It’s been a long and tiring wait for everyone eager to see PA online casinos officially open for business, and it will finally come to an end this summer.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board broke the good news during a public meeting on April 17, starting the 90-day count until July 15, which is the official date of launch.
While the 10 online casinos in PA that hold iGaming certificates prepare, Pennsylvania sports betting operations will also be getting ready to go live in the coming months.
Ten PA Online Casinos Going Live On July 15
After making its debut in states like New Jersey, Delaware, and Nevada, online gambling has finally made its way to Pennsylvania. Ten PA online casinos have already gotten approval from the PGCB:
- Harrah’s Philadelphia Online Casino
- Hollywood Online Casino
- Mohegan Sun Pocono Online Casino
- Mount Airy Online Casino
- Parx Online Casino
- Presque Isle Downs Online Casino
- Sands Bethlehem Online Casino
- Stadium Online Casino
- SugarHouse Online Casino
- Valley Forge Online Casino
Only seven of these casinos will be offering online poker as well. All except Stadium, Mohegan Sun Pocono and Presque Isle Downs online casinos.
NJ Online Casino Industry Breaks Revenue Records, Paves The Way For Pennsylvania
NJ online casinos have become an extremely profitable industry thanks to an impressive expansion and combined revenue of $63.65 million. Golden Nugget, which also features SugarHouse Online Casino contributing to revenue, has made the most headlines in the past two years and is responsible for $37.23 million of that total revenue number. This is likely to put SugarHouse at the top of the running for most successful PA online casino once the launch commences on July 15.
SugarHouse Online Casino PA might get a run for its money in the face of another big industry name, however. Caesars, the parent company of Harrah’s, made a big splash in the Garden State with a March revenue of $5.13 million and is likely to spare no expense for its PA online casino properties. All in all, partnerships will definitely play a key role in the upcoming PA online gambling launch this summer, as they have in each new state that adopts legal gaming.
Harrah’s Philadelphia Online Casino, owned by Caesars Entertainment, is expected to partner with 888 Casino USA for powering its PA online poker product. SugarHouse Online Casino works with Rush Street Interactive on its NJ online casino platform and will most likely be keeping this arrangement in Pennsylvania as well, not only for its online casino product but for PA sports betting as well.
Parx Casino has established a spectacular reputation for itself due to the success of its land-based casino. It won’t come as a surprise if Parx Online Casino rises to the top just as quickly, especially with support from GameAccount Network and Kambi.
In the meantime, Sand Bethlehem Online Casino seems to be falling behind as far as partnership deals are concerned, which may turn out to be a problem when it’s time for their PA online casino app and website to launch.