DraftKings has offered a popular online sportsbook in PA since in November. Now DraftKings is following that up a highly anticipated DraftKings PA Casino launch on May 1st after the casino was approved by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board during their regular monthly meeting.
The opening comes at a time when the DraftKings Online Sportsbook has seen limited sportsbook activity given that sports around the world the globe have hit the pause button. The launch also coincides with the temporary closing of casinos around the state, which has led to an influx of gamblers flocking online to play from their homes.
The DraftKings Casino in PA underwent a soft launch period Wednesday and Thursday ahead of its full-scale opening on Friday. The casino comes to Pennsylvania players via a partnership with Penn National, which also owns the Hollywood Casino, which is expected to continue to operate independely from DraftKings.
The DraftKings Online Casino has previously launched in New Jersey while the online sportsbook is more widespread, available in the states of Colorado (beginning Friday), Indiana, Iowa, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
What is the DraftKings PA Online Casino like?
Although the DraftKings Online Casino in PA has not yet launched, there are many games available during the soft-launch and the casino is expected to ultimately look like the one available in New Jersey. There, players can enjoy dozens of games in a variety of categories including:
- Video poker
- Table games (blackjack, roulette)
- live dealer games, although those could come later
DraftKings will accompany their diverse selection of games with a variety of bonuses and rewards. Through an “exclusive new casino player offer,” DraftKings will refund up to $200 in net loses during the first 24 hours of play. Other offers include “Blackjack bonuses” (for hitting two Blackjacks in a row) and daily slot bonuses. Like many of DraftKings online sportsbook bonuses, an opt-in is required.
The DraftKings Casino PA is expected to be offered alongside the DraftKings Online Sportsbook in the state.