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Parx Online Casino Michigan – 2020 Preview

Parx Online Casino is not yet live, but is expected to be available by the end of 2020 or early 2021

Parx may not yet be a household name in Michigan, but in Pennsylvania, it has become the most popular and successful brick-and-mortar casino. It was among the first to go live in July 2019 when online casinos launched in Pennsylvania, and has made arrangements to bring their talents to Michigan through partnership with Gun Lake Casino.

Let this page be your guide to everything you need to know about Parx and how it fits into the menu of Michigan online casinos, plus bonus offers, launch dates, registration process, banking options and more!

Parx Online Casino bonus offer

When Parx goes live in Michigan, hopefully by the end of 2020, we expect the same welcome package that is offered in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, but cannot say for sure that’s what it will be. Parx in other states will match your first deposit 100% up to $500 (although, it’s with a steep 20x play-through requirement), which can get you rolling with a $1,000 bankroll on your $500 deposit. In addition to the deposit bonus, Parx may be offering 500 free spins on some of their most popular slot titles.

Parx MI Online Casino bonus code and details

Promo CodeCasino not yet live
Deposit BonusTo be determined
Software PartnerGAN
Casino PartnerGun Lake Casino
Launch DateLate 2020 - Early 2021 (estimated)

What advantages does Parx Online Casino have in Michigan?

  • Experience: Parx online casino was among the first to go live in Pennsylvania in July 2019, and have since launched their online casino in New Jersey as well. Parx is also partnered with GAN, one of the most experienced gaming providers in the U.S. market who can draw from their nearly 20 years of experience in the European market.
  • Industry-leading software: When Parx first decided to build their new online casino and sportsbook from scratch, we had our doubts, but we were pleasantly surprised by the final product. Along with tech partners GAN, Parx built an aesthetically pleasing, easy to use interface which leads to an overall smooth gaming experience.
  • Sportsbook integration: Parx Online Casino shares a wallet with an integrated online sportsbook, making Parx Online a one-stop shop.
  • Banking options: Parx Online Casino has you covered with a slew of safe and secure deposit and withdrawal options.

What’s not to like about Parx Online Casino?

  • No loyalty program
  • No PayPal

Registering for a new Parx Online Casino account

Registering a new account at Parx Online Casino is a breeze, and only takes a few minutes as long as you are 21 years of age or older. You can register from anywhere, make your first deposit from anywhere but must be physically located in the state of Michigan in order to place any wagers.

The registration process can be done on the desktop or mobile app and is as easy as clicking “sign up” in the top right corner and providing some personal information such as name, address, date of birth and the last four of your social security number. These details are used to verify that you are who you say you are and prevent anyone else from opening an account in your name. The verification process takes just a few seconds, and once verified, you can make your first deposit and begin playing all your favorite online casino games.

Parx Online Casino loyalty program and other promotions

At this time, Parx does not offer a loyalty program and most promotions are geared towards the sportsbook, but Parx does occasionally offer reload bonuses, play and earn bonuses and free spins for making deposits.

In Pennsylvania and New Jersey, you can link your land-based player card to earn perks for their retail casino such as free play, food and drink comps and entry to their private slot area. If Parx decides to do the same in Michigan, you could earn the same comps at their partner casino, Gun Lake, for your online play. Parx casino rewards program is tiered and is as follows:

  • Players level: This is the baseline where you start when you sign up, and can earn free slot play, cash back on certain bets, and other promotional offerings.
  • Premium level: You get all the perks of players level plus entry to invite-only events, discounts on restaurants and other amenities, and slot point multipliers.
  • Elite level: This is the VIP level where you are treated to gifts, earn priority seating at restaurants and concerts, and earn the highest slot multiplier levels.

Software platforms

Whether you want to play at home on your laptop or on the go on your mobile device, Parx Online casino has you covered. Parx has both a wonderful browser-based version and their mobile apps for both Android and iOS powered devices do not disappoint. The Android app was available from day one but the iOS version was a bit delayed thanks to some fine print in Apple’s terms for new apps, but was eventually released in the PA market.

