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The Door Swings Open For PA Casinos To Apply For iGaming Licenses

The path toward regulated online poker and casino sites in Pennsylvania took a decided step forward on Monday, as the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is now accepting applications for Interactive Gaming Certificates.

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7/20/2018

article Parx hires Matthew Cullen for online gaming push
(Pennsylvania) -- Parx Casino has hired industry veteran Matthew Cullen to lead its online gaming efforts in Pennsylvania. Cullen, formerly the CEO of San Manuel Digital...

7/17/2018

article The Pa. Lottery's new iLottery mimics slot games, casinos complain. A big court fight is brewing
(Pennsylvania) -- Where does the line fall between an online casino game and an internet lottery? A lot of money is riding on the answer. Pennsylvania’s casino...
article Hollywood Casino among 9 to apply for online gambling licenses
(Pennsylvania) -- Nine casino owners in Pennsylvania are seeking licenses to operate casino-style gambling online.
article Nine casinos opt in for online gambling in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- A total of nine Pennsylvania casino operators have opted in for full authority to offer online gambling under their corporate brands. The nine casinos...
article Nine Pennsylvania casinos apply for online gambling licenses
(Pennsylvania) -- A deadline for casinos to apply for discounted online gambling licenses has come and gone, and nine of the state's 12 casinos want in on the action...
article Phila.-area casinos send petitions to offer online gambling in Pa.
(Pennsylvania) -- Nine Pennsylvania casino license holders, including four that operate casinos in Greater Philadelphia, applied for online gambling licenses. The...
article Pennsylvania Effectively Locks Up $90 Million From Online Gambling Petitions
(Pennsylvania) -- Fears that Pennsylvania casinos would skip out on online gambling due to sky-high licensing fees and tax rates were extinguished, as the Pennsylvania...

7/13/2018

article Pennsylvania Finally Has An Online Casino Applicant--Parx
(Pennsylvania) -- After weeks of waiting, it finally happened. Pennsylvania has an applicant for an interactive gaming license. PlayPennsylvania learned that Parx Casino...
article Pennsylvania Sports Betting Still Lacks Operator Partners
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania passed a sweeping gambling bill that approved a legalized sports and online betting framework in 2017. More than a year later, it still...
article State opens applications for sports betting providers, but casinos remain on sidelines
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania opened the door this week for companies that support sports betting operations to apply for licenses, as the commonwealth, like several...
article Three casinos apply for Pa.'s first internet gaming licenses
(Pennsylvania) -- Three Pennsylvania casinos — Parx in Bensalem, Mt. Airy in the Poconos, and the yet-to-be-built Stadium Casino in South Philadelphia —...

6/25/2018

article NFL Sports Betting Position Spelled Out in Letter to PGCB
(Pennsylvania) -- The NFL has finally shed a substantial amount of light on its official feelings towards sports betting. A letter from league counsel addressed to the...

6/24/2018

article Penn State, Pitt Among Those Voicing Concerns Over Pennsylvania Sports Betting Law
(Pennsylvania) -- Penn State University, the largest college in Pennsylvania, is telling state lawmakers their sports betting law needs reworked before allowing casinos...

6/20/2018

article No Online Gambling Applications Submitted Yet in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- It’s been two months since the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) began accepting applications for online casino licenses, but no...
article Pennsylvania Sees Complete Lack of Interest towards Online Gambling Licensing
(Pennsylvania) -- The Keystone state is well-known for its ongoing efforts to bring innovation both to its land-based and online gambling fields and to elevate their...

5/9/2018

article Will Churchill Downs Have A Relevant Online Gaming Presence In Pennsylvania?
(USA) -- Churchill Downs Inc., owner of America’s most popular horse racing event, has long been a bit of an enigma in the online gaming space. On one hand,...

4/26/2018

article Breaking Down The PA Online Gambling Market: Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin
(Pennsylvania) -- Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin is one of a kind among PA casinos. Unlike the others, it serves as an amenity to a much larger resort complex, the Nemacolin...

4/19/2018

article Breaking Down The PA Online Gambling Market: Presque Isle Downs & Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Presque Isle Downs & Casino is located near Erie, in the very northwest corner of the Keystone State. Unlike many of the properties in PA, it is a...
article Will Pennsylvania Join the Interstate iPoker Liquidity Pact?
(Pennsylvania) -- This week, it was announced that the USA’s online poker market is set to receive a boost on May 1st after New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware enact...

4/18/2018

article Pa. Launches Virtual Sports Betting in June; Games Go Online in May
(Pennsylvania) -- Starting in May, residents of Pennsylvania won’t have to go to the store or casino anymore to gamble or play lottery games. The state lottery,...

4/17/2018

article Online Gambling Licensing Application for Land-Based Casinos Starts in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- The state of Pennsylvania is working hard towards establishing its legal online gambling field and supplying it with the suitable regulations and...

4/16/2018

article The Door Swings Open For PA Casinos To Apply For iGaming Licenses
(Pennsylvania) -- The path toward regulated online poker and casino sites in Pennsylvania took a decided step forward on Monday, as the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board...

4/12/2018

article The New Jersey Online Casino Model Won’t Be 100 Percent Compatible In Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- The hope is that by the end of the year Pennsylvania will become the fourth state with legal online gambling, in the wake of legislation passed in...

4/9/2018

article What to Expect from Pennsylvania’s Future Online Gambling Field?
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is a state constantly on the pursuit of advancement when it comes to its gambling industry and this is clearly visible by the constant...

