In fact, Parx became the first PA casino license holder to apply for a $10 million online gambling license to operate online slots, online table games, and online poker, four days ahead of the state’s deadline.
The Parx PA online gambling plan
Parx and owner Greenwood Racing launched the Parx online social casino in March 2015. The site runs on a platform designed by UK online gambling software designer GAN. It allows players to enjoy a variety of free online slots and casino games.
Parx and GAN also announced in 2018 the two companies will partner on a real-money online casino offering.
The current social casino platform gives players a decent idea of what they can expect from a real-money Parx online casino. Plus, Ocean Online Casino and Betfair online casino in New Jersey are both GAN sites, giving players an even more definitive idea of what the Parx online casino will be all about.
Ocean Resort Casino is relatively new to the market. However, Betfair has developed a reputation in NJ as the online casino with the most unique content.
A GAN site
Only one thing is known for sure, Parx plans to launch full-scale online gambling with GAN as its software platform provider sometime in early 2019. However, the ParxOnline.com social casino the two previously partnered to create will also remain in operation.
Additionally, Parx and GAN have indicated the new PA online gambling site will be integrated into Parx’ on-property loyalty program. This will give players the ability to earn and redeem rewards points in the same program both online and off.
Parx and GAN are also moving forward with plans to launch both a retail and online and mobile Parx sports betting platform.
GAN will employ tech from software provider SBTech for the PA sports betting platform thanks to another deal the company also struck in 2018.
Signing up for Parx online casino
Online casino operators know by now they’ve got to make signing up a simple and easy process. Parx will be no different.
Registration will take just a few minutes and requires only some basic personal and account information.
Bonuses and promos at Parx
In NJ, new players at GAN’s Betfair site get a bonus that includes $30 in bonus money with no deposit required. It also includes a 100 percent match bonus of up to $2,500 on a player’s initial deposit. It’s the biggest in the business.
Parx isn’t Betfair, but the connection to GAN and the fact Parx is already the highest-grossing casino in the state might mean Parx launches online with the best PA online casino welcome bonus.
However, the high taxes on online gambling in PA might prevent the operation from going much higher than the very basic bonuses and promos.
Deposits and withdrawals at Parx
Parx will launch claiming to allow credit and debit card deposits. However, problems with a number of issuing banks regarding online gambling transactions mean a lot of those transactions will be declined.
Fortunately, the Parx online casino will more than likely offer a number of alternative methods of deposit.
Looking at other GAN sites, PA deposits methods are likely to include:
- ACH bank transfers
- 7-Eleven Pay Near Me
- Cash at the Parx casino cage
- Online transfer
- Wire transfer (fees reimbursed on all transfers over $100)
How a player can withdraw money will likely depend on the method of deposit.
Parx online casino blackjack
If the Parx online casino ends up looking anything like GAN’s Betfair site in NJ, it will only offer basic blackjack games.
There are just two blackjack games on Betfair in NJ, including a single-hand and five-hand variant.
The five-hand game is called Pro Blackjack. It allows players to bet on any number of hands between one and five against the dealer.
The single hand game is simply titled Blackjack from developer IGT.
Both games offer relatively favorable online blackjack rules. These include the dealer standing on soft 17, 3:2 payouts on blackjack, re-splits, and the ability to double down after splits.
Parx online casino slots
Should Parx online casino want to follow the lead of GAN’s Betfair site in NJ, it will do it by offering a wide variety of slots with many of the titles exclusive to the site.
Of course, popular slots commonly found on PA casino floors will be there, including Wheel of Fortune, Super Times Pay, and Double Diamond.
However, following Betfair’s lead means offering exclusive titles, the kind you can’t get anywhere else. Betfair has almost 40 of them in NJ, including:
- Crazy Money
- Robin Hood
- Guys Night
- China Shores
- Neon City Casino
Parx online casino video poker
Expect the Parx online casino in PA to offer the same eight video poker games GAN’s Betfair does in NJ. This includes:
- Jacks or Better (2)
- Deuces Wild
- Bonus Poker
- Double Bonus Poker
- Double Double Bonus Poker
- Triple Play Draw Poker
- Five Play Draw Poker
Parx online casino table games
Betfair NJ as enough of a variety of table games to keep most players happy. Plus, there are some titles exclusive to the site.
Should GAN provide Parx online casino with a similar offering, players can expect to see the following table games:
- Roulette Royale
- Three Card Poker
- Let it Ride
- 3 Wheel Roulette
- Double Bonus Spin Roulette
- EZ Baccarat
- Poker Bet (exclusive)
- Hi-Lo Solitaire (exclusive)
Parx online poker
What Parx’s online poker product will look like is hard to say.
Parx Casino operates the highest-grossing poker room in PA. Plus, its Parx Big Stax poker tournament series runs five times annually and is the top local tournament series.
However, it is apparently going into the online poker side of the business with GAN, a company that has no background in online poker software development. Parx could be seeking another partner for online poker software, but nothing has been announced.
Parx will want to build off its reputation as the state’s home for poker, but how it’s going to go about that online remains unclear.
About Parx Casino
Parx opened in 2009 as Philadelphia Park Racetrack and Casino on the site of the former Keystone Racetrack.
It now features a 260,000 square foot casino with more than 3,300 slots, 130 live table games, and a 48-table poker room. Plus, there is a 280,000 square foot thoroughbred racing facility on site.
The property is just 20 minutes north of the center of Philadelphia. Parx has been the top-grossing casino in the state for several years.
Parx Casino is the most successful casino in the state. In its attempt to dominate online casinos as well, Parx signed on GAN as its online casino provider. GAN is a solid and trusted gaming company, so expect the same from Parx.