Online gaming comes to Pennsylvania, but no online poker

It wasn’t the huge launch online gambling fans in the Keystone State were hoping for.

Online gambling did go live in Pennsylvania on July 15, but it was only two online casinos with limited hours and limited games to start.

Where did Pennsylvania online gambling go live?

On July 15th only Parx Casino and Hollywood Casino went live. Each site had only some of their expected online offerings available and they only went live for eight-hour increments as they worked to fix any bugs or problems.

These limited games and time parameters are only a temporary measure, as both casinos will gradually step things up on their way to 24/7 operations. Other online casinos in Pennsylvania are also expected to launch before the end of the month.

While online casinos start to find their footing in Pennsylvania, online poker remains dead in the water. No online poker rooms went live on July 15, and a week later nothing has changed. According to Douglas Harbach, a spokesperson for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, setting up peer-to-peer gaming has proven to be more difficult and time consuming then launching the solo players games that makes up online casinos.

There has been no updated launch date announced for online poker in Pennsylvania with it simply being labeled as delayed indefinitely for the time being. So, for online poker players in Pennsylvania, the wait goes on, again.