4/4/2018

article Pennsylvania Seeks Online Poker Operator Applications In June
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania gaming regulators said in a news release that they will begin accepting applications for “potential interactive gaming operators...

4/2/2018

article GAN Making Gains Thanks To Growing Presence In US Markets
(Pennsylvania) -- Online casino software provider GAN plans to take its 2017 growth in the U.S. and use that for emerging U.S. online gaming markets in 2018.

3/27/2018

article Pennsylvania’s Online Gambling Field to Welcome Remote Gaming Servers
(Pennsylvania) -- The state of Pennsylvania is currently working on its future online gambling field and making sure its offerings are going to meet the high...

3/26/2018

article New PA Online Casino Regs Open The Door For Out-Of-State Servers
(Pennsylvania) -- The latest Pennsylvania gaming regulations answered some questions pertaining to security, integrity, advertising, and location of the servers for the...
article Pennsylvania online gambling could be ready in November, say analysts
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) announced on 15 March that it will soon begin accepting petitions from state brick-and-mortar casinos...

3/21/2018

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...

3/16/2018

article Will Party Poker Be Relevant in Pennsylvania?
(Pennsylvania) -- Party Poker, at least the US-facing branch of the company, has been a bit of an enigma since launching in New Jersey late 2013.

3/2/2018

article BLOG: PA Online Poker Won’t Be As Fun Without Live-Online Multi-Tabling
(Pennsylvania) -- There are almost four million more people living inside of Pennsylvania than New Jersey. That means the online poker market that opens up in the...

2/14/2018

article What We Know And Don’t Know About Pennsylvania Online Gambling Partnerships
(Pennsylvania) -- It’s been more than three months since Pennsylvania legalized online gambling. While the state made some progress — it instituted some...

1/1/2018

article Pennsylvania Online Gambling Faces Obstacles Before it Starts
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania made history this year by becoming the fourth state to legalize online gambling within state borders. But since Pennsylvania passed the...

12/22/2017

article Breaking Down The PA Online Gambling Market: SugarHouse Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- SugarHouse Casino was awarded a Category 2 casino license by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board in 2006. The project stalled when local communities...
article PA Gets A New Potential Online Gambling Entrant, As Boyd Gaming Acquires Valley Forge Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Boyd Gaming could be getting back into the online casino business. The casino and resort company announced this week that it had acquired Valley Forge...

11/13/2017

article Breaking Down The PA Online Gambling Market: Parx Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- The story of Parx Casino begins over 40 years ago, when Keystone Racetrack opened for business in Bensalem in 1974. The racetrack experienced a long...

11/2/2017

article Pennsylvania becomes the Fourth State to Legalize Online Gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- This past Monday, October 30, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed a bill legalizing Internet gambling throughout the state. The move makes the...
article Not Doing Adelson’s Bidding? Senator Repping Sands Bethlehem Votes For PA Online Gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- The gaming package just enacted in Pennsylvania includes a number of noteworthy allocations from the state’s coffers. One of the primary...
article Q&A: Pennsylvania Online Gambling Bill (sub req)
(Pennsylvania) -- In this special Q&A, GamblingCompliance analyzes and provides commentary on Pennsylvania’s newly-enacted internet gaming bill, which took...

10/26/2017

article PA Online Poker Almost A Reality, As State Legislature Passes Gaming Bill
(Pennsylvania) -- Virtual poker cards could be in the air in Pennsylvania by this time next year, if not sooner. Pennsylvanians are a Gov. Tom Wolf signature away from...
article Gaming bill would allow for expansion in Erie
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania lawmakers worked to break the state’s 117-day budget deadlock on Wednesday night as the Senate passed a bill to expand casino-style...

9/28/2017

article Pennsylvania online gambling hopes get a lift
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s online gambling hopes got a major boost on Thursday via reports that the state’s bickering legislators had reached tentative...

9/22/2017

article Internet Gambling, Casino Tax Hike Said To Be In Pennsylvania Budget Mixer [sub req'd]
(Pennsylvania) -- With Pennsylvania’s budget stalemate poised to enter its third month, legislative insiders say an expansion of gambling, together with a casino...

9/19/2017

article Five Years In The Making: A Closer Look At Pennsylvania’s Efforts To Legalize Online Gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is poised to legalize online gambling, but anyone who has paid even a modicum of attention to this issue has seen this movie before. The...

9/18/2017

article Pennsylvania Still Dances Around Online Gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is broke. Bills are being deferred, payments are delayed, and the state is in dire need of a finalized budget. While every solution is...

9/8/2017

article Will Pennsylvania Finally Legalize Online Poker In Coming Weeks?
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania lawmakers are due back in Harrisburg next week, and the clock is ticking for legalizing online casino games this year.

8/15/2017

article Pennsylvania aiming to push through online gambling and DFS bill
(Pennsylvania) -- Legislators in Pennsylvania will prioritise the institution of a bill to legalise online gambling and DFS in the state when the senate returns for its...

7/12/2017

article PA Online Gambling Gets Put On Hold Again, But Final Passage Still Likely
(Pennsylvania) -- Online gambling is once again on hold in Pennsylvania. The legislature has adjourned without finalizing a massive gaming package, of which iGaming is a...

7/6/2017

article Here’s What Is Wrong With One Of The Worst Takes Ever Written About Online Gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- How do you know an online gambling bill has reached a pivotal point in the legislative process? Watch the local newspapers. When an op-ed full of...

