Mount Airy Casino Resort is one of the original nine casino license holders that applied for a $10 million PA online gambling license to operate online poker, online slots, and online table games.
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Mount Airy Casino online casino plans
Mount Airy Casino Resort’s plan for PA online gambling plan became clear on Aug. 10, 2018. That’s when The Stars Group, the parent company of the world’s largest online poker site PokerStars, announced it would soon be launching PA online poker, PA online casino, and PA online sports betting sites in partnership with the casino resort.
Most of PokerStars’ and Mount Airy’s plan got the thumbs up from regulators when the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) approved Mount Airy’s interactive gaming petition.
Back in August, when the two sides inked the deal, the plan included the launch of a full suite of online gambling products and online and mobile sports betting under The Stars Group’s BetStars brand.
The sites launched in early September.
PokerStars in the US
Of course, the US Department of Justice closed the US market to PokerStars in 2011. The DOJ charged principals in the company with various money laundering, bank fraud, and illegal gambling offenses.
PokerStars has since changed ownership, settled the case, and returned to the US in 2016. However, it came back in New Jersey only after regulators approved the launch of a PokerStars NJ online poker and casino site.
The Stars Group also launched online and mobile sports betting under its BetStars brand in NJ in 2018.
Signing up for PokerStars PA
Registration at PokerStars PA is a relatively simple and easy process. It takes just a few minutes and requires only minimal personal information. The process is similar to PokerStars in NJ.
Mount Airy bonuses and promos
New players at PokerStars in PA are entitled to part of a rather unique online gambling welcome bonus.
When a player makes his or her first deposit, they get:
- A match deposit bonus
- Free spins
- Progressive Jackpot Slot bonus
- The chance to win up to $1,000 in cash
This all happens over the first five days after a player signs up and deposits $20, $50, or $100 or more using various promo codes based on the amount of the deposit.
The online poker and casino sites are integrated, meaning you need just one account and one wallet to play both. However, the bonuses can only be used to play PokerStars Casino games.
Deposits and withdrawals on PokerStars
PokerStars online offers one of the wider variety of deposit options in that market.
However, issues with online gambling transactions among a number of issuing banks mean many credit card and debit card transactions will be declined.
That means the wide variety of alternative methods of deposit PokerStars offered in PA becomes even more important. The following deposit methods are available:
- Instant eChecks
- Stars Transfer
- Cash at the Mount Airy Cage
- PokerStars Play+ Card
As has become the norm with online casino sites, players will be able to withdraw money the same way they deposited it. Plus, they can always get a check by mail.
Mount Airy casino games
PokerStars is doing its best to be more than just an online poker site. That means offering a wide variety of blackjack, roulette, video poker, slots, and alternative casino games on the site.
PokerStars PA has 47 titles online. Most come from NYX Gaming’s proprietary games studio, NextGen.
The progressive slot, Divine Fortune, is among the site’s most popular titles.
Other popular slot titles include:
- Guns N’ Roses
- DaVinci Diamonds
There are nine types of video blackjack titles available. They include:
- Atlantic City
- Double Deck Atlantic City
Six types of poker, including:
- Jacks or Better
- Double Double Bonus
- Deuces Wild
- Joker Poker
- Double Bonus
And two varieties of roulette.
Despite not having a huge selection of games overall, PokerStars NJ has online blackjack covered. In fact, there are nine different blackjack alternatives and each should migrate to PA.
Here’s the complete list:
- Classic Blackjack
- Live Blackjack
- Atlantic City Blackjack
- European Blackjack
- Premium Atlantic City Blackjack
- Premium Blackjack
- Double Deck Atlantic City Blackjack
- Double Deck Blackjack
Stakes start at $0.10, there are games with optional side bets, and the site offers just about every Blackjack rule variation out there.
When it comes to Roulette, PokerStars PA barely covers the basics, but that might be a good thing for players. European Roulette is there, but the high house edge American Roulette is not.
There is also Live Roulette.
Other PokerStars Casino games
PokerStar PAJ also offers the alternative casino game Heads-Up Hold’em. Which is no surprise, considering its a poker game.
This is a relatively high RTP casino game.
Mount Airy online poker
This is without a doubt the best poker software in the business and it has helped PokerStars become the world’s largest online poker site.
PokerStars PA will no doubt be eagerly anticipating PA signing a multi-state agreement, so it can share player pools across its NJ and PA sites and begin its latest attempt at US online poker domination. That is probably more than a year away though, so don’t hold your breath in the meantime.
However, the company’s experience, early market entrance, and its superior software should make it the online poker market leader in PA from the jump.
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Mount Airy Online Casino Review
Mount Airy’s online casino will feature some big-name firepower. The casino’s online gaming partner is The Stars Group. The company’s products include BetStars, CasinoStars, and, of course, PokerStars.