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House passes gaming bill to finish budget

The state House on Thursday voted 109-72 to send a far-reaching gaming expansion plan to the governor as the final piece in the Legislature’s scramble to balance a $32 billion state budget passed in June.

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1/20/2019

article Overall PA Casino Gaming Revenue Hits All-Time High in 2018
(Pennsylvania) -- Combined revenue generated by casinos through slot machine and table games play during the 2018 calendar year was the highest annual total to date,...

1/18/2019

article Legal sports betting set to launch at Harrah’s in Delco, just in time for the Super Bowl
(Pennsylvania) -- Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack in Chester plans to launch its new sportsbook at 2 p.m. Tuesday, the fourth outlet in Philadelphia for...
article Pennsylvania warns online gambling licensees to comply with new Wire Act opinion
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania gaming regulators are warning their online licensees to ensure their operations are compliant with the US Department of Justice’s...
article PGCB Tells PA Casinos They Have 30 Days To Get A Wire Act Plan In Order
(Pennsylvania) -- The PA Gaming Control Board issued a public statement about the new opinion on the Wire Act earlier this week. It didn’t tip the organization...
article Regulators To Pennsylvania Online Gambling Operators: ‘Comply With Wire Act’
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) is instructing prospective online gambling operators to comply with a new opinion from the US Department...
article Editorial: Is record casino revenue enough?
(Pennsylvania) -- What is $3.2 billion? It’s $10 for every human being in the United States. It’s enough to bridge most of the gap between Congress and...

1/17/2019

article Comprehensive Guide To PA Mobile Sportsbooks + Bonus Codes And FAQ
(Pennsylvania) -- Mobile sports betting is expected in Pennsylvania during the spring of 2019. While casino games are sometimes an awkward fit on mobile screens, sports...
article Gamblers bet $16 million in first month of sports wagering in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Just four of the Pennsylvania’s dozen casinos are set up to accept bets on sporting events. And people are flocking to them. Gamblers bet more...
article Pennsylvania Sports Betting Revenue Grows To $2 Million In December
(Pennsylvania) -- Legal sportsbooks in Pennsylvania took in more than $16 million in wagers during December, the first full month of regulated sports gambling. Revenue...
article Sports betting off to fast start at Rivers Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Rivers Casino made more than $1 million in sports wagering revenue in December, the first month for sports gambling at the Pittsburgh attraction.
article Sports bettors flocking to Rivers, but winning proves elusive
(Pennsylvania) -- Early numbers for the state’s legalized sports betting suggest Pittsburghers could be more enthused by the new gambling opportunity than...
article Despite Record Revenue Last Year, Pennsylvania Saw Its First Ever Table Game Win Decline
(Pennsylvania) -- The state of Pennsylvania technically had record casino gaming revenue in 2018, but it was another year of stagnation for the market.
article PA Casino Revenues Reach All-Time High
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania casinos generated a record $3.24 billion in revenue last year, the state Gaming Control Board has announced. That total shattered the...
article Pennsylvania Casino Revenue Hit Record Highs in 2018
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has published the casino revenue figures for the state in 2018. They show that new all-time highs were hit for...
article With massive gambling expansion on deck, Pa. casinos show small growth in 2018
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s casinos posted $3.248 billion in winnings in 2018, setting a record for Pennsylvania’s commercial gambling business.

1/16/2019

article Pennsylvania casino revenue nudges up to new state high in 2018, but barely
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos reached a record high in slots and table game revenue for the fourth straight year in 2018, though the increases have...
press release PA Gaming Control Board to Hold Public Hearing on February 20th for Parx Casino License Renewal
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 to gather evidence, including public comment, on the...

1/13/2019

article Kambi launches on-property Sportsbook at Parx Casino in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Kambi has expanded its American footprint with the launch of its on-property Sportsbook within the largest gaming property in Pennsylvania, the...
article Cuneo: Sale of Erie’s casino could bring sports betting
(Pennsylvania) -- Now that Churchill Downs Inc. is one step closer to owning Presque Isle Downs & Casino, things should really heat up at the Summit Township...

1/11/2019

article Parx Casino Launches Full Operations After Successful Test
(Pennsylvania) -- Parx Casino and Racing, the Pennsylvania-based flagship casino resort, has launched its full-scale offer after an official 48-hour period during which...
article Penn National Expanding Into 20 Pennsylvania Truck Stops
(Pennsylvania) -- The first video gaming terminals (VGTs) in Pennsylvania are forthcoming, courtesy of a new partnership between Penn National Gaming and Rutter’s...

1/10/2019

press release Kambi launches on-property Sportsbook at Parx Casino in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Following a thorough two-day testing phase, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has given Kambi and Parx Casino the green light to officially...
article MGM And Golden Nugget Move One Step Closer To PA Licenses
(Pennsylvania) -- MGM Resorts and Golden Nugget Atlantic City are not PA online casino providers yet. They are getting closer to the finish line though. During Wednesday...
article Parx Casino starts taking sports bets Thursday
(Pennsylvania) -- A Bucks County casino will start taking sports bets on Thursday. Parx Casino in Bensalem plans to hold a grand opening at 1 p.m. for its Sportsbook.
article Parx opens sports betting in time for Eagles-Saints matchup
(Pennsylvania) -- The 24-hour Sportsbook betting center at Parx is just the first step in a statewide expansion of gambling. Regulators could soon approve Parx gambling...
article Three out of four for Kambi in Pennsylvania as Parx goes live
(Pennsylvania) -- Online and terrestrial sportsbook solutions provider Kambi has launched its on-property sportsbook within Parx Casino, Pennsylvania’s largest...

