Pennsylvania Sees First Online Casino and Poker Room
November 8, 2019
It's official. While the Pennsylvania legislature had already approved provisions that would allow its residents to play online casino games and poker, it took a while for the first online provider to step to the forefront. That wait is over as FOX Bet has finally announced the its launch of PokerStars and the affiliated PokerStars Casino.
With the launch, Pennsylvania residents will now have access to the largest online poker website in the world. For avid Pennsylvania poker players, this is the equivalent of having their wildest dreams come true. It's noteworthy that FOX Bet had originally planned to launch its new platform in September but decided to work carefully through testing before going to market.
In addition to the poker site, residents will also be getting access to the PokerStars proprietary online casino. The new casino will feature table games, video poker and access to some of the best video slot games in the world. This comes compliments of some of the top online software developers in the gambling industry. All of this will be available to players via their home computers and favorite mobile devices (smartphones, tablets). To celebrate this historic launch, players will also be getting access to a number of exciting bonus promotions to help them get the online casino ball rolling.
In a press release, Fox Bet CEO Robin Chhabra stated: “We’ll be bringing some of our most popular games and tournaments enjoyed by players around the world and tailoring them for the Pennsylvania market. It’s a fresh start, so we’ll have a new tournament schedule designed specifically for the market and we’ll aim to be flexible with that in response to player demand. Anyone who has made the trip to play on PokerStars in New Jersey will see a lot of similarities — and some key differences — in our PA offering.”
The PokerStars poker room and online casino will be available to individuals who are residing in Pennsylvania at the time they access the website. Players must be 21 years of age or older, proof of age will be required prior to the player making deposits or withdrawals. The website will initially offer low-stakes poker as part of a soft opening initiative. When the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) confirms everything is operating as intended, players will get full-blown access to a full slate of poker options and casino games. The full launch is expected by November 6.