30 Sep

Licensed & Legal Online Casinos in Pennsylvania

PA Licensed Online Casinos Legally Operating in the Keystone State.

PA Licensed Online Casinos Legally Operating in the Keystone StateOn October 26, 2017, Pennsylvania’s government passed a bill legalizing online gambling within the state. Four days later, the governor signed that bill into effect, making Pennsylvania the fourth US state to legalize interactive gaming. It took nearly two more years to develop a complete regulatory framework before issuing the first operator’s licenses in mid-2019.

Since then, 12 operators have been approved for a license to provide casino games and other forms of online gambling in the Keystone State. They are officially known as “Interactive Gaming Certificateholders”. They offer adult (21+) individuals who are physically located within the borders of Pennsylvania the opportunity to play real money casino games. Some operators have expanded further into online poker, online sports betting, or a combination of the two.

PA Licensed Online Casinos, Sports & Poker

The following is a list of all current licensed online casinos, operating with the approval of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB). You’ll find a brief description that includes the website, operator, license info, and each one’s primary qualities. Choose from one of the casinos listed below to snap directly to the operation you want to know more about, or scroll down the list for a brief overview of all actively licensed PA gambling sites.

Barstool Sportsbook

Barstool Sportsbook PABarstool was a bit late to the betting game in Pennsylvania, launching in September of 2020, but the anticipation was high enough to attract a lot of curious bettors upon arrival. However, that arrival also coincided with controversy over some of its commentators ‘comedic material’, which may have truncated its potential in the Keystone State. Popularity aside, the Barstool Sportsbook website offers only a mid-size assortment of sports line categories, but no online casino content. Furthermore, its mobile app, Barstool Bets, does not offer real-money betting, but rather “free-to-enter contests”.

Owner: Penn National Gaming / Hollywood Casino
Operator: Barstool Sports, Inc
License: #F-1315
Genre: Sports
Website: barstoolsportsbook.com
Mobile App: Barstool Bets (No real money wagering)

Bet Rivers Casino

BetRivers Online Casino & Sportsbook PABetRivers is one of two PA online casinos owned by SugarHouse HSP Gaming; the other being its namesake SugarHouse Online Casino. Situated along the Delaware River, it is one of PA’s most heavily trafficked casinos. Their partnership with Rush Street Interactive gives members of the online casino a diverse selection of 180+ digital gaming choices; everything from classic and progressive slot machines, to card and table games, to video poker and virtual sports.  At least two dozen sports categories appear in the sportsbook, including their own promoted list of daily ‘house specials’, and a weekly $500,000 Pennsylvania Pick’Em contest. Customer service is available via live chat support, email, and a comprehensive self-help center.

Owner: SugarHouse HSP Gaming, LP (dba Rivers Casino Philadelphia)
Operator: Rush Street Interactive PA, LLC
License: #110298; #1356; #F-1361
Genre: Online Slots, Table Games, Sports
Website: www.pa.betrivers.com
Mobile App: BetRivers Mobile App

BetMGM Casino / BetMGM Borgata

BetMGM Casino & Sports PABetMGM is the interactive wing of the world-famous MGM Resorts casino corporation. Its operator, Roar Digital, partnered with a trio of land-based operations in order to provide a wide arrangement of live casino, online casino and sports betting options in PA. Those partners include Rush Street Gaming’s Rivers Philadelphia and SugarHouse New Jersey, and Caesars-owned Hollywood Casino. All told, the collective gaming portals offer customers more than 200 online casino games, and 22 different sports categories to bet on.

Owner: Hollywood Casino / SugarHouse HSP Gaming
Operator: BetMGM LLC
License: #F-112430 / #115293
Genre: Online Slots, Table Games, Live Casino, Sports
Website: pa.betmgm.com / pa.borgataonline.com
Mobile App: BetMGM Online Casino / MetMGM Sportsbook

Caesars Casino

Caesars Online Casino of Harrah's Philadelphia PAHarrah’s Philadelphia chose to market its online casino under the legendary Caesars brand, perhaps the most recognizable name in the North American gambling industry. The land-based casino and racetrack expanded into sports betting in January 2019, followed by interactive gaming in April 2020. The online casino features the absolute largest selection of interactive games to date in PA;  260+ slots, 28 card and table games, 19 video poker machines, and 20+ specialty games, like scratch cards, slingo and virtual sports. In contrast, the sportsbook is rather limited, with only 10 major sports on the menu – enough for casual bettors, but nothing compared to what rivals like BetRivers can offer. The full gambit of customer service options are available; live chat, email, telephone and FAQ.

