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‘Next Generation’ Slot Machines A Hit At Rivers Casino

If you walk into the Rivers Casino these days, you’re likely to notice some new types of slot machines. In fact, they’re hard to miss. You might call them the “next generation” of slots. “I can’t believe it, it’s ‘The Simpsons’!” shouted Cindy Graziani from New Castle as she pointed to one of the new machines with giant screens.

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7/18/2018

article Pa. overall casino revenue sees record year; Bethlehem Sands and Mount Airy want online gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- The 2017-2018 fiscal year saw record overall revenue for Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos, according to the state Gaming Control Board.
article Pennsylvania enjoys record casino revenue
(Pennsylvania) -- The State of Pennsylvania has recorded its best fiscal year to date for the gross revenue on slots and table games, according to figures from the...
article Clock is ticking on sports betting; will Pennsylvania be ready for opening kickoffs?
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania's top state gambling regulator told PennLive Wednesday that the state's casinos should be taking legal bets on games in the...
article Pa. casinos set fiscal-year record for revenue: Here's how they did it
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pa. Gaming Control Board on Tuesday reported that the combined gross revenue from the play of slot machines and table games during the 2017-18...

7/17/2018

article Legalized gambling is close. So is a big decision for NCAA schools.
(Pennsylvania) -- Tom McMillen, a 6-foot-11 former Rhodes Scholar, NBA player and U.S. congressman, saw this day coming. In 1992, the same year McMillen voted to pass...
article Pennsylvania Gaming Revenue Up During 2017/2018 State Fiscal Year
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today reported that the combined gross revenue from the play of slot machines and table games during the 2017/...

7/16/2018

article Pa.'s sports betting taxes so high legal bookmakers may shun state
(Pennsylvania) -- When the Pennsylvania legislature passed a sports-wagering law last year, it placed an audacious initial bet — it set the highest fees and taxes...
article Pennsylvania casinos appear to be anteing up for online gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- State lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf opened the market last year, in a massive, budget-plugging gambling expansion bill. And on Monday, Pennsylvania...
article Petitions to offer online gambling in Pennsylvania roll in
(Pennsylvania) -- Applications to operate casino-style gambling online in Pennsylvania are rolling in ahead of the deadline for the state’s casino owners to get a...
article PA Authorities Bust Up Multimillion-Dollar Video Gambling Ring
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania state authorities recently destroyed a multimillion-dollar video gambling organization and arrested its alleged owner. The illegal...
article Rivers Casino joins movement to offer its games online within months
(Pennsylvania) -- The Rivers Casino opted Monday to join at least five others across the state in planning an online range of gambling options similar to what is...

7/15/2018

article The Unbuilt Philadelphia Stadium Casino Is The Latest PA Online Casino Applicant
(Pennsylvania) -- That makes three online casinos… PlayPennsylvania confirmed two other petitions that came on Friday, from Parx Casino and Mount Airy.
article Mount Airy asks for more time to select casino site
(Pennsylvania) -- Mount Airy is asking for more time to select a site for its Category 4 mini casino. In a petition filed Tuesday, Mount Airy #1, LLC asked the...

7/14/2018

article Pennsylvania casinos begin preparing for online gambling, though local operators are mum about it
(Pennsylvania) -- Three eastern Pennsylvania casinos have become the first to apply for $10 million state licenses to put their full range of gambling options online,...
article Mini-casino: What's the latest on a York County casino?
(Pennsylvania) -- Penn National Gaming now will have until Sept. 12 to submit an application to open a mini-casino in York County. The original deadline was Thursday,...

7/13/2018

article New Deal Gives Churchill Downs Operational Control Of Nemacolin Woods
(Pennsylvania) -- Churchill Downs, Inc. (CDI) is going to own one Pennsylvania casino and operate another before it’s all said and done. Earlier this year, CDI...
article Penn National Seemingly in No Rush to Build Pennsylvania Satellite Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Penn National Gaming has the rights to build two Category 4 satellite casinos in Pennsylvania, but the company is apparently in no rush to bring the...
article Penn National in No Rush to Build Pennsylvania Satellite Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- qPenn National Gaming has the rights to build two Category 4 satellite casinos in Pennsylvania, but the company is apparently in no rush to bring the...
article Update: Parx Casino operators seek extension for Cumberland / Franklin County mini-casino site
(Pennsylvania) -- Parx Casino's corporate parent has asked state officials for a little more time to get their siting decision right on a new mini-casino pinned to a...

7/12/2018

article Controversial Pennsylvania Sports Betting Law Keeping Rollout In Limbo
(Pennsylvania) -- Keystone State lawmakers set the table for legal Pennsylvania sports betting last October. But even though the Supreme Court struck down the...
article Mini-casino: What's the latest on a York County casino?
(Pennsylvania) -- Penn National Gaming now will have until Sept. 12 to submit an application to open a mini-casino in York County. The original deadline was Thursday,...

7/11/2018

article Here’s Why You Haven’t Heard Much About Mini-Casino Plans
(Pennsylvania) -- Last year voters passed a gaming extension law that allows for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) to auction the licenses for 10 new mini-...
article PA Begins Accepting Sportsbook Operator, Manufacturer And Supplier Applications — But Where Are The Casinos?
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is picking up the pace in its push to make sports betting a reality inside the state. The PA Gaming Control Board has announced that,...

