Hollywood Online Casino

Online Casino Review

Overall Rating: 3.7/5

Hollywood Online Casino launched in Pennsylvania in the summer of 2019. The online casino is the web partner of the brick-and-mortar casino located in Grantville, Pennsylvania. The casino is associated with Penn National Gaming. Hollywood Online Casino is available to Pennsylvania users via their web browser version on the Mac and PC and their mobile app on Android and iOS. The iOS version of the app is severely limited compared to the Android version of the app.

Pros:
  • Good selection of slots
  • Good site for new gamblers
  • Great promotions and rewards program
Cons:
  • Terrible iOS app
  • Limited games
  • Not a great looking website with some bugs

FAQs

How can I withdraw my winnings? And how long does the withdrawal process take?

To withdraw money from a Hollywood Online account, players can choose their Play+ prepaid card (takes two to five business days), a check in the mail (takes up to three weeks), or in-person at the Hollywood Casino brick-and-mortar (immediate).

Are my winnings taxable?

All Pennsylvania online casino winnings must be reported to the IRS when you complete your annual federal tax return. This is done on Form 1044. You will tally up your total winnings and report them under the “other income” section. The winnings must also be added to your state tax return and are taxed according to your tax bracket.

How do I get started?

To sign up, new users will click the “register” button on the site and enter in some basic information like their name, email, created username and password, and street address. The site will run a geolocation search to ensure that the user is in Pennsylvania. There is a $25 no-deposit bonus added into the player’s account with promo code WELCOME. This is one of the best no-deposit bonuses on the market because it has a 1x playthrough which means that players will be able to withdraw any of the money that they’ve won on the bonus.

How do I deposit and is there a minimum?

To deposit, players can choose ACH eCheck, Visa/Mastercard, Play+ prepaid card, PayNearMe, or in person at the Hollywood Casino brick-and-mortar. There is a $10 minimum on all deposits.

Is there a deposit bonus?

Be sure to use promo code WELCOME at sign up to receive a 100% match bonus up to $500 on the first deposit. This bonus has a 20x playthrough requirement to withdraw all of the funds.

Pros

Hollywood Online features a good collection of slots. The floor of their brick-and-mortar has over 2,400 slots, and, while there are obviously not that many on the online version of the casino, Hollywood Online boasts over 300 different options for their players. They also have multiple different versions of blackjack and roulette. The site is still adding new games, but for right now it has one option for baccarat and one option for video poker. The updates that the site keeps rolling out are definitely big positives for their users. Just knowing that new games will be coming often should be enticing for players of Hollywood Online. The site also offers a great no-deposit bonus and free plays for new users. This is one of the coolest features on the site because it allows new players to ease into deciding if this is the right place for them to gamble. The online casino has a good rewards program (talked about more in the “rewards” section) and some great promotions. The “Prize Pool Sweepstakes” is highly advised for players to opt into. It features monthly prizes up to $250,000 with money handed out each week.

Cons

The iOS app for Hollywood Online is almost unplayable. There are just a handful of games, and it is very susceptible to bugs and crashes. The Android app is great and has almost all of the games from the website, so that makes it even more frustrating that the iOS app is so far behind. The website itself is not one of the best looking sites on the market. It has an old website feel to it, and it is not very easy to find specific slots. The table games are easier to find because there are so few. Having just one option each for baccarat and video poker and no alternative games is definitely disappointing. The casino will be rolling out more in the future, but for right now this limited selection is not great.

Rewards

Hollywood Casino offers a loyalty program called MyChoice which is available across all Penn National Gaming brick-and-mortar properties. Players will be able to rack up points both in-person and online for every $12 of only slot play, $25 of table game play, and $60 of video poker play. These points can then be redeemed for all different Penn National Gaming prizes both online and in-person.

How To Sign Up and Deposit

To sign up, new users will click the “register” button on the site and enter in some basic information like their name, email, created username and password, and street address. The site will run a geolocation search to ensure that the user is in Pennsylvania. There is a $25 no-deposit bonus added into the player’s account with promo code WELCOME. This is one of the best no-deposit bonuses on the market because it has a 1x playthrough which means that players will be able to withdraw any of the money that they’ve won on the bonus.

To deposit, players can choose ACH eCheck, Visa/Mastercard, Play+ prepaid card, PayNearMe, or in person at the Hollywood Casino brick-and-mortar. There is a $10 minimum on all deposits. Be sure to use promo code WELCOME at sign up to receive a 100% match bonus up to $500 on the first deposit. This bonus has a 20x playthrough requirement to withdraw all of the funds. To withdraw money from a Hollywood Online account, players can choose their Play+ prepaid card (takes two to five business days), a check in the mail (takes up to three weeks), or in-person at the Hollywood Casino brick-and-mortar (immediate).

Conclusion

This is still a young site in terms of online casinos in Pennsylvania. It is having growing pains while trying to add more games to the site and improve its iOS app. That being said, it does have a good selection of slots, solid promotions, and it is welcoming for new players. Overall this is a good, not great, option for Pennsylvania gamblers.

  • Reputation and Licensing: 5/5
  • Game Variety: 3/5
  • Game Quality: 3.5/5
  • Bonuses and Promotions: 3.5/5
  • Deposits and Withdrawals: 4/5
  • User Experience: 3/5
Overall Rating: 3.7/5