PointsBet Casino PA features dozens of games from IGT and will proceed with its full launch on Thursday, Apr 14

PointsBet Online Casino Soft Launches In Pennsylvania, Full Launch Coming Thursday

Pennsylvania online casino users can now add one more brand to their list of options.

PointsBet Casino began its soft launch period in the Keystone State yesterday. Per Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) rules, this will last for two days, with limited hours of operation. Assuming no problems occur during this testing phase, the full launch should come tomorrow, with 24/7 operations beginning at 1 PM Apr 14. In the past, some other Pennsylvania online casinos have had three-day soft launches.

The company’s President of Product and Technology, Manjit Gombra Singh, commented on the launch:

It is an exciting time for the online casino market, and we’re proud to be able to tap into this momentum and introduce our proprietary product in Pennsylvania.

We’re quickly scaling our online casino business and looking forward to expanding and refining our suite of products throughout the year to deliver more options for our users in PointsBet online casinos.

The company first arrived in the state in February this year, but only with its sportsbook at that time. PointsBet is a sports-first company, with its eponymous Points Betting product being its main point of differentiation. In Pennsylvania, it is operating in partnership with Penn National’s Hollywood Casino.

The PGCB doesn’t cap the number of skins per master license when it comes to iGaming. PointsBet is the fifth brand on Hollywood’s certificate, in a state with fewer than 20 in total. Sports betting, on the other hand, is one skin per license, so PointsBet’s sports betting access comes by way of the Hollywood Casino York satellite location.

Good lineup of games on launch

Pennsylvania’s early days were marked by online casinos launching with very minimal games catalogues. Indeed, it took many weeks for the first blackjack titles to appear in the state.

Fortunately, the situation has changed as all the major games suppliers have already completed their testing and licensing. PointsBet Casino therefore features a decent selection of games from the start, even for this soft launch period.

PointsBet users in Pennsylvania already have a dozen slots, five digital table games and seven live dealer games to choose from. More should arrive following the full launch. Some big name slots among the starting lineup are:

  • The 100,000 Pyramid
  • Wheel of Fortune Megaways
  • Treasures of the Pyramids
  • Triple Diamond

All the digital games are from IGT. This is also the case for the company’s existing online casinos in New Jersey, Michigan and West Virginia.

The live dealer casino games come from Evolution, which remains the only company with a studio in the state.

 

- Alex is a journalist from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. Now site runner for Online Poker Report, he has been writing about poker and the online gambling industry in various capacities since 2014.
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