7/10/2018

article Outlook For PA Lottery Newly Optimistic After 2017-18 Growth And Launch Of iLotto
(Pennsylvania) -- When it comes to gambling at a casino or playing the lottery, it’s well-known that the house always wins, at least in the long run. But that...

7/9/2018

article Pennsylvania iLottery Hits $21.6 Million in Sales, Rivals Complaints Lead To Marketing Changes
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s brand new online lottery, the iLottery, reported sales of $21.6 million in its first 26 days from its launch on June 4, despite...
article Pa. casinos bring in slightly more slot revenue for last fiscal year
(Pennsylvania) -- The state gaming commission has reported that Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos saw an overall revenue increase of 0.7 percent for the 2017-2018 fiscal...

7/8/2018

article Slot machine revenue up in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Erie County was among the sites showing an increase. Slot machine revenue was up statewide and at Presque Isle Downs...

7/6/2018

article EDITORIAL: Get ’em while they’re young
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s state government is so addicted to gambling revenue that it has crossed a threshold into new territory, putting itself in direct...
article No gamble: 'Games of skill' gain in popularity
(Pennsylvania) -- Owners of bars, convenience stores and other establishments throughout the state are relying on a Superior Court decision that upheld a trial court...

7/5/2018

article Exclusive Interview With Rush Street Interactive President Richard Schwartz
(Pennsylvania) -- In September 2016, Rush Street Interactive (RSI) was faced with the formidable challenge of finding success in a New Jersey online casino market that...
article If You’re Not A PA Casino, Can You Get A PA Sports Betting License From The Outside?
(Pennsylvania) -- Will you be able to get a Pennsylvania sports betting license if you’re not one of the casinos in the state? It’s one of many lingering...
press release PA Gaming Control Board Reports $16 Million Increase in Slot Machine Revenue during 2017/2018 Fiscal Year
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today reported that slot machine revenue increased 0.7% during the recently completed 2017/2018 state fiscal year...
article Pennsylvania slots generate $2.35B revenue in FY 2017-18
(Pennsylvania) -- Gross revenues of Pennsylvania casinos slot machines inched up by 0.7 percent during the state’s most recent fiscal year, according to the...
article South Middleton expects possible presentation from casino operators in July or August
(Pennsylvania) -- The clock is ticking for Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment as it searches for a mini-casino location in Cumberland County. Pennsylvania awarded the...

7/4/2018

article Slots fuel Pennsylvania growth
(Pennsylvania) -- A US$16m increase in slot machine revenue for the fiscal year 2017/18 is reported by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

7/3/2018

article Pennsylvania Casinos Dealt A Losing Blow In Bid To Stop Online Lottery Games
(Pennsylvania) -- On a quick glance, it looks like a split verdict. As first reported by Penn Live, the Department of Revenue handed Pennsylvania casinos one loss and...
article Pennsylvania Casinos Post a $16 Million Increase In Slot Machine Revenue During 2017/2018 Fiscal Year
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today reported that slot machine revenue increased 0.7% during the recently completed 2017/2018 state fiscal year...

7/2/2018

article Things Are Heating Up At These PA Casinos This July
(Pennsylvania) -- The party’s on across the state as gamblers and Pennsylvania casinos celebrate the first full month of summer. Mohegan Sun gets things rolling...
article Pa. casino operators succeed in changing iLottery's marketing but fall short of a suspension of online games
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania Lottery's online lottery games will no longer be marketed as "slot-style" or "casino-style" but apparently will...
article Our view: Pa. should stop iLottery games, work with casinos on compromise
(Pennsylvania) -- We were ready to dish out a healthy dose of criticism to Pennsylvania’s licensed casino operators for their beef with the state. The casinos are...

6/30/2018

article Cumberland County casino update: South Middleton Township is still in the picture
(Pennsylvania) -- Parx Casino officials are still actively considering South Middleton Township, adjacent to Carlisle, as a home for their regional, mini-casino...

6/29/2018

article More on legalizing sports gambling in Pennsylvania...
(Pennsylvania) -- Sports gambling is now legal in Pennsylvania, but what does that mean for casinos and sports teams in the state? Anthony Durso has more...
article PA regulator fines Valley Forge casino for excessive free slots play
(Pennsylvania) -- An investigation by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) into Valley Forge Casino Resort near King of Prussia, Pennsylvania has resulted in the...

6/28/2018

article Casinos argue Pennsylvania's new iLottery games violate law
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania's 13 licensed casinos say Pennsylvania's new iLottery online games violate state law and warned the Wolf administration they plan...
article Sands Bethlehem, other casinos say Pennsylvania's new iLottery games violate law
(Pennsylvania) -- Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem and Pennsylvania's 12 other licensed gambling halls are telling the Wolf administration that the state’s new...
article PA Casinos To New PA Online Lottery Program: Get Off Our Lawn
(Pennsylvania) -- Not everyone is happy with everything in the Pennsylvania gambling expansion. Specifically, it is the casinos in the Keystone State that are up in arms...
article Pennsylvania Casinos Ask Tom Wolfe Administration to Scratch Online Lottery
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania casinos are calling on Governor Tom Wolf’s (D) administration to suspend online lottery games, which the operators believe too...

