World Series of Poker makes Pennsylvanian play

The World Series of Poker is officially live and available to players in the Keystone State, following a successful field trial and approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

In recognition of making its maiden entry into the market, the platform is launching with special sign up promotions, newly announced bracelet events and weekly tournaments for the region’s players, and daily satellites with buy-ins as low as $1 that provide an opportunity to win a seat at The Main Event in Las Vegas later this year.

“We are thrilled to be opening up WSOP.com to the state of Pennsylvania,” said Ty Stewart, SVP of the World Series of Poker at Caesars Entertainment

“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.”

After WSOP secured its latest manoeuvre in the US, online gambling group 888, which powers the poker platform, has praised the expansion as being of “significance” for the firm.

“I am delighted that, in partnership with our long-term, strategic partner Caesars, we have launched the market-leading WSOP brand into Pennsylvania, which represents 888’s fourth state in the US market,” stated Yaniv Sherman, SVP head of US 888.

“The success of this long-term partnership is a strong endorsement of our proprietary technology and our US development strategy through both B2C and B2B channels.

“New states coming online represent an opportunity to our unique interstate poker network, which helps to significantly increase liquidity of poker players across our award-winning poker platform. 

“This enhances the overall user experience and also helps us to continually refine our offer to provide an engaging and hyper-relevant product

“Further expansion in North America continues to remain a key strategic priority for 888 and as part of our continued growth strategy, we’re looking forward to continuing our relationship with Caesars to gain a presence in other newly regulated states.”

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