It has been reported that MGM Resorts has applied for all three types of PA online gambling licenses following much speculation.
MGM is believed to have made the applications using Borgata Casino’s licenses and although this isn’t confirmed, it would makes sense as they are the owners of the New Jersey property where they are second only to Golden Nugget.
In 2017, MGM attempted to purchase Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in order to obtain a footing in PA; and online gambling in the state was believed to be their motivation for this move. Sadly for them, their attempt was unsuccessful as Wind Creek Entertainment pipped them to the post.
It’s also interesting to note that MGM had partnerships with Boyd Gaming who have purchased Valley Forge Casino. However, even more intriguing is that Stadium Casino, which is still in construction seems to be in MGM’s sights for purchase - which could potentially catapult them to the forefront of online gambling in PA if a bid to purchase is successful. If MGM’s effort at securing Stadium Casino works out, they will also still require an additional license for Poker as Stadium Casino has not made an application for a poker license.
MGM could operate under playMGM or Borgata Casino. Accordingly, any loyalty program offered would be determined by the land-based associated entity; however it would almost certainly include an extensive game library and a huge array of jackpot slots. Live Dealer games would almost certainly be on offer as seen in NJ, with Poker being a priority offering.
Two bonus options are available to all new patrons when signing up:
playMGM is partnered with IGT and GVC.
It is expected that playMGM Online Casino PA will be on both iOS and Android platforms, as well as be available through your computer or tablet's web browser.
MGM has applied for an independent license, therefore not requiring them to have an exisiting operator partner in the state.
Overall, a good, solid offering from playMGM with fully encrypted software and regulatory complaint processes; we can’t fault the casino operation. Table games, slots, progressive jackpot, some virtual sports betting and live dealer options means that they’ve covered all the bases.
playMGM Online Casino features hundreds of casino slot games. Some featured titles you should expect to see on playMGM Online Casino PA:
There are also jackpot slots available that are progressives, putting players in line to win big cash.
playMGM Online Casino has many video poker variations, so the same should be expected for playMGM PA:
Live blackjack in Pennsylvania has strict rules, which are usually beneficial to the player. It will be interesting to see of the online blackjack versions hold the same rules.
An innovative format, players join live dealer tables as they would at their local casino. The dealer is dealing the game in real-time. The broadcast comes from within the casino.
Players use buttons and chat windows on the interface to place bets and make decisions. The dealer can even respond to player questions and chat with them. It really is like being at the casino.
Some live table games to expect at playMGM PA:
Launched in August 2018 after much anticipation with the legal introduction of sports betting to the online market, the first app to go live was the Android version, with the iOs version being released a month later. Currently no web option is not available, but it is anticipated in forthcoming months.
The playMGM sports betting app is best described as being adequate and well designed for its purpose, but not yet outstanding.
A full range of international and US sports is offered by playMGM Online Sportsbook including all the major leagues and its offering is on par with its European counterparts; which is impressive given the short time span of its existence.
Many betting options are available and in-play betting should be introduced shortly. Currently no bonus offer is available at playMGM Sportsbook, but this might well also be announced in the months ahead once the entire site goes live. Attractive offers are being made by competitors, which may force their hand in introducing a bonus offer.
PlayMGM Sportsbook offers better payouts than their competition, which may account for their market lead in NJ online sports betting.
The GVC connection is at its finest in terms of benefits to playMGM when it comes to PlayMGM Poker. You may recall PartyPoker? Well the same software developers who designed this wildly popular game supply PlayMGM, which accounts for an excellent poker playing experience on this platform.
The quality is exceptional and the game has been excellently designed for smooth playing. We highly recommend it as there is sufficient traffic on this platform to play successfully at any level. The tournaments are growing, and although still far from their European equivalents in terms of numbers, absolutely worth participating in.
The loyalty programme works along a tiered system making it easier to earn and enjoy their iReward Points (iRP’s) as you progress.These can be redeemed for playing money games on poker or on the casino games.
iRP’s can be redeemed at MGM resorts; are available in cash and can also be used with casino games or on poker depending the exact terms of the offer in question. There is also a reward store where the points can be used for shopping tech toys and accessories.
Simple and efficient deposits and withdrawal methods make PlayMGM a very attractive online option for gaming.
Once verified, you have the follwoing options at your disposal:
No Live Chat is available on PlayMGM, but their email support is lightning fast to compensate for that. We would go so far as to rate it the best in New Jersey. If your situation is critical and you cannot wait even a few minutes, there is a telephonic service available to speak to a client service agent to resolve your query too.
MGM has applied for all three categories of online gaming license, meaning that MGM hopes to offer online slots, online table games, and online poker in Pennsylvania. The company used its Borgata licenses in New Jersey as proof of its fitness to apply.