July 16, 2021 3 min read


WSOP Makes Official Launch in Pennsylvania, Brings Bracelet Events and Tournaments

WSOP.com has become the latest poker platform to enter Pennsylvania, breaking up PokerStars’ monopoly and bringing more reasons for players to join.

WSOP to Hopefully Drive Higher Participation in PA Poker 

Poker players in the Keystone State now have another option when it comes to online poker, as the state has officially welcomed the World Series of Poker (WSOP). The platform is bringing its reputation, brand and an opportunity for players from the state to participate in satellite tournaments and qualify for some of the most enticing poker tournaments in the industry.

With WSOP running both an in-person and online World Series of Poker event, you can see how this is an auspicious moment for the platform to be entering one of the most populous states in the country. Talks about the platform launch have been long the subject to speculation, but they finally became a reality this week. 

In true WSOP style, the company is launching a number of promotions as well as new bracelet events and weekly tournaments for Pennsylvanian players, which should liven up the competitive and recreational poker landscape. Most tournaments will be accessible for just $1, driving strong interest and challenging the quasi-monopoly of PokerStars in the state.

BetMGM is also available through its partypoker network platform in the Keystone State, but it’s still posting small numbers in terms of traffic. The trio of poker platforms should hopefully lead to better engagement, although a turning point for players in the state will surely be the addition of shared liquidity with other states.

Breaking Up Monopoly and Launching Fresh Opportunities 

Having all three platforms available, though, means that liquidity is not so far behind. The WSOP is prepared to bring more value to players in the state, the company said in an official statement, targeting huge prize pools and various other perks to incentivize participation and give poker a boost in the state.

Speaking on this occasion, WSOP SVP at Caesars Entertainment Ty Stewart said that the platform was thrilled to be launching in Pennsylvania. “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,” Stewart noted. 

He added that WSOP is prepared to bring a diversity of options, from promotions to special bracelet series that are specifically tailored to the needs and expectations of players in the Keystone State. Whether a professional or a recreational player, Stewart assured that a platform is a welcoming place to all.


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1 Comment

  • James McLaughlin
    July 16, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    It’s great that WSOP.com has come to PA but it can’t find its way to my house. For many hours, my wife and I, using a desktop computer AND a laptop, have been unable to download the program. Each time, we click ONCE on ‘Download’ and the whole thing crashes with alarm bells and whistles. WSOP.com tech staff recommended turning off the firewall. That didn’t work!
    They had three full days of a ‘soft launch’ and apparently they were asleep for three days because these multiple problems MUST have occurred during that period.

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