Desktop

Parx browser-based online casino is available on both PC and Mac devices and can be accessed using all the popular internet browsers such as Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer, but we have found it functions best when using Chrome. Their online casino loads quickly, and conveniently sorts games into categories to help you browse through titles. There is also the option to use the search feature if you already know what you are looking for.

When you do settle on a game, we have found them to run quickly and smoothly, with just a few snags along the way including an annoying session notification alert that pops up twice every 15 minutes. Aside from this minor inconvenience, we didn’t experience and significant crashes or errors and the games are very responsive.

The desktop site has a foldout menu on the left side of the page that takes you to the casino, online sportsbook, promotions page and gives you all your support options. This menu also contains links to all available leaderboards and all of your responsible gaming options. In the top right corner of the screen, you can see your available balance, all account options and a quick link to support.

Mobile app

The Parx mobile app is basically a slimmed-down version of their desktop version and has all the same features and options as well. The mobile app does not have the same slot and table game library as their desktop counterpart, but that may be due to state approval issues and we expect most games will eventually be added.

The mobile app does take a little while to load, but once it is loaded, games run as smooth as the desktop casino, and we have no experienced any significant crashes or bugs. The app is easy to navigate and makes good use of the fold-out menus to keep it uncluttered. All the deposit methods, account options, and responsible gaming menus are easily accessible. Overall, the mobile experience is just as good, if not better than their browser-based equivalent.

Parx Online Casino banking options

One of the biggest advantages of legal and regulated online gambling is knowing that your money is kept safe and financial transactions are quick and easy. Parx offers several options for both deposits and withdrawals and they are outlined below.

Deposits

  • VIP Preferred eCheck: Link your bank account via your bank’s routing and account number for instant and secure deposits.
  • PayNearMe: Choose PayNearMe and you will receive a barcode that you then bring to any participating 7-11 or Family Dollar and hand over the cash. They will process the deposit and money will be in your account within 15 minutes.
  • Parx Play+ Card: Sign up in the cashier for the Parx Play+ card and begin using it right away when you connect a credit card or checking account. The physical card will be mailed to you in a week or two.
  • Visa/Mastercard: Use your Visa or Mastercard credit or debit card to instantly fund your account.
  • Bank Wire
  • Cash at Casino Cage: Bring your cash and your photo ID to Gun Lake Casino for quick and easy transactions.
  • Personal Check: You can write a check and mail it in, but its going to take 7-14 days until you see the money hit your account.

Withdrawals

  • VIP Preferred eCheck/ACH
  • Parx Play+ Card
  • Check by Mail
  • Cash at Casino Cage

Game selection at Parx Online Casino

Parx Online Casino has everything you could expect to find in a live retail casino like slots, table games and video poker. Parx is always adding new titles from popular gaming providers like NetEnt, IGT, Konami, and more!

Slots

Parx Online Casino offers all your favorite titles from gaming providers NetEnt and IGT with a few GAN exclusive titles sprinkled in. Popular titles include Dead or AliveGonzo’s QuestJack Hammer, Jumanji, and Smash the Pig. Parx is always adding new games to their library but the biggest addition to their other markets has to be the beloved jackpot slot Divine Fortune.

Divine Fortune is a progressive jackpot slot with a very low minimum bet of only 20 cents, that consistently reaches six-figure Mega jackpot payouts. The Mega jackpot can be hit with any bet denomination and the Major and Minor jackpots vary by the size of your bet.

Divine Fortune also sets itself apart from other progressive slots as it still offers a high return even if you don’t hit the jackpot and has multiple ways to earn extra spins including the Falling Pegasus wild symbols, coin bonus rounds and if you are lucky enough to get 3 or free spin symbols fall on the same board, you will earn a minimum of 5 free spins.

Blackjack

Blackjack is one of the most popular card games in the world, and for good reason. Its fast paced, easy to learn and has one of the smallest house edges of any casino game. The two most popular variations in the U.S. market are IGT single hand blackjack, and NetEnt multihand blackjack, and Parx Online casino gives you both options.