Owner: Chester Downs and Marina, LLC (dba Harrah’s Philadelphia
Casino and Racetrack)
Operator: None
License: #1368
Genre: Online Slots, Table Games, Sports
Website: www.pa.caesarsonline.com
Mobile App: Caesars PA Mobile App

DraftKings Sportsbook & Casino

DraftKings Online Casino by Penn National Gaming PAIn April 2020, DraftKings received approval from the PGCB to use Penn National Gaming’s Hollywood Casino license, issued in mid-2019, to provide both casino and sports wagering in PA. The partnership resulted in the launch of a DraftKings Sportsbook & Casino. On the plus side, users gain access to a versatile selection of casino games, plus traditional and fantasy sports betting. The caveat is that you must download the mobile app, for Android or iOS, to play. The traditional website only details what’s available, eventually directing users to download the app sign up, login and play. A FAQ page and help ticket form are available on the website as well, with live chat only accessible within the app.

Owner: Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association, LLC (dba
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course)
Operator: Crown PA Gaming, Inc., (dba DraftKings)
License: #1316
Genre: Online Slots, Table Games, Sportsbook
Website: sportsbook.draftkings.com/; casino.draftkings.com/
Mobile App: DraftKings Casino / Sportsbook & Casino Mobile App

FanDuel Sportsbook & Casino

Fanduel Sportsbook Valley Forge Online Casino PAValley Forge Casino Resort partnered with FandDuel, who partnered with Betfair, to bring to Pennsylvania a tried and true iGaming platform that combines the popularity of multi-channel sports wagering with the thrill of online casino gaming. The sportsbook side of the operation presents betting on traditional sports, daily fantasy sports, as well as horse racing. The casino is a bit harder to access. Clicking through the Fanduel website take you to the Betfair Casino website for New Jersey, which – if you dig through the FAQs long enough – states that PA players must download the Fanduel Casino or Fanduel Sportsbooks app to access the casino games. In addition to the FAQ, customer service is available via live chat and help ticket.

Owner: Valley Forge Conv. Ctr. Partners, LLC (dba Valley Forge Casino Resort)
Operator: Betfair Interactive US LLC (dba Fanduel)
License: #IG-111487
Genre: Online Slots, Table Games, Sports
Websites: www.fanduel.com/casino; www.pa.sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports
Mobile Apps: FanDuel Sportsbook / FanDuel Casino Mobile App

FoxBet Sports

FoxBet Sports PAFoxBet joined Mt Airy Casino and TSG Interactive, operator of the interactive PokerStars and PokerStars Casino offerings, to provide PA sports fans with a recognized brand for their bookmaking needs.  Although the companies are all working in conjunction, the FoxBet domain is separate from that of its iGaming partners. Members will find an average range of sports to wager on; 17 categories in total.

Owner: Mount Airy Casino Resort
Operator: TSG Interactive Services (The Stars Group)
License: #109344-2
Genre: Sports
Website: mtairycasino.foxbet.com
Mobile App: FoxBet Mobile

Hollywood Casino

Hollywood Online Casino PAPenn National Gaming was quick to market with Hollywood Online Casino, the virtual edition of its physical Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in in Grantville, just north of the world-famous Hershey, PA. The stand-alone internet casino presents users with more than 135 slot machines, video pokers, and standard table games of like blackjack, baccarat and roulette. Customer service is available via live chat, online help ticket, and a self-help FAQ section.

Owner: Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association, LLC (dba
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course)
Operator: None
License: #1315
Genre: Online Slots, Table Games
Website: https://pa.hollywoodcasino.com/
Mobile App: Hollywood Casino Mobile App

Mount Airy Casino, Poker & Sportsbook

PokerStars Mount Airy Online Casino PAMount Airy Online Casino has the unique privilege of being the official partner of PokerStars in Pennsylvania. The website utilizes TSG’s casino and poker software, in conjunction with FoxBet Sports, to offer players a complete trinity of iGaming products. The end result is a comparably smaller selection of 80+ RNG and live dealer casino games, but access to the brand’s world-renowned poker room (minus the international player base, of course). Customer service is provided via Twitter, online help ticket, and a categorical FAQ section, but no live chat.

Owner: Mount Airy #1, LLC (dba Mount Airy Casino Resort)
Operator: TSG Interactive Services US Ltd (dba The Stars Group)
Licenses: #IG-109344-1
Genre: Online Slots, Table Games, Poker
Websites: www.starsmtairycasino.com/; www.pokerstarsmtairycasino.com/
Mobile Apps: PokerStars Casino Games / PokerStars Poker Mobile App

Parx Casino

Parx Online Casino & Sportsbook PAParx Online Casino is an interactive extension of the Parx Casino & Racing facility located in Bensalem, PA, just outside of Philadelphia. The website offers dual gaming products, with more than 160 online casino slots and tables games, and a comprehensive sportsbook that covers all the major league sports categories, and then some. Customer service is available via live chat, email and a self-help FAQ section.

