World Series of Poker now in Pennsylvania

World Series of Poker now in Pennsylvania

The World Series of Poker has touched down in Pennsylvania, bringing with the opportunity for poker players in Keystone State to punch a ticket into the Main Event in Last Vegas later this year.

World Series of Poker in Keystone State

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has finally granted the brand the green light to operate following a successful field trial and approval.

WSOP celebrates its arrival into the Pennsylvania poker scene with a bevy of promotions and bonuses such as special sign-up promotions, newly announced bracelet events and weekly tournaments for the region’s players. 

Of course, the brand also provides poker aficionados a platform to progress their careers with daily satellite buy-ins as low as $1. The winner of this event will get an opportunity to secure his place at The Main Event in Las Vegas.

Online gaming group 888, which supports the poker platform for the WSOP brand, views the expansion as a significant move for the firm.

Quotes from the Press Release

Ty Stewart, SVP of the World Series of Poker at Caesars Entertainment, said: 

“We are thrilled to be opening up WSOP.com to the state of 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. 

“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.”

Yaniv Sherman, SVP head of US 888, noted: “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,” 

“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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