Make It 10: Wind Creek Online Casino Joins Crowded PA iGaming Market

The Wind Creek online casino launched in PA to little fanfare but with an impressive sampling of games, becoming the 10th iGaming operator in the state.

And then there were 10.

Late last month, Wind Creek Bethlehem opened its online casino, making it the 10th online casino to launch in the state of Pennsylvania.

The latest development continues a busy summer for Wind Creek and its efforts to expand its gambling footprint.

In June, the Pennsylvania Gaming and Control Board approved Wind Creek’s petition to offer both a retail sportsbook location and a mobile app powered in part by BetFred, a UK-based bookmaker. The retail sportsbook is scheduled to open in November. The online app should launch before then, but a date has yet to be announced.

Wind Creek online casino is live, with lots of options

Players at the new Wind Creek online casino have plenty of gaming options. The site features more than 75 slot games, along with blackjack, roulette and video poker.

In addition, the site is offering a 100% match on a first deposit bonus up to $400.

Internet players can visit the Wind Creek online casino via web browser. And mobile users can download the casino’s app via the Amazon App Store or the Google Play store. It’s currently only available for Android.

Pala Interactive powers Wind Creek’s online casino.

Online casino players can get started in four simple steps

To play at Wind Creek’s online casino, simply visit the site and click on “Register” to begin. Users with an existing Wind Creek Player’s Card can enter either their account number and PIN or an email address and password.

New users should begin by entering the code to take advantage of the current promotion. Then you’ll need to enter an email address and a created password.

A few steps later, you’ll be live in the online casino, perhaps with a little extra money thanks to the bonus.

Wind Creek continues its transformation of Bethlehem Sands

The online casino and the upcoming retail and mobile sportsbooks further the revitalization efforts Wind Creek has undertaken since purchasing what used to be the Bethlehem Sands casino.

Wind Creek Hospitality (an affiliate of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama) took over Bethlehem Sands in 2019. The group has ambitious plans to continue developing the casino, its surrounding property and its affiliated products in the coming years. Bethlehem’s proximity to highly populated areas in New York and New Jersey is a tremendous asset.

Wind Creek’s latest effort, the online casino, carried a $10 million licensing fee. Nine other online casinos have already paid that bill, betting on the viability of casino gaming from home. Included in Wind Creek’s licensing is room for online poker, should it choose to exercise the option.

Now, players have a 10th iGaming option courtesy of Wind Creek.

Its online casino doors are open.

And you’re more than welcome to walk in.

DraftKings Casino App in PA ‘Designed With the iGaming Player in Mind’

DraftKings recently debuted a stand-alone online casino app in PA that caters to iGaming players with unique themed table games, and Live Dealer is coming soon.

DraftKings expanded its realm by launching a mobile casino app in Pennsylvania. Users can link accounts across DFS, sports betting and casino sites and have a shared wallet.

And now, the DraftKings stand-alone casino app is available on iOS.  However, it’s not available for Android.

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DraftKings Casino designed with ‘iGaming player in mind’

DraftKings online sportsbook operates in Pennsylvania through a partnership with The Meadows. The Meadows did not apply for an online casino license, so the DraftKings iGaming platform operates under Hollywood Casino’s license.

A DraftKings spokesperson explained to Play Pennsylvania the reasoning behind the stand-alone casino app:

“While our Sportsbook app caters to sports bettors, the DraftKings Casino stand-alone app is a more wholesome product designed with the iGaming player in mind. Irrespective of the annual sports calendar, DraftKings Casino leverages our unique, in-house technology and games to offer a best-in-market gaming experience.

“The new app allows us to focus on our strengths, including our dedicated DraftKings Live Dealer studio and best-in-class DraftKings-built game suite, and highlight market-leading promotions like our monthly $250K leaderboards.”

How to download

How to download the DraftKings Casino app in Pennsylvania:

  • Go to the App Store.
  • Type “DraftKings casino” in the search bar.
  • FYI, it will appear as “DraftKings Casino NJ,” but it’s the one for PA players too. Click “Get,” then “Install.”
  • Allow DraftKings Casino to use your location (allow while using app).

DraftKings Casino games

The DraftKings Casino app in Pennsylvania has 17 table games, Game King Poker and 30 slot titles.

