Clicky

WSOP's Pennsylvania Launch Delayed Until Next Year - PennsylvaniaCasinos.com News : PennsylvaniaCasinos.com News
wsop-logo
Published on
Update on

It has been about a year since online poker went live in the Keystone State. There were some pretty high expectations for the sector even though it contributes very little to gaming revenue. So far, the biggest development has been the entry of PokerStars, one of the biggest poker brands on the planet. Even though online poker rooms have not flooded the market yet, there are still some very high hopes that poker lovers in the state will have way more online poker options to choose from.

Earlier this month, renowned online poker operator 888 Holdings was granted an interactive gaming manufacturer license by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB). Unsurprisingly, this move ignited a lot of excitement. This is especially because it implies that one more online poker brand would be making a debut in the state thus ending PokerStars’ monopoly.

888 Holdings is a renowned B2B supplier of poker solutions to popular gaming brands including the very popular WSOP.com. The approval of the company’s license thus means that the WSOP poker brand could be making a debut in the state. However, poker enthusiasts will be waiting for much longer for the poker option to arrive in the state.

According to a representative from Caesars, there is no specific launch date for the new online poker platform but a timeline may be hinted at in early 2021. Fortunately, the approval of 888 Holdings’ license is certainly going to make the process a lot easier.

A Few Things to Consider

As stated earlier, some things are set to make the launch easier for WSOP.com Pa. Even so, some things that are also specific to the state are certainly going to have an impact on the arrival of the new poker operation.

One of these pertains to the Keystone State’s gambling regulations and requirements. For instance, the WSOP will need to establish a separate server to cater to the Pennsylvanian market. Likely, the operator is already making plans for this.

One of the things that will also probably be put into considerations is the establishment of shared player liquidity with WSOP sites in other states. Pennsylvania is yet to offer any clarification on the possibility of being part of an interstate poker compact. Lots of poker players are, of course, hoping that this will come to pass simply because it would allow them to play against larger fields alongside players from other states. It will also make room for bigger tournaments with bigger prize pools.

Latest Headlines

Philadelphia Casino Fined $100K As PCGB Doubles Down on Compliance Enforcement

Stadium Casino RE, LLC, operator of Live! Casino and Hotel Philadelphia, was recently slapped with a $100,000 fine for collecting proxy sports wagers, a blatant violation of the Pennsylvania Gaming Act. The violation involved more than $287,000 in phone wagers on sports over a period of eight days at the casino. This kind of wagering […]

Bragg Gaming Group Expands Market Reach with BetMGM Content Launch in Pennsylvania

Bragg Gaming Group Inc. (BRAG) is making headlines again, this time by extending its successful partnership with BetMGM into the Pennsylvania market. This move further solidifies Bragg’s position as a key player in the iGaming sector and represents a clever way to strengthen the company’s presence in North America. Leveraging the cutting-edge FuzeTM promotional features, […]

Pennsylvania Welcomes 4ThePlayer As Its Latest iGaming Provider

Fast-rising iGaming provider 4ThePlayer has recently received formal approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) to join the state’s rapidly expanding online casino sector. This important milestone enables 4ThePlayer to provide its captivating and inventive games to gamblers in Pennsylvania, contributing to its further expansion inside the US. Along with Connecticut, Michigan, and New […]

Pennsylvania State Gaming Board Targets Child Safety in Casinos with New Campaign

A new crackdown on child neglect and underage gambling has been unveiled by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB), with an emphasis on making sure all gaming venues in the state are safe and following all regulations. To support these enforcement efforts, the PGCB has launched the “Don’t Gamble with Kids” public awareness campaign. Needless […]

Mohegan Digital Debuts New iGaming Option in Pennsylvania

Mohegan Digital, a pioneering force in the gambling industry, has recently unveiled its newest offering, an immersive online casino experience developed exclusively for the state of Pennsylvania. This marks yet another great development for the state’s lucrative iGaming sector. The launch is a triumph of ingenuity and complexity, and it was created under the capable […]

Similar Stories in Gambling

Philadelphia Casino Fined $100K As PCGB Doubles Down on Compliance Enforcement

Stadium Casino RE, LLC, operator of Live! Casino and Hotel Philadelphia, was recently slapped with a $100,000 fine for collecting proxy sports wagers, a blatant violation of the Pennsylvania Gaming Act. The violation involved more than $287,000 in phone wagers on sports over a period of eight days at the casino. This kind of wagering […]

Pennsylvania State Gaming Board Targets Child Safety in Casinos with New Campaign

A new crackdown on child neglect and underage gambling has been unveiled by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB), with an emphasis on making sure all gaming venues in the state are safe and following all regulations. To support these enforcement efforts, the PGCB has launched the “Don’t Gamble with Kids” public awareness campaign. Needless […]

Online Gambling and Credit Card Debt Amid Pennsylvania’s Growth Streak

Pennsylvania State Senator Wayne Fontana (D-Allegheny) is advocating for stricter regulations on online gambling payment options, citing concerns about rising credit card debt among players. Now that online gaming and sports betting have joined Pennsylvania’s traditional brick-and-mortar casinos as part of the state’s gaming expansion, Fontana is spearheading a legislative effort to revise the regulations […]

Supremeland Makes US Market Debut with Pennsylvania License

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has granted an interim license to Supremeland, a prominent gaming provider, allowing it to join the US market for the first time. This interim license is a common step in obtaining a license in the lucrative Keystone State gaming market. Supremeland joins the ranks of other successful applicants who […]