Pennsylvania's first online casino is live, and more are on the way
You don’t have to drive all the way to Grantville or even leave your house to play a hand of blackjack or pull the lever on a slot machine for a chance to win real money.
On Monday, Hollywood Casino became the first in Pennsylvania to launch a legal online casino, taking the first bets at 11 a.m. Hollywood’s virtual offerings include some of the most popular games of chance, including slots, blackjack, roulette and craps, with live poker matches against other players statewide scheduled to arrive in the near future.
Two Philadelphia-area casinos are also expected to go online in the coming days – Parx Casino later Monday and SugarHouse Casino on Wednesday – with more to follow, according to reports.July 15 was announced as the opening for the state’s online casinos months ago, but gambling’s digital expansion in Pennsylvania has been in the makings for years.no deposit bonus
In 2017, Governor Tom Wolf signed a bill into law aggressively expanding the state’s legalized forms of gambling to include sports betting and online casinos. Hollywood Casino – located in Grantville, Dauphin County, just over the Lebanon County line – became the first to introduce sports betting in November, while several others have since launched sportsbooks and even began taking bets over the internet.
Like any physical, brick and mortar casino, online casinos are regulated by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, ensuring the same safety and integrity of the games.
In all, 13 casinos have applied for or received licenses to provide slots and table games online, with seven of those also licensed to host poker online.