plans to launch a standalone online casino app later this year. At present, those who wish to play at Caesars online casino must navigate through the Caesars PA Sportsbook app.

Strong Pennsylvania casino market promotes further development

Numerous entities are investing heavily in PA’s casino industry as the market continues to be among the strongest in the country. April was the fifth straight month that PA’s online casino revenue topped $160 million. The $167.2 million total in April also ranks as the second-largest monthly total ever.

Caesars (via Harrah’s Philadelphia) currently sits in the middle of the pack among operators, with its total April revenue ($5,478,674) ranking sixth among the nine PA entities. However, a strong month could push Caesars into fourth place, considering the gap is less than $1 million.

So, perhaps it’s no surprise that Caesars reached the agreement with DGC to add even more games to its library. Just a few weeks earlier, Caesars extended its partnership with High 5 Games to bring its game titles to Pennsylvania, as well.

Thus, the Caesars catalog keeps growing and all signs point to the operator making moves to become a bigger player in PA’s online casino market.

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FanDuel Casino Pennsylvania Delivers ‘Winner Winner Chicken Dinner’ Promotion

A new FanDuel Casino promotion in Pennsylvania offers a year of free chicken dinners through $5,000 gift cards for lucky winners.

FanDuel is taking the mantra “Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner” to a whole new level. The well-known PA online casino has launched a new promotion for all new players in live casino states, including Pennsylvania.

The new promo builds on the brand’s “Winning is Undefeated” campaign, while providing a crispy and delicious prize.

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FanDuel Casino’s ‘Winner Winner Chicken Dinner’ promo runs through August

To be eligible for the latest FanDuel promotion, new users must register for a new FanDuel online casino account between the qualifying dates (May 18 Aug. 1) and have made an initial deposit of at least $1.

Eligible players have the opportunity to win an entire year’s worth of free chicken dinners. New users can also get up to $2,000 back via a casino bonus. Every Friday, one lucky winner will be selected for a $5,000 gift card.

“We know that winning is undefeated and what better way to celebrate a win than with a chicken dinner,” Daniele Phillips, FanDuel Casino’s Vice President of Brand Strategy said in a press release. “We’re excited to launch Winner Winner Chicken Dinner. And we are thrilled to have Jennifer Carroll introduce a new fried chicken dish to help the city of Philadelphia celebrate victory.”

Jennifer Carroll is a well-known figure in Philadelphia’s food scene and was a finalist on Bravo’s Top Chef. She created a custom fried chicken dish for the promotion and helped FanDuel launch a pop-up chicken shop in Philly’s Old City district for two days last week.

Valley Forge and FanDuel surge ahead of Rivers Philadelphia

The chicken dinner promotion arrives following a strong month for FanDuel. FanDuel PA Casino helped push Valley Forge Casino Resort (which also claims Stardust Casino) into second place in online casino revenue for April. The April numbers vaulted Valley Forge past Rivers Casino Philadelphia (BetRivers Casino, Borgata and Sugarhouse), which has traditionally held the second spot.

Hollywood Penn National is still a clear front runner with more than $72 million in April online casino revenue. However, Valley Forge and FanDuel’s collective progress has to be encouraging for executives. The brand had been gaining on Rivers Casino Philadelphia in recent months and finally made the leap forward last month with more than $36 million in earnings.

Table game production is especially strong at FanDuel Casino PA

The Valley Forge brand seems to possess a clear edge in table games, including roulette and blackjack. Valley Forge claimed almost $13 million in table game revenue in April. Meanwhile, the total for Rivers Casino Philadelphia was only $3.6 million in that category.

Hollywood Penn National led in table game revenue in April, as well (about $17.7 million), but the edge here is much closer than in some other categories.

For the year, Hollywood Casino remains the overall leader with nearly $285 million in total online casino revenue in 2023. The Hollywood brand also leads in every major gaming category (slots, table games and poker), too.

Rivers Casino Philadelphia ($140,484,515) is second currently in yearly revenue with a slim lead over Valley Forge ($138,404,034). However, that margin could very well disappear once the May numbers are released.

Could PA online casino revenue climb past $200 million soon?

Overall, Pennsylvania’s online casino market seems especially robust. April was the fifth straight month that PA online casinos exceeded $160 million in total revenue. Those April numbers also produced the second-highest monthly total ever ($167.2 million), following a record-breaking haul ($181.5 million) in March.

Now, May is almost over with Memorial Day on the horizon. New totals will be released soon and perhaps FanDuel’s chicken dinner promotion will push its profits even higher.

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PA Casinos Filled With Mother’s Day Promotions This Holiday Weekend

PA casinos are offering drawings, deals and special meals to make this weekend’s Mother’s Day a memorable one for all the moms.

