PA online casino industry. All told, at least eight PA casinos will launch online gambling sites.Pennsylvania online gambling just keeps growing. At the start of 2020, there are five online casinos and eight online betting apps up and running in the state. More are on the way, further bolstering the legal
What can we expect from these operators?
Taking a look at each casino’s PA online gambling plan and the companies they’ve partnered with can tell us a lot. It may even reveal who the potential leaders will be when online gambling becomes a reality in the Keystone State.
Map of existing Pennsylvania casinos
Many of these casinos will be involved in the online casino market too. Let’s take a look at the properties with online gambling plans:
Harrah’s Philadelphia applied for and received a $10 million PA Interactive Gaming Certificate to operate online slots, online table games, and online poker. It just has yet to launch any of those products. Nor has the property started online sports betting. It should start offering online sites in all categories at some point in 2020.
It is a Caesars Entertainment property. The company’s online division, Caesars Interactive Entertainment, already runs online poker site’s in Nevada and New Jersey. Plus, it also has various online casino sites in New Jersey that offer slots and table games. In fact, it already runs an NJ online casino site under the Harrah’s name in NJ.
HarrahsCasino.com employs 888’s Dragonfish online casino software platform. However, Caesars also employs the NYX Open Platform System on at least one NJ online casino site. It remains to be seen which it will use in PA.
Online poker will run under the WSOP.com brand and employ the same 888 software Caesars uses in NJ and Nevada.
Mohegan Sun Pocono / Unibet
The PGCB has approved the Mohegan Sun Pocono application for online slots and online table games and allowed it to drop its plans to launch online poker as well.
Mohegan Sun’s online gambling software partner is Unibet, a well known public company in Europe that has filed for similar online gambling licenses in New Jersey.
Mount Airy Casino Resort / PokerStars and FOX Bet
Mount Airy Casino Resort is the only PA casino with every online product launched and running in the state. The casino operates FOX Bet Sportsbook as well as the PokerStars PA online poker client and PokerStars Online Casino.
On the outside almost in
Two major casino companies have applied for entry into the PA online gambling market. These are:
- Golden Nugget
- MGM Resorts
Both are awaiting PGCB approval
Additionally, owners of the under-construction Stadium Casino have applied for an online gambling license. However, they are apparently waiting for the casino to open before going online.