The much publicised expansion of gambling in Pennsylvania (see previous reports) advanced this week with the soft launch by the state lottery of real money online activity as part of its expanded gambling platform.
Pennsylvania Lottery unveiled its iLottery Tuesday, coinciding with its 46th year of operations.
“As we reflect on 46 great years, we’re hard at work to build the Pennsylvania Lottery of the future,” said Drew Svitko, executive director of PA Lottery. “In coming months, we’ll launch an iLottery online gaming platform and new types of draw games that will help us to modernize our business and generate new funds.”
Tuesday’s soft launch will see games made available online but not actively promoted, and gives the lottery an opportunity to put its systems under pressure and address any technological or operational glitches prior to a full launch.
The games selection is currently limited to just 11 instant win scratch-off games, although they offer bonus rounds and other user customisation features. The games list includes:
Foxin’ Wins Reveal
Big Money Slingo
Big Foot Reveal
Cash in the Lamp
Robin Hood Reveal
Monster Wins Reveal
Several platforms are available for players, including PC or Mac and via the Pennsylvania Lottery app on iOS.