Pennsylvania Online Poker Arrives!

Pennsylvania Online Poker Arrives!


Well hey everybody! J.Todd out here in front of Bally’s, and here’s what’s happening This Week in Gambling! Hello players! What a time to be alive! We’ve got sports betting news from Colorado, and online poker news from Pennsylvania! And that, my friends, is this week’s big story! After years of guessing and months of waiting, PokerStars officially became the first
online poker site to go live in Pennsylvania earlier this week. And barring any unforeseen setbacks, it should be live for every one in the state…. mmmmmm….. right about now! Of course the games are not
going to be exactly how you remember PokerStars… at least not at first. You see Pennsylvania has no
cross-border player agreements with Nevada, New Jersey or Delaware… so for the time being, all the games are gonna
be played in state… which means your competition is going to be
your neighbors. Now for those of you not living in Pennsylvania
and wondering what all the excitement is about,
let me explain it to you! You see Pennsylvania is the fifth largest
state in America by population and the biggest by far to ever regulate online
gambling or online poker at nearly 13 million people! So you see, legally and logistically, this is a big deal. And while Poker Stars partnership with
Mount Airy casino is the only game in town for now… or the only game in the state for now… more poker rooms are on the way! Valley Forge Casino has a relationship
with PartyPoker… and Harrah’s, 888 and the WSOP
have this weird threesome thing going
they’ve been doing for years. No word yet on when any additional
poker sites will launch, however. What we do know is that players in
the state will have a variety to choose from including cash games,
sit & goes and tournaments. We also know that players will
be able to participate in the games using their mobile devices. So Pennsylvania, your long wait for online
poker is over! And for most of the rest of us,
the long wait continues. This week we released a brand new interview
we filmed at the Global Gaming Expo with the American Gaming
Association about the current sports betting situation here
in America. We spoke with Chris Cylke,
Senior VP of Governmental Relations, about where we are on a state-by-state basis, the legal actions of the
US Department of Justice, and the AGA’s position on a federal sports
betting framework. It’s live right now, and you can find it by
following the direct link below this video that I placed for you in the
descriptive area. Finally this week, it’s time for a
vote in Colorado! Several months ago I told you that residents
in the state of Colorado were going to have a chance to vote on sports betting
legislation this November. Well, it’s this November! And folks are heading to the polls right now! In truth, there’s not much resistance
anticipated for this vote, and the measure is expected to
pass quite easily. You see what the politicians did was… they tied the sports betting vote
to water conservation! Pretty clever! You got to give them credit! I mean, who is anti-water?! To the Batmobile!