1/8/2019

article Parx Casino Wraps Up First Day Of Sports Betting
(Pennsylvania) -- Gamblers in our area have another place to bet on the defending Super Bowl champs and other teams. Parx Casino just wrapped up its first day of sports...
article Erie casino hopes for February approval of sports betting
(Pennsylvania) -- Presque Isle Downs is also undergoing an ownership change that could be completed Friday morning. The Pennsylvania Casino Control Board meets Wednesday...

1/7/2019

article Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia Taps Gilbane as GC for $700M Project
(Pennsylvania) -- Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia, an affiliate of The Cordish Companies, announced that Gilbane Building Company will serve as the general...
article PA’s High Sports Betting Tax Rates Come Under The Microscope At Gaming Conference
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s high tax rates on casinos, and now on sports betting, have placed the Keystone State in the crosshairs of U.S. gaming industry...
article Rutter’s seeking VGTs for area
(Pennsylvania) -- If plans come to fruition, gamblers might be able to go to Duncansville to play on video gaming terminals, similar to slot machines. Rutter’s...
article Video gaming terminals coming to truck stops in Berks County
(Pennsylvania) -- Five establishments in Berks County have filed applications with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to operate video gaming terminals. VGTs are part...
article Local lawmaker appointed to gaming committee
(Pennsylvania) -- State Rep. Scott Conklin has been appointed Democratic chairman of the House Gaming Oversight Committee for the 2019-2020 legislative session. This...
article Penn National strikes deal to enter Pennsylvania’s new VGT market
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s entrance into the nation’s growing video gaming terminal market saw its first high-profile entry Monday from Penn National...

1/6/2019

article Lower Burrell woman accused of firing shot on New Year's Day in Rivers Casino parking garage
(Pennsylvania) -- A Lower Burrell woman is accused of firing a bullet into the ninth-floor ceiling of the parking garage at Rivers Casino on Pittsburgh’s North...

1/5/2019

article Woman charged with firing gun in Rivers Casino garage
(Pennsylvania) -- A Lower Burrell woman has been charged with firing a handgun and related crimes stemming from an incident early New Year’s Day on the ninth level...

1/4/2019

article Parx Casino to begin taking sports bets
(Pennsylvania) -- Parx Casino will start taking sports bets this month. The Bensalem gaming property on Thursday, Jan. 10, will officially launch sports betting at 1 p.m...
article Philadelphia’s Parx Casino to start taking sports bets next week
(Pennsylvania) -- Parx Casino, in Bensalem, is set to officially launch sports betting Thursday beginning at 1 p.m. That would make Parx the second casino in the...
article Sports betting to start at Parx Casino on Thursday
(Pennsylvania) -- Parx Casino in Bensalem will officially launch sports betting at 1 p.m. Thursday pending approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, casino...

1/3/2019

article Pennsylvania Slot Machine Revenue Up 8% in December
(Pennsylvania) -- Slot machine revenue at Pennsylvania casinos in December 2018 rose 8% over December 2017, according to a report posted today on the Pennsylvania Gaming...
article Slots revenue up at Meadows, statewide for December
(Pennsylvania) -- Gross revenue from slot machine play increased at all of the state’s 12 casinos last month, compared with December 2017, the Pennsylvania Gaming...

12/27/2018

article Bill would allow cities the option of allowing video game terminals at truck stops
(Pennsylvania) -- A bill recently introduced in the state Senate would give municipalities the option to allow video gaming terminals (VGTs) at truck stops within their...
article Company seeking to build Beaver casino fined for underage drinking, gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- A company that is trying to build a casino in Big Beaver was fined $170,000 by the state for allegedly allowing underage drinking and underage gambling.

12/26/2018

article Mount Airy Casino Resort fined for underage gaming, drinking
(Pennsylvania) -- The company that intends to build a casino in Big Beaver has been fined $170,000 by the state for allegedly allowing underage gaming and underage...

12/24/2018

article YEAR IN REVIEW: Casino is proposed for site in Berks
(Pennsylvania) -- At the end of October, Penn National Gaming Inc. announced plans to build a casino in Caernarvon, which would be visible from three major roadways in...

12/22/2018

article LETTER: No casino, please
(Pennsylvania) -- If Greensburg ever looked like the charming town from “It’s a Wonderful Life,” it’s been a while. Its neighbor (in every...

12/21/2018

article Casino operators cashed in on expansion opportunities in 2018 (sub req)
(Pennsylvania) -- State gaming regulators will have some big decisions to make next year, including whether to approve licenses for new mini-casinos allowed under a 2017...
article Gaming board holds hearing for proposed mini-casino in Westmoreland County
(Pennsylvania) -- Representatives from Cordish Companies (Stadium Casinos LLC) had released little information on a proposed mini-casino at Westmoreland Mall, but on...
article SugarHouse Casino Walks The Line On Its Sports Betting Pricing
(Pennsylvania) -- One of the biggest concerns heading into the launch of the Pennsylvania sports betting industry was the juice. And rightfully so.

