Browse articles by topic

DraftKings launches standalone casino app in Pennsylvania


DraftKings has announced that Pennsylvania will be the second state to gain access to its new standalone online casino app, after launching last month for customers in New Jersey.

The app allows customers to benefit from a “more holistic product suite and dynamic gaming experience”, with access to exclusive casino games as well as old favourites such as blackjack and roulette.

DraftKings Casino was first made available to Pennsylvanians in May via a partnership with Penn National’s Hollywood Casino, through embedded within the DraftKings sportsbook app. Last month, DraftKings generated revenue of $29,416 from online casino in the state.

Customers in New Jersey gained access to the standalone casino app in June, some two years after casino games were incorporated into DraftKings’ sportsbook app in the state.

In addition to its exclusive proprietary content, the new casino app features games from IGT, Slingo and Scientific Games, as well as live-dealer action from the DraftKings live studio, powered by Evolution Gaming.

Last month, Flutter Entertainment-owned fantasy and sports betting operator FanDuel launched its own standalone casino app in Pennsylvania, the first product of its kind launched by the operator.

The move was described as “a natural next step to provide a full-service gaming experience to our Pennsylvania customers.”

Similarly, following DraftKings’ New Jersey casino launch, vice president of gaming Jason March said: “Following our debut in the Garden State, we look forward to continued innovation, nationwide expansion where regulations allow, and to further positioning DraftKings as an all-inclusive gaming and entertainment experience.”

The company said at the time it was ready to launch its standalone casino product in other states at such time as local regulations allow it.