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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...

2/28/2018

article Pennsylvania tightens up on online gaming
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board issued a prohibition on online casino games and online poker at all land-based casinos in the state, reports...
article Greenwood Gaming yet to choose site for new mini-casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment, Inc, was named the winner of the fourth mini-casino auction in Pennsylvania last week after the Gaming Control...

2/27/2018

article Greenwood Gaming says it has no site yet for new casino in Cumberland or Franklin counties
(Pennsylvania) -- A top spokesman for Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment says there is no single, preferred site for a new casino on the Interstate 81 corridor between...
article Hempfield to casino operator: build your gambling facility here
(Pennsylvania) -- Hempfield wants to be the home of Westmoreland County's mini-casino, and supervisors passed a resolution Monday promoting the benefits of building the...
article Hempfield, Greensburg start lobbying to host Westmoreland County mini-casino
(Pennsylvania) -- To bolster their hope of landing Westmoreland County's mini-casino, Hempfield supervisors this week passed a resolution promoting the benefits of...
article Chambersburg council limits casino sites to I-81 corridor
(Pennsylvania) -- Chambersburg has set rules for a mini casino, should a developer propose putting one in the borough.

2/26/2018

article Bids fall, but Pa. mini casino licenses worth $119.5 million so far
(Pennsylvania) -- How much does a mini-casino cost in Pennsylvania? Well, the price has been dropping dramatically. The cost was $50 million in January, when the first...
article BLOG: Will Pennsylvania’s Online Lottery Games Be Too Similar To Slot Machines?
(Pennsylvania) -- With Pennsylvania expecting to launch its online lottery well ahead of other iGaming options, a question lingers about the target audience of these...

2/25/2018

article EDITORIAL: State shouldn’t put all its chips on the lottery
(Pennsylvania) -- Gov. Tom Wolf is optimistic about the prospects of getting the Pennsylvania Lottery back into sound revenue territory — optimism that might be...

2/24/2018

article BLOG: PA Gambling Guide: If You Don’t Like Philadelphia, ‘You Don’t Know Nuthin’
(Pennsylvania) -- Tourist books for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, spotlight the city’s many attractions, from Independence Hall to the Liberty Bell to the “Rocky steps” of...
article PA Gaming Expansion Proceeds, With A Few Bumps In The Road
(Pennsylvania) -- The commonwealth’s gambling industry is midway through a significant shift, with bidding currently underway for existing casinos to acquire newly...
article REVIEW: Gin Blossoms at Mount Airy Casino show 'New Miserable Experience' is universal, timeless
(Pennsylvania) -- When Gin Blossoms opened its concert Friday at Mount Airy Casino in Mount Pocono with “Lost Horizons,” the first song from its breakthrough...

2/23/2018

article Fourth mini-casino set for south-central Pa.
(Pennsylvania) -- The fourth mini-casino license auctioned off by Pennsylvania gambling regulators is for a location in south-central Pennsylvania, officials said...
article Greenwood Gets PA 'Mini-Casino' After Sands' Bid Nixed
(Pennsylvania) -- There was a bit of drama this week in the latest auction for "mini-casino" licenses in Pennsylvania. Yesterday it was announced another such license...
article Valley Forge Forges Ahead With Massive Table Games Uptick In January
(Pennsylvania) -- Valley Forge Casino Resort, while in the midst of a media hailstorm with dealer criminal charges, appreciated the largest table games revenue gains in...