The biggest difference from other online casinos in PA is that DraftKings has branded and themed table games like:

  • DraftKings Blackjack
  • Classic Blackjack
  • Single Hand Blackjack
  • Pride Blackjack
  • Christmas Blackjack
  • Retro Blackjack
  • Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Football and Hockey Blackjack
  • Lunar New Year Blackjack
  • DraftKings American Roulette
  • European Roulette
  • Basketball Roulette

For min and max bets:

  • Blackjack: Minimum bet $1.00, maximum bet $5,000

Baccarat: Minimum bet $1.00, maximum bet $10,000

Game King Poker: Minimum bet $0.20, maximum bet $200

“The response in Pennsylvania has been exciting,” said a DraftKings spokesperson. “Our players have clearly been waiting for DraftKings to launch our trusted gaming experience in the state, proving demand for something different in the market. So far, the most popular games have been DraftKings Blackjack and Roulette; land-based slot titles such as Cleopatra and Wheel of Fortune always prove popular.”

Live Dealer coming to PA

As of late July, no online casino in Pennsylvania offered Live Dealer. Live Dealer is a popular online casino feature that allows users to play games like blackjack in real time, with a real dealer, from home.

A press release from DraftKings announcing the app said that customers in PA “will soon have access to the custom DraftKings Live Dealer Studio which will operate 24/7.”

When asked in mid-July about a possible time frame for the arrival of Live Dealer, a DraftKings spokesperson said they expect it to be made available within the next few months.

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.

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

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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August 13: Golden Grimoire casts its spell at slots

A bit of magic arrived at the slots at PA online casinos. Golden Grimoire,  a 5-reel, 4-row, 20-fixed line video slot from NetEnt is now available at BetRivers, PokerStars, Hollywood, Unibet and BetAmerica. (For those wondering, a grimoire is a book of spells).

BetRivers added Volts and Bolts, Wild Worlds, Fortune Coins, Golden Wins, Rakin’ Bacon, The Big Easy, Dancing Drums, Ice Opals, Treasures of Troy and Smash the Pig.

August 6: Wind Creek launches online casino

A little over one year later, Pennsylvania now has ten online casinos. Wind Creek’s online is the most recent addition to iGaming in the state.

Wind Creek’s online casino has blackjack, roulette, video poker and 75 slots including exclusive titles such as:

  • Candy Blast
  • Pirates of the Black Skull
  • Pixie Garden
  • Knights of the Secret Sword
  • Lucky Vegas Nights
  • Panda’s Fortune
  • Barnyard Frenzy
  • Mystic Treasures of the Nile
  • A Girl’s Best Friend

The site is offering a 100% match on a first deposit bonus up to $400.

Internet players can visit the Wind Creek online casino via web browser. And mobile users can download the casino’s app via the Amazon App Store or the Google Play store. It’s currently only available for Android.

August 1: DraftKings adds some style to the tables

DraftKings online casino has about ten branded blackjack games like DraftKings Football Blackjack and DraftKings Pride Blackjack.

Here’s a look at the baseball version:

DK also offers similar style choices for roulette. Yes, users can opt to play the “plain style” of blackjack and roulette.

July 28: Many new tiles added at three sites

BetRivers added Wheel of Fortune Triple Extreme Spin, Electric Tiger, Da Vinci Diamonds Dual Spin, Crown of Egypt, Hundred Grand and Baywatch.

PokerStars put up Cobra Cash and Flamin’ Elle.

Hollywood now has Double Jackpot Bullseye, and Unibet now offers Jacks or Better video poker.

BetRivers removed Siberian Storm, Red Hot Tamales, Solstice Celebration, Golden Goddess, $100,000 Pyramid, Magic Maid Cafe and Smoking Triples.

July 20: Lots of new games across sites

BetRivers added Wheel of Fortune Hawaiian Getaway, Shamrock Spin, Triple Red Hot 7s, Wheel of Fortune Extreme Spin and Electric Tiger.

BetAmerica added Fortune Coin, Reel Rush High Limit and Butterfly Staxx High Limit.

Hollywood added Fortune Coin and Little Green Men Nova Wilds.

SugarHouse now has $100,000 Pyramid, Golden Goddess, Triple Red Hot 7s and Shamrock Spin.

Parx added Wilderland, Red Alert and Fortune Coin.

BeRivers took down King of Macedonia and Da Vinci Diamonds Masterworks.

