Operating under its parent company, The Stars Group, PokerStars Casino PA has been in business since late 2019 after a partnership with Mount Airy Casino, located in Mt. Pocono, Pennsylvania. PokerStars is a long-time brand under The Stars Group, gaining recognition for its online poker site, and in the last couple of years, the brand also has partnered with FOX Sports to create FOXBet, a sports betting platform.
Needless to say, PokerStars has you covered for whatever you may need when it comes to online gambling with its online casino, online poker room and sportsbook ties. But how good is its casino product? newly branded sportsbook, there is also an online poker room as well. How is the quality of the product, though? As you’ll see, there’s a lot to like.
|+ The Stars Group brand name recognition||X Playthrough amount is a bit much|
|+ Rewards program|
|+ Intuitive interface|
PokerStars Casino PA does have unique offerings. The only issue with them really is that there is a lot of information for a new player to dig through. Starting with the welcome offer, players can receive up to $1,500 in matched deposits at a 100% rate and potentially earn upwards of $1000 in bonuses for slots. Here’s how (PokerStars Bonus Code PA):
On the surface, this is a fine welcome offer, but where it gets a bit more chaotic is the playthrough or wagering requirement, or the amount of money you must wager to receive the bonus funds. In order to receive the full amount, you must earn 5 Redemption Points per $1. However, not all Redemption Points are created equally, and the site has an exhaustive list
As you will see, the money can range from $1 to $246 depending on the type of game you play. So, if you play the games that are $1 per Redemption Point, that would be a 25x playthrough. Not bad compared to other online casinos.
But if you play solely the games that require $246 per redemption point (slots with an RTP of 99.87%), you’re looking at a monstrous playthrough amount of 1230x ($246 multiplied by 5 points). So, be sure to review the chart above and match it with your desired gaming experience, and keep in mind you have just one month to complete the match to collect your PokerStars deposit bonus. You must opt-in to this promotion.
There is another offer as well where a new player can get a $50 bonus just by wagering $1. Upon signing up, simply wager $1 on any casino game and you will get $50 in bonus funds. Players must complete the wager within 5 days of joining and opt-in. Players must also earn 2x the Redemption Points of the bonus to be able to access it as real cash.
|Deposit Bonus||Three 100% Matches|
|Total Bonus||$1,500 in matches; $1,000 for slots|
|Promo Code||"WELCOME1", "WELCOME2", WELCOME3"|
The registration process at PokerStars Casino PA is easy and simple to complete. Players will simply need to provide an email address, create a username and password and agree to the terms of service. This creates an account, but there is more if you wish to create a real money account.
The additional information is standard: name, address, last four digits of your Social Security number. You will also create security questions and allow for geolocation software to confirm you are in The Keystone State when playing for real money. You may also be asked to provide additional documentation, such as a state-issued ID or passport, to further establish your identity.
All deposits require a minimum amount of $10. No method is particularly easier than another one, but we’ve found that PayPal is the quickest way to input information to get your account stocked with funds. These funds are received by your account almost immediately.
Withdrawals could take anywhere from 3-10 days, but again, PayPal is the best option as this results in a near instant withdrawal, whereas bank/wire transfers could take 3-5 days.
Upon signing up for an account, players will gain access to the Stars Rewards Program. With this program, existing players will advance and receive new “chests” in which the user can win StarsCoins. This is currency that is used for the online rewards store or used to play games.
You will see a progress bar at the top of the page that will fill up as you continue to play on the site. There are six levels, and the chests progress in this order: Blue, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Diamond and Black. Each chest will contain a different amount of coins, with a different range of outcomes.
Live Casino games are becoming more and more popular as online casino play continues to become more prevalent in the United States. This Live Casino atmosphere gives players as close to an authentic casino experience as they will receive from home as a dealer is streamed to your computer or PokerStars app from a studio. Here, the options are fairly limited, with four total offerings. These games include Infinite Blackjack, American Roulette, Blackjack and Auto Roulette.
While PokerStars Casino PA may not have the most game choices we’ve ever seen, the library consists of 80 slots (two jackpot), four live dealer games and a total of 14 table/card games. Some of the popular titles include:
Slots: Divine Fortune, Mercy of the Gods, Frog of Fortune, Wild Worlds, Lion Storm and Diamond Stars Classic.
Live Casino Games: Two blackjack and two roulette options.
Table Games: Jacks or Better, Tens of Better, Aces & Eights.
Players are unable to demo games in free play mode, unfortunately. You can only play them after creating a real money account.
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Although players are unable to demo the games in free play mode, when the player does create a real money account, the games operate at an extremely high level and load quickly without any elongated buffering times. As seen above, the quality or quantity also allows for a quality gaming experience, and each game allows for players to build their progress bar for the rewards program.
Regardless of the platform you are playing on, the experience with PokerStars Casino PA is streamlined and easy to navigate. From the desktop perspective, all of the information you’d ever need to know to operate completely and fully is available across the top of the page. It is intuitive for even a novice online casino player and one of the simplest interfaces we’ve encountered.
As mentioned, information is easy to come by on the desktop version. Also, everything loads quickly and there’s no unnecessary fluff to make the site look more appealing at the expense of performance. Everything is cut-and-dry and aims to either educate the player or give them the gaming experience they hope to achieve.
The PokerStars app experience is similar to the desktop one, but even more abbreviated. Available both for iOS and Android, this is one of the better mobile apps for online casinos. It loads with ease and is streamlined for easy understanding. A first-time player will not get confused, making for a better experience as well.
At the top right corner of the screen you will see a green “RG” logo. This will bring you directly to the Responsible Gambling page. This page is meant to be a complete guide for those who may be facing issues with gambling. Players have the ability to set limits on their play in terms of session limits, deposit limits and spending. Players of course also have the ability to delete their account or self-exclude themselves for periods of a year or more.
PokerStars Casino PA also lists contact information by way of phone numbers and email address for local and national support if you are struggling with gambling addiction.
PokerStars Casino PA is a solid casino if you’re looking to explore a new type of online casino brand. The welcome offer can get overwhelming at first, but you can scale whatever deposit amount you’d like (minimum of $25) and still receive a PokerStars deposit bonus. The rewards program is also fair and one of the better ones around. Pennsylvania has a bit of a hidden gem with PokerStars, and should it expand to other states, players there should consider adding it to their portfolio.
Yes, you can win real money at PokerStars online casino.
Yes, it is legal to gamble online at PokerStars in Pennsylvania if you are located in the state, are at least 21 years of age and have a real money wagering account.
Yes, there is a PokerStars mobile casino app for both iOS and Android.
Available 24/7, players have access to not only an FAQ section that outlines the site, but a virtual assistant that can help you. If the virtual assistant is unable to help, you can connect to a Live chat.
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