A prominent staple in Pennsylvania for nearly two decades, Penn National Gaming has now launched an official online casino for Hollywood Casino. Having had a brick-and-mortar facility since 2008, and holding a slot machine license since 2004, Hollywood Casino represents the second-ever online casino in the state.
Licensed and regulated by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, why don’t we check out how Hollywood Casino is doing in the online space since launching in late July 2019 in the Keystone State.
Hollywood Online Casino Review and Welcome Bonus Details
Hollywood Casino offers a 100 percent match up to $502. To qualify, players must use the promo code “WELCOME” and deposit at least $10 upon their first deposit on the site. To be able to access these bonus funds via withdrawal, players playthrough their bonus amount 20 times. Meaning, if you deposit $50, you must wager $1,000 on Hollywood Casino. This is on the lower end of playthrough requirements. We’ve seen as high as 40, believe it or not.
Also, you will receive a free $10 just for signing up. Note that this $10 credit cannot be withdrawn. The only money you’ll have access to are the winnings from whatever money is wagered using the bonus $10. This is to avoid a situation where people just sign up, withdraw the $10 and cease using the site—this makes sense. A free $10 is a free $10.
For an online casino in the United States, the sign up and registration process at Hollywood Casino may be the fastest we’ve seen. It’s broken down into two steps.
- Create a username, provide your email, create a password and create a security question
- Input your name, date of birth, cell phone number, address, last four digits of your social security number and agreeing to their terms of service
This may sound like a lot of personal information, but this is for your own benefit as it allows the casino to properly identify you. To be frank, if you didn’t see an online casino asking for this information, consider that a red flag.
Hollywood Casino has brought in the big guns to lead the software charge on their products. You guessed it—IGT and NetEnt. These companies do plenty of work with online casinos all over the country and even abroad. They are two of the best in the business.
Hollywood Casino Site and App
Hollywood Casino is offered on desktop and mobile, including iOS. The desktop version has hundreds of slot titles and a handful of table games to boot.
Right now, however, the mobile app is a bit sparse with just a few slot titles, though they do advertise on the mobile apps that more games are coming soon. Being such a new online casino, launching in late July 2019, give Hollywood Casino some time—they will impress you.
Hollywood Casino has an absolutely gorgeous interface. Equipped with a glowing red background, the site is just laid out so marvelously. Links to the games, promotions, Responsible Gaming and the login/registration are in the upper-right hand corner of the screen.
As you go down the screen, you’ll see, in order, advertisements for their welcome offer, the games with filters and a search bar and contact and “About Us” buttons. Also, in the lower-right hand corner of every page you will find a live chat option that is available 24/7.
It’s visually pleasing. While it looks very basic, it also isn’t. Hollywood Casino has just thought of every possible thing people would want to access and have it right there to be accessed. A lot of times we encounter online casinos that may have information such as banking information, but it’s not so in your face like Hollywood Casino. We admire their efforts here to make their information accessible.
The mobile app is laid out similarly, minus the Responsible Gaming and promotional information being in a drop-down menu in the upper-left hand corner of the app. This is just to fit the screen to a smaller screen. Otherwise, you will not get lost traversing the site.
Hollywood Casino Game Options and Features
- Slots: Hundreds of titles including Cleopatra and Starburst
- Video Poker
- European Roulette
- French Roulette
- American Roulette
- Roulette Advanced
As mentioned, Hollywood Casino is always adding new games, both on both desktop and mobile. The casino is not even a year old, so having the collection they do as of now is beyond impressive.
One thing we anticipate they’ll also add in the near future are live casino games. Of course, they have a physical facility where they can host them out of, but that is a popular market that we’re sure they will dive into when it makes sense from a monetary and fiscal sense.
Hollywood Casino Bonuses and Promotions
The only promotional offering Hollywood Casino is offering right now is a refer-a-friend program. Once a friend you refer wagers through $50 on the site, you will each receive $25.
Support and Banking
Ways to Deposit
- VIP Preferred: Online bank transfer directly into your account. To qualify for this, you must sign up for a VIP Preferred account on Hollywood Casino
- Credit and debit card
- Hollywood Casino Play+ Card: Reloadable card
- PayNearMe: Daily max. of $500
- Cash Cage at Hollywood Casino
Ways to Withdraw
- VIP Preferred: 2-3 days
- Hollywood Casino Play+ Card: Immediate
- Physical check: 2-3 days to process; up to 10 days to receive via mail
- Cash cage
Again, being so new, they may not have the most methods available, but it’s common sense to suspect they’ll add popular ways to deposit and withdraw such as PayPal.
Being such a fresh casino, it’s incredible the work Hollywood Casino has done thus far. In just a couple of months, they’ve managed to create perhaps the best looking online casino from an aesthetic point of view we’ve ever seen. The game catalog and payment methods will continue to evolve. Once they reach their pinnacle, there will be no reason to wager outside of Hollywood Casino.