12/20/2018

article Government Approvals Mounting For PA Sports Betting Operators, Suppliers
(Pennsylvania) -- The PA sports betting marketplace continues to load in as the rollout of online wagering draws closer. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB)...
article Pennsylvania Wraps Up Historic Gaming Year By Approving Valley Forge Casino For Sports Betting
(Pennsylvania) -- An historic year for Pennsylvania gaming regulation has come to a close. The nascent Pennsylvania sports betting market will get a little more crowded...
article Pennsylvania casinos fined for underage gaming and alcohol violations
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has handed out fines against two casinos for underage gaming and alcohol violations. The casinos, operated by...

12/19/2018

article Fines Levied by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Totaling $210,000
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved fines today totaling $210,000 against two casinos for underage gaming violations.
article Pa. approves Cordish takeover of Philly stadium casino project
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania regulators on Wednesday endorsed a Maryland casino operator’s proposal to take over a partnership that plans to build a long-delayed...

12/18/2018

article Early PA Sports Betting Numbers Show Expansion Potential In Keystone State
(Pennsylvania) -- At just one physical casino in only two weeks, PA sports betting generated more than a half-million dollars in revenue. It certainly appears the...
article Hollywood Casino pulls in $1.4M in sports betting in first two weeks
(Pennsylvania) -- The first two weeks of legal sports betting in Pennsylvania at a single casino saw just over $1.4 million in bets. Tuesday’s report by...
article Video game gambling debate expands from Strasburg as officials weigh into local proposals
(Pennsylvania) -- After public officials in Strasburg Borough criticized a proposal to bring new slot machine-like video gaming terminals to a large-scale Rutter’s...
article Table game revenue jumps at Presque Isle Downs & Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Presque Isle Downs & Casino saw the highest revenue increase in table games in the state for the month. Table game revenue increased 25 percent at...

12/17/2018

article As sports betting begins in Philly, local gamblers relish the convenience
(Pennsylvania) -- Almost seven months to the date after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowed states to legalize sports betting, Mike Davis was the first in line at...
article A lifelong Steelers fan bet $11,000 on the Patriots. He's doing just fine.
(Pennsylvania) -- For Steelers fans, revenge against the Patriots sure was sweet on Sunday, but revenge against one of their own faithful comrades? That might have been...
article Man shrugs off $10K loss on Rivers Casino's first sports bet
(Pennsylvania) -- David Eldridge didn’t empty his piggy bank to place a $10,000 bet in favor of the New England Patriots ahead of Sunday’s game against the...
article Notable bets: Bettor loses $569,000 on Seahawks
(Pennsylvania) -- On the first Sunday with legal sportsbooks in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, the hometown Eagles and Steelers pulled off upsets. Welcome to the...

12/16/2018

article Long lines at Rivers Casino for first Steelers home game since sports betting began
(Pennsylvania) -- A crowd of people lined up at the Rivers Casino on Sunday afternoon for the first Steelers home game that people could place bets at the casino's...

12/15/2018

article Rivers Casino gets OK for sports betting, sets hours of operation
(Pennsylvania) -- Pittsburgh’s Rivers Casino has received a green light from the state Gaming Control Board to continue with its new sports betting operation after...

12/14/2018

article PA Sports Betting Goes Live In Philadelphia, As SugarHouse Sportsbook Launches
(Pennsylvania) -- SugarHouse Casino boasted that it was the “First in Philly” on Thursday, being the first casino in Pennsylvania’s largest city to...
article Rivers Casino sportsbook receives green light for permanent operations
(Pennsylvania) -- The new Rivers Casino sportsbook has passed a two-day test with state regulators and is authorized for the start Saturday morning of permanent...
article 'A horrible idea:' Strasburg officials, police chief decry gambling machine proposal at truck stop
(Pennsylvania) -- Five truck stops in Lancaster County have applied for a new form of gambling expected to roll out early next year, according to the state Gaming...
article Businesses lining up to become Pennsylvania’s real mini-casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- In one of the last compromises before Pennsylvania’s massive 2017 gambling expansion bill was passed - and after an unstoppable lobbying effort...

12/13/2018

article Rivers Casino set for trial run of sports-betting operation today and Friday
(Pennsylvania) -- The Rivers Casino on the North Shore will begin a two-day “introductory period” in which visitors can experience its sports betting...
article First bet set for SugarHouse Casino's temporary sports book, permanent outfit set for 2019
(Pennsylvania) -- The first bet will be placed at SugarHouse Casino, signaling Philadelphia's first licensed sports book and first brush with the nascent industry...
article Pennsylvania Triples Down On Sportsbooks, As Two More Casinos Launch Betting
(Pennsylvania) -- The state of Pennsylvania had one sportsbook on Wednesday, and on Thursday it had three with the opening of books in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia..
article Pittsburgh's appetite for sports betting apparent at Rivers Casino's launch
(Pennsylvania) -- Whether risking less than $10 or more than $10,000, gamblers looking to profit from their sports knowledge began walking up to Rivers Casino sportsbook...
article Place your bets: Rivers Casino opens Pittsburgh's first legal sports book
(Pennsylvania) -- David Eldridge laid down the first sports bet at Pittsburgh’s Rivers Casino on Thursday: $10,000 on the New England Patriots against his hometown...
article Q-and-A: A local bookie explains his sports-betting operation and why the Rivers Casino won't kill it
(Pennsylvania) -- Pittsburgh gamblers seeking to place sports wagers close to home have been able to do so only illegally — through a local bookmaker or a non-U.S...
article SugarHouse And Rivers Launch Sports Betting, Tripling PA Sportsbooks
(Pennsylvania) -- Things are finally starting to roll with Pennsylvania sports betting. Both Rivers Casino and SugarHouse Casino launch their sportsbooks today.
article Want to place a sports bet at Rivers Casino? Here's how it works.
(Pennsylvania) -- Now, I’ve spent some time at Rivers Casino. Not a ton. Probably less than you’d think. Rarely at lunch time, though. And never for...
article Presque Isle Downs Is 7th PA Casino To Apply For Sports Betting License
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania sports betting may be starting out slow, but that is likely to change soon. When Churchill Downs bought Presque Isle Downs & Casino,...
article Sports gambling in pa hits over $300 million mark
(Pennsylvania) -- It's been more than a year since the governor signed a gambling expansion bill into law allowing people to bet online, as well as in airports and...

