World Series Of Poker Officially Live Online In Pennsylvania

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By Lou Monaco

After approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and three days of testing concluding Thursday, the World Series of Poker is officially live online to players in the Keystone State.

WSOP.com, currently in Nevada and New Jersey, announced on July 7 it would launch online poker in Pennsylvania, partnering with Harrah’s Philadelphia (Caesars Entertainment).

Pennsylvania now has three poker operators in the state: PokerStars PA (November 2019), which also operates an online casino in Pennsylvania, and partypoker USA via BetMGM and Borgata Poker (April 2021).

Getting Started

To get started, players must be physically located in Pennsylvania and register for an online account by visiting WSOP.com/start.

Players can deposit funds and begin taking advantage of special promotions on their mobile or desktop devices. Once signed up, players can link to their Caesars Rewards account, where every hand played earns points toward unforgettable dining, entertainment, and hospitality experiences across the Caesars Entertainment enterprise, including Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack, where players can visit the property to withdraw/deposit funds at the cage.

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The platform is launching today with special sign up promotions, newly announced bracelet events and weekly tournaments for gamblers in Pennsylvania, and daily satellites with buy-ins as low as $1 that provide an opportunity to win a seat at the crown jewel of poker tournaments, The Main Event in Las Vegas this fall.

“We are thrilled to be opening up WSOP.com to the state of Pennsylvania,” Ty Stewart, SVP of the World Series of Poker at Caesars Entertainment, said in a news release. “The real winners in this expansion are the players who join us at WSOP.com. Our team is laser-focused on providing the most value to poker players in the state and are confident in the potential of our online poker product.

“With our industry best sign-up promotions and the special bracelet series catered specifically to players in Pennsylvania, we welcome all players, from the casuals to the professionals and everyone in between.”

WSOP Online Bracelet Series

Adding onto the previously announced WSOP Online bracelet schedule from July 1-Aug. 1, newly announced daily bracelet events for players in the state will be Aug. 8-15 for more opportunities to win official WSOP bracelets online.

Free Play and Freeroll Promotions

Starting today, players who deposit a minimum of $10 into their account will be rewarded with $50 in free play, a 100% match on all deposits up to $1,000, and seven freeroll tickets into the Welcome Week Freerolls.

First-time depositors who make a deposit by Aug. 15 will also receive a ticket to participate in an exclusive $50,000 Depositors Freeroll on Sunday, Aug. 22.

The freeroll will award three seats to the WSOP Main Event: two (2) seats to the top tournament finishers, and one (1) seat from a randomly selected drawing of all players that entered.

Last year, WSOP Online’s domestic series generated prize pools totaling $26,871,265 across 31 bracelet events, with an average of more than $865,000 per tournament.

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Lou Monaco
Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.
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Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.
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