6/27/2018

article Pennsylvania casinos ask Wolf Administration to suspend iLottery games
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania's 13 casino operators have asked the Wolf Administration to suspend the state's new online lottery games, asserting they are a...
article Penn State wants to be left out of sports betting... at least for now
(Pennsylvania) -- Penn State football - one of the state's most beloved sporting franchises - says it's not ready to be a "gambling product." And it...
article PGCB Says Only One Online Sports Book Per Casino, No Skins
(Pennsylvania) -- The market for sports betting in Pennsylvania – particularly online – could be limited thanks to temporary regulations recently released by...
article State gradually laying out structure for legal sports betting
(Pennsylvania) -- More regulations are being released for Pennsylvania's fledgling sports betting industry. Lawmakers legalized the gambling expansion last year, but...
article Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board continues to set sports betting regulations
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board continues to work on regulations for sports betting. This comes about eight months after Governor Tom Wolf signed...

6/20/2018

article PA Budget Expects $100 Million From Gambling Expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- Last October, Pennsylvania lawmakers passed a gambling expansion law to legalize online poker, online casino games, daily fantasy sports and sports...
article Table games, slots revenue up slightly in May: Pa. casino report card
(Pennsylvania) -- Table games revenue for April 2018 increased less than 1 percent compared to May of last year, according to figures released Monday by the Pennsylvania...

6/19/2018

article Meadows turns the tables on statewide table games revenue
(Pennsylvania) -- Revenue from table games played at the state’s 12 casinos last month rose marginally from the previous May – thanks largely to a...
article Pennsylvania casinos flat in May; online gambling a hard sell?
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania casino operators had a basically flat performance in May, with both slots and table games reporting only minor improvements. Figures...
article Our view: Sports betting would be a winner for Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- It’s time for Pennsylvania to get in the game. We’re talking about legal sports betting. Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a...

6/15/2018

article Springettsbury Township to rezone mall for possible mini-casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Springettsbury Township Manager Benjamin Marchant never thought he would have to make decisions about gambling eight months ago.

6/12/2018

article Can Marketing Teach The Old Horse Racing Industry New Tricks?
(Pennsylvania) -- The horse racing industry has been struggling. With casinos popping up seemingly on every corner, the thrill of gambling doesn’t require a trip...
article Unregulated gambling finds a corner in the corner store (and bar, and lots of other places, too)
(Pennsylvania) -- They're called "games of skill." That's a complicated call, however, as the skill may be as basic as figuring out where to complete a...

6/8/2018

article New campaign to bolster interest in Pennsylvania's horse-racing industry
(Pennsylvania) -- For several weeks in May and June, the nation's eyes are on horse racing and the elusive Triple Crown — especially in rare instances like...
article Residents speak out against casino in Hellam Township
(Pennsylvania) -- Joshua Kolkow doesn't want to see a mini-casino built in his backyard in Hellam Township. He grew up in a casino town in Arizona, and he said he...

6/7/2018

article Pa. business owners 'see a lot of risk,' refuse to buy in to tavern games
(Pennsylvania) -- Time has done nothing to make more bars and restaurants across Pennsylvania interested in offering tavern games. The number of establishments licensed...

6/4/2018

article Pennsylvania Slot Machine Revenue Shows Slight Rise In May
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board posted on its web site the monthly report for total gross revenue and tax revenue generated from the play of slot...
article Why haven't Pa. casinos filed for sports-betting permission yet? Could be 10 million reasons
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania late last week opened the process to allow existing casinos to file for the right to establish sports books. Through the weekend, nobody...
article Pennsylvania Lottery introduces app for online gaming
(Pennsylvania) -- Individuals can now play interactive games online with a chance of winning up to $250,000. The Pennsylvania Lottery has launched "PA iLottery...

6/1/2018

article Proposed casino fees seen as a big gamble for Pa.
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania has spent the past dozen years building a highly taxed, widely thriving casino industry that is generating more revenue for the state...

5/31/2018

article Pennsylvania Category 2 Casinos – Licensing Process
(Pennsylvania) -- The following article includes a TIMESTAMP outline of the Pennsylvania Category 2 Casinos licensing renewal process. It is designed to be an...

5/29/2018

article The Pennsylvania Online Lottery Is Live: Here’s What You Need To Know
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania has officially launched the online lottery component of its expanded gambling initiative. The Keystone States joins a handful of others,...
article MGM buying New York-area casino for $850 million. Could it lure gamblers away from Sands Bethlehem?
(Pennsylvania) -- It looks like the world’s second-largest casino company will finally gain a presence in the nation’s largest market — a foothold that...
article New gambling law will not be a sure wager
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Legislature is going to make millions of Pennsylvania sports bettors happy (and likely thousands of them broke). State Gaming Control...

5/26/2018

article Pa. Lottery's keno game gets a lot of play
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Lottery’s new keno game tickets have been selling “like gangbusters” since debuting at the beginning of the month,...

5/25/2018

article Let’s Talk About PA’s Insanely High Sports Betting Tax
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania lawmakers deserve some credit for putting their state on the leading edge of this trend toward sports betting. The legislature passed an...

5/23/2018

article What Happened To Pennsylvania’s Promise Of Property Tax Relief From More Than Decade Ago?
(Pennsylvania) -- The advent of casino gambling in Pennsylvania was supposed to help homeowners in the form of lower property tax bills. Years later, however, some...

