PENN Entertainment Launching Hollywood Casino in New Jersey

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  • ESPN Bet and Hollywood Casino are connected for seamless gaming.
  • The Hollywood brand will launch in NJ, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
  • Barstool accounts will remain unchanged and will move to Hollywood Casino.

ESPN Bet and Hollywood Casino are coming to New Jersey today. PENN Entertainment is ready to launch its new venture in the Garden State, replacing the Barstool brand with two entities. PENN will introduce New Jersey online casino gamers to quality content, with Hollywood and ESPN set to do well among the player demographic.

Replacing Barstool Sports Casino and Sports Betting Services 

The two new gambling platforms are going live as the Barstool brand exits NJ. For sports betting, players will have access to ESPN Bet. The online gaming brand is new and expected to be a rising star and big competitor for providers such as DraftKings and FanDuel.

For casino gaming, players will be able to access Hollywood Casino. The brand will be accessible via ESPN Bet on desktop and mobile devices. Players can switch from the sportsbook to the casino in New Jersey and other states to wager on sports and casino games within one platform.

The setup will be similar to Barstool Sportsbook and Casino, with players having no issue going back and forth between the two platforms. The Hollywood brand will be live in four states, based on online gambling laws. This includes New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and West Virginia.

Players need to note that the Pennsylvania site will go offline on December 14, and then players can create a new account with the brand-new Hollywood Casino platform. The brand already existed in the Keystone State and will simply be offering an updated operation.

Existing Barstool Sportsbook & Casino members in New Jersey can use existing accounts to log in to Hollywood Casino. All account balances will be moved along with transaction history and responsible gaming limits. Stored payment methods and any open bets will also move seamlessly.

If players run into any issues, support is prepared to help. Players are invited to contact support with any questions or concerns they have regarding the change.

Tipico Announces New Deal with Wazdan 

Along with Hollywood Casino and ESPN Bet coming to New Jersey, the existing iGaming brand Tipico has more to offer NJ online gamers. The brand announced a new deal with online game supplier Wazdan this week, adding to its overall total of casino games.

Wazdan is known as an innovative game supplier, and they will offer Tipico online casino with several popular titles. Games set to launch at the site include 9 Coins, Sizzling Kingdom: Bison, Sun of Fortune, Power of Gods: Hades, Hot Slot: Mystery Jackpot Joker, and Magic Spins.

Wazdan continues consolidating its presence in New Jersey via the iGaming ecosystem of Light & Wonder. The supplier will offer games to Tipico and already features titles via Rush Street and DraftKings sites in NJ.

The new partnership with Wazdan comes shortly after Tipico announced its platform relaunch in the Garden State. The new platform includes a sleeker look with faster navigation. Players can easily move from game to game with ease, and the provider offers a much better interface for beginners.

Deposits and withdrawals are also completed at a faster rate, making it easy for members to add and remove funds without delay. Tipico is teamed up with Ocean Casino Resort and operates in the state based on the casino’s iGaming license.

When Tipico went live with its new platform, the company said it merged fun and fresh concepts with the user experience. The offering is actually ranked number one by Eilers & Krejcik Gaming among 32 brands regarding Gaming Interface and Core.

Tipico has two years of New Jersey operations and looks forward to offering even more great services and content for many years to come.

Having started in 2005 as an online writer, Sadonna has focused on the online gambling industry, with a keen knowledge of various subjects. Sadonna has followed the growing US-based gambling industry for decades, covering all the legal changes in the nation as well as information on land-based and online casinos. She enjoys updating fellow gamblers on new games, casino bonuses, and additional information for premium gaming services. In her spare time, Sadonna loves spending time with her family and singing on Smule. Sadonna hopes to continue working in the online gambling industry and building quality articles for players to learn more about the US market.