HollywoodCasino.com Launches In PA With Limited Games, Tech Bumps - Play Pennsylvania

HollywoodCasino.com Launches In PA With Limited Games, Tech Bumps - Play Pennsylvania

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HollywoodCasino.com Launches In PA With Limited Games, Tech Bumps - Play Pennsylvania

Posted: 15 Jul 2019 10:56 AM PDT

Today, Pennsylvania gambling gets a little Hollywood glitz and glamour. It isn't from California, though; it is home-grown.

Hollywood Casino is officially the first PA online casino to launch in the state. Hollywood's parent company, Penn National Gaming, partnered with IGT to roll out the state's first gaming site to offer regulated slots and tables games.

Unfortunately, the big premiere was not without a couple of hiccups. Nonetheless, there is a live site with 40 slot titles to choose from, so this is a big step forward for the PA gambling market.

What HollywoodCasino.com offers

When a soft launch to begin at 11 a.m. EST, here is what Hollywood Online Casino had to offer as games:

  • 40 different slot titles
  • Game King video poker
  • Baccarat

The slot titles do not currently offer any progressive slot jackpots. However, there are some very popular titles to choose from, like:

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

The video poker options are also robust, as players can choose from nine versions of the game.

What HollywoodCasino.com doesn't offer

What is noticeably absent from this list are the most popular table games, such as blackjack, craps and roulette. There is no live dealer offering either, which is to be expected this early in the process. However, the lack of blackjack was a surprise, and likely a disappointment, for PA online casino players.

That being said, this does not mean these games will never show up. Rather, they are just not ready right now. As the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) approves titles, they will be added to the library.

How long that takes is not exactly clear, but consider blackjack as a good test case. In Pennsylvania, the rules for blackjack are different than other states. In fact, they are about as user-friendly as any market in the US. So, a blackjack game that works fine in a New Jersey online casino will need to be tinkered with in order to conform to PA rules. Then the PGCB has to approve each and every version that might be offered in Pennsylvania.

How to get started on HollywoodCasino.com

Initially, customers had trouble registering an account. However, after about 20 minutes of problems, registration started to work just fine. Here is the info you need to sign up for Hollywood Online Casino:

Once your account is set up, the next step is funding it. Here are the current deposit options for the site:

  • VIP Preferred, an e-check company for gaming sites.
  • PayNearMe
  • Hollywood Play+ prepaid card
  • Visa, Mastercard and Discover.

Hollywood offering $25 bonus just for signing up

If you want to try out the games on Hollywood's online casino, the site is offering a $25 no-deposit bonus to new customers just for signing up. In order to get the bonus, simply register an account and the $25 will appear in a your "Bonus Balance."

There is a one-time playthrough requirement. Additionally, players must use all their bonus funds within 180 days.

Android app a go, but no Apple options

As expected, there is an online casino app Android users can download directly from the site, but no option for those on iPads and iPhones. The Android app does offer everything the desktop site does, including all 40 slot titles.

Parx Casino Follows Hollywood Launch With Bigger Online Game Library - Play Pennsylvania

Posted: 15 Jul 2019 03:15 PM PDT

And then there were two!

There was some confusion on the time of launch, but Parx Online Casino is now up and running as well.

The new online casino is integrated into one site it shares with Parx Online Sportsbook, which launched late last month. The integrated site means you can use your Parx Sportsbook credentials to log in to your Parx Online Casino account. If you have funds in the account already, you are ready to play.

Parx offering blackjack and roulette in online casino

If you followed along with Hollywood's online casino launch earlier today, the limited number of table games was a bit disappointing. While the slot library was a decent size, the site only offered video poker and baccarat to complement them.

Parx has a few more table game titles. The site offers both American and European roulette. If you are not familiar, European roulette features a single zero, while American roulette has both the 0 and the 00 on the wheel. Your odds are noticeably better in European roulette than its US counterpart.

Additionally, Parx offers a version of blackjack for players. Like Hollywood, there are no live dealer games or progressive slots available just yet.

When it comes to slots, Parx does offer some of the same titles as Hollywood as well as some unique ones, like:

  • China Shores
  • Wolf Cub
  • Night Survivor
  • Carnival in Rio

Deposit options are the same as they were for Parx Sportsbook, with a couple of new additions:

  • Play+ prepaid card
  • Maestro debit card
  • Visa/Mastercard/Discover
  • ACH/ e-check
  • Bank wire
  • Cash at the Parx cage
  • Check
  • PayNearMe

The two days of testing for Parx online casino will run on Monday and Tuesday. If the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) signs off, the site can then run 24/7.