7/4/2017

article Pennsylvania Inches Closer To Final Budget: Fate Of Online Gaming Still Up In The Air
(Pennsylvania) -- The budget impasse in Pennsylvania appears to be over, and that’s good (but not great) news for supporters of legal online gambling in...

6/28/2017

article Off The Wall: Debate Over Gambling Machines At Pennsylvania Bars Could Doom Online Poker
(Pennsylvania) -- Is the Keystone State going to let online poker players down once again? For about five years Pennsylvania has looked at legalizing and regulating...

6/24/2017

article PA Online Gambling Hangs In The Balance As House And Senate Are Split On Gaming Package
(Pennsylvania) -- Next week could be make or break for online gambling in Pennsylvania.The Pennsylvania House and Senate are working behind the scenes to come up with a...

6/22/2017

article A Good Omen For PA Online Gambling? Gov. Wolf Says He Wants ‘Real Revenue’ From Gaming Package
(Pennsylvania) -- Is Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on board with online casinos in the state? Wolf talked gaming on Wednesday, and appeared to downplay the feasibility of...
article PA Senator Says Online Gambling Isn’t Slowing Down Gaming Package, It’s VGTs
(Pennsylvania) -- Senate and House leadership in Pennsylvania are having discussions to hash out their differences regarding legislation to expand gambling in the state...
article Pennsylvania Congressman Seeks To Strip Home State Of Right To Legalize Online Poker: Report
(Pennsylvania) -- Legislation aimed at banning online gaming in states where it’s legal could find its way into an omnibus appropriations bill package, according...

6/10/2017

article Pennsylvania House Gives Online Gambling Green Light
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives passed legislation by 102-89 that will bring about some of the most sweeping changes to the state’s...

6/9/2017

article PA Senate Likely To Act Quickly On Online Gambling Because Of Budget Concerns, Lawmaker Says
(Pennsylvania) -- A day after the Pennsylvania House of Representatives sent a gambling expansion bill back to the Senate with a couple of major changes, Rep. George...

6/8/2017

article Lehigh Valley lawmaker rolls the dice in gambling expansion vote
(Pennsylvania) -- The Lehigh Valley’s only lawmaker thus far supporting a House bill to add up to 40,000 video slot machines in the state happens to be an avid...
article Massive Pennsylvania Gambling Expansion Bill Passed by State House, But Not Without Controversy
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania gambling expansion has been a focal point in Harrisburg for more than a year, but late Wednesday night, the state’s House of...
article Pennsylvania House Again OKs Online Poker Bill
(Pennsylvania) -- Can online poker finally cross the finish line in the Keystone State? The Pennsylvania House passed a bill to regulate online gaming by a 102-89 vote...

6/5/2017

article Online Gambling Opposition Has Sunk To New Low With Latest Talking Points
(Pennsylvania) -- The arguments from opponents of online gambling are usually full of inaccuracies and strawmen. But the latest published piece that says that iGaming is...

6/3/2017

article Pennsylvania casinos find little to like in internet gambling bill
(Pennsylvania) -- The state Senate recently approved a bill that could generate nearly $150 million in new revenue by giving gamblers more options and casinos a chance...

5/8/2017

article The PA Senate Is Rewriting The Online Gambling Playbook, And Not In A Good Way
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Senate is drawing closer to its big reveal of a much-anticipated gaming reform package highlighted by the legalization of online...
article State senate reluctant to roll dice on gambling expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- While the governor and state House members have floated budget plans, the members of the state Senate aren't saying much as they grapple with a $1....

5/7/2017

article OP/ED: 54% online gaming tax betrays lack of understanding
(Pennsylvania) -- As proposals for legalizing online casino gambling in Pennsylvania lurch from one bad idea to another, one thing becomes apparent: Legislators need a...

5/6/2017

article How Soon Is Now? Pennsylvania Senate Could See Critical Committee Vote For Online Gambling Tuesday
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s long-running effort to regulate online poker and casino games appears poised to take a crucial step toward resolution. According...
article OP/ED: Expanded gambling won’t solve budget
(Pennsylvania) -- As Pennsylvania inches closer to allowing its casinos and the state lottery to take their games online, the obvious question becomes whether those new...

4/22/2017

article Pa. eyes leap to internet for casinos, lottery
(Pennsylvania) -- Facing huge deficits, Pennsylvania could become the first state to allow both its casinos and lottery to take its games online in a quest for money...

3/26/2017

article Can Pennsylvania Overload on Internet Gaming Bills?
(Pennsylvania) -- Poker players in America have their hopes set on Pennsylvania as the next state to legalize and regulate online poker and casino games in the United...

3/24/2017

article Tax Rates Aren’t The Only Thing That Could Derail Online Gambling In Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Last summer, the House of Representatives passed a comprehensive gaming reform bill that included the legalization of online gambling. That was the...

3/23/2017

article Another Online Casino Gambling Bill Introduced In Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Keystone State lawmakers now have a third online poker bill to chew on. The legislation, Senate Bill 524, that was introduced Monday attempts to end a...

3/15/2017

article Justice policy could impact Pennsylvania gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- A potential policy change in Washington is the latest thing state lawmakers have to consider when it comes to legalizing internet gambling at casinos...
article Could March Madness brackets become a taxable fantasy sport bet in Pennsylvania?
(Pennsylvania) -- Shhhh! Don't tell the Legislature about the office's March Madness bracket pool. Lawmakers might be tempted to tax your winnings.
article Ten Out Of Twelve PA Casinos Agree: Online Gambling Would Be Good For Business
(Pennsylvania) -- At present, 10 of Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos support online gambling legalization. With the impending sale of Sands Bethlehem to the MGM Resorts,...

