While it has already been about two years since online poker was legalized in Pennsylvania, the state is yet to have an operational online poker room. However, for online poker lovers, the wait is soon going to end as PokerStars has announced to launch its online poker platform in the state this coming Monday.
PokerStars will also be the first online poker room to launch in Pennsylvania. Talking to play Pennsylvania on the sidelines of a meeting, Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) spokesperson Douglas Harbach said “We have staff prepared to initiate and oversee a test launch this Monday of another online casino gaming site, this one licensed under Mount Airy Casino and their suite of casino-type games.
At this juncture, it would include the testing of a poker game. The caveat is always that if issues come up, then the beginning of the testing could slide.”
Only players from within the borders of Pennsylvania will be allowed to play online poker on the platform as of now.
There are seven licensed casino operators in the state which are allowed to launch online poker operations in the state.
Starting Monday, the coming week, Pokerstars will initiate a soft launch of the online poker platform. Following the soft launch which includes a public testing period, the online poker platform would transition to go into full-proof action.
The gambling operator was fined for offering online gambling products to the local Dutch Customers through its online gambling website PokerStars.eu.