Promotions, incentives and special menus are available at Pennsylvania casinos all across the state this weekend for Mother’s Day. PA casinos are feeling festive and doing their best to celebrate all the moms on Sunday, May 14.

So, if your mom’s idea of a perfect day includes a few pulls on a slot machine, a couple hands of blackjack or a perfectly-planned meal, gas up the car and get her to the closest casino.

There are plenty of specials available to help make her Mother’s Day memorable.

Mother’s Day specials at PA casinos

Mohegan Pennsylvania

Mohegan Pennsylvania wants to make Mother’s Day extra special. From 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday, the casino in Wilkes-Barre is rewarding moms for their gameplay with a chance to be randomly selected for $100 in free slot play and a $100 gift card to Mohegan Pennsylvania.

Three winners will be crowned every 30 minutes, which will produce double-digit triumphs throughout the day. Only active players are eligible. In addition, all prizes must be claimed within 30 minutes of the announcement. Unclaimed prizes will be forfeited and players may only win once. Photo ID is also required.

For full terms and conditions, visit the Mohegan website.

Live! Casino Philadelphia

Meanwhile, at Live! Casino Philadelphia, there will be a Mother’s Day giveaway of $17,000. Live! players can earn entries between May 1 and May 11. In addition, 5x entries can be earned on Mother’s Day.

One entry will be awarded for every 50 tier credits earned. Ten winners will then be drawn every hour between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Winners must be present to win and only have five minutes to claim their prize.

For complete rules, visit the Live! Philly website.

Wind Creek

Members of Wind Creek’s rewards program Casinoverse are encouraged to log on daily between May 1 and May 14 to redeem a free online entry from the Hot Picks section of the WStore.

Players will then be entered in an online Mother’s Day Giveaway drawing that is scheduled for Sunday, May 14, at 6 p.m. The giveaway prize package includes credits for hotel stays, food and free slot play.

Pennsylvania casinos also feature Mother’s Day menus

A number of PA casinos are making sure all the moms eat well on Sunday, too. Here’s a rundown of some Mother’s Day dining:

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

The Wheelhouse restaurant has created some Mother’s Day specials that include a walnut chicken starter, a smothered strip steak or blackened chicken entree and a strawberry shortcake dessert.

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BetMGM Casino Earns Second Straight EGR Operator Of The Year Award

EGR awarded BetMGM online casino its second consecutive Operator of the Year award for its amazing offerings and innovation.

It’s back-to-back accolades for PA online casino operator BetMGM. Last week, the gaming brand was once again selected as the Casino Operator of the Year at the EGR North America Awards.

It’s the second straight year BetMGM online casino has earned that distinction.

BetMGM Casino stands out with a variety of offerings across four states

EGaming Review (EGR) selects its Casino Operator of the Year based on the brand’s strength, available products and overall advancements compared to competitors.

BetMGM Casino, which currently operates online casinos in four states (New Jersey, West Virginia, Michigan and Pennsylvania), stood out from the rest of the field for a range of factors, including:

  • An extensive variety of game offerings
  • The nation’s largest exclusive state-by-state in-house progressive jackpot network
  • Numerous first-class partnerships
  • A national online casino market share that is estimated at 29%

In a press release, BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt said:

“BetMGM is honored to once again be presented with this prestigious award. As the industry evolves, we look forward to providing new and innovative products for our customers.”

Pittsburgh area player recently won $1 million at BetMGM PA

Here in Pennsylvania, BetMGM’s presence continues to expand with new games and headline jackpots arriving on a regular basis.

Last month, a BetMGM online casino player from West Mifflin won a $1 million jackpot on a $1 bet. The player earned the seven-figure payout thanks to MGM Grand Millions, a progressive-jackpot game that is a BetMGM exclusive.

According to PlayPennsylvania, the player planned to invest some of the money and also donate a portion to children’s hospitals.

It also noted that BetMGM paid out more than $104 million in progressive jackpots in 2022.

BetMGM and Buffalo Wild Wings just partnered on a slot game

Another BetMGM game produced in partnership with Buffalo Wild Wings made news. The 5×4 slot was developed exclusively for BetMGM by Inspired Entertainment. The game gives players the same feel of the restaurant and bar franchise. Burgers, sports symbols and the Buffalo Wild Wings logo scroll through the screen.

BetMGM first partnered with Buffalo Wild Wings in 2021 on a project that uses in-restaurant geolocation to provide unique sports betting promotions. In addition, the OT Odds Powered by BetMGM feed provides sports betting odds, content and gaming tips to restaurant patrons at many Buffalo Wild Wings locations.

“We have a great partner in Buffalo Wild Wings,” Oliver Bartlett, BetMGM’s Director of Gaming, said in a news release. “And we look forward to continuing to work with them to deliver innovative experiences players can only find on BetMGM.”

