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PA Online Casinos and Poker Rooms Dominate Sports Betting

Casinos and poker have posted the strongest gaming results in May, with a cumulative $110 million in gross revenue  Sports betting continues to slow down as the Super Bowl and March Madness season are over Gaming remains the biggest driver of revenue for regulated gambling markets  Pennsylvania’s online casino results continue to dwarf sports betting […]

DoJ Names Billy Joe Taylor as Defendant in $88M Medicare Fraud Scheme

Up-and-coming poker personality Billy Joe Taylor was indicted on fraud charges alleging that he defrauded Medicare of $88 million The alleged fraud happened through Taylor’s testing laboratories which DOJ suspects abused COVID-19 relief funds and other government incentives Investigators have brought a total of 14 defendants on charges of defrauding Medicare, but Taylor’s alleged involvement […]

Tony Parker Becomes First WSOP Main Event Player in 2021

Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs’ former NBA ace, has qualified for the WSOP Main Event, becoming the first player to do so WSOP director Gregory Chochon has welcomed Parker as the first player and said that the organization was glad to have him Parker has been able to spend more time on his poker career […]

BetMGM PA Starts Slowly as WSOP Is Rumored to Be Coming in 2021

BetMGM is off to a slow start in Pennsylvania after a much-anticipated launch for the past year or so This is the first time PokerStars has had to compete against another poker brand in the Keystone State WSOP is now rumored to be launching in both Pennsylvania and Michigan before the year is out With […]

Borgata and BetMGM Poker Run Tests in Pennsylvania

BetMGM Poker and Borgata Poker run a two-day test in Pennsylvania ahead of an official launch The exact date of the rollout for the two poker platforms is unknown, but the test should mean they are closer to launching than ever before Borgata Poker and BetMGM Poker share player base and tournament sizes as they […]

PokerStars Launches Largest-to-Date PASCOOP on Sunday, April 18

PASCOOP is returning with 120 events and $2 million GTD prize money on Sunday, April 18PokerStars PA remains the sole card room in Pennsylvania two years since online poker launched in the state The card room has hosted no fewer than 11 poker tournament and series in the Keystone State This Sunday, April 18, PokerStars […]

Wynn Las Vegas Tells Live Dealers to Get Vaccinated by April 25

Poker dealers at Wynn Las Vegas will have to get vaccinated or be subject to weekly COVID-19 testing they will have to cover out of their own pocket. All Wynn Employees Must Get Vaccinated Wynn Las Vegas has issued a compliance order asking all poker dealers in the property to get vaccinated by April 25 […]

888 to Continue Building up Partnership with Caesars and WSOP

888 Holdings has confirmed that it’s extending its partnership with Caesars Interactive and WSOP through 2026 The new partnership is one of the longest in the poker industry with 888 being a title sponsor for WSOP since 2015 More challenges need to be overcome for the United States to enjoy full liquidity 888 Holdings and Caesars […]

PokerStars Dominates Results in Pennsylvania as Lone Operator

PokerStars year-over-year results continue to show strength as the company remains the sole player in the Keystone State February was the weakest month in terms of revenue, but PokerStars posted a 37.7% YOY growth  PokerStars may soon have to fend off against more brands joining the Keystone State   PokerStars continues to beat year-over-year results as […]

Problem Gambling Awareness Month Starts in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has launched its Problem Gambling Awareness MonthThe initiative is a collaboration between the Department of Drug and Alcohol, Pennsylvania Lottery, and Council on Compulsive Gambling in the state As interest in gambling increases, so does the need for making treatment options for problem gambling accessible, argues the PGCB Pennsylvania kicks […]

Events News

PokerStars Winter Series PA to Kick Off on January 21

Pennsylvania welcomes PokerStars PA Winter Series on January 21 through January 31 The event will feature $1 million in guaranteed prize money and 45 events in total and a $300,000 Main Event PokerStars will run a similar event in New Jersey  with a guaranteed prize pool worth $500,000 in the Garden State PokerStars is kicking […]

