In Pennsylvania, online poker is thriving. Over the course of the state’s first full month of providing players with the opportunity to play poker games online, almost $2.5 million in revenue was generated.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) published is December 2019 report, which showed that online gaming earnings had increased from the previous month. In November, the state’s five online gaming operators generated $9,655,811 in revenue. This number increased by 10.3% in December, as the market was worth $10,624,699.
A breakdown of December’s earnings in Pennsylvania can be seen below:
|Operator||Online Slots Revenue||Online Table Games Revenue||Online Poker Revenue|
|Mount Airy Casino Resort/PokerStars PA||$753,570||$805,487||$2,473,137|
|Rivers Casino Philadelphia||$1,875,628||$1,094,594||N/A|
|Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course||$1,472,941||$219,855||N/A|
|Mohegan Sun Pocono||$442,922||-$36,477||N/A|
You can see that PokerStars and Mount Airy’s online poker offering has been more lucrative than its slots and table games. This is likely due to the fact that PokerStars’ online poker product burst onto the scene in a very big way with loads of exciting promotions to entice players.
Just weeks into its Pennsylvania launch, PokerStars held its first-ever PACCOP (Pennsylvania Championship of Online Poker). The event was a huge success, surpassing its $1 million guarantee by $200,000. Thousands of players from across the state entered the event, which featured 50 individual tournaments. The Main Event drew a particularly large field, with 640 entries. The winner of the Main was “GYeah08”, who ended up pocketing a prize worth over $30,000.
The online poker brand also launched some interesting offers like its Twitch integration. As part of this feature going live, PokerStars also provided players with the chance to earn Platinum Passes by linking their Twitch and online poker accounts, watching the PokerStars Twitch channel and creating their own streaming content.
Of course, it’s too soon to tell whether or not Pennsylvania’s online poker market will continue to see these levels of impressive success. We’re just a month into online poker being live in the state, so this could be something of a “honeymoon period” for players across the state.
PokerStars can keep up the momentum if the brand continues to keep players interested. So, poker fans in Pennsylvania are sure to see even more exciting promotions on offer throughout the new year.