The first state-regulated online casinos in Pennsylvania are up and running as of July 15, 2019. If you are 21 years or older and inside PA state lines, you can now enjoy slots, table games, and video poker from your desktop computer or mobile devices.
PA sports betting in January brought in a new record $348.4 million in handle with revenue at a record $22.8 million. Online betting continues to dominate with 89% of bets placed on mobile or desktop.
Online casino Pennsylvania can tell you everything that you need to know about electronic wagering in the Keystone State.
Online casinos in PA have caught up to online sportsbooks. There are now eight with FanDuel, BetRivers and BetAmerica all joining the market within the last month.
Revenue numbers for online casino in January showed continued growth in the market, with a 31.4% revenue bump over the previous month. Of the total $11.8 million revenue from slots and table games, $2.7 million came from the new FanDuel Casino, which was open just eight days in January.
There are now eight online casinos to choose from in Pennsylvania:
Sugarhouse Online Casino
Hollywood Online Casino
Parx Online Casino
All the casino apps are available 24/7.
Slots are the biggest category of games for any online casino. You can expect to see over 200 games listed and you’ll need some way to sort the list of slot titles.
All online casinos in PA are licensed and under the jurisdiction of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB).
Players are protected by know your customer (KYC) guidelines and responsible gaming laws. The games are tested for integrity and fairness. A complaint and dispute process is available if necessary.
When it comes to Pennsylvania online casinos, you really can’t get any safer.
For many years, the only way to play online casino games in Pennsylvania was to risk your money at offshore casinos. While there were some limited legal options with sweepstakes casinos, the new legal PA internet casinos effectively remove the need to take this risk.
Offshore casinos are usually based in the Caribbean or Central America and their legal status is uncertain. While their host nation licenses them, they are not recognized or licensed by any US authority and our banks are legally obliged to block payments to them.
A greater concern is the lack of oversight and controls. Many offshore casinos have disappeared over the years, and many players have faced significant issues getting their winnings paid. If you have a dispute with an offshore casino, there is no industry body or organization to help you.
With PA casinos under the watchful eye of the PGCB, they are licensed to accept conventional payment methods and thoroughly tested. There is no longer any reason to risk playing at an offshore site.
Below is some information about a few of the casinos you can choose from:
Unibet Online Casino PA launched in Pennsylvania on November 12. It features perhaps the most robust offering of games, including multiple Blackjack variants.
Hollywood Online Casino launched on July 15 and offers a stellar Blackjack experience from IGT games.
SugarHouse’s online casino offers select slot games with table games expected to launch in the future. Sugarhouse Online Casino features a shared wallet with SugarHouse Sportsbook, so users can deposit and wager from the same pool of money.
Parx’s online casino is currently live but with very limited offerings.