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Where can you play casino games online in PA

Where can you play casino games online in PA

Pennsylvania recently made a breakthrough for gambling in the USA by becoming one of the very few states to legalize online casinos.

Nine of the thirteen casinos in the state will soon offer some form of online gaming, with three that have already launched.

This is set to completely change the future of online slots in 2019 and beyond.

Currently, Sugarhouse Online Casino, Parx, and Hollywood Casino all offer various online slot games and a small number of online versions of games that would usually be seen on the casino floor.

However, all three lack blackjack and poker while they await approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. It has recently announced that it could take months for poker in particular to receive the go-ahead.

It is thought that this is mostly down to the complexity of both games, and the need to approve a live card dealer. 

In the meantime, though, there is a wide range of games to keep customers busy. In this article, we’ll take a look at the three casinos currently operating online so you can decide which best suits your style. 

 

SugarHouse

SugarHouse online casino currently offers the largest number of slot, roulette, and table games.

 It is also running an offer for a $250 deposit match with just a 1x play-through requirement, which can also be used on the site’s Sportsbook, the first online sports betting site in Pennsylvania.

The bonus is only open to new customers and requires a minimum deposit of $10.

SugarHouse is well known and loved for its loyalty program, iRush Rewards. Through this, customers can earn and collect loyalty points based on the games they play and the amount of money they wager. Points then equate to bonus offers, free spins, and other great benefits.

SugarHouse also occasionally offers its members the chance to play bingo for free for the chance to unlock further bonuses.

This is the only online casino currently available on Apple devices, too, meaning that if iOS is your smartphone software of choice then SugarHouse is your only option for now.

That’s because so far, SugarHouse has been the only online casino to find a way around Apple’s new policy for gambling on its devices.

 

Parx

Parx is currently offering a bonus for new sign-ups - a $500 deposit match. However, unlike SugarHouse, Parx requires a 20x play-through requirement on slots, 40x on roulette, and 100x on table games. 

This means that players will need to gamble their bonus money up to 100 times before being able to withdraw it from the site. 

This casino, does, however, continue to regularly offer rewards and bonuses to its returning customers. 

Parx is available across Android devices as a direct download and through its website. SugarHouse cannot currently be downloaded through the App Store. Parx can be accessed by Apple device users via its website.

Parx is probably the easiest of the three to sift through, with filter options and a search bar so customers can find the game they’re after quickly and efficiently. All games have different payline structures and betting options to attract a whole variety of gamblers from complete beginners to seasoned pros. 

Parx Casinos is one of the top revenue generators of the state, so there’s no surprise that its online gambling options are easy to use and smooth running.

Other software providers are also set to be embedded in its app and web version including NYX, Konami, NetEnt and Aristocrat, to give customers the most possible options.

 

Hollywood

Hollywood is a little behind on the startup offers, currently offering just $25 free on signup as of July 29, 2019. Owner Penn National Gaming paid $10 million in licensing fees for the full suite of online casino permits which includes poker, slots and table games.

It also paid another $10 million for a sports betting permit in the state.  It was the first to enter the Pennsylvania online gambling market on July 15. 

As of now, the app and site currently only offer casino games. These come from a whole range of third-party developers including HighFive, IGT, and Barcrest.

It offers a few table games such as Roulette, Craps, and Blackjack, however, it would be desirable if the casino could add more to its selection.

All of its games look great onscreen and the sound effects really do give the feeling of actually sitting around a roulette table.

Similar to Parx, iOS users can only access Hollywood’s online resources through its website for the time being.

Customers on Android can download the Hollywood online casino app via a direct link on the Hollywood website.

The bottom line

If you’re going to choose based on startup bonus, we’d definitely recommend that you look into SugarHouse. It’s also the best for Apple device users.

For sheer game selection, Parx is probably your best shot and for great quality games that maybe don’t give out as many benefits as you would expect, try Hollywood Casino.

We’re definitely looking forward to seeing how the game changes as word spreads about the casinos moving online and the introduction of more sites. 

It’s also pretty important that this move works out well because America’s gaming industry has recently seen a drop in stock prices.

Make sure to keep an eye on our Gambling News page for all of the latest news on gambling in Pennsylvania.

 


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