PokerStars is Ready to Take a Seat in the Newly Regulated State of Pennsylvania
PokerStars announced they are ready to take a seat at the tables in the newly regulated state of Pennsylvania once everything gets sorted out with online poker. PokerStars may have to partner up with someone to get their seat in the Keystone state with the way legalization and regulations are. PokerStars and its parent company, Stars Group does not operate a land-based facility in the state which is required to be able to offer online activities.
The recently passed House Bill 2150 details that only 12 land-based casinos have the legal right to acquire an online license, with the possibility of a 13th for the soon to open Live! Hotel & Casino that is scheduled to open its doors in the near future.
PokerStars is pretty confident with being able to get their foot in the door whether it be breaking ground on a land-based facility in the state or finding a partnership agreement deal with one of the current operators in the state. Stars Group is and has been planning on being one of the first poker sites to enter the state. Chief Legal Officer, Marlon Goldstein said that they are PokerStars entrance ticket is through a partnership deal, but did not disclose which land-based operator they had their eyes on.