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PokerStars Officially Becomes First Regulated Online Poker Room in Pennsylvania

Written By: Maya Michaels | November 6, 2019 | Posted In Poker News

Online poker lovers in Pennsylvania, the wait is finally over!

Industry leader PokerStars has officially launched its online poker platform, making online poker available in the Keystone State at last.

The world’s largest online poker room is the first one to go live in PA.

Though online gaming in the state was made legal in 2017, no poker sites haven’t launched until now. After two years of waiting, Pennsylvania poker players will be able to play poker online.

PokerStars brought online poker to PA in partnership with the land-based casino Mount Airy Casino Resort in the Poconos and the new sports betting platform FOX Bet, created by The Stars Group in partnership with FOX Sports.

FOX Bet president Matt Primeaux, acknowledged how big of a feat this is in a following statement:

“We’re excited to launch PokerStars as the first and currently the only online poker option available to players in Pennsylvania. Including today’s launch of our highly rated casino product, which is now available in the Fox Bet and PokerStars apps, we’re proud to say we’re currently the only online provider offering all three forms of regulated gaming in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.”

Mount Airy Casino is now the only casino licensee which, besides poker, offers every kind of online gambling. Like FOX Bet, Mount Airy is excited to be at the leading position of online gambling in PA.

Chief operating officer and general manager at Mount Airy Casino Resort, Todd Greenberg, said:

“We’re constantly investing in our player experience and, in 2019, which means going beyond brick-and-mortar improvements to bring customers one of the most exciting gaming options availableThrough strategic partnerships like our affiliation with PokerStars, Mount Airy is committed to offering the most cutting-edge gaming experience possible.”

While New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware are in the Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement (MSIGA) which allows them to share player pools, it’s not certain if Pennsylvania will be merging with them yet.

Pennsylvania’ population of nearly 13 million is more than the combined population of the three previously mentioned states.

If Pennsylvania joins the agreement, this would represent a huge expansion in the US online poker market.

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