What can you learn from our casino guides?

Our team has compiled a list of guides to help teach you the fundamentals of online casino gaming. Each guide will give you insight and knowledge to help you grow as a player. You’ll find information ranging from “How to manage your bankroll” to “How to beat the House Edge” and more.

TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Learn the proper casino terminology

Most used terms What does it mean?
Bankroll The total amount of money a player has in their account; funds used for playing.
Bet Max The maximum amount a player can wager on an online casino game. 
Bet Min The minimum amount a player can wager on an online casino game.
Casino Bonus The Bonus Dollars, Free Spins, or other types of rewards given to players for meeting specific agreed-upon requirements. 
Deposit When a player adds funds to their account.
Edge The casino’s advantage over a player in particular games.
Free Spins Spins given to a player to use on online slots either via the game or as part of a casino bonus.
High Roller A player that mostly plays high-stakes games.
Jackpot The largest prize available on an online casino game.
Lobby The main page where the majority of the online casino games are located.
Live Dealer Games Casino games filmed with video equipment in real-time and played with a live human dealer.
Mobile Casino Online casino games available to players on their mobile devices.
Payline A line available in an online slot game where symbols align for matching.
Paytable A guide for an online slot game that explains how much each symbol is worth.
Progressive Slot An online slot game where the jackpot is increased with each spin. 
RNG Random Number Generator software.
Wagering Requirements Refers to the total amount a player must wager before withdrawing their winnings attached to a bonus.
Welcome Bonus A bonus players can opt-in to when registering as a new user at an online casino. 
Withdrawal The process of cashing in your winnings at an online casino.

Tips and Tricks to improve your casino experience

You don’t have to be a pro to win big at online casinos, but a little knowledge goes a long way. Here are our team’s tips and tricks on how to quickly improve your gameplay. 

1. Read our reviews

Our team has written reviews for all the top online casinos in Pennsylvania. We will walk you through each casino’s welcome bonus, the games it offers and give our ultimate opinion of our experience playing at them. You can read all our casino reviews here

2. Watch streamers play

The best way to learn how to play like a professional is by watching them play in real-time. Twitch streams allow you to watch some of the best online casino players in action. They will teach you the rules of the game, offer suggestions on best strategies, and teach you the best tips on wagering so you, too, can beat the House. 

3. Read up on game rules and strategies

To win, a player must know all the rules and best strategies of the game. Our team of experts has compiled helpful guides on all of the top online casino games. Click on the links below to learn more.

4. Practice playing for free

Practice makes perfect, even when playing online casino games. You can try most of your favorite games for free in Demo Mode. Demo Mode allows you to play a game without wagering any money. This will give you a good sense of how the game works and what you can expect when you begin wagering real money. Live dealer games are not available in Demo Mode as they are played in real-time. 

Learn how to manage your bankroll

Managing your bankroll is your key to success at any online casino. Our team plays using 5 essential rules for managing your bankrolls: 

  1. Set a Budget
  2. Track your Spending
  3. Withdraw your Winnings
  4. Don’t Chase your Losses
  5. Play Responsibly

You can learn more about responsible gaming information here

Wagering requirements explained

The term “wagering requirements” refers to the total amount a player must wager before they can withdraw their winnings attached to a bonus. Wagering requirements can be found in the terms and conditions of the bonus. 

Here’s how they work: 

If a bonus has a 15x wagering requirement attached to it, a player must wager the total amount of the bonus 15 times. For example, if the bonus was a $25 match bonus, you must then wager $25 x 15, meaning you will need to wager a total of $375 before you will be allowed to withdraw any winnings attached to your bonus funds. 

The lower the wagering requirement, the better. Look for online casinos that offer welcome bonuses with a 1x wagering requirement like SugarHouse and BetRivers

How does RNG work?

RNG refers to the Random Number Generator software that is used for online casino games. This software is used in all games, i.e. slots and table games. This software works to ensure that all outcomes of each round or spin are entirely randomized, keeping gameplay fair to all players. Many software providers have their games’ software certified by third-party agencies like eCOGRA to add further validity to the fairness of their products. 

Live dealer games do not use RNG software as they are played with a human dealer instead of a virtual dealer. However, live dealer games are held to the same high standard, if not higher, to ensure fairness of the games to all. 

Find how the House Edge affects your Game

All casino games (online or land-based) have a House Edge built into them. This means that the casino always holds an advantage over the player in some form. But this does not mean that a game is rigged against the player. In fact, there are plenty of ways players can beat the House Edge.

It is important to know that the House Edge varies by game, so find a game that has a lower House Edge like Blackjack. You also want to know all the rules and best strategies for the game before you start playing. The best strategy for beating the House Edge is to know when to quit. A good rule of thumb is to withdraw your winnings once you have doubled your initial deposit. Remember, a win is a win! 

Discover the High roller casinos

High rollers are players that like to spend big in attempts to win big. Some casinos offer special table games that cater to these players. These games will usually be labeled as “High Limit.” At these tables, the minimum bet is a very high value. High rollers will find High Limit variations of poker, craps, baccarat, blackjack, and roulette. 

PA casinos that offer high limit tables include:

Tips to managing your casino account

It’s important to maintain your account and settings to keep your information safe. When registering, your password should be unique. Create a password that uses 15+ characters with various uppercase letters, lowercase letters, symbols, and numbers. Many online casinos also offer a “Strong Authentication” feature that you should opt into. This will require you to do an additional step upon logging into your account, such as typing in your zip code or the last four digits of your social security number. 

Luckily, online casinos use the latest in encryption technology, so you can trust the companies with your data. Also, remember to always log out of your account when you have finished playing. This way, people who have access to your laptop or mobile device will not have access to your account.  

Blacklisted casinos

Offshore and illegal casinos are not held to the same high standard as legally licensed casinos. Players cannot be guaranteed that their personal and financial information is secure on such sites. We consider these types of casinos “blacklisted.” As such, you will never see blacklisted casinos listed on our pages here at PAcasino.com. 

Casino Licenses explained

All of the casinos we list on our website are legally licensed online casinos in the state of Pennsylvania. These casinos are regulated by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. They monitor the games and activities of online and land-based casinos, ensuring that they abide by all state and federal gaming laws. 

Casinos that violate state laws or regulations can be subject to hefty fines and possibly the threat of having their operating license revoked. The PGCB has issued fines to casinos recently, but for very minor offenses. You can find an example of such a fine in our news article here

FAQs

The term "wagering requirements" refers to the total amount a player must wager before withdrawing their winnings attached to a bonus.

Yes. You can play any online casino game that uses RNG software for free in Demo Mode. 

Yes, PA has two online casinos that have games that cater to high rollers: Unibet and DraftKings.