July 13: Five sites add new titles

BetRivers has added Red Hot Tamales, Magic Maid Cafe and Solar Disc. Sister site SugarHouse brought in Hook Heroes, Red Hot Tamales, She’s a Rich Girl and Magic Maid Cafe.

PokerStars, Hollywood and Unibet added Magic Maid Cafe.

BetRivers took down Celestial King.

July 6: Several sites add new titles

The Fourth of July weekend kicked off with the Red White and Blue slot on Unibet.

That was quickly followed by sister sites BetRivers adding Double Patriot and Red White and Blue, and SugarHouse adding Double Patriot, Rakin’ Bacon, Red White and Blue, Grand Spinn and King of Macedonia.

Hollywood added Grand Spinn and Double Patriot.

BetRivers pulled Monopoly Mega MoversJade Wins and Lion Festival.

June 30: A few new slot titles slide in before the end of June

There have been a few additions to the libraries of some PA online casinos.

Seven slot titles joined BetRivers, including King of Macedonia, Red Alert and The Cheshire Cat.

Parx packed on seven more, too, with names such as Fu Na Fu Nu, Wild Wild West: The Great Train Heist and Double Cherry.

Hollywood Casino brought on Wilderland, Ozzy Osbourne and Super Striker.

June 29: Mercy of the Gods jackpot winner at BetRivers

June 23: FanDuel releases first stand-alone casino app in PA

FanDuel, through its partnership with Valley Forge Casino and Boyd Gaming, launched its first branded stand-alone app in Pennsylvania. It is available for iOS and Android users.

FanDuel Casino is still available within the FanDuel Sportsbook app. New casino players can either sign up for an account or use their existing FanDuel Sportsbook account to log in and play.

General manager of FanDuel Casino Jesse Chemtob told Play Pennsylvania:

“We looked at this as a natural evolution of the casino product offering. Our goal is to provide an entertaining experience, one that people are excited to play. Trying to drive innovation in the marketplace over the long term will be how we continue to compete and take market share.”

The app and the sportsbook currently have the same titles.

  • 21 slot titles
  • Six table games
  • Game King Video Poker

However, the app will eventually have an expanded game library.

June 11: New slot titles add some summer sizzle to online casinos in PA

BetRivers and sister site PlaySugarHouse rolled out 11 new slot titles. Some of the new additions are Ozzy Osbourne, Temple of Nudges, Monopoly Mega Movers and Wild Wild West: The Great Train Heist.

PokerStars added four slot titles to the deck. They are Wild Wild West: The Great Train Heist, Temple of Nudges, Ozzy Osbourne and Wilderland.

Thanks to about a dozen recent newcomers, Unibet’s slot library is getting closer to 1oo titles. Mercy of the Gods joins Unibet’s two other progressive slots, Divine Fortune and Jackpot Shores.

Parx added 16 slot titles. Some of the new names are Olympus Strikes, Double Lotus, Longhorn Jackpots, Ultraviolet, Blue Ribbon and Dazzle Me.

June 9: Health care worker wins Divine Fortune jackpot

Frontline health care workers are heroes, and one is now a jackpot winner, too.

A Heidelberg, PA, woman playing on PlaySugarHouse from her phone hit the Divine Fortune jackpot for $129,931.43.

The 32-year-old activities director at a senior living facility wagered $2 on the progressive slot. She says she plans to use the winnings on home improvements and a nice vacation.

The winner, identified only as Jamie, said no one at the senior living facility where she works has contracted the coronavirus. She said:

“We haven’t stopped working since the beginning of the coronavirus [pandemic], and we’re working even harder and longer than before it began. This win is a big treat, and I can’t begin to describe how incredible it feels.”

This is the 15th Divine Fortune jackpot win at PlaySugarHouse in PA since its launch last summer. In late May, an Audubon, PA, woman won $535,000, the biggest Divine Fortune jackpot ever.

Mattias Stetz, COO of Rush Street Interactive, which operates PlaySugarHouse.com, said:

“It is gratifying to see someone who has given so much to the community during these difficult times win a life-changing jackpot. This is one of many recent Divine Fortune jackpots, which proves our players can win big, even when placing small bets.”

May 8: A new video poker entry and several slot games

FanDuel has added Game King Video Poker 9 in 1.

Sister sites PlaySugarHouse and BetRivers have added slots Bruce Lee and Dancing Drums.

Unibet now has slot games Electric Tiger and Da Vinci Diamonds Dual Play.

