The World Series of Poker is now available online to players in Pennsylvania, following approval for WSOP.com to go live from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB), following a number of days of testing & configuration which concluded on Thursday.
The WSOP.com poker site (which is currently offering legal online poker to residents in Nevada and New Jersey), announced on July 7 the launch of the WSOP.com brand in Pennsylvania in collaboration with Harrah’s Philadelphia (Caesars Entertainment).
Other poker operators in the state include PokerStars PA (also licensed to operate online casino in Pennsylvania), PartyPoker USA (via BetMGM) and Borgata.
In order to register & play, players must be physically located in Pennsylvania. Players can link their Caesars Rewards account with rake on the poker site earning points toward which can be used experiences across the Caesars Entertainment portfolio.
Players will have the opportunity to win satellites and packages for the $10,000 2021 World Series of Poker Main Event which takes place in Las Vegas this September.
“We are thrilled to be bringing WSOP.com to the state of Pennsylvania,.. The players who join us at WSOP.com are the true winners of this expansion. Our team is laser-focused on providing the most value to poker players in the state, and we are optimistic about the potential of our online poker product” Ty Stewart, SVP of the WSOP
In addition to an on WSOP Online bracelet schedule which will run on WSOP.com from July 1st to August 1st, newly announced daily bracelet events for players in the state will be held from August 8-15 offering more opportunities to win WSOP bracelets online. Poker affiliates in Pennsylvania will be able to promote the brand in the state.
While traffic on the site will be ring-fenced, Pennsylvania could join or form an interstate compact which allows cross-border pooling of players, like the Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement (MSIGA) which currently includes 3 states: Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey.
Gambling affiliates with pennsylvania poker-related search rankings are primed to cash in on this new traffic source via gambling affiliate programs which enable poker affiliate to earn revenue share or CPA for the players they refer to online poker sites.