PokerStars Given Approval to Provide Online Poker in Pennsylvania

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It has been made official that PokerStars is going to be given the permission to operate in the state of Pennsylvania as the poker site of the state goes live which is likely to happen in 2019.

A date has not been fixed for the launch of online gambling in Keystone State. Finally, the lawmakers have passed the legislation for legalizing the online casinos after they came close in the last two years. However, the residents of Pennsylvania are waiting to play in the online casinos. Several players were expecting a fall or summer launch but the process of licensing has taken more time than it was expected to.

PokerStars in Pennsylvania

Presently, New Jersey is taken to be the only state where PokerStars Operates. However, the most famous and largest online poker website might have a larger presence in the United States pretty soon.

This comes as a good new to the internet poker industry of America. Nonetheless, there are some lawmakers in the state who have fought in order to keep this site out of the state. California is one such state. This is one state that might not pass the law of internet gambling in near future. There are some politicians of Golden State who opposes the approval of a license for poker sites which operated in the United States before Black Friday that is going to eliminate PokerStars.

The lawmakers of Pennsylvania have taken a different stance. The Keystone state has approved the license for this online poker casino. Stars Group combining with Mohegan Sun Pocono had been granted permission for launching the gaming sites. A launching date has not been set but many are speculating that it is going to be within mid 2019.

According to new Pennsylvania law, only land-based will be able to apply for iGaming licenses. However, this is not going to stop PokerStars since it is forming a partnership with Mount Airy Casino that is situated in Mount Pocono.

It has also been announced by the Stars Group that the partnership deal made with Eldorado Resort based in Nevada that can bring the poker site to many more states later on.

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As PokerStars had been struggling for the online gaming market of New Jersey in 2016, many people expected that it is going to lead to a revival. Some people also felt that the online poker site in the state is going to be hit due to the new competition.

However, this hasn’t been the case. PokerStars has failed to dominate in the market of New Jersey and the largest poker site has not done much for helping the state for increasing the revenue obtained from poker.

Hence, it is pretty difficult to predict what effect PokerStars is going to have on Pennsylvania poker Industry. In the month of May, Delaware, New Jersey, and Nevada agreed on pool merger with WSOP.com with the expectation that it is going to increase the revenue for each of the states. However, so far, the revenue hasn’t changed.