5/22/2018

article Casinos balk at proposed regs - 'They want to strangle' goose that lays the golden egg
(Pennsylvania) -- State regulators are proposing a $10 million licensing fee and taking 36 percent of revenue on sports gambling in Pa. Casinos are pushing back saying...

5/21/2018

article Our view: Certified gambling treatment lacking in Erie County
(Pennsylvania) -- The ads with statements such as, “If I could just win again,” are nearly ubiquitous in northwestern Pennsylvania media. They announce ready...

5/20/2018

article There’s a shortage of resources for problem gamblers in Erie area
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania has limited number of certified counselors to work with them, and none in northwestern Pennsylvania. “There is a shortage of trained...

5/18/2018

article Sands Bethlehem casino's table games revenue plunges for second straight month
(Pennsylvania) -- For the second consecutive month, Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem’s table games revenue didn’t measure up to its performance a year earlier.
article PA lawmakers want sports betting in time for NFL season
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania casinos will pay a $10 million licensing fee for sports betting and 34 percent tax on revenues, said state Sen. Tommy Tomlinson, R-6, of...
article Pa.’s Tax On Sport Betting Is Highest In The Nation, Unlikely To Deter Casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- When sports betting comes to Pennsylvania, at least for the casinos, this state will have the highest tax rate in the nation. “It’s not...

5/17/2018

article Mini-casino controversy continues in Hellam Township
(Pennsylvania) -- Will a mini-casino open in York County? That is still to be determined by the Penn National ownership. Some people at the board of supervisors meeting...

5/16/2018

article Pennsylvania casinos await legal sports betting as tables tank
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s casino operators posted a modest gaming revenue decline in April as action at their gaming tables grew cold. Figures released this...
article Table games revenue down 6.2 percent compared to last April: Pa. casino report card
(Pennsylvania) -- Table games revenue for April 2018 fell approximately 6.2 percent compared to April of last year, according to figures released Tuesday by the...

5/11/2018

article Carlisle Residents Say ‘No’ to Mini-Casino, Parx Owner to Pursue New Opportunities
(Pennsylvania) -- Officials for Carlisle, a borough located in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, said Thursday that a vote on a mini-casino would not take place as there...

5/10/2018

article Carlisle borough council pulls plug on casino exploration by Greenwood Gaming
(Pennsylvania) -- It's time for Parx Casino's Plan B. Because as of Thursday, Carlisle Mayor Tim Scott said, there is not majority support on Carlisle's...
article Mayor announces mini-casino unlikely in Carlisle
(Pennsylvania) -- Off the table - officials in Carlisle announced they will not make a vote on a mini-casino. They made the announcement Thursday night at a packed...
article Mayor: There will not be a casino in Carlisle
(Pennsylvania) -- There will not be a casino in Carlisle. Carlisle Mayor Tim Scott opened the borough council meeting Thursday night with a statement that the council...

5/9/2018

article Debating a casino in Carlisle: Council will listen to residents' comments Thursday
(Pennsylvania) -- Parx Casino officials addressed Carlisle Borough Council last week about their proposal to bring a minicasino to the borough. Thursday night, borough...
article Penn National may roll dice on mini-casino in York County
(Pennsylvania) -- Penn National may want to shuffle the deck on a mini-casino here in Hellam Township, and it could save a historic landmark at the same time. "We were...

5/8/2018

article Mini-casino could save midstate Underground Railroad site from demolition
(Pennsylvania) -- Penn National Gaming Inc. is eyeing a site off the Wrightsville exit of Route 30 for a possible mini-casino, and if selected, the company would...

5/6/2018

article Penn-Northwest pushing for casino in township
(Pennsylvania) -- Economic development leaders have their sights set on Springfield Township for one of the state's next casinos. Five out of 10 licenses for mini...

5/4/2018

article BAER: High-powered Pa. lobbyist for SugarHouse, Sixers tells us how the sausage gets made - and why Sixers even need a lobbyist
(Pennsylvania) -- Steve Crawford grew up not far from Bloomsburg in rural Columbia County, where he cleaned pig pens, castrated pigs, and literally made sausage —...

5/3/2018

article Statewide Gambling Expansions and Voter Referendum Mandates
(Pennsylvania) -- Statewide gambling expansions have become a popular discussion topic for regulated gambling advocates since Pennsylvania formally legalized online...

5/2/2018

article State upping the ante on gambling addiction services
(Pennsylvania) -- The state's gambling expansion includes mini casinos, video gaming terminals and new lottery games. It also includes millions of dollars towards...
article Casino operators make a push for Carlisle site; some residents push back
(Pennsylvania) -- Carlisle, for decades, has been identified as a college town. An Army town. An historic town. Now, a group of Bucks County businessmen are trying to...
article CEO says Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment 'very interested' in Carlisle area for casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Officials from Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment said Wednesday that a casino located in Carlisle could bring $1 million each to the borough and to...

5/1/2018

article Pennsylvania Lottery Launches Keno
(Pennsylvania) -- Keno, a fast-paced game with drawings every four minutes, goes on sale starting today, at Pennsylvania Lottery retailers. Keno play starts at $1....