There is no Apple option in terms of an app, but the Parx Online Casino Android app is available for download on the Parx website. If you downloaded the app for sports betting already, there is no need to download a second time.

Parx has two deposit offers for first-time customers

If you do not have funds in your account yet, you will be facing an interesting decision. Parx is offering two different first-time deposit bonus offers. One is for the sportsbook, while the other is on online casino play. Customer service says these are separate promotions, but there is currently a lack of clarity on whether or not players can redeem both.

$500 first deposit match for online casino

If you want to deposit big funds in your Parx Online Casino account from the jump, this bonus allows you to do just that. When you deposit for the first time, you can deposit up to $500, use the promo code PARX500, and the casino will match that deposit with bonus funds to use on online casino games.

That may sound simple, but if you are unfamiliar with online casino bonuses, be sure to check the fine print. In this case, the bonus comes with a 20x playthrough requirement.

A playthrough requirement is a stipulated amount of play a player has to log before any bonus funds are available for withdrawal from their account. In this instance, the playthrough is 20x for slot machines. Because the return to player is higher on table games, there are different playthrough expectations.

For roulette, bonus funds wagered on that game would need to meet a 40x playthrough requirement. For blackjack, baccarat and video poker (of which there are two versions), the playthrough rate is 100x (or at a rate of 10% what slots is).

$250 Parx Sportsbook risk-free bet

The sportsbook offer is a $250 risk-free bet with your first deposit. There is no promo code to redeem this one. You just deposit at least $10 and place a bet. If that bet loses, Parx will refund it up to $250 with bonus bet money.

This money can only be used on sports bets. Additionally, it all must be wagered through at least once before a player can withdraw it from their account.

Today Is The Day You Can Officially Play Pennsylvania Online Casinos - PlayUSA

Posted: 15 Jul 2019 07:05 AM PDT

The wait is over: Online casinos have finally gone live in Pennsylvania.

More than 620 days have passed since Gov. Tom Wolf signed a bill to legalized online gambling in the Keystone State. And 20 months later, Pennsylvania, at long last, has rolled out the first products.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) on Monday began testing online casinos from Hollywood Casino and Parx Casino. Hollywood, based in Grantville, soft-launched at 11 a.m., and Parx, out of Bensalem, followed suit soon after.

These first online casinos feature slots and table games and are available only on Android and desktop for the time being. The public, however, will have to wait longer for online poker to debut in Pennsylvania.

Hollywood Casino is again first on the PA scene

In November 2018, Hollywood opened Pennsylvania's first retail sportsbook. More than a year after the state legalized wagering, Hollywood broke the PA sports betting mold.

Once again, the Grantville property will be a trendsetter.

Partnered with IGT, a major player in online slot games, Hollywood Online Casino features an array of titles. Notable IGT games that might be expected via the Hollywood online casino include:

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

While it is physically located just outside Harrisburg, Hollywood does not enjoy a metropolitan audience such as competitors in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Fortunately, Hollwyood's online casino allows it to expand its reach in the state.

Additionally, the casino goes taps into the online market for the first time. Hollywood has yet to launch a betting app, although Penn National, which owns Hollywood, has plans to roll out an online sportsbook powered by partner William Hill.

What Hollywood is offering

Upon soft launch, Hollywood Online Casino featured 40 slot titles alongside Game King video poker (with nine different versions of the game) and baccarat.

The online casino, however, does not offer progressive slot jackpots, though it does have a wide selection of popular games. Included:

  • Wolf Run
  • Crown of Egypt
  • Siberian Storm
  • Wheel of Fortune: Triple Extreme Play

Obviously Hollywood Online Casino is still in its infancy, but it does not boast popular table games such as blackjack and roulette or even craps or live dealer games. Perhaps later on, however, these games will reach the online casino as the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approves them.

Big $25 bonus available for simply signing up

With online casino's making their debut in Pennsylvania, Hollywood is offering quite the lure for new customers.

The online casino is promoting a $25 no-deposit bonus for patrons who create new accounts through Hollywood. Simply register and the reward will appear in the Bonus Balance.

The bonus is "non-cashable," per the online casino. Players must wager all $25 at some point, and any winnings from the bonus is eligible to be withdrawn. The bonus must be used within 180 days.

Parx countdown comes to a close

A week ago, a bit of a surprise came about.

For several weeks, July 15 stood as a target date for Pennsylvania's first online casinos. But during that time, few (if any) details emerged regarding the likelihood of that timeline holding up.

Then, a countdown clock was discovered on the Parx website.

Just below a live timer literally counting down the seconds until launch, Parx noted that starting July 15 "you will be able to make casino or sports wagers from your desktop or mobile device from anywhere in Pennsylvania!"

