Unibet Launches PA Online Casino And Sportsbook

Posted on November 14, 2019 - Last Updated on November 26, 2019

Unibet, a global online gambling operator, is conducting a soft launch of its platform that includes an online casino integrated with a sports betting app.

Mohegan Sun Pocono, Unibet’s Pennsylvania gaming partner, opened its retail sportsbook at the end of September. The soft launch for the Unibet PA online casino and sportsbook will be as follows:

  • Wednesday, Nov 13: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 14: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Pending completion of the testing phase, Unibet will then be available 24/7.

Unibet is one of the biggest betting sites in Europe and continues to increase its presence stateside.

Over the summer, Unibet opened its first online sportsbook in the United States in New Jersey through its partnership with the Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City. The product also features an NJ online casino with the Unibet name.

Unibet not ready for iOS

Currently, Unibet is not available for iOS users.

Players in PA can access Unibet via their Android device or web browser at pa.unibet.com.

Biggest online casino in PA

PA players will find a plethora of games at Unibet’s online casino. It debuts with 140 games, nearly double the selection of Hollywood Casino’s 76 titles, and the most in the new PA online market. Unibet says 150-200 more games are scheduled to arrive before the end of the year.

The Unibet PA online casino roster includes slots, blackjack, table games and video poker. Some of the slot titles are:

  • Divine Fortune
  • Gonzo’s Quest
  • Dead or Alive
  • Cleopatra

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Promotions for Unibet PA

Unibet is offering various promos during the launch of its sportsbook and online casino in Pennsylvania.

Unibet PA sportsbook promotions include:

  • Two $10 free bets and risk-free bet up to $250
  • Free Bet Bonanza: Sportsbook players will receive a $10 free bet daily toward specific launch-week games.
  • 100k Pigskin Parlay: Place a $10, six-team parlay on pro football spread bets for the current game week and have a chance to win $100,000.

For its PA online casino, Unibet is offering $10 free play and a 100% deposit bonus of up to $500.

Creating a Unibet account

Even if you have a Unibet account in New Jersey, you will have to create a new one to participate on the Pennsylvania version. The Unibet sites in Pennsylvania and New Jersey will be separate.

Information required to create an account with Unibet:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Address
  • Social Security number
  • Answers to security questions

Unibet deposit and withdraw

There are several ways for customers to deposit funds with Unibet:

  • ACH/e-check
  • PayPal
  • Cash deposit (PayNearMe)
  • Instant banking
  • Visa and Mastercard 
  • Play+
  • Casino cage at Mohegan Sun Pocono

Here are Unibet’s withdrawal methods:

  • VIP Preferred online banking
  • PayPal
  • Visa and Mastercard
  • PayNearMe
  • Casino cage at Mohegan Sun Pocono

November in PA is hot for launches

The temperatures have dipped in November, but Pennsylvanians saw their online offerings heat up.

DraftKings launched in PA on Nov. 4. Monday also saw the much-anticipated start of PokerStars PA and PokerStars Casino. 

With Unibet and DraftKings, PA continues to add big names to its online sportsbook offerings. It will be interesting to see how the addition of European giant Unibet and the big name cache of DraftKings contribute to PA revenue numbers going forward.

In September, PA saw record numbers for handle ($194.5 million) and revenue (nearly $15 million). October numbers are due out soon but won’t give an indication of Unibet and DraftKings’ impact.

Unibet’s path to PA

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) granted Mohegan conditional approval in late 2018 to move forward with its plans for online slots and table games. At the time, Mohegan all but said Unibet’s name when asked about a possible partnership. Instead, they indicated they were in talks with “a well-known public company in Europe” and that it “plans to be present in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.”

In late January 2019,  Kindred Group, formerly known as Unibet Group, entered into a five-year agreement with Mohegan Sun Pocono. That agreement included a possibility to extend two additional five-year terms.

Unibet builds branding presence

The Philadelphia Eagles and Unibet announced a multiyear partnership in an Oct. 31 press release. It makes Unibet an official casino partner of the team. The sponsorship agreement serves as the first casino partnership for the team. The press release states that sports betting was not a part of the deal and would not be promoted in the partnership.

Still, as part of the deal, Unibet will receive a permanent branding presence on Lincoln Financial Field’s newly constructed Northwest Suites located on the main concourse. Unibet signage will also be prominently displayed on the “Eagles Nest Tower,” the stadium’s digital billboard.

Unibet Head of US Marketing Arnas Jackson said:

“As we look to grow our footprint in the US, it only made sense to partner with one of the largest, most respected and loved teams in the NFL. The Eagles unmatched fan engagement and relentless innovation in digital space definitely helped to make this partnership a reality.”

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Katie Kohler is a Philadelphia-area based award-winning journalist. She covers the Pennsylvania gambling industry with an emphasis on sports betting, online casino/poker and the lottery.

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