Live dealer has landed at another PA online casino.
Players (21+) physically located in the state can access the live games at the Caesars Casino and sportsbook. The app is available on iOS or Android. The casino is also available via desktop at pa.caesarsonline.com.
The Evolution studio is in Philadelphia and already serves a number of PA’s online casinos.
Caesars PA Live Casino games
Online casinos started hitting the Keystone State at the end of May 2019. Since then, many have wondered when live dealer would be added to libraries. Live dealer is popular because it features real-life elements of casino games from the comfort and safety of your home. A live person is the dealer, and the chat functionality allows you to converse with other players at the virtual table.
Caesars PA Live Casino games:
- Blackjack (min $5/max $5,000)
- Infinite Blackjack (min $5/max $5,000)
- Roulette (min $.50/max $10,000)
Christian Stuart, head of Caesars sports and online gaming for Caesars Entertainment, Inc., said:
“Caesars is bullish on the future of iGaming—and with that, it’s important to us to continue to provide our customers the best in online gaming, with a superior experience and the latest technology. We’re excited for players to experience the fun and action of playing at a live casino table from your home or anywhere in Pennsylvania.”
Live dealer in Pennsylvania
The much-anticipated arrival of live dealer finally happened at the end of October. Evolution Gaming rolled out the popular option at BetRivers, PlaySugarHouse and DraftKings Casino through its partnership with Hollywood Casino on Oct. 21. Hollywood Online Casino also added live dealer to its iGaming roster.
Another PA online casino could be launching live dealer soon.
FanDuel announced a deal with Evolution Gaming on Nov. 4. The partnership would allow FanDuel, the top sportsbook operator in PA, to offer Evolution’s live dealer casino games at its online casino (available integrated with the sportsbook, as a separate app and on desktop).
Commented said Jesse Chemtob, FanDuel’s general manager for casino products:
“We’re really excited to offer our loyal customers more live casino games. We see live casino as a key driver for continued online casino market growth in the US, and FanDuel will now have access to Evolution’s entire live casino portfolio.”
How is live dealer regulated?
All online casino games in Pennsylvania are regulated by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB). Games must also adhere to approved rules, side wagers and payout tables.
The arrival of live dealer is similar from a technical standpoint. However, since real-life dealers are involved, it requires additional work to reach approval.
PGCB Director of Communications Doug Harbach commented:
“Testing and regulating live dealer studio games is similar from other online casino games from a technology standpoint and is actually similar in many aspects to table games in land-based casinos except there is no cash or gaming chips and, of course, players are not physically present.
“Since there is a human element in this online gaming, the PGCB must license studio staff who operate the games as we would dealers in a land-based casino. Also, similar to table games setups at land-based casinos, we have to ensure adequate security and surveillance in the studio that allows us to monitor the live dealer and help us ensure the operator conducts table game operations in accordance with PGCB regulations.”
Evolution excited about PA
Evolution Gaming received its conditional license from the PGCB as an Interactive Gaming Manufacturer in January 2020. The company planted its flag first in New Jersey when it started offering games in the US.
Johan Nordstrom, chief executive officer, Malta, and chief commercial officer at Evolution, commented on the company’s most recent partnership with Caesars:
“We are very proud indeed to be working with one of the biggest and most iconic brand names in the casino world. We look forward to helping Caesars achieve their goals in the enormously exciting US gaming market and beyond.”
What are live dealer online casino games like?
Here are some videos of live dealer during the first day of Caesars launch in PA. As you can see and hear in this Infinite Blackjack video, the dealer — unlike an AI — is showing her personality while conversing with players not just about the game, but also about potatoes.