One lucky Keystone State resident scored a huge single-spin online slot win, taking home a $250,000 cash prize. That is the biggest single-spin win since BetAmerica, an online sports betting website owned by the Churchill Downs racetrack, launched an online casino in February.
BetAmerica reports that the Pennsylvania woman won that life-changing win playing Da Vinci Diamonds Masterworks; this is an online slot game from IGT that uses the iconic artwork of Leonardo Da Vinci, the renowned Renaissance painter.
“This was certainly a masterstroke. We couldn’t be happier for another of our Pennsylvania players win big while playing BetAmerica’s huge selection of online slots,” commented BetAmerica’s vice president of online gaming products, Richard Sagman. “We continually add exhilarating new games to our online casino. That way, our players can have a safe casino experience right from the comfort of their home.”
Currently, BetAmerica’s online casino is available in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In addition to slots, the BetAmerica online casino also offers table games, such as blackjack and roulette.
In April, a BetAmerica player in New Jersey scored more than $245,000 after more than 10 spins, with per-spin wins ranging from $5,385 to a hefty $68,440.
NBA-themed Online Slot
Recently, BetAmerica announced its online casino customers now have the opportunity to play Highlight Games NBA-themed online slot game.
The virtual sports game, titled NBA Last 60, uses league archive footage chosen at random. The random footage is strung together to simulate the final minute of a game. Before the game begins, players select which teams they’d like to see compete. Then they can bet on outcomes such as the number of points each team will score, which team will score first and which will ultimately win the game.
“This first of its kind game offers players an edge-of-the-seat slot game and sports betting experience from the comfort of their home,” said Sagman.
NBA last 60 is available for play in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
BetAmerica’s Online Casino Revenue Jumps
BetAmerica launched in Pennsylvania right before Governor Tom Wolf forced the state’s racetracks and casinos to shut down, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The shutdowns included the Presque Isle Downs and Casino in Erie. Churchill Downs acquired Presque Isle Downs from Eldorado Resorts in 2018. BetAmerica’s retail sportsbook is based at Presque Isle Downs.
As a result of the shutdown, BetAmerica saw its online business jump significantly in the Keystone State. The company’s online slots revenue jumped from $2.9 million in March to an incredible $9.1 million in May. From late January through June, BetAmerica’s online slot games produced a handle of $24.7 million and more than $818,000 in gross revenues.
BetAmerica’s online table games generated a handle of $35.3 million for the same period. In May alone, $14.4 million was wagered on table games. Overall, gross revenue for BetAmerica table games exceeded $533,000.
Overall, Pennsylvania’s online casinos produced $153.6 million in revenue from slot games during the 2019-2020 fiscal year. In addition, online table games produced revenues of $62.6 million.
BetAmerica’s online casino can also be played on desktop only in Pennsylvania. In New Jersey, players must use the app.
BetAmerica also operates sportsbooks in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Illinois, Indiana, and Colorado. Recently, the company announced a deal with Michigan’s Hannahville Tribe to operate online sports betting and casino games for the tribe’s Island Resort Casino.
Playing Online in Pennsylvania
In order to gamble online in the Keystone State, players must be at least 21 years old, and within the state lines.
In addition to BetAmerica, other approved and regulated online casinos in the state include FanDuel, DraftKings, FoxBet, Poker Stars, SugarHouse, BetMGM, Caesars, and Golden Nugget. Caesars online casino in Pennsylvania is one of the most recent additions.
If you like a real casino experience, Pennsylvania also has a dozen brick-and-mortar casinos and racetracks within its borders.