Owner: Greenwood Gaming (dba Parx Casino)
Operator: None
License: #1239
Genre: Online Slots, Table Games, Sports
Website: www.pa.parxcasino.com
Mobile App: Parx Casino Mobile App

PlayLive! Casino

Play Live! Online Casino PAThe latest internet casino to launch in PA in PlayLive! Oddly enough, the online casino came before the land-based on. Live! Casino Philadelphia is still under constructions, with plans to open before 2020 is out. The interactive edition won’t feature quite as many slots as it’s terrestrial sister-site, boasting 2,000+. The current menu tops out at 113 slot machines, plus six table games and a trio of video pokers. Support is available 24/7 via live, plus email, social media and an inclusive FAQ section.

Owner: Stadium Casino RE, LLC (dba Live! Casino Philadelphia)
Operator: None
License: #105232
Genre: Online Slots, Table Games
Website: www.playlive.com
Mobile App: PlayLive! Mobile App

Presque Isle Downs & Casino / BetAmerica

BetAmerica Presque Isle Online Casino PAOwned and operated by the legendary Churchill Downs, the Presque Isle Downs & Casino near Erie, PA expanded into online gaming in early 2020 via BetAmerica. The browser-only BetAmerica platform hasn’t exactly received rave reviews. In fact, it’s been operating as the state’s bottom-of-the-barrel iGaming destination since launch. Churchill Downs is looking to change that with a rebranding campaign that will soon see BetAmerica become TwinSpires. Once it does, the platform will feature all the standard features of a modern-day online gaming brand, including a much-needed mobile app. Until then, the BetAmerica website offers online casino games and a complete sportsbook / racebook wagering platform. It’s shining feature is customer support, provided as 24/7 live chat, toll free telephone and email support, plus a FAQ section.

Owner: PID, LLC (dba Presque Isle Downs Casino)
Operator: None
License: #F-107697
Genre: Online Slots, Table Games, Sports
Websites: pa.betamerica.com/
Mobile App: None

SugarHouse Casino

Play Sugar House Online Casino PAThe physical SugarHouse Casino may be gone, rebranded as Rivers Casino Philadelphia in October 2019, it lives on through SugarHouse Online Casino; the official sister-site of BetRivers.com. As such, their qualities are analogous with one another. Powered by Rush Street Interactive, the online casino is packed with more than 180 slot machines, table games and more. The sportsbook covers al the major sporting events and then some. Together, they are promotional powerhouse, with regular offers for new and existing members. The website is compatible with desktop and mobile browsers, and is also available as an app. Support is available via live chat, email and FAQ.

Owner: SugarHouse HSP Gaming, LP (dba Rivers Casino Philadelphia)
Operator: Rush Street Interactive PA, LLC
License: #110298; #1356
Genre: Online Slots, Table Games, Sports
Website: www.pa.playsugarhouse.com
Mobile App: PlaySugarHouseMobile App

Unibet Casino & Sportsbook

Unibet Mobile Mohegan Sun Online Casino PAMohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, located in the heart of Northeast Pennsylvania, aligned with long-time iGaming giant, Unibet, to bring internet casino and sports wagering to the Keystone State. Unibet has been a staple of the iGaming industry since 1997. More than 120 games grace the virtual casino floor, while the sportsbook covers 20+ athletic categories. Customer services include live chat, help tickets, and a thorough FAQ filter for common questions.

Owner: Downs Racing, LP (dba Mohegan Sun Pocono)
Operator: Unibet Interactive, Inc.
Licenses: #IG-117021-1; #IG-117021-2
Genre: Online Slots, Table Games, Sports
Website: www.pa.unibet.com
Mobile App: Unibet Mobile App

Wind Creek Casino

Wind Creek Online Casino Bethlehem PAThe Wind Creek Casino in Bethlehem, PA – formerly the Sands Bethlehem – was rebranded after Las Vegas Sands sold the property to Wind Creek Hospitality in 2019. It was the right move for the PA casino, as LVS billionaire Sheldon Adelson would (presumably) never have expanded the property to its full, online gambling potential. Now, not only is the physical casino getting a much-needed, multi-million dollar modernization, it’s moved into the virtual realm with 80 online casino games, including a few titles from the world-famous Wheel of Fortune slots series. Customers can receive support via live chat and email, with a call-back option.

Owner: Wind Creek Bethlehem, LLC (dba Wind Creek Bethlehem Casino)
Operator: None
License: #1368
Genre: Online Slots, Table Games
Website: www.windcreekcasino.com
Mobile App: Wind Creek Casino Mobile App