New Online Casino Games In PA: Updated Weekly

We’re keeping track of what each new Pennsylvania online casino site is adding to its game library each day, both slots and table games.

Good news for online casino enthusiasts in Pennsylvania. There are several new casinos and new game titles to explore.

With brick-and-mortar games shut down on orders of the state of Pennsylvania, gaming online continues.

When online wagering launched in Pennsylvania, the game offerings were a bit thin. Not so now!

Like New Jersey online casinos, PA online sites are adding new games every day. We understand that you don’t want to constantly be looking at the sites to see what’s new, so we’re doing the work for you.

Check back in weekly as we update what is new at all your favorite PA online casinos.

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March 30: Another Divine Fortune jackpot hits

Again.

Divine Fortune has hit again, the 14th jackpot since last summer when the title debuted at PlaySugarHouse.

A West Chester, PA commercial painter won $159,052.43 on Sunday night playing from home.

This is the third time the Divine Fortune jackpot was hit at PlaySugarHouse since the closure of all land-based casinos in the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

“It’s exciting to be able to provide a chance for our players to win life-changing jackpots on an outlet that doesn’t require them to leave home,” said Mattias Stetz, COO of Rush Street Interactive, the game’s operator.

PlaySugarHouse has seen an increase in online casino play since retail casinos were ordered closed.

March 23: Divine Fortune hits, lots of new titles

Lots to report here, including a big Divine Fortune hit.

BetRivers has added the following slots: Sparkling Roses, Jimi Hendrix, Atomic Meltdown, Double Stacks, Solstice Celebration, Egg-o-Matic, Star Magic, and Jumanji.

Parx has added: Finn and Swirly Spin, Jumanji, DaVinci Diamonds, Wild Bazaar, Lucky Angler, and DaVinci Diamonds Masterworks.

SugarHouse added: Sparkling Roses, Solstice Celebration, Egg-o-Matic, Star Magic, and Jumanji.

PokerStars added slots Double Stacks and Mercy of the Gods, a title also added by Hollywood.

Parx took down two titles, Blackjack Classic Touch and Blood Sucker.

Another Divine win in PA

A Lititz, PA man hit the Divine Fortune jackpot while playing online at PlaySugarHouse. He hit the jackpot with a $1 bet, winning $278,430.23.

This is his second time hitting the jackpot in less than a month, and the second time this week that a Divine Fortune jackpot was hit at PlaySugarHouse. The first was in neighboring New Jersey for $278,802.58.

March 16: New titles added, none went away

Coronavirus has all PA land-based casinos closed for the time being. As we settle into this new normal, online gaming remains an option for those in PA.

March 2 was a big day for new titles.

Parx added safari-themed The Wild Life and Double Wolf, a forest filled with howling.

SugarHouse and sister site BetRivers each added Pride of Egypt, Dragon’s Law Twin Fever, Chili Chili Fire and Lion Festival, a Chinese New Year celebration.

BetRivers and SugarHouse each added Wild Bazaar on March 6. And Parx activated a favorite, Butterfly Staxx 2 on March 7. On March 9, BetRivers put Rawhide into its lineup. SugarHouse added it a day later.

And finally, Hollywood added Jumanji on March 10.

Feb. 27: Small number of slot titles find homes in February

Roulette Advanced joined Parx’s online table games. The NetEnt game is based on the standard European roulette game and plays by the same rules. It offers a wide range of betting options for players.

Parx slot library welcomed newcomers:

  • Cash O Matic
  • Sphinx Wild
  • The Big Easy
  • Double Ruby
  • King of Atlantis
  • Butterly Staxx
  • She’s a Rich Girl

SugarHouse sweetened its slots with Finn and the Swirly Spin, Turn Your Fortune, and Triple Threat.

PokerStars added slots Finn and the Swirly Spin and Cash O Matic. Plus, Gonzo’s Quest is now available at Unibet.

Feb. 14: Divine Fortune Jackpot for two Pennsylvanians

How sweet it is! Two lucky Pennsylvanians won the Divine Fortune jackpot this week.

A man, a puppy and his last spin. No, it’s not the premise of a new rom-com, but it’s the set-up to a Divine Fortune jackpot. While in his living room with his pup, a Glenside, PA man bet $2 on his last spin and won $148,172 at PlaySugarHouse.com.  It’s the twelfth online progressive Divine Fortune Jackpot since PlaySugarHouse.com launched last year.

After registering a new account on Hollywood’s online casino, a woman hit the Divine Fortune Mega Jackpot for $76,598.13 three hours hours later. Sometimes “15 minutes” of fame in “Hollywood” is a good thing when it comes with a big prize.

Feb. 10: Three online casinos mix EggOMatic into game libraries

Hollywood, Parx and PokerStars added EggOMatic, a 20-payline video slot by NetEnt.

Two new titles also appeared in Parx’s online library; Star Magic, a five-reel slot, and Atomic Meltdown .

Feb. 1: PokerStars, Parx and Hollywood each add the same slot title

PokerStars, Hollywood and Parx added two five-reel NetEnt slots: Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild and Turn Your Fortune.

SugarHouse also added Jungle Spirit.

Jan. 24: FanDuel launches online casino, but with just five table games and 12 slots

Table games on FanDuel’s launch Friday are:

  • Blackjack
  • Blackjack classic
  • American Roulette
  • French Roulette
  • European Roulette

Just 12 slot titles were on FanDuel’s site on launch.

Among them are:

  • Starburst Touch
  • Divine Fortune
  • Blood Suckers
  • DaVinci Diamonds
  • Gonzo’s Quest Touch
  • Dead or Alive
  • Butterfly Staxx
  • Crown of Egypt
  • Cleopatra

Jan. 15: Parx adds four table games, PokerStars adds two slot titles, Divine Fortune hits

A Northampton County firefighter and former Marine won the 11th Divine Fortune jackpot at PlaySugarHouse since its launch last summer, winning $129,389 on a $100 bet.

The 10-year military vet who wants to stay anonymous won the second jackpot of the year at SugarHouse.