BetMGM, other PA online casinos, hit record revenue in March

BetMGM and Pennsylvania’s other online casinos produced record revenue this past March. PA operators recorded $181.5 million in total March revenue. That number is an all-time record not only for PA, but also for any state that operates online casinos in the US.

BetMGM has played a major role in helping the Hollywood Penn National brand become the leading online casino licensee in Pennsylvania.

In March, Hollywood Penn National generated $76,673,159 in online casino revenue. That total is nearly double its closest competitor, Rivers Philadelphia ($38,477,198).

However, because both BetMGM and DraftKings online casino are partners with Hollywood (among others), it is not exactly known what individual totals each brand produces.

Even still, it is abundantly clear that BetMGM has a strong foothold in PA’s gaming space. As previously noted, its national online casino market share is about 29%. In PA and beyond, BetMGM is constantly adding new partners, game titles and other innovations.

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White Hat Studios Launches Games With Caesars Casino Pennsylvania

Caesars Casino PA will now feature White Hat Studios game titles after the two recently expanded their partnership.

A host of new games are on the menu for online casino bettors in Pennsylvania. White Hat Studios is the latest game manufacturer to bring new titles to Caesars Casino PA.

White Hat announced on March 27 that its partnership with Caesars was expanding to bring its gaming portfolio to the Commonwealth. The two companies began a successful partnership and launch in Michigan last year.

White Hat delivers table games and online slots to Caesars Casino PA

Some of White Hat’s most popular titles include table games such as Blackjack Player’s Choice, Multi-Hand Blackjack and American Roulette. Those games will receive special branding exclusively for Caesars.

In the slots category, Caesars players should soon be able to play titles such as TED, Deal or No Deal Megaways and The Golden Case.

Another game coming to PA, Almighty Buffalo Megaways, was recognized this past February as the 2023 Top Performing New Online Slot at the Eilers & Krejcik Gaming Awards in Las Vegas.

“We truly value our partnership with Caesars and are thrilled to have taken the collaboration to the next level by launching together in the state of Pennsylvania,” White Hat Studios CEO Andy Whitworth said in a news release. “This latest launch further vindicates the strength of our offering, with online operators committed to taking our content into multiple territories. We’re thoroughly looking forward to seeing Caesars’ customer base in Pennsylvania experience our slots and table games that continue to attract the attention of casino players across the US.”

White Hat Studios introducing more than 25 game titles to Caesars

In addition to the aforementioned titles, Caesars players will soon get access to a wide assortment of other White Hat games. There are currently more than 25 White Hat titles targeted for PA, and it is likely more will be added soon. The current list from the White Hat Studios website includes:

  • Thriller Gorilla/Thriller Gorilla Jackpot Royale
  • Rolling in Gold
  • Almighty Buffalo Megaways/Almighty Buffalo Megaways Jackpot Royale
  • TED/TED Megaways/TED Jackpot Royale
  • Dr. Wild and Eye of the Dead
  • Mighty Griffin Megaways Jackpot Royale
  • Worms Reloaded Jackpot Royale
  • Almighty Sevens Jackpot Royale
  • Prospector Extra Gold Megaways
  • American Roulette
  • Blackjack Players Choice
  • Wolf Legend Megaways
  • Wish Upon a Fairytale
  • Deal or No Deal: Golden Case Megaways
  • Napolean: Rise of an Empire
  • Big Bars Fortune Wheel: Jackpot Royale
  • Crazy Fishin’
  • Bankin Bacon
  • Beavis and Butthead
  • Angel Princess Jackpot Royale
  • The Goonies
  • Deal or No Deal: What’s in the Case? Jackpot Royale
  • Chilli Picante Megaways

Top 10 White Hat games coming to Caesars Casino PA

Some of White Hat Studio’s most popular titles are already available in PA, and more are coming soon. With so many titles to choose from, where does a new White Hat gamer begin? We’ve narrowed the list to the top 10 most popular White Hat games PA residents can now try out.


The famous, funny teddy bear from the movies is live in this 5 x 3 reel slot. The game features free spins, pick a win, a feature gamble, a bonus trial and six total modifiers. Those include:

  • Lazer Gun Infectious Wilds
  • Psychedelic Super Spin
  • Beer Shuffle
  • Psychedelic Colossal Spin
  • TV Streak
  • Psychedelic Bonus Boots

The Return to Player rate for TED is 95.80%, with slightly higher rates for TED Megaways and TED Jackpot Royale.

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Almighty Buffalo Megaways

This western-themed 6-reel slot was recognized as the 2023 Top Performing New Online Slot at the Eilers & Krejcik Gaming Awards in Las Vegas.

The game features an unlimited win multiplier and a mystery symbol, along with a healthy 96.5% RTP rate.