The new Caesars online casino has also added two slot titles and American roulette. The new slots are Dancing Drums and Zeus: God of Thunder.

May 1: DraftKings Casino goes live, Zeus comes to two online casinos

The mythology-themed Zeus slot debuted on the PlaySugarHouse and BetRivers sister sites.

Additionally, there’s a new online casino in town. DraftKings online casino officially launched on May 1, with 27 slot titles, Game King Video Poker, Player’s Suite Blackjack and baccarat. The blackjack game is customized with a new surrender rule for PA customers. Eventually, DraftKings plans to have upward of 280 titles live in PA.

Some slots you will find at DraftKings:

  • Wheel of Fortune Hawaiian Getaway
  • The $100,000 Pyramid
  • Da Vinci Diamonds
  • Cleopatra

April 30: Caesars online casino now live in PA

A new iGaming option arrived in Pennsylvania amid statewide coronavirus shutdowns. Caesars Online Casino, through its partnership with Harrah’s Philadelphia, launched on April 23.

Currently, it has no table games and 12 slot titles:

  • 88 Fortunes
  • Starmania
  • Spartacus: Gladiator of Rome
  • Bruce Lee
  • Zeus
  • Monopoly Mega Movers
  • Mad Mad Money
  • Celestial King
  • Zeus III
  • Raging Rhino
  • Kronos Unleashed
  • Montezuma

When you play online, you can earn Caesars rewards, including tier credits and rewards credits. Users can link their existing Caesars Rewards account when logging into their Caesars Casino and Sportsbook Pennsylvania account.

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

There’s 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, EggOMatic, Star Magic and Jumanji.

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

SugarHouse added Sparkling Roses, Solstice Celebration, EggOMatic, 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 go 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’s slot library welcomed these 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 the setup 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 12th 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 later. “Fifteen minutes of fame” in this particular 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 titles

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 online casino at its 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
  • Da Vinci 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:

  • 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, including:

  • 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 paylines and seven bonus features, has come to Parx.

Nov. 7: Multihand blackjack is back at two casinos and added to SugarHouse

It appears that the issues that caused Parx and Sugarhouse to pull Net Ent’s multihand 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: Multihand blackjack pulled from Parx and SugarHouse

It appears we spoke too soon about multihand blackjack by NetEnt. Shortly after it debuted, 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 (PGCB) is aware when games get taken down from PA online casinos. The PGCB says it’s done due to technical issues or glitches in the software that cause the game not to work the way it’s supposed to. The game is removed until the error is fixed. Then it is retested in the PGCB lab before being returned to the site.

Oct 25: Parx adds multihand blackjack

Players at Parx online casino might notice a new blackjack game. 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. That’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. It sweetened its 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 Fortune 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 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 has 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
  • Da Vinci 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 PA 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 that there is still no iOS app for Parx Online Casino, though any connection between the new app and the missing games is purely conjecture.

Aug. 1: Hollywood gets its own progressive Divine Fortune

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, something new is coming to market soon. 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.

Divine Fortune Mega Jackpot Pays Out Record $533K To PA Woman

The legend of the Divine Fortune progressive slot continues, as it hits for the 14th time in PA, this time for a record $533,239 at PlaySugarHouse.

A massive jackpot from an online casino slot was hit Tuesday night for a Divine Fortune record win on PlaySugarHouse.com in Pennsylvania. The score was worth $533,239.

An Audubon, PA, woman who is 34 years old and wishes to remain anonymous claimed the winning jackpot.

The woman began playing at PlaySugarHouse.com just last month, according to a press release. She was playing at home on her smartphone when she hit the big one.

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Divine Fortune synonymous with SugarHouse

The Divine Fortune progressive slot game is only available in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. This is the biggest jackpot to date on both sides of the Delaware River.

And while several online casino sites feature the game, the majority of the hits have come at the SugarHouse site.

Mattias Stetz, COO of Rush Street Interactive, which operates PlaySugarHouse.com., said:

“It is exciting to see history being made in a positive way during these difficult and uncertain times. These huge jackpots are life-changing for our players, especially when good news is needed now more than ever.”

Divine Fortune has a winning history

Previously, the largest Divine Fortune jackpot ever to be hit in the US was $376,893 on a $1 spin on PlaySugarHouse.com in PA.

The game has quite a history.

One man hit twice, once for $151,000 with a $100 bet and once for $235,000 on a $20 bet.