12/11/2018

article Pennsylvania Enjoys Bumper Year in Gambling Revenue
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania has reported that gambling contributed more than $385m (£306m) in just one year, easily surpassing budget predictions.

12/10/2018

article Presque Isle Downs petitions state to offer sports wagering
(Pennsylvania) -- Sports wagering could be coming to Presque Isle Downs and Casino. The Summit Township casino late this past week petitioned the Pennsylvania Gaming...
article Gambling fills the gaps in Pennsylvania state budget
(Pennsylvania) -- Gambling has contributed more than $385m into Pennsylvania coffers in the first year since expanded gambling in the state was made law, surpassing...
article Pennsylvania’s Gambling Expansion Pays Off $400m
(Pennsylvania) -- Business is booming in Pennsylvania, the United States where the latest expansion of gambling has fetched the state’s coffers estimated $400...
article Video, other details from Hempfield mini casino public hearing available on state website
(Pennsylvania) -- A video recording of the Dec. 5 public hearing for the proposed mini casino in Hempfield is available online at the state gaming control board’s...

12/9/2018

article Expanded gambling in Pennsylvania brings much-needed funds to the state
(Pennsylvania) -- Close to $400 million has been generated by expanded gambling in Pennsylvania, within the first year since legislation allowed changes. In late 2017,...
article Quietly, Pennsylvania gets its first sports-betting casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Penn National Gaming Inc. of Wyomissing has been a boss in the national casino gaming and horse racing field for nearly 50 years; 40 facilities in 18...

12/8/2018

article Expanded gambling pays off for Pa., but future is uncertain
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s expansion of its gambling program has already brought almost $385 million into state coffers, according to an analysis by industry...

12/7/2018

press release Pennsylvania Gambling Expansion Nears $400 Million for the State in First Year
(Pennsylvania) -- Gambling has injected more than $385 million into Pennsylvania coffers in the first year since a law was passed to expand gambling in the state,...

12/6/2018

article FanDuel And DraftKings Should Grow The PA DFS Market Once Sports Betting Goes Live
(Pennsylvania) -- Just over three months after DraftKings launched its sports wagering product in New Jersey, the vertical already accounts for a large chunk of the...
article PA Gambling Regulator Holds Public Hearing Big Beaver Mini-Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board hosted Tuesday a public hearing in Big Beaver to hear additional details about a proposed mini-casino by the...

12/5/2018

article Developer: Westmoreland Mall casino could deliver $152 million annual economic impact
(Pennsylvania) -- The mini casino proposed in Hempfield Township is being seen by some as a way to invigorate Westmoreland Mall while infusing millions of dollars and...
article Sports betting already paying off for Berks-based casino company
(Pennsylvania) -- Horse race wagering enthusiast Joseph D'Amato says he's pleasantly surprised by the arrival of sports betting at Wyomissing-based Penn National...
article Mount Airy Casino seems to be different fit for rural Big Beaver
(Pennsylvania) -- It seems like a massive dichotomy — ringing slot machines and raucous sports fans hoping to hit the jackpot nestled among thousands of acres of...
article Report: Public supports Big Beaver mini-casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Residents of Big Beaver are ready for Mount Airy Casino Resort's mini-casino. According to a report from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, on Tuesday, a...

12/4/2018

article Big Beaver mini-casino: 750 slots and 500 jobs, residents told
(Pennsylvania) -- A plan by Mount Airy Casino Resort to draw gamblers to a sparsely populated patch of northern Beaver County drew overwhelming support at a public...
article Legal Sports Betting Is Sweeping the United States – and Creating New Wealth-Building Opportunities
(Pennsylvania) -- In Pennsylvania, it's been 26 years since the last legal bet was placed on a game, play, or point spread. That is, until two weeks ago. On Nov. 15...
article PA Casino Slot Machine Revenue Up 1% In November
(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 Slot machine players taking more gambles, state says
(Pennsylvania) -- Slot machine revenue at Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos was 1 percent higher last month compared to November 2017, the state’s Gaming Control...

12/3/2018

article Pa.’s first sports-betting casino attracts a younger crowd
(Pennsylvania) -- After much public hoopla, Pennsylvania's first legal sports-betting operation got off the ground two weeks ago with understated fanfare, a launch...

12/2/2018

article Internet gaming, VGTs coming to Pa. in early 2019
(Pennsylvania) -- As Pennsylvania regulators continue to roll out new forms of gambling authorized by the legislature a year ago, it appears Internet gaming will launch...