Every win triggers a cascade and the frontier vibes are loaded with 117,649 ways to win. There’s also a Buffalo Bet option that boosts the RTP rate above 97%.

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Crazy Fishin’

Go under the sea with this 5 x 3 reel slot that features an aquatic theme and free spins that arrive any time three or more bonus symbols appear in view. A wild symbol can also help form line wins by substituting for other symbols.

Line wins are multiplied by the value that is wagered on the winning line.

There are 10 paylines and the game offers a RTP rate of 96.12%.

Rolling in Gold

This game takes players deep underground to experience the thrill of mining for gold.

The 6 x 4 reel slot features 2,034 paylines and a mystery symbol that transforms everything in view into the same symbol. There are also Gold Spins and Super Spins that can bring extra prizes. Money Scatter symbols can also appear that result with wins in addition to the reel wins.

Rolling in Gold boasts a RTP rate of 95.45%.

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Dr. Wild and the Eye of the Dead

This ancient civilization themed slot has 10 paylines and brings you into the presence of the Egyptian god Horus. The Horus Wild symbol expands to cover all three reel positions and can help create line wins by taking the place of other symbols. In addition, players who reveal three or more bonus symbols anywhere receive 12 free spins.

Dr. Wild and the Eye of the Dead provides a RTP rate of 96.31%.

Deal or No Deal: The Golden Case Megaways

The legendary game show arrives in the casino in this 6-reel slot with 117,649 ways to win. The game features cascading symbols and the potential for three Deal or No Deal bonus rounds. Players can also earn a Golden Case bonus. Additional features include free spins and the Pick Me bonus.

The game’s RTP rate is listed as 95.99%.

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Prospector Extra Gold Megaways

This 6-reel slot features a gold theme with cascading symbols that include numbers, pickaxes, lanterns and of course, gold. There are also free spins, a feature gamble, a bonus bet and a Buy a Bet option, as well.

The multiplier increases with every win and the game’s RTP rate starts at 96.43%, while climbing to 96.70% during the Bonus Bet. In total, there are 117,649 ways to win.

Blackjack Players Choice

This game offers one of the best RTP rates you can find in the casino at a whopping 99.68%. The traditional table game has been upgraded with the option to also choose two side bets.

Those include Lucky Ladies, 21+3, Buster Blackjack, Suit Em Up, Lucky Lucky or Perfect Pairs. The minimum bet per hand is 10 cents and the maximum is $1,000.

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The Goonies

The legendary 80’s movie gets the White Hat treatment in this 5-reel, 20-line slot. The game maximizes its movie theme with six features and a One-Eyed Willie Treasure Bonus that can pay out up to 1,000 times your bet.

In addition to the nostalgia that the game creates, it also offers a solid RTP rate of 96%.

Wolf Legend Megaways

The American west gets wild with this 6-reel wolf-themed slot that also features bison, bald eagles, cougars and golden wolves. The slot includes free spins and another feature that allows players to gamble for even more spins.

Wolf Legend has 117,649 paylines (Megaways) and a RTP rate of 96.21%.

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PA Online Gaming Operators Fined $60,000 For Responsible Gambling Errors

Several PA online gaming providers face $60,000 in overall fines for glitches that affected responsible gambling efforts.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) handed out fines for three iGaming operators within the state, as reported during the board’s latest meeting on March 22.

The board’s Office of Enforcement Counsel (OEC) presented three consent agreements regarding violations at Barstool Sportsbook and two others in the PA online casino industry.

The PGCB approved the agreements and issued a total of $60,000 in fines.

Bartsool Sportsbook software error allowed excluded players to gamble

Five individuals using the online Barstool Sportsbook were able to access their accounts and place wagers after voluntarily enrolling in the board’s online self-exclusion program.

The PGCB fined Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association, LLC, who operates the Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course and Barstool Sportsbook in PA, $45,000.

Online sportsbook operators are required to “refuse wagers from and deny gaming privileges and benefits” to anyone on the iGaming self-exclusion list, according to a PGCB press release.

Based on company reps who spoke at the meeting, the failure in protocols at Barstool Sportsbook resulted from a programming error. One player who was able to place wagers while on the self-exclusion list reported the issue to the PGCB’s Office of Compulsive and Problem Gaming.

The report prompted an internal audit from Hollywood Casino. This found four others who were also able to game while on the self-exclusion list due to the same error.

An update to the system fixed the error. Since then, the operator has also transitioned to its own proprietary platform for self-exclusions to streamline the process. This helps prevent gaps in enforcement and also responds more efficiently should any of them occur.

UniBet Casino fined for a ‘cooling-off’ failure

Mohegan Pennsylvania’s parent company, Downs Racing, L.P., along with its online casino partner, Unibet Interactive, Inc., were jointly fined $7,500 for a similar infraction. The company failed to suspend an account for an individual who requested a 90-day cool-off period offered by the online casino. The individual continued gaming activity for 21 more days before Unibet finally suspended their account.

