Pennsylvania Lottery Launches Virtual Sports
Last Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Lottery rolled out the latest additions to its robust line up of games with the introduction of a simulates sports games which will certainly appeal to auto racing and football fans. The news of the new Pennsylvania Lottery virtual sports comes amidst similar reports from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) saying that the actual sports betting in the Keystone State will not arrive any time before October.
The virtual sports will be part of the lottery’s new category of fast-paced games that has been dubbed Xpress Sports that are drawn every five minutes – they use ultra-realistic animations to depict the outcomes of random computerized drawings that occur every five minutes. Xpress Car Racing and Xpress Football, the two Xpress Sports games are now on sale at all of the lottery’s retailers.
“Following Keno’s very strong start, we expect that our Xpress Sports games will also be a big hit with our players,” said the Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. “These games are part of our continuing mission to modernize our business and generate new funds to benefit older Pennsylvanians.”
Xpress Car Racing involves random drawings simulating a two-lap race of a dozen cars around the Pennsylvania Lottery speedway with each race resulting in a first-, second and third-place finisher. Players win prizes for correctly choosing the car numbers that will place – a $250 prize is awarded to a player who chooses the top three finishers in the exact order. Play starts at $1 with players being allowed to play up to 20 consecutive races.
In Xpress Football, random drawings simulate a game between two virtual football teams. each drive inside the 20-yard line will result in a touchdown run, touchdown pass, field goal or turnover. To win the prizes, the players have to correctly choose one or more of the 16 possible outcomes listed on the lottery’s playslip. Play starts at $1 with prizes ranging up to $250. Players will also be able to play up to 20 consecutive drives.
Three Pennsylvania Casinos Get Online Gambling Approval
Still on gaming in the Keystone State, the past month ended with nine of the licensed land-based casinos applying for interactive gaming licenses. Well, the state has finally rolled the dice on internet gambling after the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Wednesday approved the first three iGaming licenses. However, the date for the official commencement of the Interactive Gaming is yet to be announced.
The three casinos – Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack, Parx Casino in Bensalem, and Mount Airy Casino Resort in Mount Pocono – will now be able to conduct non-peer-to-peer interactive games simulating slot machines, table games, and poker.