Almost two years ago, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed online gaming into law. Now is the time we see this online gaming bill come into action. All licensed online gaming operators which have successfully completed testing of their platform will go-live at 15 July.
The online gaming market in the state of Pennsylvania is scheduled to go live during the week of July 15, according to an April 16 letter from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to Interactive Gaming Certificate Holders and Gaming Operators.
There would be a soft week which would allow some limited access to the online gaming. /this is done to extract as much data as they can about the player’s experience and any new measures which needs to be seriously adapted. Thus this soft week would be there to test if the things are going as planned or not and if not then what can be introduced to get the most out of them.
In the three months before the identified launch period, industry stakeholders will have the opportunity to submit all required documentation and complete all testing.
To go for the online gaming industry, the testing needs to be cleared and the gaming providers would be able to offer their services to their clients as soon as the testings for that particular provider is done
With that being said, The Pennsylvania will become the fourth state to offer legal regulated online poker, following Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey.
It is estimated that the state of Pennsylvania will immediately become the largest online poker market in the US.
All of the major online poker platforms that are currently in operation in other US states are expected to be available in Pennsylvania, including PokerStars, WSOP.com, partypoker and 888.