PA Board Approves Two iGaming Licenses

Pennsylvania regulators approved an interactive gaming license for PokerStars, and gave preliminary approval for iGaming to Mohegan Sun Pocono (l.).

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved two new interactive gaming licenses at its regular monthly meeting last week. The board approved a license for online gaming giant PokerStars to offer its full suite of online gaming products, including both casino and poker platforms, and Mohegan Sun Pocono was given conditional approval to offer online slots and table games.

PokerStars will provide the iGaming platform for Mount Airy Casino Resort, and will offer sports betting via the BetStars brand. Mohegan, which withdrew its petition to offer online poker, has yet to reveal its platform partner for online gaming. Neither operator has officially applied to offer sports betting.

Downs Racing, operator company for Mohegan Sun Pocono, missed the deadline to gain a license for online slots, table games and poker for the discounted $10 million, and subsequently planned to offer all three at their full individual licensing fee, amounting to $12 million, before dropping plans for poker. It is the third casino to drop plans for online poker, after Stadium Casino and Rivers withdrew their petitions earlier this year.