The much-anticipated launch of online poker in Pennsylvania is finally here, thanks to PokerStars

With the launch, a new PA online casino is now available to state residents (and visitors).

Earlier this month, PokerStars PA and PokerStars Casino began testing in accordance with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB). All of it is under the umbrella of the Fox Bet brand, which also offers PA online sports betting.

As a result after two successful days of testing, PokerStars PA received the green light from the PGCB to become fully operational on Wednesday, Nov. 5.

Poker and casino apps accessible through iOS and Android

PokerStars Casino is available on mobile platforms via apps for both Android and iOS. The latter is in the App Store; Android users need to head to the PokerStars.bet site to download the app directly.

The Keystone State now has four online options with the others being: Hollywood Casino, Rivers Online CasinoandPlaySugarHouse. It is interesting to note that PokerStars Casino is the only operator to have Android and iOS apps from launch.

Getting started at PokerStars

Presently, PokerStars offers quite a few methods for depositing, including:

  • Visa/Mastercard
  • Echecks
  • PayNearMe
  • Stars Transfer

As long as you already have a Fox Bet account, you do not need to set up a new account. With the PokerStars and Fox Bet integration, the advantage of having a shared wallet means you can use Fox Bet balances to play at PokerStars and the PokerStars Casino games.

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PokerStars tournaments and cash games galore in PA

The biggest news in the state for online poker is a series that will guarantee $1 million: the PA Championship of Online Poker.

PokerStars also celebrated its debut with the $30,000 We Are in Pennsylvania Freeroll.

In case you are looking for cash-game play, PokerStars offers a wide variety of options.

No-limit hold’em, pot-limit Omaha and limit hold’em are the standard offerings. However, PokerStars has also included some of the lesser-known poker games including:

  • 8-Game
  • Razz
  • Triple Draw
  • Stud

Cash games are also on offer although for now, the highest stakes that are running include several tables of $2.50/$5 no-limit hold’em.

PokerStars casino launches with a wide variety of slots and table games

The casino is directly located within the poker client. Just tab over to check out the PokerStars Casino offerings of online slots and table games.

Players have their choice of 44 slot games, including the popular Divine Fortune progressive slot. Divine Fortune has already paid out some dizzying jackpots in PA alone.

Table game choices include blackjack, baccarat and European roulette.

Like the casino option, the Fox Bet Sportsbook tab is also located within the PokerStars software.