Indeed Parx has a large list of offerings. And now the property's online casino complements its betting app, which went live at the end of June.

What to play at Parx

The casino's website publicized that customers will have access to "hundreds of online slots" within the Parx online casino.

Upon soft launch, types of games included:

  • Slots
  • Blackjack
  • Roulette (American and European)
  • Video poker
  • Baccarat

In leading up to the soft launch, Parx teased that its online casino would also feature craps and live dealer games. For now, Parx, like Hollywood, does not offer progressive slot jackpots.

As for slots, Parx offers many of the same titles as Hollywood. Some unique games, however, include:

  • China Shores
  • Wolf Cub
  • Night Survivor
  • Carnival in Rio

Promos at Parx

Parx offers two deposit promotions for first-time users, one for the online casino and one for its sports betting app, which launched in June.

Its online casino will match any first deposit up to $500. The bonus, it should be noted, comes with a 20X playthrough requirement. For those unfamiliar, such a stipulation means that players must log a certain amount of playing time before the bonus becomes available for cash-out.

For slots, the playthrough sits at 20X. For roulette, on the other hand, a 40X playthrough requirement is necessary. Blackjack, baccarat and video poker, meanwhile, carry 100X playthrough requirements.

As for Parx sports betting, new users can receive a $250 risk-free bet with a first deposit of at least $10. A losing wager will be refunded by Parx up to $250. That payback must be wagered at least once before customers can withdraw.

Finally, the long wait for Pennsylvania online casinos is over

When SugarHouse Sportsbook unveiled Pennsylvania's first betting app (followed a month later by BetRivers and Parx), over a year and a half had passed since Wolf legalized expanding gaming.

These betting apps seemed long overdue. So understand how much relief is felt now that online casinos are going live.

Now, a border war commences between the two of the only three states with legalized and active online casinos: Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

If New Jersey is any indication, this region certainly has an appetite for online gambling.

Garden State online casinos are nearing $40 million in monthly gross revenue. They reported over $38 million in each of the past two months and reached as high as $39.1 million in March.

How Pennsylvania will fare will obviously take more waiting to determine. Until then…

Explore live dealer casino games with Tunf - The National

Posted: 16 Jul 2019 08:54 AM PDT

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In 2019, live dealer casino games are all the rage. As technology improves, so does the array of live casino games which are open for players to try their hand at. Baccarat, blackjack, roulette, numerous table poker variants, sic bo, and money wheel games are all, by and large there to be played at casinos on the net.

Many of these can also be played as mobile casino titles, and each has its own variants and table limits for players to choose from. In short, there is a wealth of possibilities for players right now. However, choosing a game to play, which is ideal for a player's needs can be a challenge for many.

New Games Regularly Added

One resource players across the net may wish to consider having a look at if they are struggling to choose a live casino game, is Tunf. The site has long been notable for its array of slot reviews, but the domain now also offers live casino titles.

New games are frequently added to the ranks at the site, and players can use the resources provided by Tunf to read about games, discover if the titles will appeal, and find an online casino which is offering that piece of software.

Software from Three Major Providers

Tunf generally covers live casino games from several different providers, all giants in the industry. Evolution Gaming makes up the lion's share of live dealer casino games, and most of their biggest titles can be inspected at the casino review site. However, Extreme Live Gaming and Net Entertainment live casino games can also be analysed at Tunf.

Reviews and Information

The way it all works is rather simple, even for new players. Any player eager to learn a bit about baccarat only needs to select it from the live casino section of the site, to learn more about the game. Reviews of all the baccarat games in the collection are available, and players will also have access to in-depth information about table limits, and other snippets. The site also provides players with a list of casinos which are known to offer those games.

Find a Place to Play Live Casino Games Online

Live casino titles can be searched by their genre (baccarat or blackjack for instance), by the developer which produces them, or all the games can be browsed at once. For players who are eager to start playing live dealer games, Tunf's website holds the key to quickly finding the games that they are looking for.

The National encourages readers to gamble responsibly. For advice and information, please visit the BeGambleAware website here for free, confidential help. 

Best Real Money Online Casinos in 2019 - PlayStation Universe

Posted: 16 Jul 2019 08:35 AM PDT

Choosing online casinos can be exhausting. Most platforms welcome you with bonuses and promises of unwavering 24/7 customer support. They provide similar games and tend to have licenses from the same countries.

Again, it's hard to find real customer reviews about casinos. So, which gaming website do you join?

Bitstarz Casino

Bitstarz launched in 2014 as a Bitcoin-friendly casino. But it didn't take long before the casino introduced support for cash payments. It's also a mobile-friendly platform with games that run smoothly on both Android and iOS devices.