3/14/2017

article Casino Gambling: Pennsylvania Legislation Calls For Criminalizing Online Poker
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is talking about legalizing online poker, but a group of lawmakers would rather see it criminalized. House Bill No. 801, sponsored by...
article Criminalize Online Gambling? Pennsylvania Lawmakers Introduce New Bill
(Pennsylvania) -- Not everyone in the Pennsylvania legislature is on board with the idea of legal online gambling. That became abundantly clear at last week’s...
article Pennsylvania faces anti-online gaming bill
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s push to legalise online gaming has been dealt a blow after a new bill that sets out plans to ban the sector was introduced in the...
article Editorial: Online gambling won't cure Pa.'s budget hangover
(Pennsylvania) -- PENNSYLVANIA lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf have a $3 billion riddle to solve. That’s the structural budget deficit that comes back to haunt the...

3/12/2017

article Executives explain why Pa. needs online gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania has done things right so far in developing a strong casino industry throughout the state, Nicholas Menas says. Now, adds the vice...
article Justice Dept. policy may factor in internet gambling debate
(Pennsylvania) -- A potential policy change in Washington is the latest thing state lawmakers have to consider when it comes to legalizing internet gambling at casinos...

3/11/2017

article Could a Sands Casino sale seal the deal for online gambling in Pa.?
(Pennsylvania) -- The sale of Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem would certainly change the gambling landscape in Bethlehem, but revelations that MGM Resorts International is...
article PA Lawmakers Again Roll The Dice On Gaming Expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- State lawmakers have reopened debate on an issue that confounded them in their last two-year session: expanding forms of gambling in Pennsylvania,...
article Opinion: Online gambling won’t cure Pennsylvania’s budget hangover
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf have a $3 billion riddle to solve. That's the structural budget deficit that comes back to haunt the state...

3/9/2017

article PA Online Gambling Would Not Be The ‘Zero-Sum Game’ That Gov. Wolf Fears
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania lawmakers talked extensively — for more than four hours — about online gambling on Tuesday in a joint committee hearing...
article Pa. governor still sees promise in online gaming
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania's current budget has a $100 million hole state lawmakers intended to fill with some kind of gaming revenue. That money never came...
article The Latest Pennsylvania Online Gambling Revenue Projections Are The Most Optimistic Yet
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania stands to generate over $400 million in gross gaming revenue from online gambling in 2019. That’s the latest upshot from a new...

3/8/2017

article Parx Falls Off the Fence in Pennsylvania, Comes Out Against Online Gaming at Senate Hearing
(Pennsylvania) -- Parx Casino declared its hostility to Pennsylvania’s push to legalize online gaming at a crucial Senate Committee hearing on Tuesday.
article Pennsylvania online gambling debate continues during legislative hearing
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania's House Gaming Oversight Committee and Senate Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee held a three-hour hearing...
article State lawmakers discuss pros and cons of taxing online gaming
(Pennsylvania) -- State lawmakers are discussing the possibility of taxing and regulating online gaming as a way to potentially raise revenue. On Tuesday, members of the...

3/7/2017

article Senate Online Gambling Bill Surfaces Ahead Of Today’s Critical Hearing In Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Ahead of today’s joint hearing to discuss online gambling and several other gaming reforms in the Keystone State, a group of Pennsylvania...
article Tomorrow’s Critical PA Online Gambling Hearing: The Witness List And Submitted Testimony
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee and the Senate Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee will hold a joint hearing...

2/24/2017

article Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf: ‘Real Work’ Is Being Done On Online Poker, Gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- Gov. Tom Wolf talked about the possibility of legal online gambling in Pennsylvania recently in an online question-and-answer session.
article Pennsylvania Governor Dodges Online Poker Question, But Hopes Still High For 2017
(Pennsylvania) -- As Pennsylvania lawmakers work to iron out all the details for a gambling expansion package that would likely include online casino regulation,...
article Pennsylvania Online Casino Partnerships: Knowns, Unknowns, And Whole Lot Of Maybes
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is inching closer to legalized online gambling, with the general consensus indicating it will be more probable than not that the Keystone...

2/16/2017

article Appetite grows for online gaming, as questions linger
(Pennsylvania) -- Gaming proponents are renewing a push to legalize online betting, sensing opportunity as the governor and lawmakers look to raise cash while avoiding...
article Proposed Bill Would Authorize Sports Betting In Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- A Pittsburgh area lawmaker is looking to expand Pennsylvania’s gaming industry, by legalizing betting on sporting events. State Rep. Rob Matzie...

2/10/2017

article Pennsylvania omnibus gaming bill includes online gambling, DFS
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s online gambling hopes took on more tangible form on Wednesday via the filing of a new bill in the state’s House of...

2/9/2017

article Budget Amendment Proposal Could Lead to Online Gambling Expansion in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- The last couple of days were crucial when it comes to the long-running debate on the legalisation of online casinos and daily fantasy sports in the...

2/4/2017

article Pennsylvania Senators Revive Online Poker Hopes, Expect Future Vote
(Pennsylvania) -- Online poker players may soon be able to play legally if Pennsylvania state senators succeed in bringing a bill to a vote this year. While bills have...

2/2/2017

article Penn National Says Looking At PA Online Gambling ‘Opportunistically’ During Budget Crisis
(Pennsylvania) -- An executive for Penn National Gaming expressed hope that online gambling could be legalized in Pennsylvania during Thursday’s Q4 earnings call.

