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PA Online Poker Expected to be High in March

Written By: Maya Michaels | March 25, 2020 | Posted In Poker News

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, all land-based casino and poker revenue in March will cease. 

Currently, nearly all casinos across the United States have shut down their operations which will affect poker results.

That is, unless players take up the online cardrooms offered in each state. And they quickly are.

Valley Forge Casino remains one of the best performing properties in the Keystone State, claiming 25% of the revenue. 

Now, while everything is on the lockdown, the operators are rushing to hopefully meet bigger demand online in March.

This will leave only Mount Airy casino claiming some revenue, thanks to its partnership with PokerStars. 

PokerStars is on the rise, with its Spring Championship of Online Poker or SCOOP.  The series will run in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

The President of PokerStars’ USA, Matt Primeaux said that the operator is aiming to kickstart PASCOOP on April 4.

There aren’t many details about it at the moment. However, based on Primeaux’s tweet, the first-ever PASCOOP series in Pennsylvania will have $2 million in guaranteed prize money.

SCOOP series is usually held in May in the dot-com market. But, the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) may have forced the operator to schedule the series much earlier.

There are more and more people that stay at home in self-isolation. As a result, online poker traffic across the globe including the US markets is seeing a huge boost.

PokerStars PA’s cash game traffic saw a massive rise this month. It grew nearly 75% in a matter of a couple of weeks. The network is now averaging 441 concurrent cash game seats, up from 238 seats seen during the end of February.

Meanwhile, WSOP.com and partypoker have still not announced any official plans to launch. 

Nevertheless, as local casinos have to currently shut down, online poker traffic is expected to rise further.

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