In what is a “sooner-than-expected” move, live dealer games are live at Pennsylvania online casinos. As of mid-October, two online casinos in the state will begin to offer live dealer games: DraftKings Casino and BetRivers Casino. This is the beginning of a very popular offering that we’ve seen in New Jersey, and it will certainly carry over to the Pennsylvania online gaming community. Let’s take a look at which games will be available, what is to expect, and what sort of games we could see as more launch as online casinos continue to grow.
Live Dealer Games Are Now Live in PA
As is custom at online casinos in Pennsylvania for regulation purposes, the live dealer games will be tested in a soft-launch” by gaming provider Evolution Gaming. The first two games available are live dealer blackjack and live dealer roulette, and both will be available at DraftKings Online Casino and BetRivers Online Casino in PA. The testing dates are as follows:
- Wednesday, October 21 – 11am to 7pm
- Thursday, October 22 – 11am to 9pm
Of course, the testing for any new online casino games have to be through the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, but with real live dealers there is an extra element of testing since it involves web-cams, timing and more variables. With DraftKings and BetRivers Casinos being tested, expect both to launch officially on Friday morning, October 23rd.
Play Various Live Dealer Games at PA Online Casinos
Assuming all goes well with the testing, we will see live dealer games at PA online casinos as early as Friday morning, October 23rd. The first two online casinos to launch live dealers will be DraftKings Casino and BetRivers Casino. At BetRivers, you will be able to play on both BetRivers Casino and PlaySugarHouse casino platforms. Here are the games that BetRivers Online Casino will have at launch:
- Infinite Blackjack
- First Person Blackjack
- First Person Roulette
- First Person Lightning Roulette
At DraftKings Casino, there will be:
With BetRivers Casino getting the jump on most of the competition in Pennsylvania, it is an important time for them to grow their market share of the online casino in the state. DraftKings Casino will certainly be popular just because of the brand recognition.
Live Dealer Games at DraftKings Casino PA
In addition to the standard offerings at DraftKings Casino PA of slots, roulette, poker, blackjack and more…there will now be live dealer games at the popular online casino. With their partnership with Evolution Gaming, DraftKings Casino PA will be one of the first to offer live dealer games (with BetRivers), but also will continue to expand their live dealer and other casino game offerings. It is expected that DraftKings Online Casino PA will have the following live dealer games eventually:
- Three Card Poker
- Texas Hold ‘Em
- more Blackjack and Roulette games
When it comes to playing at online casinos in Pennsylvania, DraftKings Casino certainly looks to be the industry leader with its user-experience across other markets. Will they rule the live dealer market as well?
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