According to the OEC’s presentation at the meeting, UniBet immediately conducted a thorough internal review upon notification of the incident.

Unibet reps at the meeting said the company reimbursed the player for deposits made during that period and also optimized some of the wording regarding responsible gambling to improve customer clarity. In addition, UniBet also made some administrative changes to prevent any gaps in the self-exclusion process in the future.

UniBet also shared that they generate a daily list to identify potential players who might benefit from responsible gaming interventions. The operator noted that the cooling-off period is currently its second most utilized responsible gambling tool. It mentioned that there were currently 1,532 active “cool-offs” being utilized by players on the site.

A non-licensed Evolution dealer leads a game of blackjack

In addition, Evolution US, LLC, which holds an iGaming manufacturer license in PA, was fined $7,500 for allowing an unlicensed employee to deal several games of blackjack in its live dealer gaming studio.

According to the OEC’s presentation and Evolution company reps, the incident was the result of a miscommunication with a new employee on his first day on the job.

Industry safeguards promoted during Problem Gaming Awareness Month

With March designated as Problem Gaming Awareness Month, numerous entities including BetMGM Casino, the PA Lottery and the PGCB have promoted their expanded efforts to curtail problem gaming this month.

The PGCB’s current regulations require each operator to provide an assortment of responsible gaming tools for its players. Those include:

  • Time limits
  • Deposit limits
  • Spend limits
  • Wager limits
  • Cooling-off periods
  • Contest limits for daily fantasy
  • Reality checks (alerts that make you aware of gaming time)

Self-exclusions, such as the 90-day cool-off periods, have proven to be key responsible gambling tools. Many players, like the 1,532 cited by UniBet, are benefiting from those options.

In fact, there were a total of 2,077 self-exclusions statewide in the first six months of 2022, which was on pace to set a new record. In contrast, the entire year of 2021 only produced 2,891 self-exclusions.

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Pennsylvania Casinos Highlight Fun Spring Events Near Philadelphia

Almost every PA casino in the Philly area showcases a bunch of fun upcoming spring events, including lots of notable bands and comedians.

Another bitter Pennsylvania winter is coming to an end, and it’s time to plan some springtime fun. PA casinos in Philadelphia have full schedules of entertainment to help us celebrate the arrival of spring.

DJs will pump out party music to get you on the dance floor. Comedians will make you laugh. And some singers will take the stage to get you singing along with the lyrics.

Here’s a quick roundup of all the fun you can find this spring at Philadelphia’s casinos.

Rivers Casino Philadelphia hosts live music and comedy shows

The Event Center at Rivers Casino Philadelphia offers something for everyone with this lineup of live musical and comedy acts:

  • March 24: Yesterday – The Beatles Tribute (7 p.m.)
  • March 25: The Ohio Players (8 p.m.)
  • April 6: Aunt Mary Pat, The “Clocking Out” Comedy Tour (7 p.m.)
  • April 14: Stokley, Grammy Nominated R & B Artist (8 p.m.)
  • April 29: The Marlon Wayans Comedy Show (8 p.m.)
  • May 12: Peabo Bryson (8 p.m.)
  • May 19: Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti (8 p.m.)
  • May 26: Tower of Power, Funk and Soul Band (8 p.m.)

Rivers also has a jam-packed schedule of DJs that will get the party started at Jack’s Bar in the casino every weekend. DJs will typically play four-hour sets from 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. every Friday and Saturday. Visit the Rivers Philadelphia entertainment calendar for more information.

DJs get the party started at Live! Casino Philadelphia

Live! Casino Philadelphia also has a regular rotation of DJs planned for this spring to get the party started. DJs will get the music going almost every night at the casino’s Center Bar at 7 p.m.

Live Casino Philadelphia’s other entertainment offerings this spring include a headline comedian and a bunch of entertaining bands.

  • March 24: Split Decision Band with DJ Freezie (Center Bar, 8 p.m.)
  • March 25: The Business with DJ Louie Castelli (Center Bar, 8 p.m.)
  • March 31: Flight Back Home with DJ Aiden Scott (Center Bar, 8 p.m.)
  • April 1: Sensational Soul Cruisers with DJ Patrice McBride (Center Bar, 8 p.m.)
  • April 28: Rita Rudner (The Event Center, doors open at 7 p.m., show is at 8 p.m.)

Boxing tournament and Memorial Day party coming to Harrah’s Philadelphia

Golden Gloves Regional Tournament

Harrah’s Philadelphia is hosting one of the biggest amateur sporting events in the state this spring. The 2023 Golden Gloves Regional Tournament will take over Harrah’s on Saturday, April 15, with 20 weight classes contested.

