Best Poker Sites in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania has three top poker sites. All of them are regulated and licensed by the state, so they offer legal ways for players of age to win big. Overall, these are the top three poker platforms in Pennsylvania:
They are all close contenders for a variety of reasons. However, some rank higher than others in specific areas, which you will learn more about in the next section.
Choosing the Best Poker Platform for You
Everyone has their own top priorities when it comes to choosing an online poker platform. These are some of the common priorities that people have and the platforms that are the best for each one.
Best for Game Variety
PokerStars is the winner in this category. BetMGM has a limited game variety that only includes popular games, and WSOP has a few more. However, PokerStars features five-card draw, hold’em, badugi, HOSE, HORSE, mixed hold’em, eight-game mix, triple stud, Omaha, Omaha hi/lo, mixed Omaha hi/lo, two to seven single and triple draw, courcheval and stud hi/lo.
Best for Tournaments
PokerStars also outshines the other top two contenders in this area. While the others have large player bases, PokerStars has a larger one. What makes it the top choice for tournaments is the distribution of players in different types of tournaments. For example, you will find most tournament participants in hold’em at WSOP, but you will find a scarce participation in other types of games. If you like more options for competition in tournaments, PokerStars is your best bet. There are always multiple guaranteed, phased and multi-stack tournament options with plenty of players and different games.
Best for Support
BetMGM ranks first in this category since it offers 24/7 live chat support. If you need help, you will not have to wait long. WSOP ranks second since it offers live phone support to Pennsylvania players from 3:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. EST. While PokerStars shines in other areas, its customer service responses can be slow, and the team is only available through email.
Best for Gaming Experience
PokerStars wins this category. For gaming experience, the platform’s stability, functionality and design features are considered. PokerStars excels in each of the areas. It has a user-friendly interface that makes navigation simple and quick as well. WSOP ranks second and has good rankings in the three categories. BetMGM ranks third and has good stability, functionality and design. However, navigation on the poker site can be a little more challenging.
Best for Bonuses
WSOP ranks first for bonus options. There is a 100% deposit match up to $1,000 for new players, and they receive seven Freeroll tickets valued at $100 each. The platform has multiple limited-time bonuses and promos, and some are tied to tournaments. You can earn a bonus for referring a friend as well. The exclusive ability to earn official WSOP bracelets is also a huge bonus for many players. PokerStars ranks second with its welcome offer of 35,000 chips. Players can earn chips every four hours as well. It has plenty of other limited-time promotions. BetMGM has a more limited number of ongoing promotions. Its welcome offer is a 100% deposit match up to $1,000 and $75 in free play.
Best for Payment and Withdrawal Options
BetMGM takes the cake for offering the most deposit and withdrawal methods. For deposits, it accepts several forms of bank transfers, the three major credit cards, PayPal, Apple Pay, MGM Rewards, PayNearMe and Play+ prepaid cards. BetMGM offers six withdrawal methods as well. Play+ cards and PayPal accounts are usually funded within a matter of hours. PokerStars ranks second since it offers several payment and withdrawal options, and PayPal accounts and Play+ cards are usually credited within minutes. WSOP ranks third since it offers fewer withdrawal methods. However, it does use PayPal and Play+ cards, which are usually credited the same day.
Those are the main points to know. For more information about each of these platforms, be sure to read the Pennsylvania PokerStars review, the Pennsylvania BetMGM Poker review and the Pennsylvania WSOP review.