And the game has paid mega jackpots 14 times in PA since it launched in July 2019.

What makes this progressive slot so special?

Divine Fortune is unlike most progressive jackpot slot games, which traditionally have low returns to players (RTP) — meaning they are tightand high volatility, with higher but less frequent payouts.

In contrast, Divine has a fairly high RTP of 96.8%. And the slot’s volatility rating is “medium,” meaning more consistent winners.

And based on the rate at which the jackpot consistently climbs, the prized slot is only growing in popularity among online casino players in PA.

The jackpot at PlaySugarHouse is now at $148,000 — and climbing.

Online Casino Revenue Reaches Record $24 Million Amid A Stormy March For PA Gaming

Overall gaming revenues in Pennsylvania dropped 51% in March due to coronavirus closures, but online casinos and online poker reached record heights.

Online casino revenue soared by 24.5% in March, according to figures released by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB).

On the other hand, overall gambling revenues were down 51% for the month due to closures forced by coronavirus containment measures.

Online revenue in PA for March topped $24.3 million, marking the highest revenue to date. Total play also reached an all-time high.

March follows a February record

The March numbers come on the heels of record-setting February revenue for PA online casinos with a staggering 39.6% jump over January revenue, which was itself up 31.4% over December 2019.

Gross revenue from online slots, table games and poker in March broke down as follows:

  • $12.4 million for internet slot games
  • $8.8 million for online table games
  • More than $3.1 million for online poker

That came to nearly $8.6 million in tax revenue from online offerings.

Revenue doesn’t tell the entire story

Revenue, while important, doesn’t tell the entire story when it comes to gauging increasing player interest.

For instance, total wagers for March were $871.6 million, a 23.9% increase from February’s $703.6 million.

Handle for slot wagers increased 51.5%, while tables rose just 8.2%.

PA online casino revenue by operator in March

A complete breakdown of March revenue, including slots and tables games, can be found here:

CasinoTotal revenueSlots revenueTable games revenue
SugarHouse & BetRivers* (Rivers Casino Philadelphia)$6,757,345$4,764,687$1,992,658
FanDuel Casino (Valley Forge)$4,969,253$969,992$3,999,261
PokerStars Casino (Mount Airy Casino)$2,830,694$1,403,050$1,427,644
Parx Casino$2,728,129$2,173,693$554,436
Hollywood Casino (Penn National Race Course)$2,618,503$2,438,828$179,675
Unibet (Mohegan Sun Pocono)$803,000$517,192$285,808
BetAmerica Casino (Presque Isle Downs)$425,878$83,204$342,674
Total$21,132,802$12,350,645$8,782,156

Top online operators in PA

Rivers Casino Philadelphia was the top PA online casino operator for the month, with more than $6.75 million from online slots and table games. Slots accounted for $4.76 million, the top figure in the category.

That should be taken with a grain of salt, though, as it includes both online casino skins under the license, PlaySugarHouse and BetRivers.

It’s possible, then, that FanDuel (Valley Forge Casino Resort) was actually the top operator. FanDuel, which was the revenue leader in February with nearly $6.1 million, saw a drop in March revenue to nearly $5 million.

But FanDuel continues to own the table games category with revenue of nearly $4 million and brought in 42.5% of total online table games wagers.

Next in total revenue was PokerStars Casino (Mount Airy Casino) with more than $2.8 million in revenue from slots and tables in a near-even split. The brand brought in even more through online poker.

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Online poker taking off during shutdown

More than half of PokerStars PA’s online revenue — $3.13 million — came from poker. It represents PokerStars’ best month since launching in November and a whopping 71.2% increase from February.

As big as PokerStars PA was in March, look for its April poker number to post far bigger, as it is currently running its biggest series yetPASCOOP, and doing well with filling seats.

The increased handle for March, the continued closures of land-based casinos through April and gamblers’ growing interest in wagering online should ensure another growth month in April.

April Promos Bring Big Bonuses To PA Online Casino Players

Check out the latest PA online casino promotions and sign-up bonuses for April, plus current games and progressive jackpot payouts.

April showers bring May flowers. April also brings some spring specials for new and existing players at PA  online casinos.

Pennsylvania’s 12 land-based casinos have been closed since March 17 due to a nationwide effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). However, residents of the Keystone State can still play.