The best fighters from the Central and Eastern Divisions will square off and winners will advance to the state and perhaps national competition, which is an Olympic Qualifying event. Doors open at 5 p.m., with the first bout scheduled for 6 p.m.

Memorial Day Dance Party

On Saturday, May 27, Harrah’s is hosting one of the best Memorial Day parties around. Get out your fanciest white shirt for the All-White Indoor/Outdoor Dance Party, hosted by radio station WDAS.

White attire is required and the dress code prohibits hats, sneakers, hoodies, athletic gear, plain T-shirts, baggy pants and strongly encourages collared shirts. Participants must be 21 to enter. The party begins at 9 p.m. and runs until 2 a.m.

Big names headline shows at Parx Casino’s Xcite Center

Parx Casino has a host of headline acts scheduled for this spring, with both comedians and musical acts set to take the stage. Here are the highlights:

  • March 24: Nick Offerman (8 p.m.)
  • March 25: Anthony Rodia, “The Road Rage Tour” (7 p.m.)
  • March 30: Ryan Adams (8 p.m.)
  • March 31: Brian McKnight (8 p.m.)
  • April 1: Air Supply (8 p.m.)
  • April 7: Chase Rice (8 p.m.)
  • April 8: Jay Mohr and Darrell Hammond (8 p.m.)
  • April 21: Parmalee (8 p.m.)
  • April 22: Clint Black (8 p.m.)
  • April 28: Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken (8 p.m.)
  • May 5: Styx (8 p.m.)
  • May 12: Tracy Morgan (8 p.m.)
  • May 13: Dionne Warwick (8 p.m.)
  • May 19: Travis Tritt with War Hippies (8 p.m.)
  • May 26: Foreigner (8 p.m.)
  • May 27: Foreigner (8 p.m.)

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Pennsylvania Online Casinos Offer March Madness Crossover Promos

Several Pennsylvania sportsbooks and online casinos offer March Madness crossover promos that award bonus bets this month.

The numbers are staggering. According to a recent survey by the American Gaming Association, an estimated 68 million Americans will wager approximately $15.5 billion total on March Madness in the next few weeks, but the action isn’t limited to sportsbooks.

In fact, PA sportsbooks are offering crossover promotions that will provide bonuses for PA online casinos, and vice versa.

Here’s a quick look at some rewards and incentives that will keep the action flowing between all your PA betting apps.

BetMGM March Matchups – bet slots, get sports bonus

BetMGM PA is rewarding its casino players with a bonus wager on college basketball.

Players who place $25 or more in wagers on BetMGM Casino slots (excluding jackpot slots) will get a $10 bonus bet on college basketball.

The promotion began on Monday and will run through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 17.

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Earn bonuses with PokerStars and FOX Bet

Over at FOX Bet Sportsbook PA, a small sports wager can bring two bonuses in return.

Players who opt-in and wager at least $10 on college basketball will receive a $5 sports bet and a $5 casino bonus, as well. The casino credit can be utilized through PokerStars Casino PA.

Opt in is required and bonuses will expire seven days after receiving them. This promotion began on Monday and runs through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 19th.

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UniBet delivers March Madness crossover promos

Players at UniBet Sportsbook PA can earn a casino bonus by making a correct pick on college basketball this week.

Users who bet a minimum of $20 on the point spread of select college basketball tournament games will receive a $10 casino bonus if their team wins, regardless of whether that team covers the spread. Players must first opt in via the bonus offers section in their account.

The promotional period will run during three select tournament games. The first was Tuesday night’s First Four matchup between Mississippi State and Pittsburgh. Check the app for the next two selected games.

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UniBet weekly rewards

UniBet also features an ongoing promotion that provides different crossover bonuses based on your gaming throughout the week. Those offers are below, with the first one consisting of a crossover promotion between UniBet’s casino and sportsbook.

  • Offer 1: Opt-in Monday – Thursday and then wager $25+ on the casino for a $10 sports bonus.
  • Offer 2: Opt-in Saturday – Sunday and then wager $25+ on the sportsbook for a $10 casino bonus.

UniBet Weekend Free Spin Happy Hour

Yet another promotion from UniBet can bring a casino bonus for your sportsbook play this month.

Players who opt in and wager at least $10 or more on sports during the promotional period can earn 10 free spins on the non-jackpot version of Bonanza Blast.

Here’s how it works:

  • Log in and navigate to the bonus offers section in your account.
  • Choose and opt in to the available offer Weekend Free Spin Happy Hour.
  • Once you have opted in and completed the required wagering, you will receive your 10 spins on Bonanza Blast (non-jackpot version).
  • Prizes will be awarded within 24 hours.
  • Players can only claim each offer once per week.
  • Promotional period runs Friday from 5 p.m. ET through Sunday 11:59 p.m. ET.

