Hollywood Casino And Parx Casino Launching Online Casinos

Hollywood Casino And Parx Casino Launching Online Casinos

Hollywood and Parx Launch Online Casinos In PA

Monday marked the first day of online casinos in Pennsylvania when both the Hollywood Casino and Parx Casino started live testing during the day. Later in the week, PlaySugarHouse will launch and become the third online casino. The soft launch for Hollywood Casino and Parx will each last eight hours for the next 2-3 days while the PlaySugarHouse testing period will be two days.

More online casinos are expected to open throughout the summer. The launch of online poker will apparently not be part of the online gaming launch festivities, at least this week. While the timeframe for that launch has not been released, it is also expected to happen sometime this summer.

Hollywood Casino and Parx begin testing

The casinos — especially Hollywood Casino — unveiled a relatively small number of games on Monday. The number of available games is expected to increase throughout the week as testing goes well, more games are approved and as competition ramps up. Both casinos are available through an Android app and through a laptop or desktop computer.

Hollywood Casino at Penn National became the first to go live on Monday when they began offering games at 11 AM ET. At launch, the Hollywood Casino in PA offered a few dozen different types of slots. During the early testing period, Hollywood Casino was also offering video poker and baccarat as non-slot options.

The Parx Online casino followed after they began offering games at 2 PM ET. They went live with over 150 slot games, a mix of table games, video poker and keno. Table games include some variations of popular favorites such as blackjack and European roulette. Although some table games are not yet available at Parx (craps, Caribbean stud, baccarat) there are some unexpected games that are available to play. Burn the Sevens, Hi/Lo Solitaire and PokerBet are some of the less common games that are available in the casino on the first day of testing.

At launch, Parx is offering a free bet up to $250, along with Comp Dollars and Xclub Rewards for frequent players.

Up next

Around the time the Hollywood Casino and Parx Casino are given the go-ahead for a full-scale launch, the online casino from the SugarHouse Casino will begin their own testing period. PlaySugarHouse, one of the brands from the newly renamed Rivers Casino Philadelphia, will go live with a soft launch on Wednesday. If all goes well, PlaySugarHouse, could have their full launch by the end of the week.

Valley Forge, Presque Isle Downs and Harrahs’s Philadelphia are not expected to go live with online casinos this week but a summer launch is anticipated.