The wait is finally over.
Furthermore, PlaySugarHouse.com will open its online casino for testing on Wed., July 17.
Sites will launch with a host of gaming options
According to PA Online Casino, Hollywood Casino’s interactive partner, IGT, is experienced in online gaming and offer some notable slots at launch. Those titles include:
- Wolf Run
- Wheel of Fortune
- Double Diamond
- Golden Goddess
- Elephant King
Beyond slots, both sites should also offer a limited selection of table games. Hollywood offers a wide variety of video poker in addition to baccarat. Parx offers those games as well as blackjack and roulette.
Parx online casino highlights
With its online casino launch, Parx became the first site in Pennsylvania to ffer an integrated online casino and sportsbook.Parx Online Casino launched with around 35 slots and a handful of table games options, but expect the offerings to grow quickly:
- Slots: The site will eventually offer hundreds of online slots, featuring classic slots, video slots, and progressive jackpot slots. Those games will include bonus rounds, free spins and plenty more.
- Blackjack: Parx promises a variety of online blackjack games. Just beat the dealer and win.
- Roulette: Multiple roulette games will be available with options for inside and outside bets.
- Video poker: Numerous video poker options will be available at launch. Play your cards right and win.
- Baccarat: The casino classic will have an online presence, including a live dealer option.
For those players seeking to replicate the casino experience at home, Parx will offer a number of live dealer options for blackjack, baccarat, roulette, and more. However, that option was unavailable at launch.
If you downloaded the Parx Sportsbook app, you don’t need to download a new casino app or open a new account. The two ventures are completely integrated.
PA online gambling continues to expand
Pennsylvania became the fourth state to approve online poker and casino games when Gov. Tom Wolf signed H 271 in October of 2017. Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware preceded Pennsylvania.
After a few days of successful live testing, the Hollywood and Parx online casinos will be open around the clock. In addition, several other casinos are working toward launch, which could give PA residents a number of online gaming options before the month ends.
The only snag could occur with Apple users. A recent change in Apple’s app store policies may delay the gaming apps for Apple products.
The policy states:
“HTML5 games distributed in apps may not provide access to real money gaming, lotteries, or charitable donations, and may not support digital commerce. This functionality is only appropriate for code that’s embedded in the binary and can be reviewed by Apple.”
Thus, it’s unclear when Pennsylvania’s online casino and sports betting apps will arrive on Apple devices.
But don’t let a minor flaw cloud the good news. A year and a half after getting approved, the online casinos are finally here.