The March PokerStars PA online poker revenue numbers are in and it’s another record month for the poker room. During the month, the state’s only online poker room generated $3.1 million in rake and tournament fees, an increase of 27% from the previous record set in December.
March is typically a strong month for online poker, but it was a particularly strong month this year because it coincided with stay-at-home orders issued in PA. And there is no sign that things are slowing down. Traffic numbers for April have continued to be strong at PokerStars PA, suggesting that this month will be even better.
PokerStars cash games
PokerStars PA has recently seen traffic numbers at real money cash games exceed a 900 player average, an impressive number for a site that has been live for less than six months. The traffic seen in the first few months, and especially now, represents a healthy flow of players to ensure a sustainable poker room.
Players have been able to find cash games at a wide selection of stake levels. For example, at No Limit Hold’em, players can find dozens of tables ranging from stakes of $0.01/$0.02 to $5/$10 with even some sporadic action seen at $10/$20 and $25/$50. The vast majority of tables that are running are shorthanded tables but players do have their pick of a smaller selection of full ring tables as well.
On the Pot Limit Omaha front, it’s all shorthanded action. At PLO, the PokerStars PA games start at $0.01/$0.02 and generally have activity up to $2.50/$5. Tables for the $5/$10 and $25/$50 table are less robust but do spring up from time to time.
PokerStars has a long-standing reputation for offering a diverse selection of games. That is still the case at PokerStars PA, but fewer of those games have active tables running. Still, players can find the occasional Mixed Game, Stud or Draw table. With traffic increasing at PokerStars PA, it’s worth monitoring some of the less popular tables as these games could begin to spring up with additional frequency.
PokerStars PA tournaments
Of course, tournaments also continue to be a big part of the PokerStars PA experience.
Daily tournaments at the online poker room consist of a series of “Daily Big” events which range from the $10 Morning Big to The Big $20 held during the evening. Hot Turbos, Bounty Builders and the Nightly Stars $100 buy-in tournament are also among the other notable daily tournaments.
A series of Sunday majors bring PokerStars PA players over to the poker room over the weekend with guaranteed prizes into the tens of thousands of dollars.
The Sunday Special, similar to the iconic Sunday Million on PokerStars.com, is the flagship tournament of the poker room. But there are a lineup of five other major events that attract players of different types including the Sunday Warm-up, Sunday Storm, Sunday High Roller and Sunday Supersonic.
In April, another series of tournaments are bringing players to the poker room. The PokerStars PACOOP, the state’s version of the popular Spring Championship of Online Poker series, is offering dozens of tournaments throughout the month. Over $2.5 million in guaranteed prizes are being offered by the poker room with those numbers likely to be exceeded fairly easily with players continuing to join the poker room in greater numbers.