11/30/2018

article Gaming Board votes to renew operating license for Dauphin County casino
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board recently voted to renew the operator’s license of Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association for an...
article Here’s when The Eatery food hall at Hollywood Casino will open
(Pennsylvania) -- You’re in luck for the holidays at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course. A few days before Christmas the facility in East Hanover...

11/29/2018

article Hospitality Change Agents: Matthew Cullen, Parx Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Matthew Cullen at Parx Casino is a change agent in Philadelphia's hospitality and tourism industries.

11/28/2018

article Parx, SugarHouse get green light to launch sports betting soon
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania gaming regulators on Wednesday cleared a path for Parx Casino in Bensalem and SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia to launch sports wagering...
article Long-delayed Philly stadium casino sets 2020 target for start-up
(Pennsylvania) -- South Philadelphia's long-delayed Live! Hotel & Casino Philadelphia will be up and operating in two years, just a few hundred feet from the...
article South Philly casino granted extension to open
(Pennsylvania) -- With indications that start of construction is imminent, the developers of a delayed South Philadelphia casino project have officially been granted an...

11/26/2018

article After paying $10M entry fee, casino becomes first in Pennsylvania to offer sports wagering
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania residents eager to place a wager on the Eagles, Steelers, 76ers, Flyers or Penguins no longer need to cross state lines to do so in a...
article PA will see multiple sports betting sites before year-end
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is in the midst of launching its sports betting industry--becoming part of the first wave of states to do so. After a slow--and snowy--...

11/23/2018

article Report: Presque Isle Downs to re-brand restaurants, keep track surface
(Pennsylvania) -- Soon, you'll notice some changes to Presque Isle Downs Casino and Race Track. In an interview with Erie News Now, Vice President and General...

11/21/2018

article Pennsylvania fantasy sports revenue on the up during October
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has posted its latest Fantasy Sports Contests Revenue Report for the month of October. The report provides a...
article Pennsylvania sees less money from slot machines, more from fantasy sports
(Pennsylvania) -- Figures released and posted Nov. 15 by the Pa. Gaming Control Board show tables games revenue for October 2018 at $66,534,318, a decrease of 8.1% over...
article Sports betting goes live in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Sports betting is live in Pennsylvania, making it the seventh state where it's allowed. Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course near Hershey...

11/19/2018

article After October’s Revenue Decline, PA Casinos Ready For Sportsbooks
(Pennsylvania) -- October was more trick than treat for the Pennsylvania casino industry. The state’s 12 casinos collectively saw significant declines in slot...
article Colorado Pizzeria draws social media fire after 'Sorry about Smallpox' pizza ad
(Colorado) -- A Colorado-based Right Coast Pizza has drawn considerable social media fire for posting an ad making light of Native Americans who died from smallpox-...
article Legal Sports Betting in Pennsylvania Officially Launches Near State Capital
(Pennsylvania) -- Legal, regulated sports wagering in Pennsylvania moved out of the hanger, onto the launch pad achieving blast off Saturday morning at the Hollywood...
article Slots, table games revenue down in October at Pa. casinos; new fantasy numbers out
(Pennsylvania) -- Figures released and posted Nov. 15 by the Pa. Gaming Control Board show tables games revenue for October 2018 at $66,534,318, a decrease of 8.1% over...
article Sports gambling debuts at Hollywood Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- ABC27 Sports Director Gregg Mace gives a look inside the new Sportsbook at Hollywood Casino. Hollywood Casino is the owner of the first Sportsbook in...
article SCHUETZ: The Importance of a Bad Example
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania has chosen to ignore the proven taxation and regulation of online gaming and sports betting, installing fees and tax rates that—...
article Lombardi’s Pizza was set to open in Parx Casino. Then investigators alleged it had mob ties.
(Pennsylvania) -- Michael Giammarino says it wasn't his idea to open an offshoot of Lombardi's Pizza in Parx Casino in Bensalem. But two intermediaries said Parx...
article Two planned Western Pa. mini-casinos will provide hundreds of jobs
(Pennsylvania) -- Little information has been released publicly thus far about two planned mini-casinos in Western Pennsylvania, but their applications to the...

11/18/2018

article Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh hopes to have sportsbook open in time for Steelers home game against Chargers
(Pennsylvania) -- Ever since the U.S Supreme Court ruled to strike down the laws that barred state-authorized sports gambling outside of Nevada in May, Pennsylvania has...
article Sports betting kicks off at Hollywood Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- The long-anticipated wait for legal sports betting in Pennsylvania has come to an end, with Hollywood Casino in Grantville becoming the first to accept...
article Portage officials want casino license for north side property: 'Why can't Portage get that?'
(Pennsylvania) -- Some Portage officials are ready to roll the dice on getting one a casino license for the city, betting that a large piece of property on the city’s...
article $111 Million Casino Proposed In Berks County
(Pennsylvania) -- A new casino could be on the way to Berks County. Penn National Gaming, a nationwide gaming organization, has filed a proposal with the Pennsylvania...
article Penn National Gaming proposes casino for Berks County
(Pennsylvania) -- The wheels are in motion for Penn National Gaming Inc. to build a casino on a vacant 36-acre site in Caernarvon Township, Berks County — near the...

11/17/2018

article Hello, Neighbor! At Long Last, PA Enters The Legal Sports Betting Market
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania, on your mark. Get set. Bet. It’s been a long road, but neighboring Pennsylvania is finally launching sports betting. The sportsbook...