IGT single hand blackjack is as simple as it gets with no side bets, one hand per deal and lightning speed dealing. IGT blackjack draws from a 6-deck shoe, blackjack pays the standard 3:2, double down on any two cards and a single split on Aces. The game is fully customizable with settings to controls speed, sound, felt color and you can even turn off insurance being offered.

NetEnt multi-hand blackjack rules are similar to IGT blackjack with a few variations. The most obvious change is that you can play up to 3 hands per deal, there are no re-splits after the initial split and you can not turn the insurance off. The game moves a little slower than IGT but does have a few customizable options such as speed and several musical options. Blackjack still pays the standard 3:2 and you can double down on any two card.

Other table games

  • NetEnt American Roulette: This is the standard roulette you will see in any American casino featuring a 0 and 00.
  • NetEnt European Roulette: European Roulette plays the same as American Roulette, but only features a single 0. We recommend this over American Roulette since eliminating the 00 from the table cuts into the house edge.
  • NetEnt French Roulette: Plays the same as European Roulette, with a different table theme.
  • IGT Roulette: This is IGT’s version of European Roulette.
  • EZ Baccarat: EZ Baccarat is a version of Baccarat where you don’t pay the 5% commission on Banker bets, but instead if the Banker wins with a three-card 7, it’s considered a push.
  • NetEnt Baccarat: NetEnt Baccarat is the standard Baccarat that you would find in any casino.

Video Poker

If you’ve ever sat down at any casino bar in the world, you have probably seen the IGT GameKing suite of video poker games staring back up at you. GameKing now offers all your favorite video poker games online. These games include:

  • Jacks or Better
  • Bonus Poker
  • Double Bonus Poker
  • Double Double Bonus Poker
  • Triple Bonus Poker
  • Bonus Poker Deluxe
  • Deuces Wild Poker
  • Deuces Wild Bonus Poker
  • Joker Poker

Parx Online Casino also offers a standalone Jacks or Better game, but it feels like a cheap knockoff of the GameKing version with below-average graphics, sound issues, and slow gameplay.

Live Dealer

Live Dealer combines the social interaction and fun environment of a retail casino, with the convenience and speed of online gaming. Making the transition from live casino action to online has never been easier, as live dealer games stream human dealers with real cards direct to your living room. All bets are made virtually so games move quicker with no chips and typically the minimum bets are much lower than those found at a retail casino. Games that can be played via live dealer include:

  • Blackjack
  • Roulette
  • Baccarat
  • Casino Hold’em
  • Craps

Live Dealer games may not be immediately available when the Parx online casino launches, as it requires some additional training and system checks, but we expect will become available at some point.

Customer service at Parx Online Casino

If you ever run into any issues or just have a general question, you have several options to find your answer. These include:

  • FAQ section with a search feature
  • Live Chat
  • Email

More about Parx Online Casino

Parx may not be a household name throughout the country, but in Pennsylvania, they have become the standard for which other casinos strive for. Parx is located in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, just a short drive from Philadelphia, and features over 3400 slots, 120+ table games, a 48 table poker room, and a bevy of dining and entertainment options. Parx has consistently been the top revenue earner in Pennsylvania ever since table games went live in 2010. Parx debuted their $10 million retail sportsbook in August 2019, which features a 155 foot wide LED screen, a full bar, 150 recliners, and 18 self serve kiosks spread over 7400 square feet of space.

Parx Online Casino debuted in Pennsylvania in July 2019, and made its way to New Jersey in early 2020. Parx has lofty goals to enter any U.S. market as more states look to add online gambling to fill budget gaps. Look for Parx to be among the first wave of online casinos to go live in Michigan in late 2020 or early 2021.

Ryan Gutzler

Ryan Gutzler is a Pennsylvania-based gambling analyst who has worked in the gaming industry since 2007. He is an expert on the U.S. online sports betting and casino markets and is a frequent contributor to a variety of industry publications.