Pennsylvania Online Poker News
Will 2017 be the year that Pennsylvanians finally get legal and regulated online poker? It’s been a long, multi-year process to this point, but many believe that 2017 marks the best chance for the state to pass a bill legalizing online poker.
Standing in the way are disagreements over the merits of regulating online gambling, differing positions on who should be able to be licensed, and disputes over the particulars such as tax rate.
One thing that all agree on: If Pennsylvania were to regulate online poker, the state would become the largest market for legal online poker in the United States. Currently only three other states offer legal online poker: New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware. Pennsylvania is roughly as large as all three states combined.
Additionally, live poker has proven quite popular at Pennsylvania’s land-based casinos, so there’s little reason to believe that said popularity wouldn’t transfer over to the online version of the game.
Keep up on all the latest regarding efforts to bring legal, regulated online poker to Pennsylvania with our regularly updated news below.
PA's Jake Schindler has taken over the top spot on the state's all-time money list thanks to back-to-back final table appearances at the Poker Masters.
Pennsylvania lawmakers took another step along the long and arduous road towards legalizing online poker in the state this week by passing a budget plan.
A huge August propelled Leechburg, Pennsylvania native Matt Berkey up to seventh on the state's all-time tournament poker money leader's list.
Pennsylvania's largest and most successful live poker tournament series wrapped up last week at Parx Casino with a three-way chop in the $1,500 Main Event.
Live poker appears alive and well in Pennsylvania after the local industry posted some impressive live PA poker revenue numbers in July.