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article DraftKings Unveils New Pennsylvania Casino App; Analyst Says Buy Now
(7/15/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Online betting giant DraftKings (DKNG) has announced the launch of a standalone Casino app in Pennsylvania. This marks the second state where the app...
1 Article on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article VIDEO: New Casino Opening At Westmoreland Mall
(7/13/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pittsburgh Today Live's Heather and David talk with Sean Sullivan, the general manager of Live! Casino Pittsburgh, about the new facility and the...
article State lottery sales have rebounded after initial pandemic drop
(7/12/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s Lottery sales dropped 25% in March as the state shut down most businesses, including 30% of the state’s Lottery retailers,...
article Pa. tries luck again in mini-casino license auction
(7/11/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania will again seek to auction a mini-casino license on Sept. 2, under orders from state lawmakers in search of cash for a treasury starved of...
article Rivers Casino salaried staff facing a coronavirus pay cut
(7/10/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- When the Rivers Casino Philadelphia reopens after four months of coronavirus lockdown, regular patrons may find a few amenities missing: buffet dining...
article Rivers Casino To Reopen Amid Newest Allegheny County Restrictions
(7/9/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Rivers Casino is set to reopen on Friday at 9:00 amunder the latest COVID-19 guidelines from the Allegheny County Health Department. The casino closed...
article Pennsylvania Tries Luck Again At Auctioning Off Mini-Casino License
(7/8/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania will again seek to auction a mini-casino license on Sept. 2, under orders from state lawmakers in search of cash for a treasury starved of...
article Rivers Casino Philadelphia may end coronavirus lockdown next week. But smoking is banished.
(7/8/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Rivers Casino Philadelphia, the only Pennsylvania casino that did not reopen after the three-month coronavirus lockdown, is “hopeful” of...
article New Update from Presque Isle Downs and Casino about the Barn
(7/5/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Presque Isle Downs and Casino announced that the opening of the barn area is being pushed back until 8:00am on Monday July 13th following the approval...
article Rivers Pittsburgh Goes Dark for a Week as Local Officials Tackle COVID Caseload
(7/3/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Due to a spike in COVID-19 cases in the Pittsburgh area, the Rivers Casino in the Steel City shut down just after midnight Friday. The Rush Street...
article The Meadows suspends onsite race wagering; live racing continues without spectators
(7/3/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- The Meadows Casino Racetrack Hotel in Washington County announced Friday that onsite race wagering temporarily will be suspended starting at 11:59 p.m...
article Cocktail Server At Rivers Casino Tests Positive For Coronavirus
(7/1/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- A cocktail server at Rivers Casino has tested positive for coronavirus. Rivers Casino said the employee was last at work on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the...
article ‘It’s About Getting Out Of The House’: Parx Reopens, Welcomes Back Eager Casino Customers
(6/29/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- The top-earning casino in Pennsylvania, Parx Casino in Bensalem, welcomed gamblers for the first time in 3½ months on Monday morning, opening...
article Top Republican in Pennsylvania Senate threatens legal action over gambling expansion news investigation
(6/27/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- A top Republican lawmaker threatened legal action Friday against two Pennsylvania news media outlets that published an investigation linking his...
article Racing to return to Presque Isle Downs with safeguards
(6/27/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Presque Isle Downs and Casino is set to begin racing operations on July 27 as it plans 50 dates of competition. The season will finish on Oct. 22....
article Presque Isle Downs and Casino to re-open with modifications in place
(6/26/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- After more than three months of being closed, Presque Isle Downs and Casino is set to re-open today. While things may look a bit different, management...
article The latest push to expand gambling in Pennsylvania, explained
(6/26/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Republican leaders in Pennsylvania’s state Senate have spent much of the last week in Harrisburg trying to drum up support for a bill that would...
article Harrah’s Casino Reopening With Updated Safety Protocols Including Disinfectant Mist For Slot Machines, Tables
(6/26/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Another casino in Chester is back open. Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack reopened Friday morning. Harrah’s has updated its safety...
article FanDuel rolls out standalone casino app in Pennsylvania
(6/25/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- FanDuel Group has confirmed the launch of its standalone FanDuel Casino app in Pennsylvania which will be made available for both iOS and Android users...
article Presque Isle Downs and Casino Set to Reopen Friday as Erie County Moves into Green Phase
(6/25/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- After more than three months of being closed during the pandemic, one of Erie’s largest attractions is set to reopen its doors. Gambling is set...
article Valley Forge Casino Resort reopens Friday
(6/25/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- The words that are sure to bring joy to many ears can finally be uttered — Valley Forge Casino Resort will reopen. When the doors at 1160 First...
article Erie residents react to Presque Isle Downs and Casino re-opening on Friday
(6/24/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- After more than three months of being closed, one of Erie’s largest attraction is set to reopen its doors. Gambling is set to resume at Presque...
article Valley Forge Casino Resort reopens Friday
(6/24/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- The words that are sure to bring joy to many ears can finally be uttered: Valley Forge Casino Resort will reopen. When the doors at 1160 First Ave.,...
article Pa. Senate shaping plan to allow bars, clubs to have slots-like video gaming terminals
(6/23/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Another proposal that could bring casino-style gambling to small-town Pennsylvania was given a test flight in the majority Senate Republican caucus...
article Pennsylvania Lawmakers Want Slot Machine-Like Terminals In Bars, Restaurants And Social Clubs
(6/23/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Top Republicans in Pennsylvania’s state Senate are pressing sweeping gambling legislation that would allow slot machine-like terminals in...
article Parx and Harrah's casinos to reopen to public with safety guidelines in place
(6/23/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Parx Casino in Bensalem has announced that they are set to reopen their doors to the public starting Monday, June 29 at 9 a.m. Harrah's Casino in...
article Workers wary as gamblers return to Mount Airy Casino
(6/23/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Employees at Mount Airy Casino Resort are calling on resort officials to change some of the casino's rules during this pandemic, and heavily...
article Pa. Senate shaping plan to permit bars, other liquor licensees to host slots-style video gaming terminals
(6/22/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Another proposal that could bring casino-style gambling to small-town Pennsylvania was given a test flight in the majority Senate Republican caucus...
article Video gambling pushed as possible lifeboat for bars
(6/22/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- As restaurants and bars continue to suffer devastating losses from COVID-19 shutdowns across the state, a movement to bring in “video gaming...
article Harrah's casino in Chester to reopen Friday
(6/22/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- As Delco moves into the “green” phase of reopening Friday, another major industry in the region will also unlock its doors: Legalized...
article Parx Casino reopening next week with coronavirus safety measures in place
(6/22/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Parx Casino will resume operations next Monday with numerous COVID-19 health guidelines in place "for the foreseeable future," officials...
article Gamblers flock to Mount Airy Casino for reopening day, precautions in place
(6/22/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Crowds of people came out for reopening day at Mount Airy casino Monday. The doors officially opened at noon. "This is as exciting as our opening...
article Mount Airy Resort welcomes gamblers back to casino
(6/22/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Mount Airy Casino Resort opened its doors at noon on Monday and there was a long line to get in. While the casino looks a lot different than what you...
32 Total Articles on this Issue