Parx continues to add titles as the year progresses. New as of Jan. 10 were:

  • Wheel of Fortune Hawaiian Getaway
  • Baywatch
  • Baccarat
  • Blackjack

PokerStars added two new slots on Jan. 8, including:

  • Lion Storm
  • Imperial Kitchen

Jan. 8: Parx mixes it up by adding and taking down titles

On the second day of 2020, SugarHouse added Double Ruby, which has the feel of a mechanical slot from 40 years ago.

The title is Enri’s modern take on a classic three-reel mechanical slot, complete with old-school bells and beeps with nine paylines.

On Jan. 3, Parx took down Blood Sucker and Black Jack Classic Touch and Unibet removed two versions of blackjack.

Parx removed the slot Treasure Voyage on Jan.5, but then added five new titles on the same day. They are Crown of Egypt, Pixies of the Forest, Treasures of Troy, Triple Diamond, and White Ruby.

Dec. 27: Parx gifts players video poker and more slots

A few days before Christmas, Parx made a notable addition to its online library with IGT’s Game King Video Poker. Also, Parx added four new slot titles:

  • Wheel of Fortune Triple Extreme Spin
  • Golden Goddess
  • Da Vinci Diamonds
  • Cleopatra

Just in time for the holidays, Jingle Spin debuted at Hollywood Casino and SugarHouse.

Dec. 10: Parx adds six slot titles

In early December Parx added six slot titles:

  • Vortex
  • Tiger 7s
  • Double Jackpot
  • Double Jackpot Smokin 777
  • Meltdown

Pyramid: Quest for Immortality, Flowers, and Flowers Christmas Edition were pulled from Hollywood Online Casino.

Nov. 21: Two titles disappear at Parx

Blackjack Classic Touch, a NetEnt title, was pulled from Parx, as was Blood Suckers, another NetEnt title with a vampire theme.

Nov. 15: One new slot title at Parx

Fairytale Legends: Red Riding Hood, a NetEnt slot with 20 pay-lines and seven bonus features, has come to Parx.

Nov. 7: Multi-hand blackjack is back at two casinos and added to SugarHouse

It appears the issues which caused Parx and Sugarhouse to pull Net Ent’s multi-hand blackjack just a week ago are fixed. The game is now back on those sites.

Now it is also available on Hollywood’s online casino site.

Oct. 31: Multi-hand blackjack pulled from Parx and SugarHouse

It appears we spoke too soon about multi-hand blackjack by NetEnt. Shortly after debuting, both Parx and SugarHouse pulled the game. During an online chat with customer service, they said that blackjack was down for maintenance by the game provider and would be back up as soon as possible.

Of course, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is aware when games get taken down from PA online casinos. They say it’s done due to technical issues or glitches in the software that causes the game not to work the way it’s supposed to. The game is removed until the error fixed. Then, it is retested in the PGCB lab before being returned to the site.

Oct 25: Parx adds multi-hand blackjack

Players at Parx online casino might notice a new blackjack. This differs from the other option, Pro BlackJack. The new blackjack game is by a different provider, NetEnt. It allows players to play up to three hands at once instead of just a single hand.

Parx also added a pair of slots, Motörhead and Blood Suckers 2.

Hollywood Casino added two new slots, Spiñata Grande and Motörhead. 

Oct. 23: SugarHouse adds blackjack

Of the three online casinos in PA, SugarHouse was the only one not to offer blackjack. It’s not the case anymore. SugarHouse has added blackjack to its list of offerings.

Motörhead, a slot game inspired by the English rock band, also recently made its debut at SugarHouse.

Oct. 12: SugarHouse and Parx add more online slots

SugarHouse has been quiet since the end of July. They sweetened their online slot offerings with the addition of:

  • Smokin 777
  • Double Jackpot
  • Meltdown
  • Tiger 7s
  • Vortex

Parx added five new slot games as well:

  • Enchanting Pixie
  • Grand Dragon
  • Sheer Magic
  • Treasure Voyage
  • Winning Wolf

Oct. 11: Divine Fortunes strikes one Parx customer

According to an email Parx Online Casino sent to customers, the site finally had a Divine jackpot hit. The winner banked a $106,323 prize.

Both Hollywood Casino and PlaySugarHouse had reported Divine Fortune progressive jackpot winners in recent weeks. In fact, the SugarHouse jackpot hit five times in September alone, twice to the same person.

Meanwhile, the PlaySugarHouse Divine Fortune jackpot is getting big and fast. The major jackpot on the game sits at over $261,000.

Oct. 4: Parx Casino has a couple of new options

After a long stretch with no new games to try out, Parx Casino added two new titles at the top of the month.

Now Parx online casino players can also play both Twin Spin Deluxe and Jack Hammer 2 slot games.

Sept. 18: Two more titles at Parx Casino

Parx Casino made room for two new games in the library this week. One is a new slot, while the other is (yet) another version of roulette.

French roulette from NetEnt is now an option for Parx Online Casino. On the slot front, players now have access to  Mirror Mirror.

Sept. 17: Double the inventory, double the fun on Hollywood iPhone app

For a while, we were giving Hollywood Online Casino a certain amount of credit for getting listed in the Apple App Store. However, with five games, there wasn’t a ton to get excited about. (Though, to be fair, IGT Game King video poker is really nine game variants in one).

However, Hollywood is now offering more than double that number of games for iPhone users. Most notably, it brings the first option for PA casino players to access blackjack on their iPhone device in PA.

Here’s a rundown of the full list of titles:

  • IGT Blackjack
  • Game King
  • Cleopatra
  • Wheel of Fortune Extreme
  • Davinci Diamonds
  • Wheel of Fortune Hawaiian Getaway
  • Triple Diamond
  • Cats
  • Wolf Run
  • Siberian Storm
  • Golden Goddess
  • Pixies of the Forest

Aug. 21: Hit Me! Hollywood adds classic blackjack

It has been about a week since a new game hit the PA online casino scene, but the latest is a good one. The era of Parx’s online blackjack monopoly is over. HollywoodCasino.com added a classic version of the popular table game to its titles.

The blackjack game is available on desktop and on the Android app. Unfortunately, the limited number of titles on the iPhone app has not changed, so no blackjack for iOS users just yet.