A little bit about its owners—Bitstarz is operated by Direx N.V., a Curacao-licensed company that runs top-rated casinos like Syndicate, Bao, Loki, and Mars casino. Bistarz is the most popular website among its sister casinos, and one of the best-rated platforms for that matter.

The casino's professionally designed web interface, live support round-the-clock, and its extensive library of games motivate customers to keep playing on the platform. What's more, Bitstarz offers games proven to be fair. Data showing how you won or lost is accessible to all players.

You can play nearly all popular casino games on Bistarz. If you love slots, the house provides more than 500 slots titles. You could also play blackjack, poker, roulette, keno and baccarat against RNG software or in a live dealer setting.

If you need some motivation to join Bitstarz casino, check out its $500 welcome package for cash deposits and 5 Bitcoins for crypto fans. Your first top up to your account is matched 100%. Your second and third deposits are topped 50% on each occasion while fourth deposits are rewarded 100%.


CoolCat is an industry veteran casino founded way back in 2002. It's registered in Curacao and accepts players from 100+ countries, including the USA. The casino is famous for its generous bonuses, which are activated with $30 deposits and feature low playthrough requirements.

The casino's bonuses are categorized into two. The 250% bonus allows you to play all but a few games whereas the 330% bonus is limited to Keno and slots. The casino real money bonuses can also be personalized so that you use all free spins on your favorite games.

For example, you could get a 300% welcome bonus plus 50 spins on the iZombie game alone as opposed to picking the bonus for Keno and slots. CoolCat allows you to choose custom offers four slot titles: Popinata, Ancient Gods, Stardust, and iZombie.

Dunder Casino

Dunder is yet another casino that frequently appears on the "top 10" lists of casinos. It was founded in 2016, so it's not the most established gaming site online. But it offers reliable customer support through a live chat feature, emails, and phone calls.

The casino's reputation online proves its support department is well grounded. But that's the only reason players love Dunder Casino. You can find slots, table games, and live dealers from more than a dozen providers on this casino.

NetEnt, Microgaming, Play'n GO and Betsoft are the most respected casino game providers supplying games to Dunder Casino. But to spice up game variety, the house also brings you games by Quickspin, Evolution Gaming, Red Tiger and Yggdrasil gaming.

Of course, a casino is never complete without bonuses to help maximize your wins. Dunder Casino welcomes with up to €100 plus 120 free spins after your first deposit. You must use the deposit within 21 days to keep your cash. There's also a 30x playthrough requirement you need to complete before you can withdraw the money.

Mr. Green Casino

Top-rated, UK and Malta licenses, massive game variety, and dependable customer support—Mr. Green checks all boxes for a trustworthy casino. Playtech, NetEnt, Microgaming, Betsoft, and Evolution Gaming lead the pack of top tier developers that provide games to this website.

Pay attention to the presence of Playtech. Although it's ranked on the same level as NetEnt and Microgaming, the game provider selects its casinos ultra-carefully. It's also known for its exclusive game titles and licenses.

As such, Mr. Green is one of the casinos that bring you games from all top 10 game providers. That includes hundreds of slots, dozens of table games, live dealers and scratch card games. The casino also features a Sportsbook. So, if you love sports betting, you don't need to find a different betting site.

Another advantage of Mr. Green is it's quick to pay you. Payments to e-wallets like PayPal, Neteller, and Paysafecard are completed within 24 hours while withdrawals to banks and credit cards are processed within three days. You can withdraw any amount of money up to €10,000 per month.

888 Casino

888 Casino is a giant in the jungle of online casinos. It's an industry veteran and a brand name with tons of subsidiary casinos. The gaming site features a neatly built website with lots of menu items and filters. It's also mobile-responsive, and you could play all the games on your preferred mobile device.

Whether you love the excitement of slots or the simplicity of roulette games, 888 Casino invites you to relish all your favorite casino games. Make sure you grab the 100% bonus while at it because it could help magnify your wins.

888 Casino is a Playtech casino, and that means you could play all Playtech games on this platform. The casino also features games from NetEnt, IGT, NextGen, and its own 888 gaming department.

Admittedly, 888 Casino doesn't work with many software providers. It used to, but the giant brand has been reducing its partnerships with game suppliers over the years. On the bright side, the casino features multiple small gaming websites. So, even if you don't find bingo 888 Casino, you can find them on 888 Ladies. The brand also owns poker websites and a betting site.

To Conclude

Dozens of casinos would promise you everything to get your attention. But if you're looking for some trustworthy gaming sites, don't listen to the noise. Research more information about the casinos outlined above and pick your favorite.


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