PA is one of four states with legalized and regulated online casinos. In addition, playing online provides a way to play all the casino favorites, like slots, poker, baccarat, blackjack and roulette, while staying safe at home.

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FanDuel casino

Are you a new player? Then check out FanDuel’s risk-free new player sign-up bonus: 100% back on losses (up to $200) during your first 24 hours.

Also, FanDuel added 10 new slots games, expanding to 22 titles. The new ones are:

  • Wheel of Fortune Triple Extreme Spin
  • Wheel of Fortune Hawaiian Getaway
  • Red Hot Tamales
  • Triple Red Hot 7s
  • Treasures of Troy
  • Jumanji
  • Butterfly Staxx 2
  • Mercy of the Gods
  • Bloodsuckers 2
  • Guns N Roses

Progressive slots:

  • Divine Fortune’s Mega Jackpot was up to $120,274 on April 8.
  • Mercy of the Gods’ Jackpot was at $17,821 on April 8.

Table and card games:

For the closest thing to a brick-and-mortar casino, try the live casino games, including blackjack, baccarat and roulette. There are two types of blackjack (minimum $0.10 bet) and three types of roulette (minimum $0.10 bet). Plus, FanDuel offers Game King Video Poker.

BetRivers PA online casino

At present, BetRivers offers new players a first deposit matched bonus of 100% up to $250.

Additionally, the current promotion for all players  includes:

  • Race to Rivers Casino Pittsburgh: Get wheel spins that are based on earned loyalty points every day. Wheel spins translate to mile amounts or bonus money. If you earn a total of 2,193 miles (Rivers Pittsburgh to Las Vegas), you win the grand prize.

Check out BetRivers’ extensive library of 87 slot titles.

Progressive slot: Mercy of the Gods’ Jackpot is $120,020 as of April 10.

Table and card games: 

Play two types of blackjack (min $0.10), baccarat (min $1) and four types of roulette (min $0.10), along with Game King Video Poker (min $0.10).

PlaySugarHouse casino

PlaySugarHouse offers a first deposit match bonus up to 100% of $250. Also, new players get a chance to spin and win up to $250 for same-day play.

Here is the current promotion:

  • Race to Rivers Casino Philadelphia: Get wheel spins based on earned loyalty points every day. Wheel spins translate to mile amounts or bonus money. If you earn a total of 2,475 miles (Rivers Philadelphia to Las Vegas), you win the grand prize.

Currently, the slot library holds 87 titles.

Progressive slot: The Divine Fortune Mega Jackpot is currently over $45,000.

Table and card games: 

There are two types of blackjack (min. $0.10), baccarat ($1 min), four different types of roulette (min $0.10) and Game King Video Poker (min $0.10).

Unibet PA online casino

Presently, new players get $10 risk-free and a  100% matched deposit bonus up to $500.

Also, the current promotions for all players include:

  • 21k Blackjack Tournament: Try to top the leaderboard with Unibet’s 21k Blackjack Tournament. It runs daily from Monday 12:00 a.m. – Sunday 11:59 p.m. until May 3.
  • Weekly deposit reload bonus: 25% bonus (up to $50) on the first deposit on Thursdays.

Check out the extensive 76 slot titles.

Progressive slots:

  • Divine Fortune’s Mega Jackpot is currently over $65,386.
  • Jackpot Shores’ jackpot is up to $81,134 as of April 10.

Table and card games: 

Also, there are four types of video poker, two different blackjack games (min $0.50), six games of roulette (min $0.10) and baccarat (min $0.20).

Hollywood Online Casino

To begin with, new players get $25 risk-free with no deposit. Additionally, the 100% first deposit matched bonus is up to $500.

There are 89 slot titles and popular progressive slots like Divine Fortune and Mercy of the Gods.

Table and card games: 

Check out the two types of blackjack, baccarat and three different games of roulette along with Game King Video Poker.

Other PA online casinos and poker

More PA online casinos include:

For poker lovers, PokerStars PA holds the title of PA’s only online poker operator for now. And it is currently holding its largest US-based poker festival to date.

The inaugural Pennsylvania Spring Championship of Online Poker runs through April 20. With 100 tournaments and $2 million in prizes guaranteed, plenty of players flocked to participate to capture a portion of the prize pools in the first week of the series.

There is still plenty of poker action to get in on. Plus, there is currently a 100% matched deposit bonus up to $600, along with $30 in free play for new players.

