The WSOP is officially launching on online platform in the Keystone State
Ever since the coronavirus pandemic hit the country, Pennsylvania’s online poker market has gotten plenty of attention. Currently, the state runs a one-man show with a current partnership the state officials have with PokerStars; however, that monopoly could be ending soon. The World Series of Poker (WSOP) confirmed last week that it has filed for a license to run operations in the Keystone State; the organization is awaiting regulatory approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) so it can start with online poker operations. This move can lead the state to have increased online traffic and more revenue.
WSOP operates online poker services in the other three states with legislation for it: Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware. Now, through a partnership the organization has with the international online gambling powerhouse 888 Holdings, the service is about to enter Pennsylvania, as well. According to what the PGCB said last week, the 888poker platform was ready to be launched; however, there haven’t been any more details released about the possible date in which it will happen. A few things need to occur before the poker operation can run successfully in the state.
Doug Harbach, Director of Communications at the state gambling regulator, confirmed that some background work, which is still in progress. The investigative team needs to make sure that WSOP will comply 100% with state laws and regulations. The first announcement regarding the plans for WSOP to enter Pennsylvania came in April when 888 Holdings CEO Itai Pazner confirmed that WSOP was getting ready to enter operations in a new state.