This is a discussion on Update on online poker in PA. within the online poker forums, in the Online Poker section; https://www.playpennsylvania.com/pa-online-casino-launch-july-2019/
For the TLDR folks; It looks like July 1st. For those who don't see what the big deal is, truth is PA has had options
For the TLDR folks; It looks like July 1st. For those who don't see what the big deal is, truth is PA has had options for online poker, but nothing that made it reasonably easy to make deposits. Once launched the number of folks who will drop a $50 deposit to play for the weekend or deposit enough to cover the buy-in for an interesting MTT should bloom. It's also the first big state to launch and the only other state (besides DE) that doesn't contain other gaming destinations like AC or Vegas. It's new ground on many levels and will be watched closely. Success in PA could easily escalate roll-outs in other states. Failure in PA will probably doom online poker in the USA for a generation. Few states have the dynamics the PA market has that should spell success and if PA can't make it work the opinion of other states will probably be not to try.
In short, Pennsylvania online poker is a big deal for US online poker.
So does this mean all major poker sites like PokerStars and 888 poker are gonna be open to PA players on July 1?
It's still an estimated launch date, and I'm sure some sites will lag behind others, but yes; pokerstars, partypoker, 888, IGT/William Hill, Unibet/Kindred, GAN/Kambi, SBTech, and Rush Street have all purchased licences and developed software to launch in PA.
Well... That's what I think anyway.