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August 6th, 2019 at 9:23:22 AM permalink
I am from Pennsylvania, and was wondering what online casino everyone thinks is best. I know it is fairly new, but I am still eager to know if anyone has a casino they are liking already. Thanks for any input.
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August 6th, 2019 at 9:44:18 AM permalink
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I am from Pennsylvania, and was wondering what online casino everyone thinks is best. I know it is fairly new, but I am still eager to know if anyone has a casino they are liking already. Thanks for any input.



Only doing sports but Rivers and Sugar House are both identical and have great bonuses. See the thread under Sports Betting.
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August 6th, 2019 at 11:21:50 AM permalink
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I am from Pennsylvania, and was wondering what online casino everyone thinks is best. I know it is fairly new, but I am still eager to know if anyone has a casino they are liking already. Thanks for any input.



There is nothing to show for all the hype that was made about them having online casinos. There is one (parx) that has virtual blackjack and roulette but not live dealer.
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August 7th, 2019 at 9:11:52 AM permalink
Also just read on Nerdybet that we have online poker as well. Any place best for texas hold em?
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August 7th, 2019 at 9:21:43 AM permalink
There is no online poker running in pa. Sounds like Nerdybet has false information on addition to a terrible name.
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August 5th, 2023 at 11:21:59 PM permalink
I have used all of them, some I like and some I hate

Love:
Wind Creek (great bonus and great bonuses during the week using slots). The slot Starmania has worked very well for me. Their casino and table games are good. The sports book is just ok. Can make money conistently if you exploit the promos with the right strategies.

Poker Stars/Mt Airy Casino (You can sports bet at fox which is a solid book, use the casino and play poker). They have a good bonus to start with poker (not much for Foxbet) and they offer nice rewards when you pile up points playing casino games and pokmer paid out in chests. I did the $100 award not the larger one offered. I also like the poker options. If you get good at Poker you can win a little extra money on it. Anyway for the most part they treat you well and you get two challenges each day with a chance to wins spins, or get loss back insurance on blackjack etc.

Hollywood Casino: Great casino bonus. They give you $750 and you only have to bet it 10X for blackjack. However, they may have elminated blacjack last time I checked.

Like
Bet MGM is the best online book there is, but there casino blackjack options suck. They do offer good bonuses during the week. I would say they have the best web interface. Also if you take a few months off they normally give you a nice welcome back bonus. BetMGM is setup with Yahoo fantasy which I like very much. I probably shouldn't be writiing this, but it seems to be a lot easier to win on Yahoo then on draftkings or fanduel. You don't win as much money, but you can still win good money. Last year I won a $2500 contest on divisional playoff weekend. I've also won on DK and FD as well, but Yahoo is my favorite... Underdog isn't bad either

Harrah's, pretty much the same as MGM. MGM probably has a better new player bonus, but Caesar offers a lot after you use their original bonus. I think you can use both sports and casino. Only gripe is that I was getting bonuses on table games at 50X wagering and then they switched it to 125X which takes a lot of time and patience. I usually end up ahead, but not always. If I lose I self exclude from 1-3 weeks. Normally there are plenty of odds boosts and free bets in the sports book.

Fan Duel I am banned from them as I have self excluded from them, they have excellent options all around and their fantasy interface is better than Draft Kings.

Draft Kings, I like them, sometimes they have good casino bonuses and misssions and sometimes they are not good. The best part is that if you meet their casino requirments they will often pay you in casino credits which is great because you get the bet amount and the bet winning. However, lately I haven't seen many there. The sports books is very good and lots of fantasy options.

Bally's Casino: They are new, but hey have a nice $100 risk free bonus and then after they sent me some more money as well. And then this weekned they had a nice $30 bonus if you deposit $200 and play $500 worth of games.

OK
Unibet: Unibet has a great casino and Book. The Sportsbook gives you a nice risk free bet. I won that and was happy. The casino has a terrible bonus. Your contribution and their contribution is counted.... then it says the wagering is 10X, but it is really 20X.... If you want to do blackjack it is 200X. It takes literally forever and I wanted to quit, but your contribution is used up first and only bonus remains... so basically if you quit after losing your contribution then you have nothing left.

Pointsbet: Pointsbet has a great sports bonus. I dont remember the details, but I remember getting a bunch of second chance bets and winning some money. However, after this, there is no really good promo. I also feel their casino tries to steal back your winnings. I excluded for 2 months and now 3. I will give them one more chance.

Barstool: I think they have a good sports books and casino. The sports and casino bonuses are pretty good. After using these bonuses I can't remember any interesting promos. I wound up excluding from them, but they aren't bad.


Dislike:
Sugarhouse/Bet Rivers: They are the same company. You can play only one of the bonuses. They have a great bonus where you can put $250 and they match it with only a one time playthru. Do that part and then get out of there. I had some really bad experiences with them after the bonus. They just seemed to steal back my money as quickly as possibly thru their blackjack games that seem rigged. I think I once lost 13 in a row once. Lesson learned, wil not use again.

