PokerStars launches in Pennsylvania

November 04, 2019inPoker

Pennsylvanians… PokerStars is back!

Today FOX Bet announced it has launched PokerStars in Pennsylvania, the first online poker room to open in the state. Pennsylvania becomes the second state to which PokerStars has returned after having launched in New Jersey in early 2016.

Players in the Keystone State can play real money online poker on the PokerStars site, as well as games in the PokerStars Casino and on the new FOX Bet app that went live in September.

“We’re excited to launch PokerStars as the first and currently the only online poker option available to players in Pennsylvania,” said FOX Bet President Matt Primeaux, who adds that the simultaneous launch of PokerStars Casino and the already available FOX Bet means “we’re currently the only online provider offering all three forms of regulated gaming in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.”

It was just over two years ago that lawmakers in Pennsylvania first passed online gambling legislation. The Stars Group’s locally licensed partner in Pennsylvania is the Mount Airy Casino Resort in Pocono.

“We’re constantly investing in our player experience,” said Todd Greenberg, COO and General Manager at Mount Airy Casino Resort. “In 2019 that means going beyond brick and mortar improvements to bringing customers to 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.”

Players in the state are excited, too, including PokerStars Ambassador and Pennsylvanian Jennifer Shahade.

“Finally, PokerStars is available in my hometown and I couldn’t be more thrilled,” said Shahade. “Players in Pennsylvania have been looking forward to this day, and I can’t wait to be a part of all the action. Hope to see many of you on the tables!”

Both real and play money games on PokerStars are available to players in Pennsylvania. As part of the launch, there will be a number of special events and promotions, including…

  • daily $1,000 “welcome freerolls” from November 7-16
  • another $20,000 welcome freeroll on November 17
  • a first deposit bonus offer of $30 free play by using the code FREE30
  • a 100% deposit bonus up to $600 by using the code STARS600

The PokerStars Casino includes a variety of slots — including both those developed in-house and familiar, award-winning titles — as well as blackjack, roulette, and other casino games. Meanwhile sports bettors in Pennsylvania can wager on a wide variety of American and international sports using FOX Bet.

Players in Pennsylvania are invited to visit the newly-launched site at

Are you in Pennsylvania and last played on PokerStars many years ago? Take a look at this helpful article from PokerStars School’s Pete Clarke covering what you’ve missed, strategy-wise.



PokerStars staff

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