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 10 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 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 an additional free spins bonus (up to a total of 180 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. It’s no surprise, then, that it is also quite the smash hit online.

Obviously, this is a wolf-themed slot, and it 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. 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, which is also at Hollywood and Unibet.

Triple Diamond online slot game

It seems you can’t 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, as the name suggests, the game requires you to gain as many Triple Diamond icons as 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 has 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 amid 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).

Gonzo’s Quest is one of a newer iteration of slot games with better graphics and bigger rewards. 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. 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 arise when you’re looking at the Triple Red Hot 777 slot machines at land-based casinos. 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 Online Casino Revenue Continues Dramatic Climb In February, Led By FanDuel

Online casino revenue in PA is really taking off now, and the addition of FanDuel to the market has helped lead that charge.

Online casino revenue in PA continued a trend of double-digit percentage jumps month over month in February, according to the PGCB.

In February 2020, revenue from PA online casinos increased by a staggering 39.6% over January 2020, which was itself up 31.4% over December of 2019.

Gross revenue from online slots, table games and poker in February reached nearly $19.5 million.

That came out to $6.8 million in tax revenue from online casinos.

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Revenue broke down to over $9.6 million from online slots and more than $8 million from table games. Online poker, which has only one operator, brought in $1.8 million.

FanDuel, which entered the online casino space in late January, led the way with its partner, Valley Forge Casino.

The total February revenue for the relatively new FanDuel was nearly $6.1 million. Table games accounted for more than $4.8 million. That’s unusual, since online slots typically contribute to the bulk of revenue for online casinos.

For instance, PlaySugarHouse (Rivers Casino Philadelphia) was second in terms of revenue, with $4.8 million in February, and slots accounted for more than $3.1 million of it.

PA online casino revenue by operator in February

A complete breakdown of February revenue, including slots and tables games, can be found here:

CasinoTotal revenueSlots revenueTable games revenue
FanDuel Casino (Valley Forge)$6,053,007$1,233,147$4,819,860
SugarHouse (Rivers Casino Philadelphia)$4,755,592$3,149,084$1,606,508
Parx Casino$2,352,492$1,861,267$491,225
Hollywood Casino (Penn National Race Course)$2,315,459$2,164,360$151,099
PokerStars Casino (Mount Airy Casino)$1,393,103$717,068$676,035
Unibet (Mohegan Sun Pocono)$723,229$449,992$273,237
BetAmerica Casino (Presque Isle Downs)$67,575$59,062$8,513
Total$17,660,459$9,633,981$8,026,478

FanDuel surges to No. 1, online poker stays strong

After getting off to a hot start in the final days of January, FanDuel followed up strong. It took the well-known Daily Fantasy Sports brand less than a month to surge into the top casino operator spot.

The FanDuel Sportsbook was already the leader in PA. With the two verticals in an integrated app, FanDuel’s dominance in sports betting is clearly helping casino business.

As more people turn to online gaming with PA land-based casinos closed for coronavirus containment, FanDuel and other operators will likely get an uptick in traffic.

Online poker has already seen it, and PokerStars PA will be running its biggest series yet, PASCOOP, in early April. The lone online poker operator in PA continues to post strong numbers, which are likely to increase in March and April.

Luck Of The Irish: SugarHouse Casino St. Paddy’s Bonus, Divine Fortune Strikes Again

PlaySugarHouse PA online casino is offering a special St. Patrick’s Day deposit bonus through Thursday, and the Divine Fortune jackpot strikes in NJ.

Don’t throw away your luck this St. Patrick’s Day! You also don’t need to go hunting for pots of gold at the end of rainbows.

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PlaySugarHouse is an online casino offered through Rivers Philadelphia. For those with accounts already at PlaySugarHouse.com, deposit today through Thursday, March 19, at 11:59 p.m. EST to take advantage of this offer.

The St. Patrick’s Day deposit bonus entitles you to a 25% match of your deposit, up to $250 in bonus money.

Simply use the code BONUS250 to redeem this great offer when you deposit at SugarHouse PA.

For those who are new to this top PA online casino, you can sign up through our links here for an even better deal. SugarHouse online casino will match your first deposit 100%, up to $250.

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Divine Fortune Mega Jackpot brings the luck of the Irish

If you’re looking for ways to wager your bonus money, check out the ever-popular online casino game Divine Fortune. There has been no shortage of news about the Divine Fortune mega jackpot hitting at PlaySugarHouse.com.

