Pennsylvania has been planning to legalize poker online for a long while, and finally, the dream came true in November of this year.
Expectations have been running high up to this point, as gamblers waited patiently for the chance to place bets for many years. And now, one question remains: was the launch of online gambling successful in this particular state?
New reports have been rolling in, and statistics show that the response towards the new online gambling venues has been quite positive.
At this moment in time, there is only one active online poker website available to local players from the Keystone State. According to stats reports, there are more than 2,000 players who visit the new gambling venue. In the past week, as people enjoyed the Thanksgiving weekend, more and more players placed bets and enjoyed the available poker tournaments and promotions.
All in all, it seems as if online poker in Pennsylvania is on a roll, and the timing couldn’t have been better. Since Christmas is fast approaching, players will have more time to spend at the gambling venue. Moreover, the festive atmosphere and the variety of holiday promotions available to players are bound to attract even more gamblers. But alas, that doesn’t mean online poker will become a constant fixture in the lives of the locals.
What Does the Future Hold for PA Online Poker Venues?
While the first month after the launch of online poker in the state was quite successful, there still isn’t enough information to determine whether things will remain as positive in upcoming months.
Experts are cautious when trying to predict the future of PA online casinos, as many factors can affect future revenues. First of all, at some point, the holiday season will come to a close, and people will get back to their daily routine. While recurrent and dedicated players will keep placing bets, there are a lot of chance players who won’t place bets till next year. That means that we will see a decline in revenues, but there is no telling how drastic the change will be.
Furthermore, the novelty of the situation might be what appeals to gamblers around Pennsylvania. With time, the hype surrounding PA poker websites will die down, and the number of players will drop with it.
The same thing happened in New Jersey, one of the first states to offer online gambling services. When online poker became available in the state back in 2013, people were intrigued by the controversial game. However, nowadays, six years after the launch of NJ poker venues, online casino platforms are struggling to make a substantial profit.
But even though there is no knowing what the future holds for online gambling in the Keystone State, so far, things are looking great.
People have been waiting for PA poker websites to open their doors, and finally, they got what they wished for last month. According to the current statistics, it seems as if there are more and more players joining the online poker community with every passing week.
Hopefully, more gambling platforms will appear online, luring in new players and helping the market to stabilize.