In August, PokerStars and Mount Airy made their long-rumored relationship official. PokerStars made it very clear that it planned to expand its casino, poker and sports betting offerings into Pennsylvania. Of course, it needed a PA casino partner to make the plan a reality. The benefit to Mount Airy is obvious. – it now has a global online brand to level the playing field with some of the state’s bigger casinos. Make no mistake about it, though, the deal benefits PokerStars equally as much. Not only do they gain access to a second state and what will soon be the largest gambling market, but the partnership will bolster PokerStars national reputation as it sets its sights on expanding throughout the US.