As of the fall of 2020, PokerStars PA is the only online poker operating in the state. Fortunately for Pennsylvania players, the PokerStars Mount Airy poker room is operated by one of the biggest names in all of poker. The poker room delivers in plentiful games, attractive promotions and most importantly — to many players — the best and easiest ways to deposit and cashout.
PokerStars PA offers no fewer than eight different payment options for players. While the best deposit methods will vary by player, there are a few options that stand out for their ease of use, flexibility and fast deposits. Let’s take a quick look at the best of the best of PokerStars deposit options for Pennsylvania players.
If you already have an account, it’s hard to go wrong with Paypal. Funding through Paypal gives players a lot of flexibility, allowing players to deposit through their bank, credit card or Paypal balance. It’s also one of three options that are available for users as a “Fast Deposit” option, ensuring that you will be able to play with your funds soon after submitting after your deposit.
Paypal is also available as a withdrawal option — assuming you have made a deposit within the last 12 months — allowing you to cash out your funds directly to your Paypal account. PokerStars does not charge fees when using Paypal as a deposit or withdrawal method although Paypal may charge fees for certain transactions (such as using a credit card).
Bank transfers are also a convenient deposit option when depositing to PokerStars PA. The option allows you to transfer funds from most major banks into your PokerStars PA account, functioning in the same way a check would. Although bank transfers are another “fast deposit” option, what brings this method down a notch is that it can take up to 7 days for the deposit to reach a “cleared” status. This means you can not withdraw any funds that are over your deposit amount during this time period, which might be a turn-off for some players.
The third available “fast deposit” option is through Skrill. It gets high marks for being yet another e-wallet option, which allows you to both deposit and withdraw. Skrill is an international e-wallet, but players are able to maintain funds in their local currency. Many PA online gambling sites are beginning to accept Skrill, so if you have accounts at other sites, this will be an added benefit for you. There are no fees charged by using Skrill.
PokerStars PA offers support for credit cards such as Visa and Mastercard, which is a great option for the many players who have these cards. Fees are waived by PokerStars PA, however, the option suffers from the fact that not all credit card deposits work and that they can not be used for withdrawals.
PayNearMe isn’t the best option for many types of players, however, it is one of the best options available if you want to deposit with cash. To use this method, you can need to present a Payslip at a 7-11 in the state and your PokerStars account will be immediately credited with the amount you wish to deposit. Fortunately, you are not able to make a withdrawal using PayNearMe.