For a few months now, gamblers have had access to online casino gaming as well as sports betting in the state of Pennsylvania. For online casino games, the selection has been lacking due to iOS issues as well as operators launching with little content. Now, players will have another site for accessing online casino games, one that is set to launch with a ton of titles. Unibet has confirmed that they will launch online sports betting and their casino site in Pennsylvania on November 12th.
Soft Launch Coming
According to PlayPennsylvania, Unibet will be starting the soft launch phase on the 12th of this month. The platform will include online casino gaming and sports betting as they are integrated together. The casino launch will reportedly including 140 games which is much more than the other operators offer in the state. On top of that, the operator will be providing 150 to 200 more in the future.
Looking at the competition, Unibet will be massive. Their closest competitor game number wise is Hollywood Casino and they only have 76 titles. Unibet will offer almost double from launch and then add at least 50% more before the end of the year.
Like other apps in the state, Android will be ready, but iOS will not. Users of Android devices will be able to wager via the app or at the pa.unibet.com site. The app can be downloaded from the site. Players who have an iOS device will have to wait for an app to launch with no date set as of yet.
According to Doug Harbach, the Director of Communications for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, the testing phase will be three days long, starting on Tuesday. The testing hours will be from noon until 8pm on Tuesday, 11am until 9pm on Wednesday the 13th and 11am until 11pm on the 14th.
Players who want to access the Unibet online casino or sportsbook will need to create an account. Personal information is required including name, date of birth, address and social security number. Players will also have to answer security questions.
Once the account has been set up, a deposit can be made to begin real money gaming. Players in Pennsylvania have a ton of options to add funds to an account including PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, Cash Deposit, e-check, Play+ and the Casino cage of the Mohegan Sun Pocono.
Once funds have been added, players can use the money to gamble in the casino or sportsbook online. Withdrawals can be made in the same formats except with credit cards, prepaid cards and PayNearMe.
Sports Betting at the Mohegan Sun
The mobile launch of the online sportsbook and the casino is the next phase for the operator in the state. Before the online launch, the brand created a sportsbook at the Mohegan Sun Pocono. The venue opened in September and has been well-received.
The sportsbook offers 1,130 square feet of space and been quite busy over the past few months, especially since the NFL and NCAA football seasons are in full swing.
The Unibet brand also operates in New Jersey, the first state the brand entered as an internationally based company. Unibet operates in the Garden State via a partnership with the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City. The brand is well-known in Europe and Australia where they have offered top-quality services for many years.
It will not be surprising to see the Unibet brand quickly take over the top spot in online casino earnings for Pennsylvania as they will be offering much more to players. We shall stay on top of all revenue reports and provide insight as to how the brand fares once they are fully launched.