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PokerStars launches as first online poker brand in Pennsylvania


PokerStars has become the first online poker brand to go live in Pennsylvania after it launched in the state in partnership with Fox Bet, the joint venture between its parent company The Stars Group and broadcaster Fox Sports.

Both PokerStars and its PokerStars Casino online casino sister brand are live in Pennsylvania, operating alongside Fox Bet after it launched in Pennsylvania in September. The three brands are also active in New Jersey.

Players in Pennsylvania can access a selection of poker games, tournaments and promotional offers at, while PokerStars Casino will offer a range of online slots titles, as well as card, table and live casino games such as roulette and blackjack.

PokerStars and PokerStars Casino are now available across mobile and desktop in Pennsylvania.

“We’re proud to say we’re currently the only online provider offering all three forms of regulated gaming (sports betting, casino and poker) in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,” Fox Bet president Matt Primeaux said.

Todd Greenberg, chief operating officer and general manager at the Mount Airy Casino Resort, Fox Bet’s partner in Pennsylvania, added: “We’re constantly investing in our player experience, and in 2019 that means going beyond brick and mortar improvements to bring customers one of the most exciting gaming options available.

“Through strategic partnerships like our affiliation with PokerStars, Mount Airy is committed to offering the most cutting-edge gaming experience possible.”

The Pennsylvania launch is the latest phase of the Fox Bet initiative. In May, it was revealed that Fox Sports and The Stars Group would launch a new sports betting service in the US.

Fox Sports agreed to acquire a 4.99% stake in the PokerStars operator as part of the agreement, paying $236m.