PokerStars has long been the only site offering legal poker in the state of Pennsylvania, but that’s all about to change as BetMGM Poker PA, and Borgata Poker PA are ready to launch. The duo finally became fully operational and available to Pennsylvania poker fans on April 29.
This might not be good news for PokerStars PA, but it’s certainly good news for poker players in the state, especially considering the two have different iGaming licenses. Besides, players will have the opportunity to take advantage of welcome bonuses on both sites.
Benefits for the Pennsylvania Poker Market
This March, online poker showed lower revenues than March last year, so these two sites will likely give the market the boost it sorely needs.
What’s more, competition is always welcome, and it often benefits people using the offered products. The same goes for the PA poker market.
Pennsylvania is the fifth most populated state in the US, which can only mean this major gambling scene requires more poker sites.
PokerStars will now have to up its game if it wants to preserve its dominance, with Borgata and BetMGM Poker likely to do the same.
It’s important to note this development represents big news for the industry at large. The US has only five states with regulated online poker, with the other four being New Jersey, Michigan, Delaware, and Nevada.
As Pennsylvania is seeing the expansion of its online poker market and Michigan welcoming legal poker as the fifth US state, other states will take notice and consider legalizing online poker as well.
What Do Borgata and BetMGM Poker Bring to the Players of Pennsylvania?
The two poker sites will stick to the regular roster of poker games, including No-Limit Texas Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha (Hi and Hi-Lo), and Fixed Limit Hold’em.
However, players will also profit from a wide range of cash games, tourneys, fast-fold cash games, sit & go tournaments, and spin & go. Stakes will go all the way from $0.01 to $60, which is usually enough for most players.
As for high rollers, tournaments with much higher buy-ins and prize pools of $10,000 and even $40,000 will be available.
Bear in mind that the entire offering will be largely similar between Borgata and BetMGM, as both sites are part of the same partypoker US Network, while the poker apps use the same platform.
Despite that, PA poker players will have more than enough diversity, especially those willing to try out all three sites now on the market.