Hollywood Casino Review
Preview of Hollywood casino games
4.3/5 4.3/5 Withdrawal Speed
4.3/5 4.3/5 Bonuses & Offers
4.5/5 4.5/5 Security
4.5/5 4.5/5 Software & Games
4/5 4/5 ## Hollywood Casino at a glance
|Penn National Gaming
|Number of Games
|Slots, Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, VideoPoker, LiveDealer
|Email, Live chat
|Visa, Mastercard + 5 more
Hollywood Casino at a glance
Hollywood Casino review 2024
Hollywood Casino is the online platform of racing and casino gaming giant Penn National, and the bright lights of Tinseltown have never shone brighter. Hollywood Casino really feels like a Pennsylvania site, from its selection of games inspired by those seen at PA casinos, to bonuses that can be redeemed at local sites around the state. There’s a nice no deposit bonus up for grabs, as well as another welcome package and on running promotions.
Our review covers all this and more, including the games, bonuses, banking, security, and playing remotely on mobile from anywhere in the great state of Pennsylvania.
- $10 totally free just for signing up!
- Bonuses and promos for Pennsylvania casinos
- $250 boost on your first two deposits
- Low wagering requirements
- Software isn’t the most modern
- No dedicated live dealer section
Software and range of games
There are around 200 different games in total at Hollywood Casino, and the vast majority are slots. Most are powered by NetEnt, and titles include plenty of old favorites like Dead or Alive and Gonzo’s Quest.
There are also progressive jackpots available, although the highest jackpot we saw during our review was $10,000. All in all, it’s a great and concentrated selection of slots with no real filler. There's everything from classic fruit machines to modern 3D slots with expandable grids, Megaways and more. If you’re a slots fan, you’re going to have fun.
Hollywood Casino has a small but solid selection of table games. Blackjack, roulette and baccarat are all there, along with several types of video poker like Jacks or Better and Three Card Poker. Unlike some casinos, Hollywood hasn’t bothered with tons of different variations for most of these games. If you’re looking for fifty different blackjack tables with minor rules adjustments, you won’t find them here. That said, most of the time all you’re looking for is a small selection of blackjack classics, and that’s exactly what’s here.
As we mentioned already, we’d love to see the live dealer games given their own section on the platform. They’re currently mixed in with the virtual table games, so at first glance you miss them. Hollywood has live blackjack, roulette, and baccarat tables all powered by Evolution.
Evolution is probably our favorite live dealer provider in the world, and you’re guaranteed to have a good time on these tables. The video is clear, the dealers are professional, and the chat box is often buzzing. We’d like to see more Evolution titles coming in the future, and we imagine this will be Hollywood Casino’s plan.
Bonuses and promotions
Hollywood comes through on its welcome bonuses in a big way. First up is a no deposit bonus of $10, available for absolutely everyone with no bonus code required. All you need to do is create an account and you’ll find the bonus cash in your account before you even make a deposit. The cash is only subject to 1x wagering requirements too, so after you bet with it once on qualifying games it’s yours to withdraw. Everyone loves a no deposit bonus, and you rarely find one with such reasonable playthrough.
And that’s not even the primary welcome bonus. You can also claim a 100% match bonus on your first two deposits using the code DOUBLETAKE, with each one maxing out at $251. This time the wagering requirements are 10x, which makes sense with the higher limit and is still pretty reasonable overall. Look out for other Hollywood Casino bonus promo codes that give you extra offers.
There are other regular promos too, which change up over time. For example, at the time of writing if you logged in every day for a month you qualified for a bonus the following month.
The Hollywood Casino VIP program is very special. As is often the case, every time you bet real money on the site you earn reward points, which you can use for special bonuses like free spins or site credit. So far so good. However, you can also earn points any time you spend money at affiliated Pennsylvania casino resorts, including Hollywood Casino at Penn National Racecourse and The Meadows Racetrack & Casino. Best of all, you can also SPEND your reward points at these resorts on shopping, dining, hotel stays and more.
We love that all these services are interconnected, from online slots to spa afternoons. If you’re a regular at Pennsylvania casinos, Hollywood Casino is the perfect site for you.
There are plenty of ways to get money into and out of your Hollywood Casino account.
For one, you can make instant deposits and withdrawals at any of the local casinos already mentioned. It’s nice to get personalized service, and of course instant cashouts are great.
The online options are very good, too, and include credit cards, bank transfers, Hollywood Casino Play+ Card, ACH Transfers, and PayNearMe. We tested out all the methods for our review, and they worked perfectly every time, with our money available to gamble with instantly.
Withdrawal requests are subject to a mandatory 48 hour pending period, which we don’t love, but we found the money was released quickly after that period.
Security and fair play
As an officially licensed platform affiliated with some of the biggest casinos in the state, you won’t be surprised to learn that Hollywood Casino is very solid from a security point of view.
To place a bet, you must be at least 21 years old and physically located in the state of Pennsylvania. The games and transactions are licensed and regulated by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Plus, the games come from software providers that are externally monitored for fairness.
In terms of customer support, Hollywood Casino has a live chat button that always appears at the bottom of the page. Email support is also available.
Penn National Gaming
Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
The Hollywood Casino app is available for iPhone from the App Store, or you can download it on Android directly from the Hollywood site - but NOT in the Play Store.
The app has all the features of the desktop site, but formatted nicely for the smaller screen. In fact, given those few issues we found with the desktop software, mobile's probably our preferred way to play. The app feels slicker, and all the games worked perfectly.
If you’re a regular at Penn National Race Course or The Meadows Racetrack & Casino, this is absolutely the online casino for you. We love the way any money you spend on the app or in a local casino can wind up with you claiming bonuses online, and vice versa.
The welcome bonus and no deposit bonus are both top notch, and make it really easy for beginners to get settled in at the site. We had no issues with banking either, and the security and customer service were perfect.
Our only black mark is the software and organization of the desktop site, which could use a bit of a revamp. Other than that, we’re sold.