Online poker players had to wait 17 months to see a competitor to PokerStars, and it arrived Tuesday morning via sites using PartyPoker.
GGPoker's parent firm has obtained licensing approval, but PokerStars will remain the state's only site operating for time being.
With a new federal court opinion issued on the Wire Act, Pennsylvania officials are expected to soon resume negotiations with other states to join their poker compact and build player pools.
It remains unclear just when WSOP and partypoker will join PokerStars in Pennsylvania, but they're coming to the table.
“I would find it very difficult to make a living by playing solely on PokerStars in Pennsylvania without shared liquidity,” one pro said.
Based on comments from the PGCB and a PA casino, live poker aficionados figure to be waiting a while longer for the game to return.
With Pennsylvania slowly reopening, we tracked the PokerStars cash game traffic throughout the day and spotted several trends.