A September To Remember For These Lucky Jackpot Winners At PA Casinos

Pennsylvania casino goers had some nice wins in September. Here’s a sampling of some of the biggest slot jackpots in town last month.

Casinos in Pennsylvania are open again. Some things are different due to increased COVID-19 safety protocols, but some things remain the same, like the chance to win a big jackpot.

These days, you don’t even have to leave your home to play and possibly win. As long as you are physically located in Pennsylvania, you can access 11 online casinos. And you can hit big there, too.

Just a few days ago, a couple won a $139,283 Divine Fortune jackpot at HollywoodCasino.com.

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Here are some of the biggest jackpot wins at PA casinos in September

(The following is not a complete list of jackpots.)

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

Blazing 7’s is a new optional Blackjack progressive side bet that wins based on the number of 7s the player receives in their hand. The more 7s in your hand, the more you win.

Other Rivers Pittsburgh wins:

Valley Forge Casino jackpots

Other Valley Forge Casino winners:

The Meadows Casino jackpot winners

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Wind Creek Casino jackpots

This diamond could be anyone’s best friend. A $30,000 winner at Triple Diamond.

Some penny slot wins at Wind Creek:

Mohegan Sun Pocono jackpots

More Mohegan Sun wins:

Hollywood Casino jackpots

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Other winners at Hollywood Casino:

Parx jackpots

September jackpots at Parx Casino:

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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.

New Online Slots In PA: Scientific Games Debuts Popular Titles At PlaySugarHouse And BetRivers

Looking for some new online slots in PA? Check out our reviews of three new titles from Scientific Games, available now at PlaySugarHouse and BetRivers.

Rush Street Interactive, the operator of BetRivers.com and PlaySugarHouse.com, today announced a partnership with Scientific Games.

The American corporation is an industry leader in gambling products and lottery services across the world. As a testament, Scientific Games offered secure instant lottery tickets back in 1974.

Thanks to the new partnership, Scientific Games’ most popular online slots are now available at two PA online casinos.

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Top 3 most popular Scientific Games online slots

1. 88 Fortunes slot game review

Richard Schwartz, the president of Rush Street Interactive, states:

“88 Fortunes is already the most popular slot out of more than 550 slot games on PlaySugarHouse.com in New Jersey, and we expect Pennsylvania players will love playing it online just as much.”

In fact, 88 Fortunes is already a land-based casino player favorite at Rivers Casinos located in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

So, without further ado, here’s a mini-review of 88 Fortunes. The name itself, 88 Fortunes, gives away the theme: Chinese, with plenty of good luck or fortune symbols.

You will find yourself immersed in an environment of red and gold colors. The 88 Fortunes game caters to players who love Chinese culture and music, but mainly to those who love good fortune.

Some key features of 88 Fortunes:

  • Minimum to maximum bets: $0.88-$88 per spin. As the name 88 Fortunes implies, eight is an auspicious and lucky number in Chinese culture.
  • 243 paylines or ways to win
  • Four jackpots: mini, minor, major and grand
  • Free spins that can trigger more free spins, meaning you theoretically can free spin indefinitely.
  • Three Fu Bat symbols (Chinese symbol with red ribbon) triggers the pick-and-click game to win a jackpot.

Lastly, the return to player (RTP) is high at 96%. Scientific Games rates the volatility as being medium. Overall, 88 Fortunes draws you in with the graphics, music, theme and high RTP.

2. Spartacus™ online slot review

This online slot game features Spartacus, the famed Roman gladiator.  Notably, the game’s claim to fame is the Colossal Reels, which is just a fancy way of saying there are two sets of reels on the game screen.

What’s more, the sound effects feature a baying crowd and lots of fighting.

Markedly, look for these fun elements of Spartacus:

  • Main reel: 5×4 grid
  • Colossal reel: 5×12 grid
  • 100 paylines
  • Wild Spartacus: Gladiator of Rome logo: If this symbol covers the whole main reel, it transfers to the Colossal reel for more chances to win.
  • Hit three Scatter Coliseum icons for eight free spins, four scatter icons for 12 free spins and five scatters for 20 free spins.

Spartacus has an RTP of 95.94%. As a whole, Spartacus is visually appealing and creates an immersive environment.

However, it would be nice to have some type of bonus feature or game for players. On the other hand, it is understandable why this is a popular slot game.

3. Starmania® online slot review 

Starlight, star bright, first star I see tonight.

Starmania features an outer-space theme with multicolored stars.

Some gameplay features of Starmania:

  • Five reels and 10 paylines 
  • A wild symbol substitutes every symbol except for the bonus. It can be stacked on reels but will only appear on reels two, three and four.
  • Land three bonus symbols to trigger free spins.
  • Ten free spins are awarded for every time three bonus symbols hit. Free spins can be retriggered.
  • Gamble with the “Hearts and Clubs” button for either 2x or 4x the winnings. Guess the color of the card to double your winnings. If you guess the suit, get 4x the winnings.

As a whole, Starmania felt like a more classic online slot, and although it is visually appealing, the sound effects grew a bit overwhelming. However, the high RTP of 97.867% caused us to overlook any gripes we had with this slot game.

Responsible gaming

Make sure you are gambling responsibly.

For any help or questions associated with problem gambling and other resources to ensure that you are practicing responsible gaming, visit the PGCB’s new website, responsibleplay.pa.gov.

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 Casino 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.

Divine Fortune Mega Jackpot Strikes Twice On Valentine’s Day

The progressive online slot Divine Fortune made Valentine’s Day much sweeter for two PA residents playing at PlaySugarHouse and Hollywoodcasino.com on Friday.