The Big Dance is a big deal for fans and bettors

March Madness officially began with the First Four games on Tuesday, at the University of Dayton Arena in Ohio. For the rest of March, fans of college hoops will get swept up in the excitement, with brackets filled out, pools entered and wagers made.

It’s a great time for gaming, and according to the AGA survey, there’s a whole lot of Americans who agree.

Count PA residents among them. PA was the third state to reach $1 billion in sports betting revenue, after Nevada and New Jersey. A large majority of sports betting handle in the state comes from PA online sportsbooks.

The NCAA Tournament runs into next month, with the National Championship set for Monday, April 3.

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BetMGM, PA Lottery Highlight Responsible Gambling Resources During Awareness Month

BetMGM and the PA Lottery join other groups to highlight responsible gambling tools and resources during Problem Gambling Awareness Month.

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month. One of Pennsylvania’s leading online casino and sports betting operators in BetMGM is pledging to improve responsible gambling messages in its marketing going forward.

The PA Lottery and all PA online casino operators also continue to offer tools and resources to assist PA gamblers in maintaining a healthy relationship with gaming.

BetMGM marketing to feature responsible gambling messages

BetMGM pledged to provide prominent placement of responsible gaming messaging within the BetMGM online casino and in company advertisements. Those ads can be found on billboards, as well as television, print and radio all across the US and Canada.

In addition, responsible gambling reminders and banners will be further incorporated into BetMGM’s digital and social platforms. This also includes signage at BetMGM’s retail sportsbooks and related properties.

“We are committed to leading the industry in promoting responsible gaming, which is why we’re announcing this unprecedented pledge to spotlight responsible gaming messaging in our advertising,” Adam Greenblatt, BetMGM CEO said in the news release. “As the legalized sports betting and online gaming industry continues to expand, it is vital that we not only equip players with tools and resources for how to play in a responsible and safe manner, but that we also make a significant commitment to showcasing responsible gaming in our advertising.”

BetMGM’s responsible gaming messages were developed in partnership with GameSense. The company created an award-winning responsible gaming program developed and licensed to MGM Resorts and BetMGM.

The GameSense program focuses on positive, transparent and proactive conversations with players about how to gamble responsibly. It also provides customers with responsible gaming resources and tools that can help to set spending limits.

PA Lottery has also joined the push for more responsible gaming

As legal gambling continues to grow across the country, many entities are pouring more resources into responsible gaming efforts. The PA Lottery is collaborating with state and national groups devoted to responsible gambling and promoting its own available resources.

In addition to PA’s well-known 1-800-Gambler hotline, players can also receive immediate support from others. The Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania (CCGP) is available by phone, text or chat. Those resources can help players learn about the warning signs of problem gambling and access counselors and self-help meetings.

“It’s hard to believe that this year marks the 20th anniversary of Problem Gambling Awareness Month, but we know the issue doesn’t stop after the month ends,” Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko said in a press release. “That’s why the Pennsylvania Lottery is committed to not only raising public awareness but also providing tools and resources to players who may be suffering from gambling-related harms.”

Tools available on the PA Lottery website allow players to set limits, take cool-off periods or self-exclude for set periods of time. Players can also complete a short survey that evaluates their gambling behavior and can identify potential problems.

Ohio sports betting launch leads to increase in problem gambling calls

The importance of responsible gambling and the available resources might be best examined with a closer look at neighboring Ohio. It just introduced legalized sports betting in January. According to a report for responsible gambling in Ohio, calls to Ohio’s Problem Gambling Helpline increased 227% from January 2022 to January 2023.

The statistics provided by Ohio for Responsible Gambling also revealed that the total number of calls to the helpline increased for the sixth consecutive year.

Other key findings included a 135% increase in calls from December 2022 to January 2023 (the last month prior to legalized sports betting arriving). There was also a corresponding increase in telephone support transfers for problem gamblers (66%) and the number of chat support sessions (45%).

PGCB sees self-exclusion list expand

Every state has responsible gaming resources readily available for players who may develop problems. In Pennsylvania, one of those resources includes the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) self-exclusion list, which continues to grow.

Players can join that list in any or all of the following categories:

  • Casino
  • iGaming
  • Video Game Terminals (VGTs)
  • Fantasy contests

According to the PGCB’s latest annual report, the number of self-exclusions in 2022 were on pace to break a record in the state. There were a total of 2,077 self-exclusions in the first six months of 2022. Meanwhile, the entire year of 2021 only produced 2,891 self-exclusions.

However, self-exclusion is just one of many options players have to help them curtail problem gambling.

