It's been a long time coming, but live dealer games are finally available in Pennsylvania. 

BetRivers and SugarHouse Casino, both operated by Rush Street Interactive, launched a selection of live casino games powered by Evolution this past week.

This is the first live dealer casino offered in the state, with other operators already announcing plans to launch live casino games.  

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The two online casinos both offered the following live casino games in a two-day launch: 

  • Low and High Stakes Blackjack
  • Slingshot Roulette
  • First Person Lightning Roulette
  • First Person Roulette 
  • Infinite Blackjack
  • First Person Blackjack
  • Blackjack
  • Roulette 

DraftKings also had a soft launch from Oct 21 to 22, the same time as SugarHouse and BetRivers. This was through the partnership between Hollywood Casino, which will be the next online casino to offer live dealer games. 

Players will have access to the live casinos through their mobile devices as well as desktop. 

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What are Live Dealer Games? 

Live dealer casino games are extremely popular amongst online gamers around the world, as it brings an entirely new way of playing at an online casino. 

These types of games resemble the same experience you would have at a land-based venue. Users can sign in to play at certain hours of the day and will be greeted by a live croupier. 

Players can interact with the live dealer and place their bets as they would at a real casino table. 

Upon the soft launch, the President of Rush Street Interactive, Richard Schwartz, commented:

"Many online players prefer live dealer options because they watch the action as it happens, which gives them a higher level of trust in the outcome. A live dealer game is the closest you can get online to playing in a land-based casino and we're thrilled to be the first to offer players in Pennsylvania the opportunity to virtually sit and play on Evolution's world-renowned live tables."

Evolution 

Evolution is one of the top live casino suppliers around the world. The company supplies numerous casinos globally, including in sister state New Jersey, where Evolution has already established a partnership with Rush Street Interactive. 

Recently, Evolution built a live studio in Philadelphia where most of the streams will take place for PA casinos.

Chief Executive Officer Malta and Chief Commercial Officer at Evolution, Johan Nordstrom, said:

"RSI is well established as the #1 online gaming operator in Pennsylvania and we are thrilled to partner with the acclaimed online gaming leader and are confident that the Evolution-hosted Live Dealer Casino will be a big hit in this market.

'On top of an exceptional range of world-class live game show style games, classic casino games, and exclusive content, we have extensive experience with multiple state-of-the-art Live Casino studios worldwide. At the player interface level, our Blackjack is the fastest, slickest online Live Blackjack available anywhere, so players get more game rounds and exciting play in every gaming session."

Some of Evolution's most popular live dealer games include blackjack, roulette, baccarat, and monopoly live. They also offer live casino game shows, like Dream Catcher and Deal or No Deal. 

The majority of Evolutions library will be offered to PA residents once the casinos conclude the soft launches. 

Schwartz added:

"The Evolution-hosted Live Dealer Casino has proven very popular with players at PlaySugarHouse.com in New Jersey," "We are confident players in Pennsylvania will love these live-action table games too.  Extending our partnership with Evolution into PA supports our mission to continually offer our loyal online players the best mix of innovative and entertaining games available."