11/16/2018

article $12 billion in handle? Why Pennsylvania sports betting could be huge
(Pennsylvania) -- Final touches are being put on legal sportsbooks at casinos and off-track betting parlors around Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, two sports-crazed cities...
article Sports betting is finally live in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Martin Salvaggio of Palmyra appreciates the strategy and analysis that goes into successful sports betting. He doesn’t just bet on his favorite...
article October table games revenue down in state, up at Erie casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Total gaming revenue at the state’s 12 casinos was down 3.5 percent year over year. Table game revenue at Pennsylvania casinos in October fell 8...
article Table games revenue drops in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) posted figures on its website indicating that table games revenue for October 2018 stands at US$66.5...
article Hollywood Casino poised to begin taking sports bets
(Pennsylvania) -- Hollywood Casino is poised to become the first casino in Pennsylvania to offer sports betting. Penn National Gaming announced it plans to begin two...

11/14/2018

article Will Online Casinos And Sportsbooks Prove An Advertising Bonanza For PA Sports Teams?
(Pennsylvania) -- Not wanting to leave money on the table, major league execs who previously opposed sports betting are changing their tune, inking partnership deals...

11/12/2018

article Penn National eyes turnpike site for 3rd Pennsylvania casino
(Pennsylvania) -- A Pennsylvania-based casino operator is giving details about a mini-casino it's planning on 36 acres of vacant land along the Pennsylvania Turnpike...

11/11/2018

article Rivers Casino to donate $40,000 towards Jewish Federation's 'Fund for Victims of Terror'
(Pennsylvania) -- The North Shore-based Rivers Casino announced it would donate $40,000 to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh's "Fund for Victims of...

11/10/2018

article Rivers Casino to donate $40,000 to help those impacted by Tree of Life Synagogue shooting
(Pennsylvania) -- Rivers Casino announced Friday in a news release that it will donate $40,000 to the "Fund for Victims of Terror." The fund was established by...

11/9/2018

article Penn National wants to build a casino in Morgantown
(Pennsylvania) -- Penn National Gaming Inc. filed an application with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to build a $111 million, 80,000 square foot satellite casino...

11/8/2018

article A day in the life … of Carrie Nork Minelli of Parx Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Nork Minelli wakes up at 6 a.m. before her husband and children. She likes to have her morning coffee quietly while she scans social media for...

11/7/2018

article Presque Isle Downs surpasses last season’s horse racing total handle
(Pennsylvania) -- Presque Isle Downs & Casino hit the jackpot in its 11th full season of thoroughbred racing, surpassing the 2017 total handle by more than $11...
article BLOG: Everything We Know About PA Category 4 Satellite Casinos And Their Locations
(Pennsylvania) -- Last year, PA lawmakers not only legalized a host of online gambling verticals, but also gave the state’s land-based slots licensees the chance...

11/6/2018

article Will IGT Poker Sites Pose A Threat To The Industry’s Big Guns In PA, Or Are They Already Doomed?
(Pennsylvania) -- Those who thought that regulated U.S. online gambling would quickly usher in an Internet poker Renaissance in the country were badly mistaken. The...
article Hollywood Casino Morgantown would have economic impact, township says
(Pennsylvania) -- If Penn National Gaming’s proposed $111 million Hollywood Casino Morgantown gets approved, there’s no doubt it will alter rural Caernarvon...

11/3/2018

article Parx Casino Adding $10 Million Sports Book
(Pennsylvania) -- With sports betting now legalized in Pennsylvania, Parx Casino in Bensalem has announced plans for a $10 million expansion to add a sports book. The...

11/2/2018

article MGM, Golden Nugget Look To Recreate NJ Online Casino Success In PA
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania gaming officials recently announced a process, which included a raffle, to be followed in the event that they received a deluge of outside...
article NJ Online Casino Leader Golden Nugget Plans PA Gambling Invasion
(Pennsylvania) -- The NJ online gambling market leader wants in the new PA online casino market. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board confirmed Golden Nugget submitted...
article NJ, PA casinos crossing borders into each other's markets
(Pennsylvania) -- For decades after it began offering legal gambling in 1978, Atlantic City had the East Coast market pretty much to itself. And its failure to realize...
article Parx Casino Adding $10 Million Sports Book
(Pennsylvania) -- With sports betting now legalized in Pennsylvania, Parx Casino in Bensalem has announced plans for a $10 million expansion to add a sports book. The...
article Slots revenue dips slightly at Meadows, across state
(Pennsylvania) -- Gross revenue from slot machine play at Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos last month declined 1.73 percent from October 2017, Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board...
press release PA Casino Slot Machine Revenue Down 1.7% in October
(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...

11/1/2018

article A sure bet! Pa. grants license to Harrah's for sports gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- Sports betting is coming to Chester, though exactly when is still up in the air. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Wednesday approved an...
article Erie casino fined; underage gambler said he was older woman
(Pennsylvania) -- The man, 20, said he was in gender transition. Presque Isle Downs & Casino ordered to pay a total of $47,500 for five cases of underage gambling.
article Parx Casino moving forward on $10M expansion as sports betting heats up
(Pennsylvania) -- Parx Casino added $50 million worth of new amenities this year. It will invest another $10 million for its own permanent sportsbook now that sports...
article Proposed ‘Hollywood Casino York’ said to bring economic development to York County
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s Gaming Control Board held a public holding input hearing on Thursday to discuss the proposed Penn National Gaming 'Hollywood...

