PA’s First Online Progressive Jackpot Is Here!

Pennsylvania’s first online slot progressive jackpot game has arrived!

The game is called Divine Fortune and it’s one of the newest offerings from one of the Keystone State’s newest (and experienced) online casino gaming operators: PlaySugarHouse.

Who is PlaySugarHouse?

PlaySugarHouse is the online brand of parent company Rush Street Interactive, who have been operating in the online gaming space in New Jersey for the last few years. Rush Street also owns a chain of retail casinos in the US, most of which operate under the Rivers Casino brand. In Pennsylvania, they operate online under the licence held by their Philly property, SugarHouse Casino (soon to be rebranded Rivers Casino Philadelphia)

Divine Fortune: PA’s first online progressive video slot machine

At the date of this writing, is still very early in their online casino game roll-out phase, having just launched July 15, 2019. Right now PlaySugarHouse has 45 casino game titles available in Pennsylvania, but many more will be added in the near future.

The bulk of these are slot machines, and the latest release is Divine Fortune, PA’s first progressive jackpot online casino game.

Divine Fortune is a $0.20 minimum bet game with a 5-reel, 3-row, 20 pay line format. It features many of the most popular modern slot features such as Wild substitutions, a Falling Wilds re-spin feature, a Wild-on-Wild feature, Free Spins, and a Jackpot Bonus game with three separate jackpots including the progressive Mega Jackpot.

Divine Fortune’s theme is reminiscent of ancient Greece during it’s classical period. Some of the game symbols reflect mythical creatures, golden coins, and various types of legendary riches. The most important of these is that sweet progressive jackpot top prize!

How do progressive features work in gambling?

A progressive feature can be added to any kind of gambling opportunity, but progressives are usually found on slots, video poker, and table games such as Caribbean Stud or Pai Gow.

The defining characteristic of a progressive jackpot is that at least one of the prizes (usually the top prize) increases in value the more that people play the game without hitting that prize. A convenient way to picture the concept is that there is a “meter” in which a small portion of a player’s wager is added to the progressive prize with each bet.

Casino operators and gaming enthusiasts alike enjoy progressive jackpots! They attract extra attention to a casino game and give players something exciting to shoot for. All that is required for a game to feature a progressive jackpot is that the game contains a somewhat-difficult-to-hit prize and that casino operators be willing to make the payout on that prize increase progressively!

Online progressive jackpots have been available for quite a while now in New Jersey where they are common and popular. Some progressive jackpots in NJ can grow to over $2 million!

PlaySugarHouse has 42 video slot titles so far!

Again, it’s very early in the casino game title roll-out so expect this selection to expand rapidly. For now though, the site has 42 slots on display and they are all provided by the well-established online gaming company NetEnt. Right now PlaySugarHouse is has several slot titles featured and three of them are brand new offerings.

Featured slot titles:

  • Dead or Alive – a 5-reel, 9-line video slot with an American western theme. Catch the wanted bandits to win big!
  • Gonzo’s Quest – players “search for El Dorado” in this adventure-themed 20-line video slot with amazing graphics.
  • Starburst – a beautiful 10-line video slot with an arcade feel and vibrant colors.
  • Twin $pin – an amazing 243 pay lines on this beautiful and modern video slot featuring two reels locked together with identical symbols that help create more winning opportunities.
  • Hotline – a 30-line video slot with Wilds, Expanding Wild substitutions, re-spins, free spins, and the unique Hotline Bonus Bet.
  • Scruffy Duck – this  long-forgotten 25-line title returns with a fresh touch. Get swept away by a wave of video slot fun!

New slot titles:

The three new slot titles at all feature a rock’n’roll theme.

  • Jimi Hendrix – a 20-line video slot that brings the legendary musician to life with features like Pick and Click and Purple Haze Free Spins.
  • Guns n’ Roses – another 20-line video slot based on the iconic band. Play for bonuses and free spins while rocking with Axl and Slash.
  • Motorhead – a rock-themed 76-line video slot with free spins, mystery reels, and a fun Bomber feature. If you engage the optional Rock Mode, the slot machine will constantly blast Motorhead songs at you while you try your luck on this fun and wild slot title.

Don’t forget the casino table games!

This early in their online game roll-out, PlaySugarHouse is mostly offering slots, but there are a few traditional casino games on the site already. These consist of three different versions of roulette.

  • American Roulette – the classic US version of an old-world gaming staple
  • European Roulette – the original version enhanced with an attractive table, a dynamic billboard, and engaging voice gameplay announcements.
  • French Roulette – a fancy Parisian twist on the old classic.

Other online gaming operators in PA?

It’s very early in Pennsylvania’s burgeoning online gaming market, but already there are four sites legally operating online sportsbooks and three sites legally operating online casino gaming. These sites will be expanding their portfolio of games rapidly over the rest of the year and many more casinos will be opening up sites of their own in the very near future.


Author: Adam Haman