Betway: I think they are an English site, terrible payment options and I did not trust their games, lost money and quit. Casino bonus is worse than Unibets.

Playlive: same as Betway, I think they have a little better bonus, but overall didn't feel comfortable on the site
Play Live:

WSOP Poker: I have no idea how to use their bonus which never pays and I don't like their interface or spin and go games, I much prefer poker stars

Borgata: Terrible bonus and has the same terrible casion options that BetMGM has, but I get the sense they shady as heck. Bad experience, self excluded

Stardust: Stardust has all these great bonus options, but to clear it you need a 20X wagering requirement on slot games. Some slot games dont even count 100% towards it.... they basically have a bonus in which you will probably lose money. Makes no sense to me, stay away.

Betparx: Betparx sucks with a capital S. They give you all this money and all these spins. The problem is that the wagering requirement are ridiculous. I don't remember what they were, but experience was not good. I also don't like the interface and cannot stand that 97.5 constantly promotes it because it's a second tier casino
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August 6th, 2023 at 8:23:45 AM permalink
i always thought borgata/betmgm were shady too... but its just because they are working on a smaller margin... pokerstars has PA on lock

just an fyi the fact that they are smaller also means there willing to give up some of the stuff PokerStars will not give up

for instance satellites to tournaments... pokerstars doesnt allow you to "save" (use for another day you are immediately registered to the target tournament) or "accumulate" these satellite tickets... betmgm and borgata do

what pokerstars and betmgm/borgata do do that is similar is that when you do accumulate more than one ticket to a tournament, they give you something called "tournament dollars" (i know i just said you couldnt get more than one ticket on PS but its only because its hard as hell to do with the given field as in it rarely happens)

what you want is #1 to win multiple satellites to the same tournament and #2 those tickets turned into tournament dollars because the tickets you get for satellites will EXPIRE and tourney dollars dont expire

once you have more than one ticket to a tournament the second ticket and beyond (if you get more than 2) will be converted automatically to tournament dollars by the PS/MGM/Borgata sytem about a month after you recieve the tickets

i had 23 $100 dollar tourney tickets in my bag and they just converted it into $2300 tourney money and now i can use it for any tourney i want... instead of having 23 $100 dollar shots i can do 2300 $1 dollar tournaments if i wanted to

im highly pleased with betmgm and borgata all the way - self exluded from pokerstars though for about 3 months and i think that time is about to be up but i could care less with the way my results are going on the other platforms
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August 6th, 2023 at 8:57:39 AM permalink
That's awesome you are doing so well. I have a timeout period from Borgata and BetMGM so I haven't used them. I only play spin and go games and I like Pokerstars and the way they do it over WSOP Caesars.
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August 6th, 2023 at 1:45:23 PM permalink
It depends whether you want to hit and run or play for the long term. Do you like table, sports, or slots or anything +EV? Some of my experiences from worst to best.

I really dislike UniBet. I played regularly for a long time and never got improved offers. Their play through requirements (PTR) are too high, their support sucks, and their game selection isn't great.

BarStool and Betway cut off all my offers after I won rather small amounts.

Parx has decent PTRs but horrible slot games. They make it really difficult to see your offers. Once you get a bonus, the tracking is good.

Caesars properties never gave me any reason to stick around after the signup bonus.

MGM/Borg have a nice interface to find and track bonuses. The seem to tolerate big winners longer than most. For leaderboards and drawings, I don't like that you are often competing with players from many casinos in many states.

DraftKings has many slots with a good return to player (RTP). They have a lot of whales and it is tough to get on to the lowest rungs of their big leaderboards. They have some good DK branded slots that are exclusive to them.

SugarHouse/BetRivers used to be my favorite, but they cut way back on the VIP offers over the last year (maybe they just don't like me going from a loser to a winner?). The bonuses have a 1x PTR. They reevaluate your VIP level every morning using a rolling average. You can fall quite far in status just for taking a long holiday.

FanDuel has really good offers for small players and the bonuses have a 1x PTR. I reached and maintained VIP status with very modest play. However, being VIP doesn't seem to get me much.
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August 7th, 2023 at 2:37:55 AM permalink
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I have used all of them, some I like and some I hate

Love:
Wind Creek (great bonus and great bonuses during the week using slots). The slot Starmania has worked very well for me. Their casino and table games are good. The sports book is just ok. Can make money conistently if you exploit the promos with the right strategies.



I like WC but am I the only one wondering why their sportsbook is not showing any NFL season futures bets?
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August 7th, 2023 at 9:36:03 AM permalink
I just checked and could not find any future bets either. FYI - they just ended their lucrative monday bonus for slots and replaced it with a thursday bonus which is safer becuse you only have to playthru $20, but doesn't offer as much uspide unless you want to risk your own money.
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August 7th, 2023 at 1:37:06 PM permalink
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I just checked and could not find any future bets either. FYI - they just ended their lucrative monday bonus for slots and replaced it with a thursday bonus which is safer becuse you only have to playthru $20, but doesn't offer as much uspide unless you want to risk your own money.
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Would you believe me if I told you I was just getting ready to log on there to get this week's bonus as I read this?