10/31/2018

article Pa. approves sports-betting at SugarHouse, Harrah’s and Rivers casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- State regulators on Wednesday approved three more Pennsylvania casinos to run sports-wagering operations, including SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia,...
article Rivers Casino aims to start taking sports bets in December
(Pennsylvania) -- Steelers fans on their way to a Dec. 2 home game vs. the Los Angeles Chargers might be able to place their first legal wager on the game a few hundred...
article Five Fines Levied by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Totaling $115,500
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved fines today totaling $115,500 against three casinos and one gaming equipment manufacturer for various...
article Pa. casino fined for allowing underage man, claiming he was transgender, to use woman’s ID
(Pennsylvania) -- An Erie casino was fined $47,500 Wednesday for allowing underage patrons access to its gaming floor, including a 20-year-old man who used the ID of a...

10/30/2018

article Central Pa. casino likely to host state's first sports book
(Pennsylvania) -- It appears that a casino near Harrisburg will be the first to open a sports book in Pennsylvania. Sports betting at other locations is unlikely before...
article PGCB to Hold Hearings, Vote on Three More Sports Wagering Certificates Wednesday
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board will hear and vote on petitions for three sports wagering certificates at its regularly scheduled meeting on...
article Sports betting starts to come into view in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania will likely be nudged one step closer to legal, in-casino sports betting Wednesday. That's when the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board...

10/29/2018

article Expect Three More PA Sports Betting License Approvals on Wednesday
(Pennsylvania) -- On Wednesday, Oct. 31, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) will hold its next board meeting. The meeting is of great interest, as the public...
article Former Springetts supervisor on list of speakers at mini-casino public hearing
(Pennsylvania) -- Former Springettsbury Township supervisor Blanda Nace is among those expected to speak Thursday, Nov. 1, at a public hearing on a potential mini-casino...

10/27/2018

article State sets date for Mount Airy Casino hearing in Big Beaver
(Pennsylvania) -- Residents, community groups and public officials will be able to have their say on Beaver County’s proposed mini-casino in December. The state...

10/26/2018

article Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Two More Mini-Casinos Get Public Hearings On The Calendar
(Pennsylvania) -- It’s mini-casino madness, and everyone of legal gambling age in Pennsylvania is invited. Hollywood Casino York gets its day in the spotlight on...
article Hollywood's PA Online Casino Close To Launch After Two New Deals
(Pennsylvania) -- Hollywood Casino owner Penn National just signed deals with two major gaming suppliers, NetEnt and IGT. At its Sept. 12, the Pennsylvania Gaming...
article Pa. fantasy sports betting nears $1M in tax revenue as online casinos prepare to launch
(Pennsylvania) -- With football season underway, fantasy sports betting revenue is starting to see an increase in Pennsylvania. And the state is close to bringing in its...
article Casino can't get $335,000 sales tax refund: Pa. Supreme Court
(Pennsylvania) -- The Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs casino and harness racing track has lost its bet to escape paying $335,000 in Pennsylvania sales taxes. The state...

10/25/2018

article Are PA Casinos Looking At Sports Betting As Nothing More Than A Loss Leader?
(Pennsylvania) -- When the Supreme Court struck down PASPA in May, opening up full-scale sports betting outside of Nevada, industry stakeholders were ecstatic,...
article Three casinos signal plans for sports betting in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Three casinos have now applied to offer sports betting in Pennsylvania, but none have yet been approved to do so. Harrah’s Philadelphia applied...
article Debate over potential casino in State College
(Pennsylvania) -- WTAJ spoke with a local business across the street from the Nittany Mall... where a mini-casino, if approved, would be located. The business was in...
article Parx Casino Eyes 2020 Opening For New Mini-Casino Near Shippensburg
(Pennsylvania) -- A new mini-casino could be coming to the small town of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, which is about halfway between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
article Public hearing scheduled for Westmoreland County mini casino proposal
(Pennsylvania) -- County residents and others will finally have a chance to be heard about plans to open a mini casino at the Westmoreland Mall.
press release NetEnt signs deal with Penn National Gaming for iGaming in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- NetEnt, leading provider of digital casino solutions, has signed a customer agreement with Penn Online Entertainment, LLC, a subsidiary of Penn...

10/24/2018

article One IL Lawmaker Thinks PA's Sports Betting Plans Are "A Real Mess"
(Pennsylvania) -- Late last week the Illinois legislature held a hearing to help formulate new laws to allow both sports betting and online gambling. At the hearing,...
article Caernarvon supervisors: No casino has submitted a plan
(Pennsylvania) -- The Caernarvon Township supervisors approved two ordinance amendments that could make way for a mini-casino in the township. One would address zoning,...
article Shippensburg Township Supervisor: "We're all in on mini-casino"
(Pennsylvania) -- Earlier this week, the owners of Parx Casino in Bucks County filed an application to open a mini-casino in Shippensburg right off the King Street Exit...

10/23/2018

article Will FanDuel And DraftKings Crush The Competition In PA Sports Betting?
(Pennsylvania) -- Daily fantasy sports (DFS) market-leader DraftKings not only surprised, but frankly impressed sports betting industry stakeholders on August 6, when it...
article Pennsylvania’s $600 Million Stadium Casino Project Mysteriously Dumped, Multiple Sources Claim
(Pennsylvania) -- The long-planned Stadium Casino development in Philadelphia is suddenly a no-goer, according to multiple sources this week, who claim the project...
article Parx Casino files application to build mini-casino in Shippensburg
(Pennsylvania) -- The parent company of Parx Casino in Bucks County has filed papers with the state Gaming Control Board to build a new mini-casino in western Cumberland...