1/24/2017

article New Pennsylvania Bill Would Legalize Sports Betting If Federal Law Repealed
(Pennsylvania) -- State Rep. Robert Matzie is circulating a co-sponsorship memorandum for legislation about sports betting. The bill would likely only take effect if the...

1/18/2017

article Catch-All Bill Introduced in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Just one week into the 2017 legislative session, online gaming is back for consideration in the Pennsylvania legislature. Democratic state Senator Jay...
article Pennsylvania Will Legalize Online Gambling “Sometime in March,” Says Lawmaker
(Pennsylvania) -- As Pennsylvania prepares to receive two online gambling bills, at least one lawmaker believes that the state’s chances of legalizing online...

1/15/2017

article Pennsylvania Daily Fantasy Sports Legalization Could Reach Finish Line By March
(Pennsylvania) -- The head of a key Pennsylvania Senate committee said gambling expansion legislation is likely to pass by March. And that’s likely good news for...

1/8/2017

article Will Online Gambling Come to Pennsylvania?
(Pennsylvania) -- Jay Costa, a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, promises to introduce a gambling bill soon that will be the basis for the State regulating online...

1/4/2017

article Pennsylvania Online Gambling Watch Officially Back On, With Legislation Coming In Senate
(Pennsylvania) -- A Pennsylvania state senator intends to introduce legislation that would legalize both online gambling and daily fantasy sports in the “near...
article Pennsylvania pol previews new online gambling bill with 25% tax
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is wasting no time getting its online gambling and daily fantasy sports ducks in a row but operators won’t be wild about the...

12/21/2016

article Rep. Youngblood: Pennsylvania Is Already Paying The Price For Senate’s Inaction On Online Gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- Online poker supporters had high hopes for Pennsylvania in 2016. And despite several positive developments, when the legislative session came to a...

12/9/2016

article PA Budget And Gambling Revenue Issues Could Push Online Gambling Forward
(Pennsylvania) -- Discussions in Pennsylvania regarding online gambling and a wider gaming expansion in the state went on hiatus this fall. That happened when the Senate...
article Pennsylvania Lawmaker Wants Brakes Pumped On Fantasy Sports, Gaming Expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania State Senator Robert Tomlinson (R-6th District) penned a letter to members of the state House of Representatives, telling them not to rush...
article Pennsylvania Senator’s Attack on Online Gambling and DFS May Have Helped Stall Regulation Push
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania ran out of time to legalize online casino gaming and online poker on November 30, when the state’s legislative session came to an...

11/9/2016

article PA Senate Unlikely to Pass iGaming This Year
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania Senate leaders are indicating that a vote on a measure legalizing internet gaming and restoring the host fee to municipalities is unlikely...

11/7/2016

article Online gaming, DFS bill appears dead for this year
(Pennsylvania) -- A decision on legalizing online casino gambling and daily fantasy sports betting in Pennsylvania apparently will have to wait until next year. The...

10/31/2016

article PA House Passes Online Gambling Bill, But No Response Expected From Senate Until Post-Election
(Pennsylvania) -- It was a whirlwind of a week for Pennsylvania online gambling watchers — one which saw the House of Representatives pass yet another gaming...
article Pennsylvania House Passes iGaming with Fee Fix
(Pennsylvania) -- After the Pennsylvania legislature added last Thursday as an extra voting day after the scheduled adjournment of the two-year session, the state House...

10/30/2016

article Pennsylvania iGaming Future Now in Senate’s Hands
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed in June a gambling expansion bill that allowed for the legalization and regulation of online gambling...

10/28/2016

article House passes bill to fix casino host fee and legalize internet gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- The House voted Thursday on a complex bill that would fix an unconstitutional state gaming law that municipalities with casinos counted on for revenue...
article Pa. House pushes Internet gambling with casino host fee fix
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania House of Representatives adjourned Thursday after a busy pre-election legislative agenda that included passing a bill that would allow...

10/27/2016

article House passes bill to fix casino host fee and legalize internet gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- In an about-face, the House voted Thursday on a complex bill that would fix an unconstitutional state gaming law that municipalities with casinos...
article Pa. House changes to casino tax revenue bill make it unlikely for passage
(Pennsylvania) -- With the Senate gone until mid-November, a House committee today amended a bill that was intended to keep casino tax revenue flowing to local...
article Pennsylvania House dares Senate to reject online gambling, DFS bill
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives has once again approved online gambling and daily fantasy sports legislation but the odds appear stacked...
article Pennsylvania House OKs gambling expansion, casino tax bill
(Pennsylvania) -- Legislation heading to the Pennsylvania Senate would allow casino-style gambling on the internet and in the state's six international airports, and...

10/26/2016

article Crunch Time in Pennsylvania for Online, DFS
(Pennsylvania) -- With time running out on the legislative session and an urgent need to address host-community taxes, Pennsylvania lawmakers consider online gaming and...
article Online Gambling Branding Dispute Complicates An Already Complex Situation In Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Fasten your seat belts, ladies and gentlemen. This is going to be a bumpy ride. In an interview with Gambling Compliance (paywall), Penn National...

10/23/2016

article Pennsylvania Senate Could Vote on Online Gambling Monday
(Pennsylvania) -- Positive noises are coming from the Pennsylvania legislature on the push to regulate online gambling, this week, with one source telling Online Poker...
article With only days remaining Pennsylvania online gambling progress remains up in the air
(Pennsylvania) -- It is still anybody’s guess as to whether or not the fate of online gambling in Pennsylvania will be decided when the Senate meets this coming...

