A new online poker site will enter the Pennsylvania market next week.
The World Series of Poker tweeted yesterday afternoon that WSOP.com will launch its Keystone State product on July 12. The company also announced that upgrades to the software would be implemented when its Pennsylvania rollout takes place.
HUGE NEWS: https://t.co/k6cF9BfdmO is coming soon to PA 😍 🚨 The #1 poker site in the nation will be launching on July 12. Expect the best sign up offer, the largest guarantees, and new a new and improved https://t.co/k6cF9BfdmO poker client. pic.twitter.com/tlky8SsyZB— WSOP (@WSOP) July 5, 2021
Around the same time as MGM’s entry, WSOP.com left some not-so-subtle hints that it would be making the same move. The company added tabs for the Pennsylvania client on its website without any explanation for it. Players using the client for New Jersey and Nevada are currently about to log into the software and play bracelet events for the 2021 WSOP Online Series. Pennsylvania players will not have that same luxury for this year. Online WSOP events will only be available for those two states for the duration of the series.
WSOP.com is operational in Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey. Those three jurisdictions have agreed to share player pools, which have created larger prize pools through more liquidity. It’s the only operational interstate player pool in the country.
WSOP.com will enter the Pennsylvania market nearly four years after online poker was officially legalized, leaving them with some catching up to do. PokerStars was first in, going live in the first week of November 2019. PokerStars enjoyed a monopoly in the state for roughly a year and a half until late April 2021 when BetMGM Poker and Borgata Poker, both powered by the partypoker US Network, launched bringing new competition to the market.
Now, WSOP.com will leverage one of the most popular brands in the poker industry to offer Pennsylvania grinders new incentives and a new place to play beginning on July 12.
Where else to play online poker in US?
There are numerous sites that are still US-friendly and offer real money games. Check out our article: 6 Best US Poker Sites 2021.