Valentine’s Day sure turned a lot sweeter for two lucky Pennsylvania residents!

Two Divine Fortune Mega Jackpots hit on Friday, one at PlaySugarHouse, a product of Rush Street Interactive, and the other at HollywoodCasino, the online gaming platform for Penn National Gaming, Inc.

Formerly, we reported on Divine Fortune’s success not just here in Pennsylvania but in New Jersey as well. This crowd-pleasing progressive online slot game just keeps on paying out.

Divine Fortune on PlaySugarHouse

The most recent hit marks an astounding 12 Mega Jackpots paid out on PlaySugarHouse.com since its launch last summer.

A Glenside, PA, resident hit the jackpot while playing from the comfort of his own home. Marc M. was sitting in his living room, playing with his puppy. He was on his last spin when he struck the jackpot with a $2 bet.

All of a sudden, Marc M. was $148,172 richer! According to the 49-year-old, “I was relaxing after a long day of work and was ready to head to bed when it happened. It was surreal.”

Mattias Stetz, COO of Rush Street Interactive, the site’s operator, emphasizes that the size of the bet placed does not matter. He says:

“These jackpots are changing the lives of our players, even when small bets are placed. It shows that no matter the bet, anyone can be a winner!”

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More Divine Fortune luck follows on HollywoodCasino.com

Jeanne R. had just registered on HollywoodCasino.com and was playing for a little less than three hours. Amazingly, she hit the Divine Fortune Mega Jackpot for $76,598.13.

Jeanne shared her excitement about her jackpot win:

“I can’t believe I won! I am still in shock. Thank you, HollywoodCasino.com! I decided to try your site because of the jackpot opportunity, and boy, did it pay off!”

Rich Criado, general manager of iCasino for Penn National, spoke more about the amazing jackpot hit.

“For someone to win a jackpot within a few hours of signing up online is just tremendous. This is exactly the kind of excitement we hope to create for all of our online guests. We’re so happy for her!”

About Divine Fortune

Divine Fortune is a progressive slot game that NetEnt developed. It is the first online slot game in the Keystone State with a progressive jackpot.

The game features five reels, three rows and 20 lines along with some fun features like:

  • Wild substitutions
  • Falling wilds respins
  • A wild-on-wild feature
  • Free spins

Most importantly, it offers three different jackpots, including the progressive Mega Jackpot. This means that the more players who bet, the higher the jackpot grows until it finally hits.

The wild success and popularity of Divine Fortune makes us wonder why more online casino operators do not offer similar progressive slots.

Player’s Choice: Online Slots Or Table Games? The Answer Might Surprise You

Pennsylvania online casinos have shown an interesting trend that defies industry expectations as players flock to online table games over slots.

In the confines of brick-and-mortar casinos, slots are more popular than table games. It’s long been the preference of players to sidle up to the slot machine instead of taking their turn at the table.

In terms of revenue in 2019, slot machines in Pennsylvania raked in $2.4 billion compared to table games’ $900 million.

However, with the arrival of PA online casinos, recent numbers hint at a shift.

More wagers recently at online table games

Table games have yet to surpass slots in terms of revenue. But in November and December, table games saw more action than online slots.

Total wagers for online casinos in November:

  • Online table games: $176,459,102
  • Online slots: $140,300,742

Total wagers at online casinos in December:

  • Online table games: $209,993,140
  • Online slots: $175,330,191

Perhaps it was just a matter of timing that the statewide numbers skewed this way. Initial offerings at casinos consisted of mostly slots. As rosters added table games, data from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) shows that the players’ attention shifted to the tables.

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Big things happened to the gaming industry in 2019

Five online casinos arrived in Pennsylvania in 2019.

  • Hollywood Casino
  • SugarHouse
  • Parx
  • Mount Airy (PokerStars)
  • Mohegan Sun (Unibet)

At Hollywood Casino, slots have outperformed table games each month. So far, it’s the only casino in PA where that is the case.

Table games topped slots three of the last six months at Parx. Parx was the only operator with online blackjack and gained an early advantage until the other casinos added the game in late August.

Fueled by progressive slot favorite Divine Fortune, slots ruled at SugarHouse. But in November, table games surpassed slots for the first time, and it did so by nearly $20 million. SugarHouse leads PA online casinos in revenue for both slots and table games.

Mount Airy (PokerStars) had the biggest gulf. In November, table games saw $37 million in action while slot play hit only $10.8 million.  The numbers continued to grow the following month as table games ($54 million) widened the gap from slots ($19 million).

It has the benefit of being the only operator in Pennsylvania offering internet poker. Also, PokerStars Casino features 13 table games, which is more than Parx (10) and SugarHouse (seven).

What’s next?

Table games receiving more wagers than slots is an anomaly. Players prefer slots because they are easier to learn and play. Most table games require a level of skill. Pennsylvania has proven different (so far) when it comes to online play.

The PGCB publishes a monthly breakdown of online slot and table games. Since New Jersey does not split their report but rather lists online casinos as a whole, it’s difficult to see what is more popular there. But the best guess is slots are more popular.

For operators, the popularity of table games in PA is no doubt welcome news. A major reason is table games are subject to a much lower tax rate (16%) than slots (54%).

Parx already is upping the ante to capitalize on the clear interest in online table games that exist in Pennsylvania. They will soon become the first in the state to host online live dealer games, including roulette, blackjack and poker. With these additions, table game revenue could outpace slots, even more, going forward.