Aug. 12: Parx adds Divine Fortune, Big Prize Bubble Gum

As of today, all three Pennsylvania online casinos are in the divine progressive slot business. Divine Fortune is one of two new additions to the Parx Casino library. It is the site’s first progressive slot.

To give you an idea of how quickly these progressive slot jackpots are growing, the SugarHouse version of the game currently boasts a nearly $80,000 jackpot.

The other new title is Big Prize Bubble Gum, which is a new one for the PA online casino market. Its big claim to fame is 1,024 pay combos, which gives players more than a thousand ways to win.

Aug. 6: Missing slots return to Parx lineup

False alarm, folks! Just one day after disappearing from the lineup, China Shores and African Diamond are back in the library at Parx Online Casino.

Aug. 5: More games disappear from Parx library

First, it was Deuces Wild; now, some online slot titles are gone from your Parx Online Casino options.

The good news for Parx customers is that there is progress on the online sportsbook front. As of Monday, the Parx Online Sportsbook is available for download in the Apple app store. It is the first new sports betting app to get listed in the store for PA users.

Perhaps in tandem with squaring things up for sportsbook launch, some of the games had to go? Two titles that are missing are African Diamond and China Shores.

What is important to note is there is still no iOS app for Parx Online Casino, though, that any connection between the new app and the missing games are purely conjecture.

Aug. 1: Hollywood gets its own progressive Divine Fortune

After several days with no major updates, there is finally a new title in an online casino’s library. It’s a good one too.

Like SugarHouse, HollywoodCasino.com can now boast a progressive jackpot slot, as it too has added Divine Fortune to the library.

According to the info on Hollywood, the game offers a 96.6% return to player (RTP). The 20-payline game has a minimum bet of $.20 and a max bet of $100.

July 26: Divine Fortune brings PA’s first progressive jackpot

There are four new titles in the SugarHouse library, but the one that stands out above the rest is Divine Fortune.

The introduction of the title is more than just a new game. It is the state’s first progressive jackpot slot to hit the market.

If you’re unfamiliar with progressive jackpots, these are slot titles where the top jackpot grows, and the more users play without anyone hitting it. They are already very popular in New Jersey, with some jackpots growing to be over $2 million.

If you’re a music fan, the three other new titles might pique your interest. They are all focused around popular musical acts:

  • Guns N’ Roses
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Motorhead

July 24: Deuces Wild disappears from Parx

Rather than any new game announcements, we have our first disappearance from a title list.

Parx Casino launched with two types of video poker, Jacks or Better and Deuces Wild. Now though, there is only one. Deuces Wild is no longer on the list of games, leaving video poker fans with the one option.

If you are looking for video poker elsewhere in Pennsylvania, your only other option is Hollywood Casino. The good news is that the site offers the IGT Game King video poker suite, which features nine different variants of the game.

July 22: Busy week for sports betting, a slow start for casino

The weekend came and went with no new game options for PA players seeking more slots and table games options. None of the three casinos added any new titles on Monday.

However, today something new is coming to market eventually. FanDuel Sportsbook at Valley Forge Casino should be rolling out testing on its online betting app at any moment.

July 19: The week ends with NetEnt near-monopoly

Friday was a slow day for the three PA online casinos headed into their first weekend on the market. Here is a look at the latest game counts:

SugarHouse:

  • Slots: 37
  • Table games: 3

Parx:

  • Slots: 41
  • Table games: 6

Hollywood:

  • Slots: 66
  • Table games: 14

July 18: SugarHouse adds roulette

After opening Wednesday with only 22 slot titles, PlaySugarHouse is now offering table games. Effective Thursday, SugarHouse is officially offering online table games in the form of three types of online roulette.

Those are:

  • American roulette
  • European roulette
  • French roulette

A quick lesson in roulette odds for those new to the game. You always want to find versions of roulette with just a single zero on the wheel. Those offer the best odds for casino players.

The good news for SugarHouse players is that both European and French roulette offer just that. Plus, if you are seeking more volatile odds, American roulette, with its 0 and 00, is still in the mix.

Top 10 Casino Slots You Can Play Online In PA

Online casinos in Pennsylvania offer many slot titles that are found in your local brick-and-mortar casino. Here we highlight ten of our favorites.

There are now eight online casinos in Pennsylvania, all with many gaming options. PA online casinos have a growing library of games and slot titles.

In fact, many slots that you enjoy at brick-and-mortar casinos are now available online, too. The following are 10 of our favorites, along with where you can play them if you reside within the borders of PA.

Top 10 PA online slot games

Without further ado, here is our list of Top 10 PA online slots:

  1. Divine Fortune
  2. Cleopatra
  3. Wolf Run
  4. Wheel of Fortune
  5. Triple Diamonds
  6. Double Diamond
  7. Gonzo’s Quest
  8. Triple Red Hot 777
  9. Da Vinci Diamonds
  10. Siberian Storm

Read on for a further and more comprehensive breakdown of each slot title and where to find them online.

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Divine Fortune

Divine Fortune sits on its laurels as the Keystone State’s most popular progressive slot game.

Along with five reels, there are three rows and 20 lines of betting with features like wild substitutions, wild respins, wild-on-wild, free spins and three jackpots.

Most importantly, its claim to fame is the progressive mega jackpot. The progressive mega jackpot has paid out an amazing 13 times in PA since Divine Fortune launched early last summer.

Some fun facts about the mega jackpots:

  • The most recent mega jackpot on PlaySugarHouse.com hit for $278,430.23 on a $1 bet. It was the Lititz, PA, man’s second time hitting the jackpot.
  • The largest Divine Fortune jackpot ever in the US hit here in PA on PlaySugarHouse.com for $376,893 on a $1 wager.

Where to play Divine Fortune:

Find Divine Fortune at the following online casinos:

You can demo Divine Fortune here.

Cleopatra online slot game

Obviously, Cleopatra is quite a popular choice for online slot games. This Egyptian-themed online slot by IGT invites the player for a trip to ancient Egypt down the river Nile.

The game features 20 maximum paylines, but there is a bet configuration menu that allows the player to decrease the lines and line bet. What’s more? There’s even an auto-spin feature available at some online casinos.

