Pennsylvania Online Poker Laws

Pennsylvania Online Poker Law

On Oct. 26, 2017, the state legislature approved a bill that would allow casino gambling at truck stops, airports, and online, including fantasy sports. The bill was signed by Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf four days later.

The entire process took much longer than most people anticipated, but online poker in the Keystone State finally launched on Nov. 4. 2019. After only two days of limited-hour testing during the soft launch, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board gave its final approval for full operations and on Nov. 6, PokerStars PA opened for 24-hour online poker action.

PokerStars remained the only option in Pennsylvania until 2021, when BetMGM Poker and Borgata Poker were both launched in the state in April of 2021. joined the others in July 2021.