10/22/2016

article Pennsylvania Online Gambling Up In The Air With A Week To Go
(Pennsylvania) -- What’s going to happen with online gambling next week in Pennsylvania’s legislature? In reality, no one likely knows, probably not even the...

10/19/2016

article Pennsylvania Holds Another Online Poker Hearing
(Pennsylvania) -- On Wednesday, lawmakers in Pennsylvania’s House Gaming Oversight Committee held a hearing to urge the Senate to pass online gaming this year.

10/18/2016

article Local Tax Share Issue Further Muddies The Waters For Online Gambling Legislation In Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- On Tuesday the Pennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee met to discuss a recent ruling by the state’s Supreme Court that could lead to a $50...

10/17/2016

article The Outlook For PA Online Gambling Remains Hazy Heading Into Session’s Final Two Weeks
(Pennsylvania) -- When Pennsylvania Senators reconvene this week they’ll have a lot on their plates and not much time to clear them, as the Senate is only in...

10/15/2016

article Online gambling progress in Pennsylvania uncertain
(Pennsylvania) -- At this point, there is a 50/50 chance that online casino gaming will be legalized and regulated in the state of Pennsylvania, at least as far as...

10/14/2016

article Pennsylvania Online Gambling Chances “50/50” Right Now, Rep. Payne Says
(Pennsylvania) -- Next week, Pennsylvania lawmakers in the House Gaming Oversight Committee will take another look at regulated online gaming for the Keystone State.
article Pennsylvania Online Gambling’s fate uncertain, says Rep. Payne
(Pennsylvania) -- There are “50/50” chances that online casino gaming and daily fantasy sports (DFS) will be regulated in Pennsylvania as lawmakers buckle...

10/12/2016

article Pennsylvania’s iGaming Bill Faces Challenges for Passage
(Pennsylvania) -- The best avenue for online gaming expansion in the United States this year remains Pennsylvania, but the window is quickly closing for legislation to...

10/11/2016

article Coquille Indian Tribe natural resources director leaves to take top BIA forestry job
(Oregon) -- The natural resources director for the Coquille Tribe left his post last month to take over the top forestry job at the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs in...

10/10/2016

article How a national fight over online gambling could affect Pa.: Devon Chappell
(Pennsylvania) -- Right now, just three states in the U.S. currently regulating online gambling. And two of these states just so happen to be neighbors. Interestingly...

10/5/2016

article Gambling Compliance: Equally Compelling Reasons For And Against The Legalization Of PA Online Gambling By 2017
(Pennsylvania) -- As many reasons as there are to believe that Pennsylvania will pass online gambling legislation before the 2016 session ends, there are an equal number...

10/4/2016

article PA Supreme Court Decision May Force Senate Action On Online Gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- A recent ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court could force the state Senate’s hand when it comes to the online gambling bill it’s been...

10/3/2016

article Pennsylvania Senate Faces Mounting Pressure To Address Online Gambling This Legislative Session
(Pennsylvania) -- A recent ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court may have just breathed new life into Pennsylvania’s efforts to legalize online gambling in 2016...

9/24/2016

article Can sin taxes prop up Pa.'s budget?
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania lawmakers return to the Capitol on Monday to begin putting the finishing touches on a $31.6 billion budget that isn't balanced just...

9/21/2016

article PA House Committee To Get Ball Rolling In What Is A Critical Period For Online Gambling And Daily Fantasy Sports
(Pennsylvania) -- A key Pennsylvania committee will hold a hearing next week on online gambling and daily fantasy sports, in what is a crucial period for legislation in...

9/17/2016

article Rush Street Gaming Launches PlaySugarHouse Online Casino in New Jersey
(Pennsylvania) -- Many believe that Pennsylvania will be the next state to legalize online gambling within its borders. Up until earlier this year, it looked as if this...
article Rep. Rosita Youngblood: Waiting On Pennsylvania Online Gambling Is A Risk Not Worth Taking
(Pennsylvania) -- The clock is ticking on an omnibus gaming reform bill currently sitting idle in the Pennsylvania State Senate. The bill, HB 2150, would, among other...

9/14/2016

article Pennsylvania Online Gambling Bill Still In Play For 2016, But Time Is Of The Essence
(Pennsylvania) -- Back in July, the Pennsylvania legislature put the finishing touches on the state’s 2016-17 budget. One of the budget’s funding sources was...

8/24/2016

article Online Gaming On Horizon in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- As usual, Pennsylvania entered the new fiscal year without a state budget and nothing certain on whether a major expansion of gaming will be approved...

8/19/2016

article Pennsylvania online gambling lobbyists remain optimistic over chances of new bill clearing
(Pennsylvania) -- Online gambling lobbyists in Pennsylvania continue to remain optimistic that the state senate will soon legalize online gambling and permit more...

8/18/2016

article Gingrich, Diamond address expanded gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Senate hasn’t yet passed a House bill that would legalize more online and physical gambling options. Given that anticipated...

7/14/2016

article Pennsylvania Online Gambling Bill Shelved Until Legislature Reconvenes This Fall
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania online gambling is being pushed aside in Harrisburg until the fall. That’s the unfortunate outcome for iGambling proponents after...

