Toronto-listed gaming operator The Stars Group has partnered with Mount Airy Casino Resort to offer online gaming and betting to players in Pennsylvania.

The partnership will provide players in the state with access to Stars' online poker, casino and sports betting products, subject to licensure by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

"As one of Pennsylvania's leaders in entertainment, offering internet sports wagering and gaming and partnering with The Stars Group is the obvious next step for us to continue diversifying our casino offerings," said Vincent Jordan, vice president of marketing & gaming operations, Mount Airy Casino Resort.

"Introducing internet gaming through The Stars Group will provide compelling opportunities for our customers, particularly our younger customers, who are ready to experience the next gaming challenge," he added.

Matt Primeaux, Stars Group's senior vice president of US strategy & operations, commented: "We're excited to take this next step as The Stars Group looks to broaden its presence in the United States.

"In partnership with Mount Airy Casino Resort, we believe we're well positioned to capitalize on opportunities in the Commonwealth by bringing our world leading offerings to Pennsylvania players."

Shares in The Stars Group Inc. (TSX:TSGI) closed in Toronto Friday up 1.16 per cent at CAD$41.90 per share.