Online Baccarat in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania became just the fourth US state to regulate online gambling in 2017, but they have yet to launch games. Once gaming is finally launched, online poker, online slots, and online table games such as Baccarat will be available online.
The majority of casinos in the state will offer online Baccarat, meaning plenty of options for Baccarat lovers. Learn more about where you can play Baccarat online in Pennsylvania and what types of games will be available.
Where Can I Play Baccarat Online in Pennsylvania?
Ten of the 13 casinos operating in Pennsylvania have been approved for online slots in Pennsylvania. Rivers Casino, Lady Luck Casino, and Meadows Casino chose to abstain from applying for a license. Below is a complete list of the casinos that are presently approved to offer online slots in Pennsylvania:
- Valley Forge Casino
- Stadium Casino
- Parx Casino
- Presque Isle Casino
- Sand Casino
- Hollywood Casino
- Harrah’s Casinos
- Mount Airy Casino
- Mohegan Sun Casino
- SugarHouse Casinos
Three licenses are still outstanding and will be awarded to qualified gaming entities at a later date. Golden Nugget and MGM are the only ones we know have applied for a QGE license. We will update you once the final three permits have been issued.
Online Baccarat in Pennsylvania will be ring-fenced, meaning only those physically in Pennsylvania can play. You don’t have to be a resident, which is something that regulators are banking on as visitors to the state will be able to gamble from the comforts of their hotel rooms or anywhere in the state.
What Type of Online Baccarat Games Will Be Available?
If you want to see the types of online Baccarat games to expect in Pennsylvania, just check out New Jersey online casino sites as many of the same providers will offer Baccarat in Pennsylvania. Some of the providers you can expect in the state include NYX, NetEnt, Playtech, Scientific Games, and more.
Should Pennsylvania online casinos use structures similar to New Jersey, you can expect most Baccarat games to require a 5 percent commission, which means that player bets will return around 98.75% and banker bets 99%
There will likely also be some non-commission Baccarat games as well where you only get half of your bet back on banker bets. However, you should expect low minimum bets on most games.
When Can I Play Baccarat Online in Pennsylvania?
Based on our conversation with industry experts, we estimate that you will be able to play online Baccarat at some during the Summer to Fall of 2019. Don’t pay attention the Spring 2019 estimates thanks to the Department of Justice.
Their recent revision of their opinion regarding the federal Wire Act has caused a minor slowdown as online casinos verify that all technology supporting Baccarat and online gambling are entirely in-state.
This is just a minor nuisance and will not prevent online gambling from launching. Soon, Pennsylvania will join New Jersey and Delaware as the only states to offer legal and regulated online Baccarat games.