2/22/2018

article 4th mini-casino set for south-central Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- The fourth mini-casino license awarded by Pennsylvania gambling regulators is for a location in south-central Pennsylvania, a region with one full-...
article Casino targets area between Carlisle and Chambersburg
(Pennsylvania) -- A casino has been proposed for an area that includes Shippensburg. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Thursday announced that Greenwood Gaming...
article Gaming Gaming company wins rights to build mini-casino in Cumberland County
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today said it awarded a mini-casino license, also known as a Category 4 license, to Greenwood Gaming and...
article Las Vegas Sands Gaffe Hands Parx Casino Fourth Pennsylvania Satellite Venue
(Pennsylvania) -- On Wednesday morning, Las Vegas Sands submitted what was thought to be a winning $9.9 million bid to secure a 15-mile radius in Western Pennsylvania...
article PA gaming expansion proceeds, with a few bumps in the road
(Pennsylvania) -- The commonwealth's gambling industry is midway through a significant shift, with bidding currently underway for existing casinos to acquire newly-...
article Partner in South Philly casino wins bid for smaller gaming venue near Harrisburg
(Pennsylvania) -- A partner in the planned casino and hotel complex in South Philadelphia’s sports stadium district has won a bid for a license to operate a smaller...
article Sands out, Parx in for latest mini-casino license
(Pennsylvania) -- After briefly awarding Pennsylvania’s fourth Category 4 casino to the operator of the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control...
article With Sands' bid invalidated, Parx operator named winner of state's fourth mini-casino auction
(Pennsylvania) -- Call it mini-casino auction No. 4, part two. After the winning $9.9 million bid of Sands Bethworks Gaming LLC was invalidated on Wednesday because its...
article Parx Casino's New Campaign Promotes $50 Million Makeover by Larissa Faw , 9 hours ago
(Pennsylvania) -- After undergoing a $50 million expansion, Parx Casino is attempting to lure visitors in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey with its "What A...
article Casino targets area between Carlisle and Chambersburg
(Pennsylvania) -- A casino has been proposed for an area that includes Shippensburg. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Thursday announced that Greenwood Gaming...
article Partner in South Philly casino wins bid for smaller gaming venue near Harrisburg
(Pennsylvania) -- A partner in the planned casino and hotel complex in South Philadelphia’s sports stadium district has won a bid for a license to operate a...
article With Sands' bid invalidated, Parx operator named winner of state's fourth mini-casino auction
(Pennsylvania) -- Call it mini-casino auction No. 4, part two. After the winning $9.9 million bid of Sands Bethworks Gaming LLC was invalidated on Wednesday because its...

2/21/2018

article Mini-casino bid for Mercer County invalidated by location snafu
(Pennsylvania) -- Plans by the Las Vegas Sands Corp. to expand its casino empire into the Western Pennsylvania market have been sidetracked, at least temporarily, by a...
article Owner of Sands Casino wins auction for 4th mini-casino
(Pennsylvania) -- The owner of Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem has won the rights to build a mini-casino on the other side of Pennsylvania. The Morning Call of Allentown...
article Sands Bethlehem soon won't be Las Vegas company's only Pennsylvania casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Las Vegas Sands Corp. is doubling down on Pennsylvania. Wednesday morning the owner of Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem won the rights to build a mini-...
article Sands Bethlehem's winning mini-casino bid invalidated by Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
(Pennsylvania) -- The operator of Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem started its Wednesday morning in Harrisburg, placing a big bet on a mini-casino location in western...
article Sands wins Pennsylvania’s fourth satellite casino license auction
(Pennsylvania) -- Casino operator Las Vegas Sands has won the latest auction for Pennsylvania’s new satellite casino licenses.
article Sands wins state's fourth mini-casino auction, selects site near Ohio border
(Pennsylvania) -- If the chips fall how they’re expected to fall, Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem won’t be the mini in Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s portfolio...
article Winning bid tossed in Pennsylvania casino license auction
(Pennsylvania) -- Las Vegas Sands Corp. submitted the highest bid Wednesday in an auction for the rights to Pennsylvania's fourth mini-casino license, but gambling...

2/19/2018

article PA Governor: State Lottery Will Get A Big Boost From Launch Of Online Games
(Pennsylvania) -- The governor of Pennsylvania believes that online lottery sales will help turn around an underperforming product that lost tens of millions of dollars...