4/30/2018

article RUDDOCK: PA Regulators Are Trying To Solve A Nonexistent Problem By Limiting Online Casino Accounts
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is drawing ever closer to becoming the fourth state to offer legal online gambling, with a launch expected towards the tail-end of 2018....
article Parx Trying To Get Carlisle To Opt Back In To Mini-Casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- Four months ago, Carlisle borough council voted 4 to 2 to opt-out of hosting a satellite casino as part of Pennsylvania’s gambling expansion...

4/28/2018

article Reputed Philly Crime Boss 'Skinny Joey' Merlino Pleads Guilty, Avoids Retrial
(Pennsylvania) -- A reputed Philadelphia mob boss pleaded guilty to an illegal betting charge on Friday before taking the occasion to make a bold prediction about his...

4/27/2018

article Casino reps to talk to Carlisle Borough Council Wednesday
(Pennsylvania) -- Representatives for Parx Casino will make a presentation to the Carlisle Borough Council at its Wednesday workshop meeting.
article Casino reps to talk to Carlisle Borough Council Wednesday
(Pennsylvania) -- Representatives for Parx Casino will make a presentation to the Carlisle Borough Council at its Wednesday workshop meeting. The meeting will be held at...
article Churchill CEO Talks Pennsylvania, Online Gaming, And Sports Betting Plans
(Pennsylvania) -- It is that time of year where companies start reporting their first-quarter earnings. During these earnings calls, the top brass of these organizations...

4/25/2018

article Is Carlisle a prime contender for Parx Casino's satellite site in Cumberland County?
(Pennsylvania) -- It looks like Carlisle continues to be on the short list for a new, mini-casino targeted for Cumberland County. If, that is, the people want it....

4/24/2018

article Not Saturated Yet: Plenty Still Ahead for Pennsylvania Gambling Expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- A Sunday editorial in the Altoona Mirror describes a bleak situation in which Pennsylvania’s 2017 gambling expansion is falling short of...
article Pennsylvania Casinos Near Starting Line For Benefits Of Online Gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is on deck for legal online gambling, and the state is certainly hoping it can follow New Jersey’s lead in at least one respect. The...

4/23/2018

article Does PA Land-Based Gambling Have Anywhere Else To Expand?
(Pennsylvania) -- Are Pennsylvania casino operators finally willing to admit the casino market in the Northeast has become saturated? The fact none of them bid in the...
article If Pennsylvania Joins Interstate Poker, The Player Pool Would Double
(USA) -- WSOP.com made a splash this week, announcing plans to merge its Nevada and New Jersey players on May 1. The two states have operated their online poker networks...

4/21/2018

article State may be approaching gambling overkill
(Pennsylvania) -- The future holds the answer of whether gambling-saturation fears have begun detouring Pennsylvania’s journey into gaming expansion. Even more...

4/20/2018

article Pennsylvania gets zero bidders for sixth casino license
(Pennsylvania) -- After Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association was awarded Pennsylvania’s fifth mini-casino license on April 4, not one bid was received for...

4/19/2018

article Pennsylvania Casinos Set Monthly Record, Join Maryland, Ohio, and Michigan in Posting New Highs
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania casinos generated more than $300 million in gross gaming revenue (GGR) last month, the first time in state history that the threshold has...
article No bids in latest casino auction
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s mini-casino auction process is entering unchartered waters with no bidders Wednesday for a sixth license.

4/18/2018

article March A Slump-Buster For PA Casinos With $300 Million In Revenue
(Pennsylvania) -- March is typically a good month for Pennsylvania’s casinos, but March 2018 was a particularly good month. In fact, March was a record-setting...
article Pennsylvania casinos set revenue record; no bids for Cat 4 license
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania casinos set a new monthly revenue record in March but the latest auction for a satellite casino license still came up empty.
article No bid on Pennsylvania casino license stalls revenue hunt
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania received no bids for a sixth mini-casino license on Wednesday, leaving state regulators to decide whether to open five remaining licenses...
article Pennsylvania's latest mini-casino auction ended with no bids. What happens now?
(Pennsylvania) -- No dice might be an acceptable phrase to use when explaining the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s latest mini-casino auction, held Wednesday...
article The Mini Casino Auctions Have Likely Come to an End in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s satellite casino auctions have proved surprisingly interesting over the last three months. They have also served the state well,...
article Pa. Gaming Board deciding on another auction round for Category 4 casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced Wednesday that a determination on holding an "additional auction round" for Category 4...

4/17/2018

article Hellertown Calls County Plan to Disband Gaming Authority ‘Overreach,’ Votes to Oppose It
(Pennsylvania) -- A proposal by Northampton County Executive Lamont McClure to dissolve the county’s gaming commission–officially known as the Northampton...
press release PA Casino First: Monthly Gaming Revenue Tops $300 Million
(Pennsylvania) -- Combined gaming revenue for the 12 Pennsylvania casinos exceeded $300 million for the first time, according to figures released today by the...
article Pennsylvania casino revenue tops $300 million in March, setting record
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania casinos made more than $300 million in March, breaking a single-month gaming revenue record that had stood for five years, according to...

4/14/2018

article Mini-casino proposed for northern Beaver County
(Pennsylvania) -- Beaver County officials will be traveling to eastern Pennsylvania to talk about the possibility of bringing in a mini-casino. County Commissioner Dan...

4/12/2018

article PA Gambling Guide: Northeast Pennsylvania Filled With Attractions
(Pennsylvania) -- From Peeps to peaks and from the Pocono 400 NASCAR race to a stretch of the Appalachian trail, Northeast Pennsylvania boasts a variety of reasons for...