Mascot Issue

article Another Town, Another Native American Nickname.
(7/12/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- The Susquehanna Township School District's use of an Indian mascot must permanently be discontinued. The mascot is wholly offensive to Native...
article Red Raider mascot debate continues to divide Bellefonte community
(7/1/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- The Bellefonte school board wasn’t planning to discuss changing the mascot on Tuesday, and its members didn’t. But the “Red Raider...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Public Smoking

article Mohegan Sun Pocono casino bans indoor smoking
(7/8/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- As of 6 a.m. on July 4, Mohegan Sun Pocono became a 100% non-smoking facility in order to comply with the State of Pennsylvania’s mask mandate....
article Meadows Racetrack And Casino Forced To Ban Smoking Inside
(7/7/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- There is a temporary smoking ban inside The Meadows Racetrack & Casino due to the current health crisis. Seventy percent of the gaming floor...
article For First Time, Smokers Are Unable To Light Up Inside PA Casinos
(7/6/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- COVID-19 has managed to do something that anti-tobacco forces in Pennsylvania have been unable to achieve for years: It has cleared the state’s...
article Smoking no longer permitted inside Meadows casino
(7/4/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Smoking is no longer allowed inside the Meadows Racetrack & Casino in Washington County. The casino announced in a Facebook post Friday night that...
article Casino to Temporarily Ban Smoking
(7/3/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Presque Isle Downs & Casino announced Friday smoking will no longer be permitted inside the casino building - at least temporarily. The temporary...
article Parx suspends smoking at slot machines at Pa. casino
(7/2/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Bad news, smokers. Parx Casino will no longer allow gamblers in masks to smoke while sitting at the slot machines. When it reopened Monday, the...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Penn National

article Agreement with Sportradar gives Penn National access to official NFL data
(7/7/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- A partnership agreement with data provider Sportradar will allow Penn National Gaming to utilize the official National Football League play-by-play...
article Penn National Gaming strikes deal with Sportradar for NFL data
(7/1/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania-based casino operator Penn National Gaming Inc. has struck a deal with sports data and content company Sportradar to get access to...
article Penn National's mini-casino at York Galleria remains on pause
(6/23/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Construction on the mini-casino slated to take over the space of a former Sears in the York Galleria has not yet resumed after a temporary halt,...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Poarch Creek

article Wind Creek Bethlehem casino reopens in Pennsylvania
(7/1/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Wind Creek Bethlehem casino reopened at 6 a.m. Monday in Pennsylvania. About 100 people waited in line for the casino to open that morning, said Kathy...
article What you need to know if you want to hit Wind Creek when it reopens Monday
(6/29/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Wind Creek Bethlehem is reopening Monday, more than 100 days after it closed amid the growing COVID-19 pandemic in mid-March. Here’s what to...
article Wind Creek Bethlehem reopens with fewer slot machines, more cleaning and no smoking in the casino
(6/29/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Celeste Danzey wasn’t sure what to expect when she made the 70-mile trip Monday morning to Wind Creek Bethlehem from Newark, New Jersey. A casino...
article Wind Creek announces re-opening of Bethlehem casino
(6/22/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Wind Creek Bethlehem announced Monday that it will re-open its casino on the city's South Side on June 29. Wind Creek Bethlehem closed to the...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Mohegan Sun

article Harness racing returns at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono
(6/27/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- After being forced to shutdown for three months because of the coronavirus, harness racing is back in action at the Downs at Mohegan Sun Casino....
1 Article on this Issue