7/9/2016

article 888 Begins Promotional Effort In Pennsylvania Ahead Of Online Gambling Legislation
(Pennsylvania) -- 888 has quietly launched a cross-promotional campaign with its land-based online gambling partner in Pennsylvania, Mount Airy Casino Resort.
article Pennsylvania And Fantasy Sports Legislation: Questions And Answers
(Pennsylvania) -- The effort to formally legalize and regulate daily fantasy sports in Pennsylvania picked up steam quickly in recent weeks. But a DFS bill’s...

7/4/2016

article Pennsylvania Online Gambling Bill Hanging Around as Lawmakers Celebrate July 4th
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania online gambling bill that would legalize Internet casinos and regulate daily fantasy sports (DFS) currently resides with the state...

7/3/2016

article Online gaming won't yield quick profits, CEO warns
(Pennsylvania) -- No matter when online gaming begins in Pennsylvania or any other state, don't expect an immediate flood of tax money or casino profit, a voice of...

7/2/2016

article Disagreements over taxes, gambling expansion leave state budget unfinished as holiday weekend begins
(Pennsylvania) -- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers once sang: "The waiting is the hardest part." But when public policy meets politics in an election year, it...
article Las Vegas Sands Attacks Pennsylvania Gambling Expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- The Las Vegas Sands Corp has said it will pull hundreds of millions of dollars-worth of investment in Pennsylvania if the legislature opts to pass...
article EDITORIAL: House gambling bill isn't sure bet
(Pennsylvania) -- Like it or not, gambling and human civilization go hand in hand. It's an activity that's likely existed since the very dawn of man. In fact,...

7/1/2016

article Pennsylvania Hopeful for Online Gambling as Bill Passes Vote
(Pennsylvania) -- A glimmer of hope for online gambling supporters is peaking out of Pennsylvania. Last week, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed an...
article If gambling is expanded in Pa., casinos must do more than be a 'supplier' for gambling addicts: PennLive letters
(Pennsylvania) -- I am in favor of the expansion of gambling in Pennsylvania, but, we must require the casinos to do much more to weed out pathologically addicted...

6/30/2016

article Pennsylvania Online Gambling Bill Passes House
(Pennsylvania) -- Last week, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted in favor of an amendment to HB 2150 that would expand gambling in the state, including the...
article OP/ED: Smart regulation should trump revenue in push for more gambling: Rosita C. Youngblood
(Pennsylvania) -- Amid difficult budget years, legislative leaders often look at these numbers and think that gaming expansion, especially online gaming, or iGaming, is...

6/21/2016

article Another Week, Another Erroneous Op-Ed About Online Gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- In what is becoming an all too familiar refrain, I will spend the next 700 words refuting many of the claims regarding the ills of online gambling from...

6/20/2016

article Odds are, Pennsylvania's going to see another gambling expansion debate this week
(Pennsylvania) -- After a quick tease last year, the expansion of legalized gambling in Pennsylvania is getting a major push as a revenue source for the state budget...

6/17/2016

article Pennsylvania to Reconsider iGaming
(Pennsylvania) -- Reconsideration and votes on two separate measures that would legalize online gaming in Pennsylvania was tentatively scheduled this week. House...

6/15/2016

article House eyes new vote to expand gambling to internet, bars
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania House Republicans are counting votes to see whether there is enough support to revive legislation to expand casino-style gambling to...
article OP/ED: Pennsylvania should say no to online gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania legislators may be poised to step up the ante when it comes to gambling in Pennsylvania. The idea of expanding gambling to include on-line...

6/2/2016

article Pennsylvania iGaming in Limbo
(Pennsylvania) -- As many predicted, the legalization of online gaming in Pennsylvania during the current session came down to a last-minute amendment to a bill during...

5/31/2016

article Expanded gambling in Pa. draws few fans
(Pennsylvania) -- Sunday's editorial took issue with the Pennsylvania House of Representatives' attempt to legalize more gambling options — notably online...

5/26/2016

article Confusion in the House; bills to expand gambling to internet, bars and airports fail
(Pennsylvania) -- After cruising through the House Gaming Oversight Committee last November, HB649, Rep. John Payne’s bill, appears to have been overlooked on...
article Legislature to double down on gambling expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- Ladies and gentlemen, place your bets and start your lobbyists! After the Memorial Day holiday, the state House will try again on passing a bill to...

5/25/2016

article Confusion And Debate Muddy Online Gambling Attempt In Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives was quite busy. As legislators attempt to wrap up the 2015/2016 session, the legislative body...
article Could VGTs Derail Pennsylvania Online Gambling Bill?
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s online gambling bill may be enjoying a legislative comeback and could even find itself facing a House vote very soon, according to...
article Pa House rejects bids to expand gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- If baby needs a new pair of shoes, you're still going to have to try to win the money for them in a Pennsylvania casino or the nightly state...
article Pension reform and Internet gambling rolled into budget talks
(Pennsylvania) -- With Memorial Day just days away, half of the state Legislature is expected to act this week on a series of bills that could become bargaining chips in...
article Why the DA thinks allowing online gambling is a bad bet
(Pennsylvania) -- Legalizing online gambling in Pennsylvania will boost crime and gambling addictions, according to Northampton County's district attorney.