Primarily, you are playing to hit the Cleopatra bonus by getting three or more Sphinx scatters on any part of the reels. This gets you 15 free spins. Also, if you get three or more Sphinx symbols during the free spins, you get additional free spins bonus (Up to 180 totally free spins.).

Where to play Cleopatra

You can find Cleopatra at FanDuel, Unibet, PlaySugarHouse.com, BetRivers and Hollywood.

You can get a full review and Cleopatra slot demo at PlayPennsylvania.

Wolf Run online slot

Wolf Run is a crowd-pleasing slot game in brick-and-mortar casinos. There’s no surprise then that it is also quite the smashing hit online.

Obviously, this is a wolf-themed slot which comes with eye-catching graphics and features:

  • 40 paylines 
  • Stacked wilds 
  • Free spins bonus where you can earn respins

Where to play Wolf Run

As a testament to the popularity of Wolf Run, PlaySugarHouse.com, FanDuel, Unibet, BetRivers and HollywoodCasino.com all offer this great online slot title.

Wheel of Fortune online slots

One thing is for sure, the many different Wheel of Fortune slot games are designed to capture your attention when walking through land-based casinos.

Online, the Wheel of Fortune Triple Extreme Spin is also sure to excite you. In addition, there are 720 ways to get paid.

Special features include:

  • Multi-Way Xtra feature
  • Mini Wheel bonus 
  • Triple Extreme spin bonus

Where to play Wheel of Fortune Triple Extreme Spin

This slot is available at HollywoodCasino.com and Unibet.

In case this Wheel of Fortune title isn’t what you’re looking for, you can try Wheel of Fortune Hawaiian Getaway that is also at Hollywood and Unibet.

Triple Diamond online slot game

You can’t seem to walk through a brick-and-mortar casino without seeing slot machines bearing the Triple Diamond name. This is a fun, classic slot with a simple machine design.

There are three reels with nine paylines along with:

  • Single Bar icon
  • Double Bar icon
  • Triple Bar icon 
  • Triple Diamond symbol

Finally, the name of the game requires you to gain as many Triple Diamond icons you can in order to win big.

Where to play Triple Diamond

Explore Triple Diamond at FanDuel, BetRivers, HollywoodCasino.com, PlaySugarHouse.com and Unibet.

Double Diamond online slot title

Notably, Double Diamond retained its cult-favorite status over the years in brick-and-mortar casinos because who doesn’t love this classic game? Playing Double Diamond online feels just like playing it in the land-based casino environment.

Familiar fun and key features of Double Diamond:

  • Simple and classic single payline
  • Double Diamond wins
  • Any-Bar wins
  • Cherry wins

Where to play Double Diamond

Play Double Diamond online at FanDuel, BetRivers, HollywoodCasino.com, PlaySugarHouse.com and Unibet.

You can see a Double Diamond review and demo at PlayPennsylvania.

Gonzo’s Quest online slot game

Gonzo’s Quest is, by far, the most stimulating and immersive online slot game on the list. The game is set in the Peruvian ruins. The hero and conquistador Gonzalo Pizzaro is featured in a short introduction reel by NetEnt.

In essence, this game features five reels, Avalanche multipliers, Free Fall symbols and 20 paylines. The return is one of the best you’ll find in the state, too, with 96% RTP (return to player).

Ultimately, Gonzo’s Quest is a newer iteration of slot games with better graphics and bigger rewards. After all, this game has a unique storyline and fantastic audio plus visual effects to draw you into Gonzo’s world.

Pay attention to the Avalanche multipliers located above. Once these are triggered, the award may multiply up to five times.

Where to play Gonzo’s Quest

Play Gonzo’s Quest at FanDuel, BetRivers, HollywoodCasino.com, Unibet and PlaySugarHouse.com.

Triple Red Hot 777 online slot game

Images of yesteryear enter when looking at the Triple Red Hot 777 slot machines at land-based casinos. Formerly, three-reel slots reigned supreme before the digital age.

A sleek and classic game, Triple Red Hot 777 features three reels with single-row slots. Look for the Triple Red Hot 3x icons as they are considered wilds and multipliers. Additionally, the bonus games award free games surrounded by flames.

where to play triple red hot 777

You can find Triple Red Hot 777 at Hollywood online casino. For more on this slot, see the PlayPA Triple Red Hot 777 review and demo.

Da Vinci Diamonds

Ever wanted to play an online slot game that is art-themed? If so, Da Vinci Diamonds is your play, as it’s based on Leonardo Da Vinci’s works.

At present, this slot title features:

  • Wild symbols
  • Bonus symbols
  • Scatter symbols
  • Two bonus features: tumbling reels and free spins

Where to play Da Vinci Diamonds

Da Vinci Diamonds is available at Hollywood, BetRivers and Unibet online casinos. At Hollywood, you will also find Da Vinci Masterworks and Da Vinci Diamonds Dual Play.

Siberian Storm online slot game

Set in snowy Siberia and featuring big cats, this beloved slot title at brick-and-mortar casinos is also a huge hit online.

The biggest draw for slot players is the Multi-Way Xtra, with 720 different ways to win on the five-reel interface. Also, the game features scatter pays and stacks of wilds.

Where to play Siberian Storm

You can play Siberian Storm at BetRivers, HollywoodCasino.com, Unibet and PlaySugarHouse.com.

You can see a complete review and Siberian Storm demo here.

Responsible gaming

We hope you enjoy our picks and also hope you enjoy them responsibly.

For help with problem gambling and other resources to ensure responsible gaming, visit the PGCB’s new website, responsibleplay.pa.gov.

PA Woman’s Spin On Wheel Of Fortune Slot Nets Her Over $250K

One lucky Pennsylvania player turned a single spin on a Wheel of Fortune slot at HollywoodCasino.com into more than $250K.

A woman from the Pittsburgh suburbs said aloha to $250,000 over the weekend when she won the Wheel of Fortune Hawaiian Getaway jackpot at HollywoodCasino.com.

A chilly weekend left many in Pennsylvania dreaming of warmer climates. So, it was only natural the lucky player for seeking a Hawaii getaway, even if it was in the form of a video slot.