Fantasy Sports

article FanDuel Debuts Online Casino In PA, DraftKings A Step Ahead
(6/26/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- On Wednesday, the new FanDuel online casino became available for public use in Pennsylvania. Retail casinos are at a complete standstill due to the...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article OSHA Investigating 2 Complaints Filed Against Rivers Casino
(7/14/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration confirmed it is investigating two separate complaints filed against Rivers Casino.
article Travel Time: The Poconos Are Back In Business
(7/6/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Only two weeks after a glorious late February weekend spent in the Pocono Mountains, relaxing at Lake Harmony’s Split Rock Resort, the world...
article Petition drive calls for dropping derogatory 'squaw' from Fox Chapel, O'Hara parks, roads
(7/1/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Three women — including a member of Fox Chapel council — are leading an effort to drop the word “squaw” from local parks, roads...
article Rutter's reopens multiple video gaming rooms throughout central Pa. as state goes green
(6/29/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Mobile gaming is back at Rutter's this week. On Monday, June 29, Rutter's announced the reopening of 14 video gaming rooms at locations throughout...
article OP/ED: Ways to truly help Native American causes
(6/29/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- It seems that every day there is a new call to erase our history by destroying statues, or renaming schools and streets. Like it or not, these are a...
article Unearthing a Native American village
(6/28/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Amateur archeologist Mark Hersman of Mansfield is uncovering the story a former Native American village in Coshocton has to tell little by little....
article Petition circulating to change name of local park some say is offensive to Native American women
(6/26/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- There is a petition circulating that wants to change the name of a local park because some claim it is offensive. Squaw Valley Park sits along Fox...
article Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack bets on reopening to the public amid the pandemic
(6/26/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Mark Dorrin, 66, hasn’t seen his gambling friends in over three months. But at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, the Prospect Park resident stood in line for...
article Prospects dimming for behind-the-scenes push to expand video gaming in Pa.
(6/24/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Despite intense lobbying in recent days, prospects are dimming for top Republican senators to push through a controversial proposal to vastly expand...
article Presque Isle Downs and Casino to Reopen Friday at Noon; Horse Racing to Resume July 27
(6/23/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Presque Isle Downs and Casino will reopen Friday at noon. All guests and staff will be required to wear masks and will have their temperature checked...
article Museum of Indian Culture in Allentown asks for donations due to postponing Roasting Ears of Corn Festival
(6/20/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Representatives from the Museum of Indian Culture state that for the first time in their forty years of operation they are in serious need of funding....
article Revolutionary War tomahawk sold for world-record price by Lancaster County auction house
(5/29/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- A Lancaster County auction house has sold a circa 1765-1770 Revolutionary War presentation pipe tomahawk for a world-record price. Morphy Auctions said...
article OP/ED: Report predicts Erie horse racing to start in June
(5/4/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- The Bloodhorse, considered the bible of horse racing, reports that Presque Isle Downs tentatively plans to open its 2020 meet on June 8. The magazine...
article Wind Creek Bethlehem casino working on reopening plan. But don’t expect a return to normal
(4/29/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- About 45 days ago, Wind Creek Bethlehem voluntarily closed its doors, idling one of the Lehigh Valley’s largest employers and tourism drivers during...
article GAN Reports March 2020 Internet Gambling Growth For Pennsylvania
(4/20/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- GAN plc (“GAN” or the “Company”), an award-winning developer and supplier of enterprise-level B2B Internet gambling software, services and online...
article These Native American women came to Philadelphia to see their ancestral land. They found apartments and a parking garage
(3/26/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Six women from the Iroquois Confederacy in upstate New York traveled to Philadelphia recently to reconnect with a patch of tribal land. They came to...
article Coronavirus brings a new set of troubles for problem gamblers
(3/26/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Just because casinos are closed during the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t mean the folks who deal with problem gambling don’t have concerns. Gamblers...
article ‘Kill the Indian, save the man’: Remembering the stories of Indian boarding schools
(3/14/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Some 180 white tombstones – each belonging to a child who died while attending the Carlisle Indian Industrial School – stood row-by-row in...
article Delaware County District Attorney's Office Gets $250K Grant
(3/12/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- The Delaware County District Attorney's Office is getting a funding boost thanks to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Officials announced...
article Spooked PA Horse Industry Racing To Maryland For More Stable Support
(3/11/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Like the rest of the Pennsylvania equine world at the moment, Donald L. Brown Jr.‘s plans are on hold. That’s due to a proposal by Gov. Tom...

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