4/11/2018

article ‘Madness’? Pennsylvania Newspaper Slams Slots Revenue As ‘Staggering Amount of Corporate Welfare’
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania's leading newspaper, the Philadelphia Inquirer, has published an editorial calling the $2.4 billion the horse racing and breeding...

4/10/2018

article Mercer County Had Some Bad Beats, But Still Hope For A Mini-Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- About a month ago, representatives from Mercer County thought they’d landed a whale of a client: Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem. Now, a month...
article EDITORIAL: Pa. horses are making hay, while the race industry falters
(Pennsylvania) -- A report released last week confirms that the long decline in the horse-racing industry continues. In Pennsylvania, track attendance is down,...
article Mercer County Had Some Bad Beats, But Still Hope For A Mini-Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- About a month ago, representatives from Mercer County thought they’d landed a whale of a client: Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem. Now, a month...

4/9/2018

article Pennsylvania Gives Some Skins
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board last week approved and posted temporary regulations for the licensing and operation of internet gaming in the...
article For Once, Slot Revenue Was On The Rise In Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania slot machine revenue reached its largest month-over-month gains since February 2016 with 5.4 percent in revenue in March 2018. This...

4/8/2018

article Presque Isle Downs & Casino sees hike in slots revenue
(Pennsylvania) -- Presque Isle Downs & Casino saw slot machine revenue increase by double digits in March over the same period from a year ago, according to figures...
article Will a casino next door be boon or bust? Folks around Adamstown are of 2 minds
(Pennsylvania) -- If a minicasino opens a few miles from his home in Denver, Alexander Marulanda, 38, sees himself going every weekend. But not Lloyd Hertzog. Also from...

4/7/2018

article Pa tales a clue from NJ and opts for more skins online
(Pennsylvania) -- Gaming regulators in Pennsylvania have come to a decision on how many online gambling websites licensees can launch. It will allow the sites as many...

4/6/2018

article Pa.'s horse-racing industry gets more state money than Health or Agriculture Departments
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania dropped $239 million into the saddlebags of the state’s struggling horse-racing industry last year, bringing the total amount given...

4/5/2018

article After PGCB Approval, Boyd Looking Ahead To Online Gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) voted to approve the Category 3 Slot Machine Licensee change from Valley Forge Casino Resort...
article Meadows operator, three others fined by gaming board
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved a total $62,500 against three casinos and a gaming service provider. Washington Trotting Association Inc...
article Pennsylvania Gaming Board: Wagering Up 3 Percent In 2017
(Pennsylvania) -- A report from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board indicates wagering on horse racing was up 3 percent in the state for 2017, finishing at more than $...
article Pennsylvania regulator approves Valley Forge Casino Resort purchase
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has announced its approval of American regional casino operator Boyd Gaming Corporation’s plan to purchase...
article With Gambling Expansion, Things Are Looking Up For PA Racetracks
(Pennsylvania) -- Slot machines at the state’s 12 operating casinos generated a whopping $239 million in tax money for the local horse racing industry last year,...
article Gaming Control Board fines Parx operator $30K
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has fined the operator of Parx Casino $30,000 for allowing people on the self-exclusion list to gamble at the...

4/4/2018

article Boyd Gaming CEO On PA Entry: ‘Online Gaming Is Important To Us’
(Pennsylvania) -- A panel of Boyd Gaming executives appeared before the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Wednesday, seeking the Board’s approval of its $280...
article Pa. Gaming Control Board OKs sale of Valley Forge Casino Resort
(Pennsylvania) -- With the okay from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, the state has essentially given the keys to the Valley Forge Casino Resort to Las Vegas-based...
article The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Approves Operator Change of the Valley Forge Casino Resort to Boyd Gaming
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today approved the Change of Control of the Category 3 Slot Machine Licensee Valley Forge Convention Center...

4/3/2018

article Bets on horse racing up 3 percent, gaming report shows
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board released an annual report that dollars wagered on horse racing across the state was up 3 percent in 2017.
article PA Slot Revenue Unexpectedly Soars in March, But Will It Last?
(Pennsylvania) -- After a dismal start to the year, slot machine revenue at Pennsylvania casinos absolutely exploded in March, soaring to $221,350,220, its highest level...
press release Pennsylvania Slot Machine Revenue Up 5.4% in March
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported today that gross revenue generated this March through slot machine gaming at the state's 12 casinos...
article Slots revenue up at Meadows, across state
(Pennsylvania) -- Slot machine revenue last month was up 5.4 percent at Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos compared with March 2017, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board...
article This week, Sands casino makes the case for another 5 years amid sale
(Pennsylvania) -- The Sands Casino in Bethlehem may be up for sale, but that doesn't mean it can skip renewing its license. On Thursday morning, Sands officials will...
article Odds of Mercer County casino bid ‘slim’
(Pennsylvania) -- With about six mini-casino licenses remaining in Pennsylvania and one bidder out of the auction, chances of bringing a mini casino to Mercer County are...
article Tie vote postpones quarterly distribution of gambling revenue to Pittsburgh
(Pennsylvania) -- Pittsburgh has to wait on a quarterly distribution of several million dollars in state gambling funds because of a tie vote Tuesday among members of...

