Caesars Casino Launches in Pennsylvania
Caesars Online Casino adds Pennsylvania to the mix, and they are now live in two states.
Among the current doom and gloom of Coronavirus and the effect it has had on the gambling industry, there was some good news this week. Caesars online casino, in partnership with Harrah’s Philadelphia, has officially launched in Pennsylvania. This follows the launch of the Caesars online sportsbook last month, which hasn’t had much success due to the shutdown of significant sports around the world. Caesars Entertainment is hoping it has more luck with the launch of its casino platform.
The launch of Caesars casino means there are now nine online casinos in the Keystone State. Of course, all of the land-based casinos are currently shut indefinitely because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The casino can be found at pa.caesarsonline.com. It was given the go-ahead following a two day testing period, which was carried out by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.
Before the official launch, there was a soft launch that revealed some of the online slots that will be available at the casino. Some of the visible titles included Monopoly Mega Movers, Zeus III, Raging Rhino, and Starmania.
Players Move to Online Casinos
Pennsylvania is seeing an increase in the number of players who are turning to online casinos. Casino play is the one form of gambling that can benefit from the enforced shutdown the world is experiencing. Punters who would usually bet on sports are turning to iGaming instead. Twelve land-based casinos in Pennsylvania are currently shut. While revenue from online sports betting has reduced as expected, online casino revenue in the state increased 24.5% in March from the $24.3 million posted in February.
The new online casino site shares the same platform as the Caesars sportsbook, which launched in March. The timing of that launch was unfortunate, as it was coming through the testing period when all US sport was postponed. The sportsbook’s handle total for March was just $139,790.
The increase in player activity for online casinos will also mean the market will now become more competitive. Caesars online casino offers a welcome bonus of a 100% match on first deposits of up to $300 by new customers. There was no formal announcement from Caesars promoting their new online casino. However, they did alert residents in Pennsylvania that it is now available for them to use.
Caesars Casino Available on Android
As well as being available to play on your PC or laptop, players can play on the go with their Android phone. It is common now for casinos to offer a fully mobile compatible site, as players enjoy playing casino games from the comforts of their own home. It is only currently available on an Android device. Caesars says an iOS version will be coming soon, but there is no definitive date that has been given.
Caesars has also extended its rewards credits scheme to players online. This is a similar program that is in operation at its brick and mortar casinos. Players who sign up by the end of the week (25th April) will earn 1,000 online rewards credits.
It is a case of wait and see how many casino games will be on offer. The New Jersey version of Caesars casino offers over 500 slot titles and a wide range of table games. It remains to be seen if similar numbers will be available in Pennsylvania.
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