DraftKings Debuts Online Casino Product In Pennsylvania

On May 1, 2020, players saw the launch of DraftKings In Pennsylvania.

The daily fantasy sports and sports betting juggernaut debuted its Pennsylvania online casino product in partnership with Hollywood Casino, a Penn National Gaming affiliate. 

Following Caesars launch just a week prior, DraftKings (DKNG) becomes the tenth online casino in the Keystone State. Players can access the online casino through the DraftKings Sportsbook app.

Engaging Players In Trying Times

The COVID-19 outbreak continues to stem the flow of land-based casino revenue. At the same time, online sports betting and casino games struggle to make up the difference

However, operators are teeing up enticing offers to drive player engagement during a time when online casinos stand to gain the most. DraftKings is the latest in a string of Pennsylvania iGaming launches to entice players online. 

DraftKings Starting Offers

DraftKings offers a welcome bonus to encourage new players to make use of the online offering. This includes blackjack, roulette, three card poker, and a selection of popular slots.

Further, the DraftKings online casino product offers a variety of themed felts for table games based on sports and holiday seasons. This adds a touch of personalization to the mix. 

See our full DraftKings Sportsbook review. 

Pennsylvania Sign Up Offers

Sign-up offers, of course, are not unique to DraftKings. Here’s a rundown of current new-player offers from Pennsylvania’s online casinos:

CasinoNew Player Offer
DraftKings$35 free casino credits, risk-free play up to $200 for first 24 hours
FanDuelRisk-free play up to $200 for first 24 hours
Unibet$10 free and up to $500 bonus on your deposit
BetRiversUp to $250 deposit match
Caesars OnlineUp to $300 deposit match
Hollywood$25 free and up to $500 deposit match
SugarHouseUp to $250 deposit match
PokerStarsUp to $500 deposit match on your first two deposits (second deposit must be made within 14 days of the first)

Pennsylvania’s iGaming Future

Pennsylvania continues to lead the charge in the U.S. as one of the earliest adopters of online gaming. The state follows closely in New Jersey’s footsteps. With 10 online casinos now live and more launches planned for the coming months, it’s reasonable to expect continued revenue growth in the online space. 

As Pennsylvania’s growth continues, it could pave the way for other states to follow suit. Other states may start passing legislation to permit iGaming. The initial success, though not yet enough to meaningfully offset land-based revenue, bodes well for the future of online gaming. 

Pennsylvania’s History In Gaming

Pennsylvania is one of 17 U.S. states that offer legal sports betting. It’s one of three (alongside New Jersey and Delaware) that permits legalized online casino gaming. 

Pennsylvania welcomed online gambling in various forms long before most of its counterparts. The state opened up plenty of opportunities for operators to build an audience and engage players who enjoy online gaming. 

DraftKings History In Pennsylvania

DraftKings has a history as a provider of daily fantasy sports (which it still offers). The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act nearly two years ago sparked a flurry of legislation in various markets to legalize sports betting. DraftKings stood at the ready and has since launched full-scale online offerings to Pennsylvania players. 

The company launched sports betting in Pennsylvania under the casino license of Penn National Gaming. The sportsbook opened in November of 2019.

Now, with the addition of an online casino, DraftKings rounds out its portfolio in Pennsylvania. They stand poised to provide players with full suite of online gaming options. 

What Games Are Available On DraftKings In Pennsylvania?

DraftKings launched in Pennsylvania with a variety of popular gaming options. The provider’s Pennsylvania portfolio includes player-favorite table games such as Ultimate Texas Hold ‘Em, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, roulette, blackjack, and more. 

The slots on offer include 88 Fortunes, Deal or No Deal Slingo, Bonanza, Cleopatra, Heidi’s Bier Haus, Monopoly Slingo, and many more.

Learn more about Online Gambling in Pennsylvania

About the Author

Cole Rush

Cole Rush is a Chicago-based freelance writer in the gambling, media, and entertainment space. His work has been showcased in various gaming industry magazines and online columns. Prior to freelance writing, Cole spent seven years in communications at a gambling and lottery supplier. Cole writes for a number of online and print publications, including The Quill To Live, a book review site.