4/2/2018

article Pa.'s gambling expansion is high-stakes for towns such as Bensalem, host to Parx Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- It was in Bensalem Township that then-Gov. Ed Rendell signed Pennsylvania’s casino gambling bill into law. At the site of what is now Parx Casino...

4/1/2018

article Don't Expect the PA Online Lottery to Look at all Like a Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania Lottery fans still do not know exactly what titles will be available when the online lottery launches. However, thanks to some newly...
article Pennsylvania Online Lottery Steers Clear of Casino-Style Games
(Pennsylvania) -- The state of Pennsylvania is currently well on its way to give green light to online gambling and online lottery is one of the potential ways in which...

3/31/2018

article Shenango officials roll the dice with visit to casino owners
(Pennsylvania) -- It never hurts to ask. After Mount Airy #1 LLC landed the state's third license Feb. 8 to create a mini casino and selected Lawrence County as its...

3/30/2018

article Race to host new mini casino not over yet
(Pennsylvania) -- The race to host a new mini casino in Pennsylvania is not over yet. In October a bill to expand gambling sites in the state to include mini casinos was...
article Race to host new mini casino not over yet
(Pennsylvania) -- The race to host a new mini casino in Pennsylvania is not over yet. In October a bill to expand gambling sites in the state to include mini casinos was...
article Rivers Casino makes $4.2M payment toward construction expenses
(Pennsylvania) -- Rivers Casino and the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County said that Rivers Casino has paid $4.2 million toward the...

3/29/2018

article How Many PA Online Casino Licenses Might Be Leftover? And Who Might Try To Get Them?
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is on the brink of opening up the application process for legal online gambling in the state. And that creates a new set of questions.
article Clearfield County Officials Continue Efforts to Recruit Mini Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- The race to host a new mini casino in Pennsylvania is not over yet. In October a bill to expand gambling sites in the commonwealth to include mini...

3/28/2018

article June licensing date set for online casino providers eyeing Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Online casino platform providers eyeing the soon-to-open Pennsylvania market, gird your loins. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) announced...

3/27/2018

article Cuisine powerhouses: Parx Casino’s two new restaurants have Philly buzzing
(Pennsylvania) -- When it comes to Philadelphia’s culture of cuisine, we are surrounded by fantastic choices. Parx Casino, located just 15 miles outside of...
press release Beacon Point Recovery Center Looking To Hire Over 150 People Hosting Job Fair At Sugar House Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Beacon Point Recovery Center today announced it will be hosting a job fair on April 6, 2018 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Sugar House Casino to search for...

3/25/2018

article Is This $3 Billion Casino Merger at Risk?
(Pennsylvania) -- Penn National Gaming's (NASDAQ:PENN) planned $2.8 billion acquisition of regional casino rival Pinnacle Entertainment (NASDAQ:PNK) hit a pothole...

3/22/2018

article Pennsylvania’s Fifth Mini-Casino Auction Postponed to April Due to Bad Weather Conditions
(Pennsylvania) -- Sometimes when people make plans in advance, nature has the last word and this was the case with the fifth mini-casino auction in Pennsylvania which...
article The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Approves Operator Change of the Meadows Casino to Penn National Gaming
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board this week approved the Change of Control of the Category 1 Slot Machine Licensee Washington Trotting Association...
article Pennsylvania Lottery Games Go Online in May, Virtual Sports Betting Launches in June
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Lottery celebrated its 46th anniversary earlier this month, but come May, the sweepstakes that benefit older Pennsylvanians will...
article Parx Racing Jockey Dies After Fall During Race
(Pennsylvania) -- A hall-of-fame jockey at Parx Racing has died after suffering severe head injuries in a spill on Monday. Jockey Jose Flores was aboard Love Rules when...

3/21/2018

article Gaming board's mini-casino license auction postponed until April 4
(Pennsylvania) -- Wednesday's snowstorm delayed the scheduled Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board auction of a fifth mini-casino license.
article Pennsylvania Approves More Online Gambling Regulations, But Issue Of ‘Skins’ Remains Unsettled
(Pennsylvania) -- We’re one step closer to seeing Pennsylvania move forward with online gambling. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) approved several...

3/20/2018

article Meadows helps spark rise in table games revenue statewide
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania casinos posted an 11.24 percent gain in gross table games revenue in February, sparked by a strong month at The Meadows and the other two...
article Keno: A sin for some, the game is seen as salvation for others
(Pennsylvania) -- Josh Harding and Mark Young, co-owners of Lakeview Tavern, were hoping that, after supporting local hockey and other community activities, the town of...

3/19/2018

article Valley Forge Leads The Charge As PA Casino Revenue Rebounds In February
(Pennsylvania) -- Following a 1.6 percent revenue decline thanks to a snowy January, Pennsylvania casino revenue rebounded by a similar amount in February. Combined slot...
article What’s driving all the deal-making among Pennsylvania casinos?
(Pennsylvania) -- The $1.3 billion sale of Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem to an Indian tribe from Alabama may be the headline-grabber, but it’s far from the only...

3/18/2018

article Gambling won’t solve state’s financial woes
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania might — or might not — be on track to meet money projections for 2017-18 and 2018-19 tied to the major gambling expansion...

3/17/2018

article Editorial: Gambling won’t solve state’s financial woes
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania might — or might not — be on track to meet money projections for 2017-18 and 2018-19 tied to the major gambling expansion...