10/22/2018

article Elton John plays intimate surprise show at Parx Casino in Bensalem
(Pennsylvania) -- Elton John stopped by Parx Casino in Bensalem over the weekend, where he performed a private, unannounced show. John performed at the casino's 1,...

10/20/2018

article Cover The Spread: PA Fantasy, NJ Betting Numbers Bode Well For Books
(Pennsylvania) -- Once again, a slow-developing sports betting industry in Pennsylvania seems to feed optimism. Mere weeks before the first PA sports betting operations...

10/19/2018

article Sale Rumors Suggest Stadium Casino is Over Before It Even Began
(Pennsylvania) -- For months we have referenced the thirteenth Pennsylvania casino. In fact, even though Stadium Casino was still in the earliest stages of construction...
article Pennsylvania DFS Revenue Surges In September, But Sports Betting Likely Will Dwarf It
(Pennsylvania) -- To no one’s surprise, NFL season boosted Pennsylvania daily fantasy sports revenue to its strongest month yet in September. DFS companies totaled...

10/18/2018

article Philly Special: With NFL and NBA Contenders, This Is The Perfect Time For Sports Betting in PA
(Pennsylvania) -- This was not the start that 76ers fans were hoping for. With a chance to exact a little revenge on the Boston Celtics for eliminating them from the...

10/17/2018

article G2E Recap: Pennsylvania Regulator Fights Back On Controversial Sports Betting Tax
(Pennsylvania) -- As numerous states enact legislation with single-digit tax rates on sports betting winnings at retail operations, Pennsylvania has been besieged by a...

10/16/2018

article Pa. casinos took in $268.5M in September, led by Parx
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania's casinos reported $268.5 million in revenue in September, a 1 percent decline from the previous year, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control...

10/15/2018

article Pennsylvania casinos miss out on in-house online gaming
(Pennsylvania) -- Punters in Pennsylvania will not be able to access online gaming services inside casinos, despite the state moving to legalise internet gambling....
article Mount Airy submits application to create mini-casino in Beaver County
(Pennsylvania) -- Beaver County could be getting a new mini-casino. According to a report in the Beaver County Times, Mount Airy Casino has submitted plans to the...

10/14/2018

article Mount Airy submits application for mini-casino in Big Beaver
(Pennsylvania) -- Today, more than 100 acres of land lay barren in Big Beaver. But plans submitted to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Friday would turn it into...

10/13/2018

article Cover The Spread: Key PA Observations From G2E
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas. The entertainment capital of the world. Gambling capital of the world. Guess that made Sands Expo Convention Center, hosting the Global Gaming...

10/12/2018

article Will High Tax Rates Drive Away Pennsylvania’s Sports Betting Business?
(Pennsylvania) -- There’s a feeling of deja vu as Pennsylvania gambling properties prepare to launch sports betting. Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Director of...

10/9/2018

article Ex-Gaming Control Board employee accuses woman of defaming him
(Pennsylvania) -- A Mountain Top man who worked with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board until recently is suing a woman, claiming she defamed him to get him fired.

10/8/2018

article AGS wins Pennsylvania licenses to provide slot games and table products
(Pennsylvania) -- Designer and supplier of electronic gaming devices and table products, AGS, has been awarded Pennsylvania licenses to manufacture slot machines and...
article PGCB Finally Answers The Question: Can Mini-Casinos Have Sportsbooks?
(Pennsylvania) -- If you’re near York Galleria Mall, you can shop, pull slots, play table games and, as was reported this past week, place a wager.
article EDITORIAL: Compulsive gambling stats should be on table
(Pennsylvania) -- It’s “game on” in Pennsylvania. Within the past 14 years, Pennsylvania lawmakers have done what few other states have even attempted...

10/7/2018

article Pennsylvania Gaming Regulators Overturn Self-Imposed “Lifetime” Casino Ban
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania gaming regulators went against the recommendation of their own experts recently, and overturned a “lifetime” voluntary casino...

10/5/2018

article Cover The Spread: What Do PA Casinos Need To Do To Take Bets?
(Pennsylvania) -- The first Pennsylvania sportsbooks are on their way. Hopefully, the three properties say, business will begin as early as November. First, however,...
article Sports gambling an option at proposed Hollywood Casino York
(Pennsylvania) -- A mid-state casino will soon be home to the convergence of sports and gambling, and a mini counterpart planned for Springettsbury Township could...
article The Countdown to Sports Betting Going Live in Pennsylvania has Begun
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) on October 3 approved Penn National and Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment to provide sports betting via...
article Do Pa. casino fines mean all’s not fine with this business? | Editorial
(Pennsylvania) -- Last week, Philadelphia's SugarHouse Casino was fined $100,000 for using "illegitimate" card decks. This is just the latest in a steady...
article Philly Casino Fined Over Dealer Not Shuffling Cards In Poker Tournament
(Pennsylvania) -- Philadelphia’s SugarHouse casino on Wednesday was hit with nearly $100,000 worth of fines from state gaming regulators, which included a penalty...

10/4/2018

article Parx Casino Approved For Sports Betting, Turf Club In Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is closer to joining New Jersey and Delaware in the sports betting business. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved sports betting...

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