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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 […]

PokerStars Posts $2.7m in Revenue for January

PokerStars PA drove $2.7 million in revenue in the first month of 2021 The January revenue was 26% higher year-over-year but still far from the all-time high posted back in April Pennsylvania is soon hoping to see other poker brands as well as join the Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement, or the single liquidity The state […]

GGPoker Gets Licenses for Pennsylvania, But Only as Supplier

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has granted a license to GGPoker to enter the Keystone State Based on the license, GGPoker may only operate as a supplier and not a brand. In other words, it can supply poker products for other companies, not run it No official test dates have been set but GGPoker remains […]

Casinos in Pennsylvania See Results Fall by 22% YoY

Casinos in Pennsylvania see results fall by $800 million in 2020 year-over-year Digital gaming and sports betting prop up results from the ailing retail sector Poker operations still continue to grow at a modest pace Pennsylvania’s 13 casinos fell short by $800 million year-over-year in terms of revenue during 2020, data from the Pennsylvania Gaming […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

WSOP PA Announces $50K Depositor’s Freeroll

Following WSOP’s successful soft launch in Pennsylvania, the platform is launching its first promotions Players will be able to gain entry into the World Series $10,000 Main Event in Las Vegas if they place first or second in the upcoming $50K Depositor’s Freeroll A third ticket will be awarded randomly to one lucky player who […]

WSOP’s Launch is on the Cards for Pennsylvania

WSOP may finally be arriving in Pennsylvania, but will that change the current balance of powers PokerStars PA remains the dominant card room in the Keystone State for months now Borgata/BetMGM’s entry was modest, and revenue continues to remain low as the network targets new players The Keystone State may have a third poker operator […]

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 […]

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 […]