3/13/2018

article Round Two Of Mini-Casino Auctions Start March 21
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board will try again after failing to draw a single bid at its latest mini-casino auction. In fact, the board announced...
article The Opportunity For Online Gambling Played Role In Big Shake-up For Pennsylvania Casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania casino market has been extremely fluid since the state passed a comprehensive gaming package last October. In less than six months,...

3/12/2018

article No bids in latest mini-casino license auction
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board will hold auctions through the end of May for Category 4 casino licenses, after an auction Friday ended without...
article Pennsylvania Could See Online Licensing as Early as April 2018
(Pennsylvania) -- Kevin O’Toole, Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Executive Director suggested a budget hearing in the House last week. O’Toole suggested...

3/11/2018

article PA Is A Month Away From Starting Online Casino Licensing Process
(Pennsylvania) -- Things are starting to feel real when it comes to online gambling in Pennsylvania. Gov. Tom Wolf signed the gambling expansion law legalizing online...
article Pennsylvania Online Gambling On Track To Launch In 2018, Says Regulatory Chief
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s regulated online casino and poker sites are on track to launch before the end of the year, per comments from Pennsylvania Gaming...

3/10/2018

article PA iGaming License Applications Expected To Be Available In April
(Pennsylvania) -- At state House budget hearings, Pennsylvania gaming regulators updated lawmakers on efforts to implement expanded gambling signed into law last fall....
article Mini-casino auction nets zero bids
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s luck with an aggressive expansion of casino gambling has hit the skids for the moment. Owners of the state’s most expansive...

3/9/2018

article Fifth Satellite Casino Auction is a Dud, PGCB Moves Onto Subsequent Rounds
(Pennsylvania) -- The bumpy road to determine Pennsylvania’s fifth satellite casino continued on Friday morning. Earlier in the week, the Pennsylvania Gaming...
article New twist in mini-casino auction: No one submits a bid
(Pennsylvania) -- In a new twist to Pennsylvania’s gambling expansion plans, none of the state’s existing casinos bid Friday for the right to be the fifth...
article State Gaming Control Board’s latest mini-casino license auction draws no bids
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s fifth attempt to auction off a mini-casino license wound up as a bust, according to the Central Penn...
article Johnstown city leaders open to rolling dice on mini casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Johnstown City leaders are still open to rolling the dice and bringing a mini casino into the city. "Any revenue stream we can find. We're...

3/8/2018

article Sheldon Adelson To Exit Pennsylvania Casino Market As State Moves Toward Online Poker
(Pennsylvania) -- Last fall, the state of Pennsylvania legalized online casinos, something that billionaire casino boss Sheldon Adelson has for years opposed. This week...

3/7/2018

article BLOG: Slot Slump Continues In February, But Are More Slots The Answer?
(Pennsylvania) -- February brought a 1.7 percent decline in slot machine revenue to Pennsylvania casinos. From 12 casinos, the total February gross revenue from slot...
article This Week in Gambling: Pennsylvania online gambling comes into focus [video]
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania online gambling was recently passed, and as we draw closer to a launch date, several questions remain. Which state casinos will...

3/6/2018

article Pennsylvania sees higher revenues after approving mini casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- In their final week of annual budget hearings, Pennsylvania state lawmakers are trying to evaluate how last year’s sweeping gambling overhaul...

3/5/2018

article Gaming Control Board says expansion is hitting revenue targets
(Pennsylvania) -- In their final week of annual budget hearings, state lawmakers are trying to evaluate how last year's sweeping gambling overhaul--designed to...
article Penn National Gaming Bets Big on Pennsylvania Mini-Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Penn National Gaming may have been adamantly opposed to the creation of Pennsylvania's "satellite casino" scheme, but the regional casino...
article Cuneo: Sale of Erie’s casino could improve horse racing
(Pennsylvania) -- Eldorado Resorts’ announcement that it plans to sell Presque Isle Downs & Casino to Churchill Downs Inc. caught many in Erie by surprise....
article PA Slot Revenue Bounces Back and Then Some in February, but Hold the Excitement
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s brick-and-mortar casinos raked in $189,056,195 in slot machine revenue in February, according to figures released by the...
article Room in the casino: Mount Airy sheltered 150 travelers stranded by nor'easter
(Pennsylvania) -- Jackie Bewick was anxious to get home to her sick 2-year-old son Friday before the worst of the nor’easter hit Pennsylvania. Following an early...

3/2/2018

article PA Casino Slot Machine Revenue Down 1.7% in February
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board posted on its web site today the monthly report for total revenue generated from the play of slot machines at...
article County hires special casino counsel
(Pennsylvania) -- The Lawrence County commissioners are hiring special attorneys in preparation for the building of a possible casino in Lawrence County. They have...
article Moody's: Place your bets on table games, not slots, in Pa. casino market
(Pennsylvania) -- If analysts at Moody’s Investors Service were placing a bet on Pennsylvania’s casino market, a report this week indicates they would put...

3/1/2018

article Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Issues Internet Gaming Advisory FAQ
(Pennsylvania) -- In preparation for the rollout of authorized online gambling in Pennsylvania later this year, the state’s Gaming Control Board has issued a two-...
article Should Sands casino in Bethlehem get another 5 years?
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board wants to hear what the public thinks about the operations of the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem The board is...

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