2/15/2018

article Pennsylvania Mini-Casino Back in Picture for Harley-Davidson Maker Springettsbury, Previously Opted Out
(Pennsylvania) -- In the tiny township of Springettsbury, the prospect of a Pennsylvania mini-casino, just a few months after being rejected, is getting a second look....

2/14/2018

article Mercer County still has slim chance at mini-casino
(Pennsylvania) -- It’s a longshot bet, but Mercer County might still have a chance at getting a mini-casino. Last week, Mt. Airy Casino Resort, headquartered in...

2/13/2018

article Mini-casino could end up in Mercer County, not Lawrence
(Pennsylvania) -- It's a longshot bet, but Mercer County might still have a chance at getting a mini-casino. Last week, Mt. Airy Casino Resort, headquartered in...

2/12/2018

article Springettsbury Township leaders open the door for a mini-casino
(Pennsylvania) -- In December, Springettsbury Township supervisors said no to a mini-casino. But last week, supervisors said they now want to allow a mini-casino in the...
article West York mayor says mini-casino part of business 'synergy' plan
(Pennsylvania) -- Mayor Shawn Mauck looks at the former Pfaltzgraff industrial complex in West York, and he sees a thriving hotel and convention center, as well as a...

2/11/2018

article BLOG: Parx Casino Lobbies State Officials To Limit Online Gaming Skins
(Pennsylvania) -- Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment (GGE), parent company of Parx Casino Bensalem, is lobbying Pennsylvania regulators to restrict the number of...

2/10/2018

article Casino prospect drawing support, criticism
(Pennsylvania) -- Split decision. While Lawrence County waits for Mount Airy #1 LLC, the winner of Thursday's mini-casino license drawing, to announce where the...

2/9/2018

article Parx Casino Calls For Limiting Online Gambling Skins To One Per License In Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- The issue of the number of brands or “skins” in the pending Pennsylvania online gambling industry remains a key sticking point before a...
article Change of heart: Springettsbury board wants in on casino action
(Pennsylvania) -- On second thought ... deal Springettsbury Township in. The township supervisors voted 4-to-1 Thursday, Feb. 8 to rescind its earlier resolution opting...
article Latest mini-casino owner has winning bid of $21 million
(Pennsylvania) -- The family that owns northeastern Pennsylvania’s Mount Airy Casino Resort won the rights Thursday to build a mini-casino on the opposite side of...
article Blough: Pa. misses out by limiting video gaming to truck stops
(Pennsylvania) -- In the spring, the Pennsylvania House passed a bill allowing liquor license holders the opportunity to install up to five video gaming terminals in...

2/8/2018

article Mount Airy Is The King Of New Castle After Winning Mini Casino Bid
(Pennsylvania) -- The weather delayed the inevitable, but Pennsylvania did run a successful casino auction this week. After a day’s delay, Thursday Mount Airy...
article Mount Airy wins Pennsylvania's third mini-casino auction, picks location near Ohio border
(Pennsylvania) -- The winner of Pennsylvania’s third mini-casino auction is the owner of Mount Airy Casino Resort in Monroe County. Mount Airy #1 LLC won the...
article Pennsylvania Casino Slot Revenue Down In January
(Pennsylvania) -- The Keystone State slot machine industry generated a combined $177.8 million last month, according to figures from gaming regulators. The roughly 26,...

2/7/2018

article Pennsylvania Slot Machine Revenues Suffer January Blahs
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania slot machine revenues continued to slide in the month of January. Although the size of the decline was relatively insignificant. In fact,...

2/6/2018

article Springettsbury Twp. considers new zoning rules to regulate possible casino locations
(Pennsylvania) -- Springettsbury Township is within a 15-mile radius of Yoe, which puts it within the zone where Penn National is waiting to find out if they can locate...
article Weather delays state's third mini casino auction
(Pennsylvania) -- The third auction for a mini casino license in Pennsylvania has been postponed due to impending bad weather expected Wednesday. The Pennsylvania Gaming...

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