We have previously reported on the mega-success of Divine Fortune in the Keystone State. Since the launch of PlaySugarHouse in PA last summer, the progressive slot has paid out the jackpot an incredible 12 times.

In this case, the Divine Fortune mega jackpot struck in New Jersey at PlaySugarHouse on Sunday night. Netty, a 53-year-old mother of three, whose last name remains anonymous, won $278,802.58 on a $2 bet.

High time to try out online casino games in PA

The big draw of Divine Fortune is the mega progressive jackpot that just keeps on building up when people play this popular online slot game. Indeed, Netty readily admits that she was relaxing at home and decided to play Divine Fortune because the jackpot was so large.

With much of the population staying in for safety reasons, this win brought her much joy during this tough time.

Mattis Stetz, COO of Rush Street Interactive, the site’s operator, shared more about Netty’s incredible win:

“It’s always exciting to see our players win life-changing amounts. This jackpot hit made a huge positive impact in someone’s life during a challenging period of time.”

Stay safe out there, Pennsylvanians. Check out this article for more information about the coronavirus lockdown in PA and what online casino operators in the state offer.

Coronavirus Concerns Rapidly Change Sports, Gaming Landscape In PA

Online gambling options in PA remain an option as the sports world and casinos in the state shut down to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.

The sports and sports betting landscape around the world and in the Keystone State are still adjusting to a spate of cancelations, delays and cautions.

One casino has closed in Pennsylvania so far on Gov. Tom Wolf‘s orders in an effort to help contain the coronavirus.

For now, the rest of the casinos in PA remain in operation, as do all online sportsbooks and online casinos.

*Update: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) ordered all PA land-based casinos to close by March 17.

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Rapidly evolving situation with coronavirus precautions

Gov. Wolf spoke at a press conference on Thursday, urging the cancellation of events involving large gatherings. He also singled out Montgomery County, which has been hit the hardest by the virus.

“No mass gatherings should be held, including conferences and rallies. By closing these facilities, we can control the spread of this disease, that’s the hope. And we can redirect our public safety and health officials to where they are needed the most.”

At about the same time as President Donald Trump spoke on Friday, Gov. Wolf announced that all PA schools from K-12 would close until March 16.

Trump takes federal action against the virus

Additional changes are likely, as Trump declared a national state of emergency Friday.

He invoked a federal law allowing his administration to aid state and local governments, Bloomberg News reported Friday.

The move makes available more than $42 billion through the Disaster Relief Fund. Trump asked all hospitals to move to emergency status and removed many rules on how they operate.

The president also thanked the sporting world for responsibly mitigating the spread of the virus by canceling and postponing events.

Changes due to virus are pervasive

Most flights to Europe have been canceled.

The NBA’s season is on hold, with some players testing positive and others in self-isolation due to exposure. The Sixers are on hiatus with the rest of the league.

The PGA has been suspended. March Madness will not happen. The NHL has been halted, including the Flyers and the Penguins.

Baseball’s opening day has been pushed back to mid-May. The MLS and some European soccer leagues are at a standstill, and NASCAR is idling.

Valley Forge is the only closed casino for now

Valley Forge Casino closed its doors Friday morning in compliance with a directive from the governor.

The property is in King of Prussia in Montgomery County, which Wolf referred to as the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the state.

Schools in that county have shut down, at least for two weeks. More than 60 PA schools, with a high percentage of parents employed in Montgomery County, have closed.

Valley Forge offers online betting options through FanDuel Sportsbook and FanDuel Casino, which remain open for business.

Online betting options still available

Online wagering remains an entertainment option for those living in states with regulated mobile gaming. PA betting apps offer casino games and sports betting on the limited remaining sporting events being played.

PokerStars PA the only PGCB-regulated online poker option in the state for now.

Online sportsbook operators such as DraftKings, FanDuel and PlaySugarHouse sent out emails reassuring customers that they are working on making good on wagers placed on unplayed games.

DraftKing’s note read:

“This situation is fluid, so we are actively developing a status page where you can find the latest news on game and contest cancellations and schedule changes, with the goal of providing a one-stop destination for the answers to questions you may have. We will email our customer community as soon as this page is live and we will continue to update it with new information.”

It will take time to sort this all out, obviously, but uncertainty is what remains certain.

Editor’s note: This is a rapidly evolving situation. We will continue to provide updates here.