Now she has more than enough money to take a trip to Hawaii for the real deal, thanks to binking one of the largest online spot jackpots ever awarded in Pennsylvania.

Jackpot winner at HollywoodCasino.com

The woman was playing Wheel of Fortune Hawaiian Getaway on her iPad when she hit the jackpot.

General Manager of iCasino for Penn National, HollywoodCasino.com’s parent company, Rich Criado commented:

“We have seen major jackpots on several of our featured games, and each one is as thrilling as the last! We eagerly anticipate the next Pennsylvanian player hitting a jackpot on HollywoodCasino.com.”

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Wheel of Fortune Hawaiian Getaway

HollywoodCasino.com currently offers the game on desktop and on the Android Hollywood Casino app. The App Store also features an app for Apple users.

Wheel of Fortune Hawaiian Getaway is a five-reel, 25-payline slot with a maximum jackpot of up to 1,000 times your wager . Based on the long-running popular show, the game is set in Hawaii with ukulele background music. Naturally, it also features the iconic sound of the spinning wheel.

Wagers start at $0.05 and go all the way up to $250 when all reels and paylines are maxed out.

Wheel of Fortune Hawaiian Getaway features the Big Kahuna respins trigger, and a mystery multiplier on your extra-jumbo spin. The Wheel Bonus may trigger prizes, free spins, the jackpot bonus, or Pointer Frenzy. Pointer Frenzy activates up to six pointers on the big wheel for more chances to win bonuses.

Pick A Little, Play A Litte With These Casino Pick’em Promos

Seven of the 12 PA casinos are offering chances for customers to profit from their football picks somewhere besides the sportsbook with these promos.

You don’t need to have the arm strength of Ben Roethlisberger or the play-calling cojones of Doug Pederson to win big this NFL season.

All you have to do is tap into your preferred method of prediction to pick a winner.

Casinos across Pennsylvania are offering prizes in weekly and season-long contests for picking the winners of National Football League games.

The NFL is kicking off its 100th season on Sept. 5, when the Green Bay Packers visit the Chicago Bears.

On Sept. 8, the Philadelphia Eagles host the Washington Redskins. During the Sunday Night Football showdown, the Pittsburgh Steelers face defending Super Bowl champs New England Patriots.

Here’s a playbook of all the assorted picking and prognosticating offers at PA casinos:

Hollywood Casino Choose the Champs giveaway

Weekly prizes of $1,000 cash and up to $1,000 in slot free play are available in Hollywood’s NFL prediction contest starting Sept. 3.

An entrant who correctly predicts the result of all of a week’s games wins $1,000 in cash (maximum of three such winners). The top 20 predictors for the week win slot free play.

The first player to reach 178 correct predictions for the season will receive $50,000 in cash.

Entrants make their weekly picks between 6 a.m. Tuesday and noon Sunday at a marketing kiosk.

Prizes can be claimed between 4 p.m. Tuesday and 11:59 p.m. Friday at a marketing kiosk.

Lady Luck Nemacolin Choose the Champs

Whether you rely on lady luck when picking winners or your tried-and-true system, players can win up to $150 in slot free play each week this month.

Starting Sept. 3, players’ club members who earn 150 tier points between 7 a.m. Monday and 8 p.m. Thursday get a free entry into a contest predicting the winners of that week’s NFL games. The tiebreaker is a prediction of the total points scored in a Monday night game.

The 25 entrants with the best record for week win varying amounts of free play at Lady Luck Nemacolin.

Mohegan Sun Pocono Sideline Psychic

Sometimes the stars can be fickle. Whether Venus is in retrograde or Aaron Rodgers throws three interceptions in a game, this contest has you covered.

Football prognosticators get free play whether their pick wins or loses in the NFL’s Thursday night game.

Starting Sept. 12, Momentum Club members who earn one status point between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Thursdays get a chance to pick the winner of that night’s matchup. Players make their choice at any Mohegan Sun Pocono casino kiosk. Players are allowed only one entry per week.

Entrants are guaranteed $10 in slot free play just for playing; those who pick the winning team get $25 in free play. The free play is valid through the following Sunday.

Presque Isle Downs Pick ‘Em Pro Challenge

Players can win cash and slot free play every week in a football prediction contest starting Sept.3.

Presque Isle Downs Players Club members who earn 100 points between 10 a.m. Tuesday and 1 p.m. Sunday are eligible for a free entry in that week’s contest. Entrants must make their NFL game picks and tie-breaker score at a promotional kiosk in the casino. Prizes are:

  • Most correct picks: $500 cash
  • Second place and third place: $250 and $100 cash, respectively
  • Fourth through 119th place: Slot free play, ranging from $50 to $5
  • Last place: $100 cash
  • Entry most closely matching predictions by Presque Isle general manager Kevin O’Sullivan, including tie-breaker score: $125 cash

Rivers Perfect Pick Weekly Challenge

If you think your picks are perfect, roll into Rivers. A perfect prediction of a week’s NFL games wins a progressive jackpot that starts at $7,000 in cash and grows by $7,000 each week it isn’t won. The contest opens Sept. 3 and runs through the NFL regular season.

The weekly contest is open to Rush Rewards members who meet one of these requirements:

  • Earn 1,000 base slot points between 6 a.m. Tuesday and 11:59 p.m. Saturday.
  • Earn 750 base table game points (excluding poker) between 6 a.m. Tuesday and 11:59 p.m. Saturday.
  • Make a single bet wager of $250 or more against the spread at the sportsbook window from Tuesday through 11:59 p.m. Saturday. Sportsbook promotional kiosk bets and online bets do not count.

SugarHouse Choose the Champs Challenge

Starting Sept. 3, entrants predict the outcome of Sunday NFL games. Thursday and Saturday contests are not included. All SugarHouse Rush Rewards members are guaranteed one free entry per week in a football prediction contest offering a top prize of $1,000 in cash.

Players can get an additional entry by earning 50 points between 6 a.m. Tuesday and 11:30 a.m. Sunday, with a maximum of two additional entries per person per week.

On Jan. 2, the five players with the most correct picks throughout the season will win a share of $10,000 in cash and free play.

