AZDuffman
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November 8th, 2019 at 4:36:35 AM permalink
They called it a soft launch, really soft as I did not hear a word about it.

Pokerstars is now live in PA for those of you in the Keystone State. Word I have had is it is about 1,000 players at any given time at the moment. PA is not joining with NJ until the Wire Act rulings and definitions come down. Good news there is PA is one of perhaps 10 states that have enough population to sustain online alone.

They have a bonus of $600 deposit match which is done thru a point system that I will not repeat here but they say it is about a 35% rake/vig rebate. It says you do not need to drop the whole $600 at once, a welcome change to most bonuses.

(NOTE TO MANAGEMENT: same deal as with the PA Sportsbetting thread, I am making no affiliate commission here, I am sharing a bonus with fellow citizens of PA and a few close enough to border jump.)

I plan to jump in tomorrow and see how it goes. Please add thoughts or other info on the PA Online scene in this thread.
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November 8th, 2019 at 8:03:26 AM permalink
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They called it a soft launch, really soft as I did not hear a word about it.

Pokerstars is now live in PA for those of you in the Keystone State. Word I have had is it is about 1,000 players at any given time at the moment. PA is not joining with NJ until the Wire Act rulings and definitions come down. Good news there is PA is one of perhaps 10 states that have enough population to sustain online alone.

They have a bonus of $600 deposit match which is done thru a point system that I will not repeat here but they say it is about a 35% rake/vig rebate. It says you do not need to drop the whole $600 at once, a welcome change to most bonuses.

(NOTE TO MANAGEMENT: same deal as with the PA Sportsbetting thread, I am making no affiliate commission here, I am sharing a bonus with fellow citizens of PA and a few close enough to border jump.)

I plan to jump in tomorrow and see how it goes. Please add thoughts or other info on the PA Online scene in this thread.



I was playing poker at the Rivers last night and someone at the table mentioned it. I did not realize that it was an actual "legal" PA thing. I thought they were just allowing PA players. There are 2 other online casinos that are legal in other states and are allowing PA players but I do not believe they are techincally legal in PA. Off the top of my head I can not think of their names.
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November 8th, 2019 at 8:34:18 AM permalink
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They called it a soft launch, really soft as I did not hear a word about it.

Pokerstars is now live in PA for those of you in the Keystone State. Word I have had is it is about 1,000 players at any given time at the moment. PA is not joining with NJ until the Wire Act rulings and definitions come down. Good news there is PA is one of perhaps 10 states that have enough population to sustain online alone.

They have a bonus of $600 deposit match which is done thru a point system that I will not repeat here but they say it is about a 35% rake/vig rebate. It says you do not need to drop the whole $600 at once, a welcome change to most bonuses.

(NOTE TO MANAGEMENT: same deal as with the PA Sportsbetting thread, I am making no affiliate commission here, I am sharing a bonus with fellow citizens of PA and a few close enough to border jump.)

I plan to jump in tomorrow and see how it goes. Please add thoughts or other info on the PA Online scene in this thread.


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PokerStars is officially up and running in Pennsylvania with the cooperation of the Mount Airy Casino Resort.

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AZDuffman
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November 8th, 2019 at 12:03:46 PM permalink
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I was playing poker at the Rivers last night and someone at the table mentioned it. I did not realize that it was an actual "legal" PA thing. I thought they were just allowing PA players. There are 2 other online casinos that are legal in other states and are allowing PA players but I do not believe they are techincally legal in PA. Off the top of my head I can not think of their names.



Id suggest tread with caution as what I heard the commonwealth does not recognize crossing state lines as legal. Probably little chance of getting in trouble but just pointing out.

Guy at the office looked in this morning only 5 tables going but still in soft launch and at that hour I reminded him normal people are at work. Ill be signing on tomorrow and hoping I am eligible for bonus despite playing in the 2000s.
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November 8th, 2019 at 8:35:39 PM permalink
PokerStars Pennsylvania Launch: A Pro's Perspective
https://www.onlinepokerreport.com/38908/players-perspective-pokerstars-pennsylvania-launch/

PokerStars PA Review - $20 Free with PokerStars PA Bonus Code
https://www.playpennsylvania.com/online-poker/pokerstars/

PA Online Poker - 2019 Poker Launch Dates, Reviews, News & FAQs
https://www.playpennsylvania.com/online-poker/

You need to be 21 or over, and inside state lines to play online poker in Pennsylvania.
Note that there is no requirement to be a permanent resident of the Keystone State.

CAN I ACCESS THE GAMES FROM OUTSIDE OF PA?-
No, geolocation technology will only allow you to play if you are inside state lines. If there is any doubt, or location masking technology (for example a VPN) is detected, you will not be able to play. If caught, you stand the chance of having funds confiscated and your account banned.
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November 9th, 2019 at 10:26:34 AM permalink
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CAN I ACCESS THE GAMES FROM OUTSIDE OF PA?-
No, geolocation technology will only allow you to play if you are inside state lines. If there is any doubt, or location masking technology (for example a VPN) is detected, you will not be able to play. If caught, you stand the chance of having funds confiscated and your account banned.



WARNING--WARNING--WARNING

Their geolocation has plenty of bugs. I attempted to play, got charged for a tournament, then was booted. Refund request pending.

Support was ZERO help. They said to reboot after you install the software, after which the charge and boot happened. He said that they were working on it, it is intermitent, and to just try again later.

I suggest waiting a few days.
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November 9th, 2019 at 10:36:21 AM permalink
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WARNING--WARNING--WARNING

Their geolocation has plenty of bugs. I attempted to play, got charged for a tournament, then was booted. Refund request pending.

Support was ZERO help. They said to reboot after you install the software, after which the charge and boot happened. He said that they were working on it, it is intermitent, and to just try again later.

I suggest waiting a few days.



I had a very bad experience with PARX online. If you remember I had originally used a virtual machine. Which virtual machines are not illegal in themselves, but they were adement about claiming i was trying to use it to "spoof my location" and would not allow me to play once. I admitted to them i used a virtual machine and was up front as to why i was using it but they are so stupid that they allow the geolocation people to not allow you to play rather than them having the last word to let you play. The lady who i spoke with literally googled the definition of virtual machine and told me to "Buy a new computer" if i wanted to play and anyone who knows what a vritual machine is used for knows that a computer is not necessarily the dependent factor as to how you run a virtual machine and why you run one. They wouldnt have let me anyways because management was doubling down on being retarded. I was very very mad at someone telling me to "buy a new computer". STAY AWAY FROM PARX ANYTHING ONLINE IN PA.

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