- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved two licenses at their monthly meeting.
- The NSUS Group, which is the parent company of GGPoker, received approval for an interactive gaming manufacturer license that could bring another online poker site to Pennsylvania.
The World Series Of Poker/888Holdings and Party Poker have partnerships in place to launch poker sites in Pennsylvania.
PHILADELPHIA – One of the biggest gambling markets in the United States could be adding another major poker player to its market. The NSUS Group, which is the parent company of GGPoker, was one of two licenses approved by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board in their meeting on Wednesday.
The interactive gaming manufacturer license being granted to the NSUS Group could pave the way for their GGPoker branded site to join a burgeoning Pennsylvania online gambling market economy.
This would mark the first time that GGPoker would be launching any form of gambling applications in the US and could open up the door for them to set up even more poker sites across the country.
If NSUS Group does launch an online poker site in Pennsylvania it would join PokerStars as the only two poker sites active in Pennsylvania. PokerStars has been active in Pennsylvania since November 2019 and the next poker site to go active in the Keystone State would break PokerStars monopoly on the poker market.
However, Pennsylvania’s menu of USA online poker sites will likely become even more crowded as PartyPoker and the World Series of Poker Pennsylvania/888 Holdings already have partnerships in place and licenses approved but have yet to launch.
GGPoker seems to be the best bet to be the next online poker site in Pennsylvania but it remains to be seen if they’ll partner with any casinos or when they’ll launch. For GGPoker to launch an online poker room in Pennsylvania they must partner with a land-based casino as they don’t have an operator’s license.
Pennsylvania poker players have to be excited about possibly having a wide range of poker sites to choose from as this should help boost the state's iGaming handle. In the wake of revenue shortfalls due to the COVID-19 pandemic adding more poker options to Pennsylvania is projected to help the state’s economy.