Valley Forge Resort Casino $100,000 Gridiron Challenge

Someone could win $100,000 cash in a football pick-’em that starts this month thanks to Valley Forge Casino.

Valley Club members get one free entry each week of the NFL season. To play, swipe your Valley Club card at the Gridiron Challenge kiosk and make your predictions between 6 a.m. Tuesday and 30 minutes before games begin on Sunday.

The entrant with the most correct weekly picks wins $1,000 in cash. The $100,000 in cash goes to someone who correctly predicts the outcome of at least 194 of the 234 regular-season games. That’s an 82.9% success rate.

Sportsbooks in Pennsylvania

Casinos with retail sportsbooks don’t even require prospective predictors to set foot in the sportsbook to join in on the listed promotions.  If you prefer more traditional sports betting, here are the casinos that have a retail sportsbook:

  • Harrah’s Philadelphia
  • Hollywood Casino
  • Rivers
  • SugarHouse
  • Parx
  • FanDuel Sportsbook at Valley Forge Resort Casino

Don’t forget that online sports betting is live in Pennsylvania. There are currently five options:

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Hollywood Premieres Online Casino App For iPhones And iPads

Hollywood Casino now has bragging rights as the only PA online casino you can download from the Apple app store onto your iPhone.

In Hollywood, it’s all about making an entrance.

Hollywood Casino PA launched Pennsylvania’s first online casino app for iPhone on Monday.

It arrived in style but lacked much substance.

Hollywood Casino offers IGT Game King video poker suite and four slot games:

  • Cleopatra
  • Wheel of Fortune: Hawaiian Getaway
  • DaVinci Diamonds
  • Cats

Hollywood Casino PA is touting itself as “the only app with games from the casino floor.”

An Apple delay keeps the online casinos away

We’ve done a healthy amount of reporting on the change in the Apple app guidelines and its fallout for online casinos and sportsbooks.

Every online sportsbook in Pennsylvania eventually figured a way to work on iPhones after initial delays. However, casino apps faced a bit harder path. Before Hollywood hit the App Store, the only PA online casino access on iOS was via PlaySugarHouse PA browser access in tandem with the GeoGuard app.

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A small selection of games

The app is a definite download for video poker fans. Game King’s suite has nine video poker titles.

Hollywood Casino’s Apple app pales in comparison to its other online offerings. The browser version of Hollywood Casino contains 72 titles, including five versions of roulette, baccarat, and the progressive slot Divine Fortune. Android users have access to 71 of those titles.

How to get the Hollywood Casino app for iPhone

Here’s how Apple users can get started with the Hollywood Casino app. Open the App Store on your iPhone or iPad (insert praise emojis, cue 90s club banger CeCe Peniston’s “Finally”).

In the search bar type “Hollywood Casino PA.” If you just put in “Hollywood” or “Hollywood Casino,” you’ll have to sift through too many options.

Press “get” on Hollywood Casino PA, then “install” followed by  “open.”

The intro screen lays out the three steps to get started:

  • Register
  • Deposit
  • Play

To advance, press “let’s go.”

Information needed to register:

  • Username
  • Email
  • Password (Must contain eight characters including one uppercase letter and one number)
  • Security question
  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Cell number
  • Address
  • Last four digits of Social Security number

Enable location

When using the Hollywood Casino app, or playing on any online casino in the state, you must be physically located in Pennsylvania. The app requires you to enable location service. If you do not, you won’t be able to play.

Here’s how to turn on your location services:

On iOS: Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services. Make sure that the switched is toggled on. Make sure WiFi is enabled, even if you aren’t connected to a network as this helps with location accuracy.

Promotions for Hollywood Casino

Hollywood Casino is offering a $25 bonus to newly registered players. Funds automatically load to your account.

Don’t forget this fine print to note on the promo:

  • The offer is only valid on the desktop version of the casino or the app.
  • The promotion runs from July 15 to Dec. 31.
  • Bonus credits are non-cashable and cannot be withdrawn.
  • Bonus credits must be wagered at least one time. Winnings generated from wagering of bonus credits will be transferred to the registered player’s cash balance at which time they may be withdrawn.

Deposit, withdraw options for Hollywood Casino for iPhone

Next up, you will need to know how to fund your Hollywood Casino account to get started playing on the app. Be advised that the deposit options are somewhat more limited than on the browser.

Deposit options

  • Debit card
  • Credit card
  • ACH (bank account)
  • Play+
  • PayNearMe

Withdrawal options

  • ACH (bank account)
  • Play+
  • Check

Spotlight On PA’s First Online Gambling Site: HollywoodCasino.com

Pennsylvania finally has its first gambling site that offers regulated online slots and table games thanks to the launch of HollywoodCasino.com.

Hollywood sets the trends. From leading ladies and their flawless style to live action reboots, the stars light the screen and the path for what’s next.

Hollywood Casino lives up to its moniker. They have a penchant for setting the trend, plus a fearless fortitude to be first.

In November 2018, they opened Pennsylvania’s first retail sportsbook. Today, they took another giant leap into the next frontier of gaming for Pennsylvania. At 11 a.m., Hollywood Casino launched Pennsylvania’s first online casino.

Penn National Gaming, Hollywood’s parent company, partnered with IGT to roll out the site. HollywoodCasino.com will conduct a soft launch in the next three days.

That appears to be a good thing as the initial launch had some users experienced trouble with registration and connecting with online support.

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Games offered at HollywoodCasino.com

HollywoodCasino.com’s launch featured a heavy emphasis on slots. However, the slot titles do not currently offer any progressive slot jackpots. Here is what included, so far:

  • 40 different slot titles
  • Game King video poker with nine options
  • Baccarat

Noticeably absent from the initial offerings are blackjack, craps and roulette. Expect them to be added in the future but it definitely deflates the first-on-the-scene celebration.

