In Pennsylvania, online poker gaming has been live for over a year now. The industry launched in the summer of 2019 and has been popular among players ever since. In that time, the only operator offering online poker gaming in the state was PokerStars. While the brand is a good one, it would be nice to see some variety and competition in the state. Thankfully, that should be happening soon. This week, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved 888 Holdings for online gaming. They are a partner of Caesars and offer the WSOP/888 brands.
888 Holdings was approved for an interactive gaming manufacturer license on Wednesday. With this approval, the brand can now operate via a partnership with Caesars Entertainment. This will bring the popular WSOP brand to the state.
The brand has a long history of operation in the state. they first started offering online gaming in the US via Nevada back in 2013. They also started in New Jersey that same year. They currently provide an online poker site, sportsbooks and live dealer games in the Garden State. they are quite popular in the region and continue to be tough competition in the online sector.
Last year, the 888 poker brand was the number one operator in the US. They offer and 888 branded platform along with WSOP sites and apps. They work in Delaware, providing both online poker and casino gaming.
What Will a PA Launch Bring?
So, what will 888 bring to the table once they launch in Pennsylvania? Well, the brand is sure to launch a WSOP branded site, which means a plethora of gaming options for residents and visitors. The WSOP brand is known for quality cash gaming and tournaments as well as special events. The brand just recently finished up offering online gold ring events in New Jersey and this could be something that players could see in the future in PA.
We expect the site to offer online gaming bonuses, including no deposit and deposit offers. However, we won’t really know until the site actually launches with more details. This is based on what they offer in other states. Cash games should be plentiful as well as tournament options. There is no doubt that players will be lining up to see what 888 has to offer in PA once the brand launches.
The brand should also offer players access to the rewards program which is Caesars Rewards. This is a common option among Caesars and 888’s relationship. Players should be able to earn incentives as they take part in online poker gaming.
If Pennsylvania joins the interstate gaming compact available in the US, it would mean that WSOP would be sharing player pools in Nevada and New Jersey as well as in Delaware. The WSOP brand operates in NJ and NV while 888 provides poker gaming in Delaware and New Jersey.
The online poker operator will be a welcome addition by poker players. It will be interesting to see how much the revenues and traffic increases as 888 enters the fray.