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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 […]

BetMGM Enters Pennsylvania, Rekindles Hopes for Partypoker Arrival

BetMGM has arrived on the Pennsylvanian iGaming market, bringing hopes that partypoker may follow PokerStars remain the sole purveyor of poker products in the Keystone State for over a year now Pennsylvania now has 12 interactive gaming brands with the hopes being that more operators will seek to bring poker online Roar Digital’s interactive gambling […]

PokerStars PA Generates $35m in Revenue in First Year

Online poker in Pennsylvania turned one year with the PGCB publishing detailed results of revenue and interest The Keystone State’s only online poker room, PokerStars, posted $35 million in revenue, of which $5.6 million went to the state PokerStars PA ran tournament series worth $8 million in its first year of operations on the market […]

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 […]

Clearing BetMGM in Pennsylvania Gives Hopes for Partypoker Arrival

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) gave green light to BetMGM’s Interactive Gaming Operator License this Wednesday, indicating that the partypoker US Network may be close to launching operations in the Keystone State. BetMGM and partypoker are operated by Roar Digital, which is a joint-venture between GVC and MGM in the United States. The company […]

PACOOP Wraps Online Event ahead of Live Poker Return

The 2020 PACOOP series have proven a success wrapping the event with $2 million paid out in guarantees Caesars poker partner, 888 Holdings, has received an approval to run an online poker room in the state Live poker is preparing to return to Pennsylvania with Mount Airy Casino reportedly launching back on October 16 The […]

PGCB Grants 888 poker a License in the State

PGCB has approved a license for Caesars’ online poker partner 888poker which is closer to entering the state 888 poker and WSOP have been fishing for an entry in the Keystone State for months now WSOP/888 is still the leading platform in the US in overall aggregate traffic, although PokerStars PA has been pulling ahead […]

Pennsylvania Online Poker Cascades Down in August Yet Again

Pennsylvania sees online poker decline to $2.7 million in August after peaking at $5.4 million in March A second operator is planned to enter the Keystone State poker market with partypoker USA still awaiting an approval by the PGCB PokerStars continues to run promotions in the state of Pennsylvania with sizeable prize pools available August […]

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 […]

Live Poker Returns at SAHARA Las Vegas Every Weekend

Live poker is back in some capacity and if not in Pennsylvania, then at least in Las Vegas with the SAHARA Las Vegas Poker Room hosting No-Limit Hold’em Tournaments that will now run every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. While the Keystone State has to wait a while longer before live tournaments are reinstated, […]

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

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 […]

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 […]