PointsBet online casino set for Pennsylvania launch

PointsBet online casino news

It’s an exciting time for players enthusiasts in Pennsylvania as the state prepares to welcome yet another leading online casino brand to its booming iGaming market.

On Tuesday, Australian-listed online gambling operator PointsBet announced that it had been approved to launch its internet casino product in the Keystone State after meeting the requirements of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB).

As is standard practice for all licensees in the state, the rollout started with a two-day soft launch under the supervision of the PGCB. The limited launch kicked off at 2pm on Tuesday and is expected to run until 10pm on Wednesday.

If the soft launch is successful, the company will get the green light to officially join the state’s online casino market on Thursday, April 14.

Pennsylvania is the fourth US state to welcome the PointsBet online gaming brand after West Virginia, New Jersey, and Michigan. The company was also among those approved to operate in Ontario, Canada, when the province rolled out its mobile sports betting and internet casino industry earlier this month.

Delivering a holistic PointsBet experience to PA players

The recent announcement by PointsBet comes just two months after the company introduced its online sportsbook product to bettors in Pennsylvania. The operator launched its mobile sports betting app in the jurisdiction on February 7, just in time for Super Bowl Betting.

Announcing the Pennsylvania launch, PointsBet’s Vice President of Online Casino Revenue, Aaron Sullivan, said: “Just a few short months after launching PointsBet in the state, we’re excited to now be able to introduce the Pennsylvania market to our innovative online casino product. At PointsBet, we pride ourselves with our ability to not only deliver our users with the best-in-class sports betting product but the best-in-class casino content as well – creating a holistic PointsBet user experience.”

The brand’s land-based partner in the Keystone State is Hollywood Casino York. The facility, which is located inside Galleria Mall in York, is one of four casinos in the Commonwealth owned by Penn National Gaming.

The platform is currently offering RNG and live dealer games powered by IGT and Evolution, with more providers expected to feature in the library in the near future.

Videoslots Group announces plans to launch Mr. Vegas in PA

European online gaming operator Videoslots Group is also looking forward to entering Pennsylvania’s online casino industry.

The company announced on Tuesday that it had secured a market access deal that would see it launch the Mr. Vegas online casino brand in the state via a partnership with Caesars Entertainment. The agreement with Caesars is the first of its kind for Videoslots Group as the company works towards expanding its footprint to the fast-growing United States’ regulated iGaming market.

“We’re excited to start executing our plans in the US, which has huge growth potential, starting with the great state of Pennsylvania. Thanks to a distinctive name like Mr. Vegas and an innovative product, I am confident it will become one of the casinos of choice for players,” said Videoslots Group CEO Alexander Stevendahl in a press release.

“This is a significant milestone in our strategy, having enjoyed significant success with our product in a host of markets, including Sweden, UK, and Denmark. We are now aiming for something similar in the US as we move towards our goal of becoming the world’s leading casino operator.”

According to the company, the Mr. Vegas brand could make its debut in the Quaker State early next year since the operator has to meet a number of regulatory requirements before launching. The operator has also revealed plans to extend its scope to other states with legal iGaming markets after entering Pennsylvania.

Besides PA, online casino gaming is legal in five other US states including New Jersey, Michigan, West Virginia, Delaware, and West Virginia.

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