5/24/2016

article Legislation that would expand casino-style gambling to airports, off-track betting parlors and casino-run websites is stalling
(Pennsylvania) -- Legislation that would expand casino-style gambling to airports, bars, off-track betting parlors and casino-run websites is stalling in Pennsylvania...
article Morganelli warns against legalizing on-line gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- Legalized on-line gambling will lead to more addictions, crimes, bankruptcies, poverty and suicides in Pennsylvania, warns Northampton County District...
article Pennsylvania Is Closer Than Ever To Pulling The Trigger On Regulated Online Gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- After months of inactivity, online gambling has resurfaced as a hot topic in the Pennsylvania Legislature. The state appears very close to passing an...
article Pennsylvania's House Rejects Online Poker Proposal
(Pennsylvania) -- Lawmakers in Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives on Tuesday rejected a plan for regulated online casino games, but they will likely...

5/23/2016

article Rosenstein: With Internet gaming vote coming, lawmakers need to tread carefully
(Pennsylvania) -- There is an old adage that warns us not to "bite off more than we can chew." This is good advice in our personal lives, but it also makes...

5/19/2016

article Is Online Gambling Legalization Tied To Daily Fantasy Sports In Pennsylvania?
(Pennsylvania) -- Expectations that Pennsylvania could pass an online gambling bill were extremely high at the start of 2016. The bill, HB 649, would legalize online...

5/18/2016

article Online gambling bill back on the table ahead of state budget negotiations
(Pennsylvania) -- Online gambling is back in play as one of several options on the state budget negotiating table this year. A bill proposed last spring would legalize...

5/16/2016

article State could enter online gambling game
(Pennsylvania) -- A proposed expansion of Pennsylvania's gambling industry would give casinos a presence anywhere there's an Internet connection. State lawmakers...

5/11/2016

article Casino operators on online gambling: Deal us in
(Pennsylvania) -- If Pennsylvania's going to allow online gambling and regulate fantasy sports betting, brick-and-mortar casinos want a piece of the action, gaming...

5/2/2016

article Keystone Cornerstones: These Partnerships Are Likely To Solidify If PA Regulates Online Gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- The clamor over the possibility of online gambling expansion in Pennsylvania has died down since it hit a fevered pitch in late 2015, but that doesn...

4/19/2016

article Rivers Supports PA iGaming
(Pennsylvania) -- Craig Clark, the general manager of Pittsburgh’s Rivers Casino, has come out in support of legalization of online gaming in Pennsylvania as a way...

3/24/2016

article Online Poker Movement In NY Could Push PA Across The Finish Line
(Pennsylvania) -- Hopes were raised in the U.S. online poker community earlier this week when it was reported the New York Senate included a provision in its budget...

3/15/2016

article Pennsylvania Remains The Best Candidate For Online Gambling Expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Legislature is currently sitting on a comprehensive plan to reform gaming laws in the state. Despite its scope, the bill is fairly...

2/11/2016

article Pennsylvania House Committee Approves Resolution on topic of Sports Betting
(Pennsylvania) -- The hot subject of debate in the state of Pennsylvania as of late in the gambling industry has been online poker. For some time, legislators in the...

2/9/2016

article Lawmaker: Chances Good for PA iGaming
(Pennsylvania) -- A key Pennsylvania lawmaker says 2016 has a very good chance of being the year the state passes a bill to legalize online gaming.

2/8/2016

article Pennsylvania Online Gambling Expansion Bill Still Hot Topic in Legislature
(Pennsylvania) -- The legalization of online gambling has been a hot topic in several states over the past year and is likely to be broadly discussed by legislators in...

1/20/2016

article Pennsylvania Likely to Legalize Online Poker by June, State Rep John Payne Is Optimistic
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania will likely legalize online poker by summer, according to State Representative John Payne (R-Dauphin County).

1/19/2016

article Impending Retirement Of Key PA Lawmakers Adds Urgency To Online Gambling Legislation
(Pennsylvania) -- The recently announced retirements of two key assembly members in Pennsylvania is causing a heightened sense of urgency when it comes to passing online...
article Pennsylvania online gambling bill still on current topics for state’s budget deficit
(Pennsylvania) -- Despite being shelved in 2015, Pennsylvania online gambling is still up for consideration and is due for legislative action this spring. Chairman of...

1/17/2016

article Player's Advantage: Chances still good for online gambling in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania gamblers are most likely next in line to play legalized online blackjack, poker, slots and other casino games. A bill that adds online...

1/11/2016

article Recapping Pennsylvania’s Turbulent Year Of Online Gambling Expansion Talk
(Pennsylvania) -- At the start of 2015, there weren’t many strong candidates to pass an online gambling bill. With California seemingly unable to get out of its...

12/22/2015

article Pennsylvania iGaming Pushed to Spring
(Pennsylvania) -- The state House committee chairman sponsoring comprehensive online gaming legislation in Pennsylvania says the bill will not be voted on this session....

12/15/2015

article Payne says Pennsylvania online gaming bill will not pass this year
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania State Representative John Payne has admitted that a bill he has put forward in an effort to legalise online gaming in the US state will...

12/14/2015

article Exclusive: Pennsylvania Online Poker Bill Shelved Until The Spring
(Pennsylvania) -- An online gaming bill sitting in Pennsylvania’s House will not pass this year, but it will be up for consideration in the spring, Card Player was...

12/9/2015

article Pennsylvania iGaming Bill Detailed
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s gaming expansion bill is up for a floor vote in the state House, with amendments cleared by the chamber’s Gaming Oversight...

12/8/2015

article BLOG: Pennsylvania Could Agree to Legalize Online Poker before End of Week (Then Again, it Might Not)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s push to legalize and regulate online poker and casino gaming hangs in the balance as the state’s five-month budget impasse...

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