The newest division of Harrah’s Entertainment, Harrah’s Interactive Entertainment, launched its first casino last month with the soft opening of Caesars Casino Online (www.caesarscasino.com). No press releases were issued or hoopla raised, but the debut is notable as the first online casino operated by an American casino company since MGM Mirage withdrew from the space several years ago.
The website is European-facing, with American (and German) gamblers prohibited because of laws banning internet gambling in those countries. American gamblers see a welcome screen and are quickly transferred to the land-based Caesars website.
Caesars Casino Online is powered by Dragonfish software. All casino games are offered, including roulette, craps, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, video poker, video slots and blackjack.
While players can earn comp points, it is unclear at this time whether those points can also be used at Harrah’s land-based properties.
The launch is the first effort led by former PartyGaming head Mitch Garber, who joined Harrah’s earlier this year, and now has oversight of not only the online space but also the renowned World Series of Poker, now that the former commissioner, Jeffrey Pollock, has resigned.