Some slot titles include:

  • Wolf Run
  • Crown of Egypt
  • Siberian Storm
  • Wheel of Fortune: Triple Extreme Play
  • Golden Goddess
  • Cleopatra
  • Da Vinci Diamonds
  • Cats
  • Baywatch

How to sign up for HollywoodCasino.com

Registration for HollywoodCasino.com requires:

  • Username
  • Email
  • Password: Upper and lowercase letters or numbers; no special symbols.
  • Name
  • Birthdate
  • Street address
  • Cellphone number
  • Last four digits of Social Security number

Troubleshooting ID verify

If additional ID verification is needed, here are some things to know. (And, if you are anything like me, it always is. Whoever is out there making the red flags go off on my identification, kindly delete my student loans.)

If the automatic check can’t verify your identity during registration, then Hollywood Casino requires you to submit ID via file upload to confirm your identity and eligibility. To complete this process, you must submit two ID documents.

How to play at HollywoodCasino.com

Things to know to get you started playing at HollywoodCasino.com.

  • You must be at least 21 years old.
  • Your location must be within Pennsylvania borders.
  • You cannot be on any self-exclusion lists.
  • You cannot play online while you’re on the property of any Pennsylvania casino.
  • Location services must be enabled in order to play games for real money on the HollywoodCasino.com app

Users can access their account, make deposits and withdrawal funds while out of state. However, users can’t place any wagers unless they are physically located in the state.

HollywoodCasino.com and responsible gaming

HollywoodCasino.com allows you to set and manage limits on the amount of money you deposit, the amount you wager and the time you spend logged into the site every day.

You can manage limits by logging into the “My Account.” Once you reach any set limit, they prevent you from exceeding it until the time period you selected has expired.

Other options for responsible gaming include a “cool off” period that blocks users from logging in for set time period.

Deposit and withdraw methods for HollywoodCasino.com

 Deposit methods:

  • VIP Preferred: Deposit directly from your checking account.
  • Credit or debit cards
  • HollywoodCasino.com Play+: Prepaid card
  • PayNearMe: A daily max of $500; a monthly max of $10,000.

 Withdraw methods:

  • VIP Preferred: Two to three business days of processing time.
  • HollywoodCasino.com Play+: Funds transfer immediately after a security review.
  • Check: Two to three business days

Get rewarded for online gaming

The new program mychoice is Hollywood Casino’s rewards program. It is free to join and consists of five tiers.

  • Choice: 0-999 points
  • Advantage: 1,000-17,999
  • Preferred: 18,000-49,999
  • Elite: 50,000-199,999
  • Owners’ Club: 200,000 +

Members earn benefits such as free slot play, discounts for dining and accommodations, comps, bonus entries into promotions and exclusive invitations to special events.

Here is how to link your account for online gameplay to earn rewards:

Bonuses

Hollywood Casino will load your account with $25 just for joining. No promo code needed for this bonus.

What happens during an online casino soft launch

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) Director of Communication Doug Harbach offered some insight on what they look for during the soft launch.

“First, we look that the systems are operating as they were tested earlier during lab work. Then, we look at the functions that ensure money is properly collected and paid out correctly. We monitor if the systems are not in any way going offline. We are always looking at the system itself, visibly that is has the proper markings on the screen for gambling and logo of operator.”

 

Holllywood Online Casino Will Launch Alongside Parx On July 15

PA Gaming Control Board reps confirmed Hollywood Casino will be soft launching its PA online casino site on Monday, July 15.

Now we have a horse race: Hollywood Casino is jumping into the online casino race on July 15 along with Parx. That’s the first day allowed under Pennsylvania rules.

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) spokesperson Doug Harbach confirmed the launch to PlayPennsylvania.com on Wednesday.

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Hollywood to launch online casino the same day as Parx

Parx showed its hand earlier with a countdown clock on its home page ticking toward launch.

Now, both sites will soft-launch on Monday at 2 p.m. EST with live testing of their online casinos.

Hollywood partners include IGT, William Hill

Hollywood is something of a dark horse when it comes to the Pennsylvania online stakes.

While it is a horse track as well as a brick-and-mortar casino, it still does not have an online sportsbook app, even though it opened the first retail sportsbook in Pennsylvania. William Hill is developing its online sportsbook app.

Meanwhile, its interactive partner for the online casino launch is IGT, a major player in the online slot segment.

An online app will increase Hollywood’s reach

Hollywood’s location in a less densely populated area in Pennsylvania, a bit north of Harrisburg, means adding an online casino option should increase its market reach and grow revenues.

When the deal with IGT was announced in 2018, the companies said the alliance would provide “a full suite of digital gaming products, including the platform, and services” through HollywoodCasino.com.

Enrico Drago, an IGT senior vice president, promised:

Vast portfolio of proven digital solutions enables us to quickly address our customers’ needs across online gaming, sports betting and on-premise mobile gaming, IGT PlayDigital’s vast portfolio of proven digital solutions enables us to quickly address our customers’ needs across online gaming, sports betting and on-premise mobile gaming.

IGT is a global company with expertise in slots

IGT is in 100 countries and has 12,000 employees. The company is a significant player in the online slot games, which should align with Hollywood’s focus on slot entertainment.

Some of the most notable IGT slot titles are:

  • Wolf Run
  • Wheel of Fortune games
  • Cleopatra
  • Double Diamond
  • Golden Goddess
  • Elephant King

Penn National has grown enormously

Though it began as a small horse track, Penn National now operates 40 facilities in 18 jurisdictions. It has a focus on slots.

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has 2,450 slot machines and 56 table games and offers live racing and simulcasting.

Hollywood Sportsbook Officially Up And Running

Legal sports betting officially launched in Pennsylvania this weekend with the opening of The Sportsbook at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.

Legal and regulated sports betting officially launched in Pennsylvania this weekend with the opening of the sportsbook at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.

The William Hill US-operated sportsbook ran live wagering testing Nov. 15 and Nov. 16 to ensure everything complied with state regulations. However, the official launch was 10 a.m. Saturday when the sportsbook at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course started full operations.

William Hill and casino owner and operator Penn National Gaming converted the existing horse racing simulcast theater on the Grantville property’s second floor into the new sportsbook.

Six windows and a 50-foot TV wall

The space features six new betting windows and a 50-foot wall of TVs for game viewing. Additionally, viewing stations with lounge seating and odds-display monitors will be added at a later date.