PA casinos provide responsible gambling tools

The PGCB requires that every operator has responsible gaming tools available to ensure that players develop healthy habits. Some other popular responsible gambling tools include:

  • Time limits
  • Deposit limits
  • Spend limits
  • Wager limits
  • Cooling-off periods
  • Contest limits for daily fantasy
  • Reality checks (alerts that make you aware of gaming time)

As gaming continues to grow in Pennsylvania, responsible gambling efforts are key to providing a safe experience for individuals and a sustainable environment for the industry.

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BetMGM Online Casino Awarded Over $100 Million In Slot Jackpots In 2022

Last year, Pennsylvania slot players were among the biggest winners with $28.9 million earned on BetMGM online casino PA.

Slot players in Pennsylvania and other states won impressive amounts in 2022 on BetMGM online casino. The wins added up to a whole lot of zeroes.

There were so many that the final total hit nine digits, an impressive sum that is a welcome sign for PA online casino players. BetMGM recently announced that players using its online casino won $104.4 million in progressive slot payouts last year, including $28.9 million in PA alone.

“We take tremendous pride in eclipsing the $100 million mark for jackpot payouts to BetMGM Casino players,” said Matt Prevost, Chief Revenue Officer at BetMGM. “We continue to innovate our online gaming product and look forward to offering some of the highest progressive jackpots in the United States in 2023.”

Michigan winners led all states with a total of $38.3 million, while players in neighboring New Jersey brought home $30.2 million, according to BetMGM.

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BetMGM Casino’s biggest wins featured five $2 million jackpots

BetMGM’s win totals included some massive jackpots for individual winners, with all five of BetMGM’s biggest payouts arriving in Michigan and New Jersey.

The top five wins of 2022 are listed below, along with the game that provided the payout:

  • $2.8 million – April 16, Bison Fury (NJ)
  • $2.5 million – March 3, Bison Fury (MI)
  • $2.3 million – Sept. 9, MGM Grand Millions (MI)
  • $2.2 million – Aug. 4, Bison Fury (NJ)
  • $2.1 million – Dec. 23, MGM Grand Millions (MI)

Bison Fury provides the potential for huge jackpots

Bison Fury, which produced three of the five biggest wins, is a 5-by-4 slot game with a Wild West theme. Symbols include letters, numbers, wolves, canyons, horses and of course, bison. The “All Ways Slot” has 1,024 ways to win and includes free spins, as well.

The Eagle Coin wild symbol can substitute for all other symbols. Three or more Scattered Sunset symbols anywhere on the reels awards the free spins feature. And The Big One jackpot can be triggered anytime, either during normal spin, auto spin or after the feature game.

There are five different jackpots, each of which has a unique color, with the lavender Colossal Cash Jackpot being the largest. The theoretical Return to Player rate of Bison Fury is 93.49% excluding the jackpot, and 96.49% with the jackpot included.

MGM Grand Millions could bring a ‘lion’s share’ of riches

MGM Grand Millions also produced some gigantic jackpots in 2022. That game is also a five-reel “All Ways” slot with a casino theme that includes letters, poker chips, bundles of cash and of course, the famous MGM lion. There are 243 possible ways to win in the main game and 1,024 ways to win in free spins.

The MGM Grand Millions Big One jackpot can be triggered anytime – either during normal spin, auto spin or after the feature game. Much like Bison Fury, there are five possible jackpots, each with a unique color, and the lavender Colossal Cash Jackpot resulting in the biggest win.

Any wager of $1.35 or more is eligible for jackpot wins. MGM Grand Millions has a theoretical Return to Player rate of 92.0127% excluding the jackpot, and jumps to 95.0131% with the jackpot included.

BetMGM online casino offers a variety of jackpot slots

Overall, BetMGM’s game menu features more than 25 jackpot slots. In addition to Bison Fury and MGM Grand Millions, some of the other popular jackpot titles include:

  • Divine Fortune
  • Loot’En Khamun
  • Mercy of the Gods
  • Mirage Mega Magma
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Deluxe

BetMGM has grown into one of the biggest PA online casinos

BetMGM’s progressive slots and other popular casino games are helping to fuel Hollywood Penn National’s dominance in Pennsylvania’s online casino sector. According to recently released statistics, Hollywood Penn National (which includes BetMGM, Hollywood and DraftKings) took in $66,325,395 in online casino revenue in January 2023.

That number puts it far ahead of the other competition among Pennsylvania’s online casinos. Rivers Philadelphia was second with a total revenue of $35,535,032, barely above half of Hollywood Penn National’s total.

The BetMGM brand is performing well on a national scale, too. The company is the leading iGaming operator in the United States, with an estimated 29% of the national online casino market share.

“A combination of in-house produced slots and engaging content from our fantastic suppliers has proved to be popular with players and fueled our position as the online casino market leader,” said Oliver Bartlett, Director of Online Gaming at BetMGM. “We love hearing players’ stories and their reactions to winning life changing jackpots.”

It won’t be long before there’s another winning player and another winning story.

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