Their bonuses ebb and flow. I will check back in late fall.
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August 7th, 2023 at 4:16:50 PM permalink
I do believe you because I wrote it literally after i logged in! I thought I was baned from bonuses because I barely do any betting on ther outside of their bonus.
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August 7th, 2023 at 5:00:04 PM permalink
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I do believe you because I wrote it literally after i logged in! I thought I was baned from bonuses because I barely do any betting on ther outside of their bonus.
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They would probably tell you if they did. I have to wonder if the PGB would let them do that. I have worked their bonuses off and on over the years. Might take months but they will have something worth it again.
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August 7th, 2023 at 5:23:39 PM permalink
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I do believe you because I wrote it literally after i logged in! I thought I was baned from bonuses because I barely do any betting on ther outside of their bonus.
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They would probably tell you if they did. I have to wonder if the PGB would let them do that. I have worked their bonuses off and on over the years. Might take months but they will have something worth it again.
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I just got my promos yanked by an online casino. I still see the generic promos scroll by on the banner page. When I go to my personal promo page, it is completely empty. I was getting e-mail from hosts and e-mail promo reminders until two weeks ago. Now, crickets. I am going to start taking out a few grand every few days until my balance is zero.

Casinos are such sore losers!
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August 7th, 2023 at 5:51:23 PM permalink
I think their terms say they can pull thier bonuses for any reason they want... at the same time I am only winning a about $50-$100 per week from them. I am probably not even on their radar.
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August 7th, 2023 at 5:53:07 PM permalink
They definitely are.. i am always paranoid they will rig their games, but the PA regulatory body wants a sample of 100 thousand games or more, lol... You may want to ask why your promos are pulled with thier support team.
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August 7th, 2023 at 6:19:08 PM permalink
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I think their terms say they can pull thier bonuses for any reason they want... at the same time I am only winning a about $50-$100 per week from them. I am probably not even on their radar.
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The TOS say they can pull your bonus, freeze your account, confiscate any profits, and report you to law enforcement on mere suspicion of very vague violations of very opaque rules that are a hundred pages long. There is some scary stuff in the TOS. They claim to be able to charge me with misconduct at their sole discretion. What is the precise legal definition of bonus abuse?

In practice, the the gaming regulators and fear of bad publicity will probably prevent them from coming down too hard on any player who is merely taking advantage of promos. If you are cheating somehow, playing from out of state over a VPN, or playing on the account of an unrelated person, then I am not so sure gaming will lift a finger to help you. I try to keep my nose clean. But if they offer a huge loss rebate, I am going to hammer it. Is it my fault that I didn't lose?
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August 7th, 2023 at 6:46:19 PM permalink
I don't think simply taking advantage of a bonus even week after week is abuse, it has more to do with trying to manipulate it like using the playthru on moneyline odds that are overwhelming in your favor or some kind of arbitrage using multiple accounts, vpns, etc. If the company thinks the bonus is too generous than they can just change the terms like Caesar did with blackjack playthru or Windcreek did today. Of course using fake accounts and masking your location is fraud. They will most likely not confiscate your contribution only the winnings.
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August 8th, 2023 at 2:46:38 AM permalink
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I think their terms say they can pull thier bonuses for any reason they want... at the same time I am only winning a about $50-$100 per week from them. I am probably not even on their radar.
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The TOS say they can pull your bonus, freeze your account, confiscate any profits, and report you to law enforcement on mere suspicion of very vague violations of very opaque rules that are a hundred pages long. There is some scary stuff in the TOS. They claim to be able to charge me with misconduct at their sole discretion. What is the precise legal definition of bonus abuse?

In practice, the the gaming regulators and fear of bad publicity will probably prevent them from coming down too hard on any player who is merely taking advantage of promos. If you are cheating somehow, playing from out of state over a VPN, or playing on the account of an unrelated person, then I am not so sure gaming will lift a finger to help you. I try to keep my nose clean. But if they offer a huge loss rebate, I am going to hammer it. Is it my fault that I didn't lose?
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Agree here. An offshore casino yeah they will pull at the drop of a hat. State regulated? Harder to do. Fear of a discrimination lawsuit alone could make them just decide it is a cost of doing business. Now multiple accounts the same computer, VPN from out of state, etc? Yeah, they can and should go after that.
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August 8th, 2023 at 3:24:38 PM permalink
That's an interesting point, I never thought of the discrimniation angle. I guess they dont want to deal with a class action case and bad publicity. Of course, in the long run it can mean tougher promotions or none at all.
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October 9th, 2023 at 9:02:29 PM permalink
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I am from Pennsylvania, and was wondering what online casino everyone thinks is best. I know it is fairly new, but I am still eager to know if anyone has a casino they are liking already. Thanks for any input.
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Hello! Choosing an online casino can be tricky. It depends on your preferences, like game selection and bonuses. Some popular options are DraftKings, FanDuel, and BetMGM. It's also good to check player reviews and compare promotions. What are you looking for in an online casino experience?
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