The sportsbook is located just off the casino floor near Skybox Sports Bar, which offers a full bar and food menu and additional TVs for game viewing.

Regular hours are 11 a.m. opening on weekdays and 10 a.m. on weekends. The sportsbook closes at midnight daily.

Additionally, the casino is hoping to launch statewide online and mobile sports wagering in early 2019.

Available wagering

In-person wagering is now available on a wide variety of pro and college sports including:

  • Auto racing
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Cycling
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • MMA
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

Available wagers include straight bets, parlays, matchups, futures, props and in-play betting.

The launch of the state’s first sportsbook makes PA the seventh state in the country to offer legal single-game wagering. The other states are:

  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • Delaware
  • Mississippi
  • West Virginia

The PA sports betting market

PA sportsbooks must pay a $10 million licensing fee to obtain a license. Additionally, the activity is taxed at a rate 36 percent of gross sports betting revenue.

However, four other casinos have conditional approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB). Additionally, a fifth, Valley Forge Casino Resort, applied for a PA sports betting license just last week.

The four other casinos with conditional approval from the PGCB are:

William Hill

William Hill US is an offshoot of the UK’s William Hill. It is one of the world’s largest sports betting operators.

The US division is the largest sports betting operator in Nevada. However, with the launch of legal sports betting across various states, William Hill has also become the top sports betting operator in the country. It now operates in Delaware, New Jersey, Mississippi, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

The Lowdown On PA’s First Sportsbook: The Sportsbook At Hollywood Casino

The first-ever Pennsylvania sportsbook will officially open its doors at Hollywood Casino at Penn National on Saturday, Nov. 17.

Hollywood Casino, at Penn National Race Course, announced a test launch Thursday for its new sportsbook, a first of its kind in Pennsylvania.

Starting at 2 p.m. Friday, the book will have another day of testing. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) will oversee the new operations during the testing phase, expected to last only one day. The sportsbook at Hollywood Casino anticipates operating regular business hours and a full launch effective Saturday, Nov. 17.

It will open at 11 a.m. on weekdays and an hour earlier on weekends. It will close at midnight daily.

The sportsbook will be in the simulcast theater next to the Skybox Sports Bar on the second floor of the casino. The area was recently renovated in anticipation of legalized sports betting, which included the addition of dozens of televisions.

William Hill to operate Hollywood sportsbook

William Hill operates the sportsbook at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course. Penn National is the parent company of Hollywood Casino.

The two also partnered for West Virginia sports betting. It opened days before the start of this year’s football season. William Hill also operates sportsbooks in Delaware, Mississippi, Nevada and New Jersey, as well as the United Kingdom.

In a press release, Penn National CEO Timothy Wilmott said:

“Penn National is excited to be the first casino to offer sports wagering in Pennsylvania. The enthusiasm around sports betting has been growing since the federal ban was repealed in May, and we look forward to providing our patrons with another great amenity to enjoy at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.”

In the same release, Hollywood Casino General Manager Dan Ihm stated:

“We are extremely appreciative for the tireless effort and support of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. They moved heaven and earth to get us to this point and we couldn’t be more excited to be Pennsylvania’s first sportsbook.”

More PA sportsbooks on the way

The sportsbook at Hollywood Casino is one of many expected to open in Pennsylvania in the coming months. Five other casinos in the state are in the licensing process. Three think they will open retail sportsbooks by year’s end. These are:

Pennsylvania will be the seventh state to launch sports betting in the United States. It is the fifth to do so since the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) was thrown out by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year.

The states that already have licensed sports betting are:

  • Delaware
  • Mississippi
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • West Virginia

William Hill operates in all those states, except New Mexico, which only offers betting at one tribal casino.

Penn National Announces Mini-Casino Project Hollywood Casino Morgantown

The last of the mini-casino licenses finally has a plan. Penn National announced details for the project, called Hollywood Casino Morgantown.

Bucks County, it’s only a matter of time until you can shuffle up and deal.

This past week, Penn National Gaming, Inc. announced that its second Category 4 satellite casino will be located in Caernarvon Township in Bucks County. Its name is Hollywood Casino Morgantown.

Timothy J. Wilmott, Penn National’s CEO, made the following statement via press release:

“While we explored numerous locations for our Category 4 casino in and around Berks County, the site we selected is unparalleled in terms of ease of access to three major arteries. Hollywood Casino Morgantown is ideally situated to generate new revenues from the more densely populated suburbs to the west of Philadelphia, while further protecting our existing market share at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.”

The announcement ended the mystery of Penn National’s second satellite casino. It was the only remaining license that had not submitted plans to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB)

The Bucks County casino is the second of two satellites Penn National will build. The other location, Hollywood Casino York, will go in open retail space at York Galleria.

Details about Hollywood Casino Morgantown

Per PA gambling laws, satellite casinos are allowed up to 750 slot machines and 30 table games the first year. there is also the option to add 10 additional table games the second year.

Penn National said they’re launching with 750 slots and 30 table games.

Here are further details about their property. Unlike Hollywood Casino York, this mini-casino will go on an empty lot. The project should create around 250 jobs.

  • The building process will create around 275 construction jobs
  • Construction should take about 18 months
  • Caernarvon Township gets two percent of gross slots revenue and one percent of table games revenue.
  • 80,000 square-feet in size

According to the release, the project will cost $111 million, which includes the roughly $10 million in licensing fees.

Hollywood Casino York details

This past September, Penn National revealed plans for its other mini-casino license. The company will open a satellite property inside an old Sears in York Galleria Mall.

This option wasn’t turnkey. However, it did present Penn National the ability to use an existing building rather having to build from the ground up as they will at Hollywood Casino Morgantown.

This nuance to their plans is considerably cheaper for Penn National. Without licensing fees, the York casino will cost around $67 million, which is about $33 million less than their Berks County casino.

An article from the Reading Eagle included the following quote from Wilmott about the York County project:

“We believe the York Galleria Mall, which is a well-known retail destination in York County, is an ideal site for our planned Hollywood Casino York. We explored numerous other potential opportunities within York County, but the mall’s convenient location, existing infrastructure, and ample parking, as well as the support of Springettsbury Township officials and the local business community, helped cement our decision.”