Pokerstars Enters Second US State Since "Black Friday"

Published on November 6th, 2019 1:10 am EST

Poker is slowly returning to the US market.  Pennsylvania is in!When "Black Friday" took place in 2011, Pokerstars beat a hasty exit from the United States market. Many thought that they would never return.

Earlier this week, Pokerstars officially launched in Pennsylvania, making it the second US state - New Jersey is the other - to have opened their arms to the world's largest online poker site.

Pokerstars, via its locally licensed partner, the Mount Airy Casino Resort, is now currently the only legal online poker option in the state of Pennsylvania.

This means that, for the time being, Pokerstars has the nearly 13 million population of Pennsylvania to itself.

Pokerstars Casino has also been launched in Pennsylvania. FOX Bet, which is the joint sports betting venture between Pokerstars and Fox Sports, was already available prior to the launch of Pokerstars.


To celebrate their launch, Pokerstars is offering a number of promotions in order to get people to sign up for the site, including:

-daily $1,000 freerolls from November 7th to 16th
-a $20,000 freeroll on November 17th
-a $30 free play first deposit bonus offer
-a $100% deposit bonus of up to $600


Some have been frustrated by the slow spread of licensed and regulated online poker in the United States, though things seem to be picking up thanks to last year's decision by the US Supreme Court to allow states to decide whether or not they want to offer legal sports betting. The four major professional sports leagues have jumped at the opportunity to open up several new revenue streams, and this relaxed stance towards online sports betting will likely benefit poker as well.


Pokerstars has had to jump through an enormous amount of hoops to get to this point, though they are hoping that this is the start of a full-fledged return to the US market.


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