PokerStars Gets Blowout Series Underway, Pennsyl-MANIA Next

Pennsylvania will see two more events by PokerStars before the year is out, with the Blowout Series getting underway today and Pennsyl-MANIA on December 27 $500,000 in guaranteed events are available for both events marking the end of the year PokerStars is still hesitant to link up liquidity across state lines, expecting a final ruling […]

WSOP’s Back with a Special In-Person and Online Format

The World Series of Poker returns in a hybrid format featuring both in-person and online events The event will get underway on November 29 for international players and on December 13 for domestic players Both WSOP and GGPoker will contribute an additional $1 million for the heads-up event featuring the US and international winner The […]

PokerStars’ PACOOP Kicks Off on September 19 with $1.5M GTD

Pennsylvania has only one online card room, but this hasn’t hurt players’ ability to access some fantastic promotions. The upcoming Pennsylvania Championship Online Poker due to kick off on September 19, 2020, this statement rings ever truer. PACOOP, as the series are known for short, will feature 50 events and a solid $1.5 million in […]

Industry News

PA Online Casinos and Poker Rooms Dominate Sports Betting

Casinos and poker have posted the strongest gaming results in May, with a cumulative $110 million in gross revenue  Sports betting continues to slow down as the Super Bowl and March Madness season are over Gaming remains the biggest driver of revenue for regulated gambling markets  Pennsylvania’s online casino results continue to dwarf sports betting […]

DoJ Names Billy Joe Taylor as Defendant in $88M Medicare Fraud Scheme

Up-and-coming poker personality Billy Joe Taylor was indicted on fraud charges alleging that he defrauded Medicare of $88 million The alleged fraud happened through Taylor’s testing laboratories which DOJ suspects abused COVID-19 relief funds and other government incentives Investigators have brought a total of 14 defendants on charges of defrauding Medicare, but Taylor’s alleged involvement […]

Tony Parker Becomes First WSOP Main Event Player in 2021

Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs’ former NBA ace, has qualified for the WSOP Main Event, becoming the first player to do so WSOP director Gregory Chochon has welcomed Parker as the first player and said that the organization was glad to have him Parker has been able to spend more time on his poker career […]

BetMGM PA Starts Slowly as WSOP Is Rumored to Be Coming in 2021

BetMGM is off to a slow start in Pennsylvania after a much-anticipated launch for the past year or so This is the first time PokerStars has had to compete against another poker brand in the Keystone State WSOP is now rumored to be launching in both Pennsylvania and Michigan before the year is out With […]

Legislation News

Flutter to Appeal $1.3bn Penalty Slapped on PokerStars in Kentucky

Flutter is facing a $1.3 billion penalty over PokerStars’ operations between 2007 and 2011 which allegedly inflicted hundreds of millions of poker losses on Kentuckians The company said that it will challenge the penalty in court citing dated legislation as the reason why and PokerStars already settling the matter in 2018 under its previous owner […]

Pennsylvania Gaming Board Names Casino Players Who Have Been Involuntarily Excluded

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has published its list of players who have been publicly excluded from casinos. The list was started in 2010, and now has the names of 809 players from across the state who have excluded from gambling venues across the state for casino-related offenses. “The list consists of career or professional […]

PokerStars Prepares for Soft Launch in Pennsylvania

Online poker fans in Pennsylvania have been waiting eagerly for news of any operators going live – and, now they can finally rejoice. It has been announced that PokerStars will be conducting a soft launch for its online poker product in Pennsylvania. The testing period for PokerStars’ online poker product in Pennsylvania will start on […]

Pa. Gets Serious About Restricting Online Play at Casinos

Online sports betting and online casinos have been a reality in the Keystone State for over a month now and it is every bit as exciting as many of the state’s residents expected it to be. The state’s online gambling sector was among the most anticipated ones in the United States and now that it […]