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PA Is A Month Away From Starting Online Casino Licensing Process

Things are starting to feel real when it comes to online gambling in Pennsylvania. Gov. Tom Wolf signed the gambling expansion law legalizing online casinos less than five months ago. Now the state is almost ready to start accepting applications for those wanting an iGaming license.

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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...
article Sands Bethlehem, Valley Forge Join List Of Approved Pennsylvania Online Casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is creeping closer to the launch of its online gambling industry. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) fielded two more...
article Sports betting in Pa.: What you will and won't be able to do
(Pennsylvania) -- Hollywood Casino in Grantville and Parx Casino in Bucks County both received state licenses to take bets on sports Wednesday, but the live launch at...
article Sports betting: Unlike New Jersey, Pennsylvania sportsbooks have gambling on college games
(Pennsylvania) -- There is at least one difference in the regulations covering sports betting in Pennsylvania compared with New Jersey and Delaware. It might not mean...
article Rivers Casino Kills PA Online Casino Plans; More Licenses Up For Grabs
(Pennsylvania) -- Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh no longer plans to offer online casino or online poker, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. The property...

10/3/2018

article Parx And Hollywood Casinos Get Green Light For PA Sports Betting
(Pennsylvania) -- This morning’s public meeting of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) approved two interactive gaming certificates and three sports...
article Pennsylvania sports betting licenses for Hollywood, Parx
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania has issued its first sports betting licenses, although it will be a while before punters can place a legal wager at a local casino.
article Sports betting weeks away from opening in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania, one of the nation’s most aggressive gambling states, appears weeks away from becoming the sixth state with sports betting after...
article PI Downs slots revenue down slightly in September
(Pennsylvania) -- Slot machine revenue for the Presque Isle Downs & Casino decreased slightly in September over the previous year, new figures from the Pennsylvania...
article Slots revenue drops slightly at Meadows, rises a little statewide
(Pennsylvania) -- Gross revenue from slot machine play at Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos last month rose a marginal 0.42 percent from September 2017, the Pennsylvania...
article State fines SugarHouse $100K for dealing with short decks
(Pennsylvania) -- Warning to casino patrons: Beware the flashing light on the dealer's automatic card shuffler. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Wednesday...
article The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Fines Casino $95,000 for Regulatory Violations
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved fines today totaling $95,000 against the operator of SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia for table games...

10/2/2018

article PA Casino Slot Machine Revenue Up 0.5% in September
(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 Are New Jersey and Pennsylvania about to have a sports betting war?
(Pennsylvania) -- The numbers haven’t been made official just yet, but Forbes did estimate that New Jersey’s sports betting revenue would skyrocket to...

10/1/2018

article Pennsylvania GCB will consider sports betting petitions for Parx and Hollywood Casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has confirmed that it will hold hearings and consider sports betting petitions for Parx Casino and the...

9/30/2018

article SugarHouse, Pittsburgh casino place stakes on sports-betting biz
(Pennsylvania) -- SugerHouse Casino in Fishtown and the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh officially became the fourth and fifth applicants for state sports-betting licenses,...

9/29/2018

article SugarHouse Casino Applies For Sports Betting License In Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- SugarHouse Casino is the latest casino in the Philadelphia-area to get into the sports betting game. The casino submitted an application this week for...
article The impact on Pennsylvania from legal sports betting
(Pennsylvania) -- In May, the United States Supreme Court struck down a ruling that said only Nevada could offer legalized sports betting. Pennsylvania lawmakers are now...

9/28/2018

article Cheech and Chong Coming To Parx Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- The laughs at Parx Casino are going up in smoke in December. Richard "Cheech" Marin and Tommy Chong — the comedy duo whose stoner...

9/26/2018

article Gaming Control Board: Public hearing scheduled for proposed Hollywood Casino York
(Pennsylvania) -- A hearing for the proposed Hollywood Casino York has been scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 1, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.
article Harrah’s Philadelphia Becomes Third PA Casino To Petition To Offer Sports Betting
(Pennsylvania) -- Another casino is going to wade into sports betting in Pennsylvania. Harrah’s Philadelphia has petitioned the PA Gaming Control Board to request...

9/25/2018

article OP/ED: Pa. legislators need smart bet on casino campaign contribution law
(Pennsylvania) -- It makes sense that people who make money on an industry like to give money to candidates who support that industry. So why should gambling be any...
article Public hearing on York County casino slated for Nov. 1
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has scheduled a Nov. 1 hearing to gather public input on plans for a mini-casino at the York Galleria in...
article Third Pennsylvania Casino Submits Sports Betting Application, But State Tax Remains High
(Pennsylvania) -- Harrah’s Philadelphia is the third Pennsylvania casino to submit a sports betting license application with state regulators. It comes despite the...

9/24/2018

article David La Torre: Pa. Lottery breaking law with casino-like games
(Pennsylvania) -- Right now, if you go to pailottery.com, you can sign up to “demo” the Pennsylvania Lottery’s new online casino-like games. That...

9/23/2018

article Pa. casino revenue for August shows mixed bag, new numbers for fantasy sports
(Pennsylvania) -- Figures released and posted Monday by the Pa. Gaming Control Board show tables games revenue for August 2018 at $73,281,370, a decrease of 1.33% over...
article David La Torre: Pa. Lottery breaking law with casino-like games
(Pennsylvania) -- Right now, if you go to pailottery.com, you can sign up to “demo” the Pennsylvania Lottery’s new online casino-like games. That...

9/22/2018

article Pa. ban on gambling contributions struck down
(Pennsylvania) -- A federal judge on Wednesday struck down a Pennsylvania law that bars casino owners and others with a stake in the gambling industry from donating to...

9/21/2018

article Pennsylvania Gambling Contributions Law Struck Down
(Pennsylvania) -- Gambling has come a long way in Pennsylvania, once known more for Amish settlements than for casinos. Today, Pennsylvania takes in more tax dollars...
article Seven iGaming Licences Are Up For Grabs In Pennsylvania—But Who Will Buy Them?
(Pennsylvania) -- After the deadline for applications for interactive gaming licenses passed, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) still had seven licenses...

9/20/2018

article Federal judge nixes Pennsylvania law banning political donations from casino owners
(Pennsylvania) -- A federal judge on Wednesday struck down a Pennsylvania law that bars casino owners and others with a stake in the gambling industry from donating to...
article Federal Judge Rejects Ban on Pennsylvania Casino Political Campaign Contributions
(Pennsylvania) -- A court in Pennsylvania on Wednesday struck down a law that prohibits casino industry stakeholders from donating to political campaigns in the state.

9/19/2018

article Court tosses out Pa. ban on political donations from casino interests
(Pennsylvania) -- A federal court has overturned the state's ban on political contributions from people involved in the gaming industry, ruling that the law aimed at...
article Pennsylvania Casino Revenues Bounce Back From July Decline
(Pennsylvania) -- In August, the Pennsylvania casino industry bounced back in a big way from a July the state’s 12 casinos would like to forget. Despite a slight...
article Pa. Lottery is breaking the law with Internet games: David La Torre
(Pennsylvania) -- Right now, if you go to pailottery.com you can sign up to “demo” the lottery’s new online casino-like games. That includes your...

9/18/2018

article August table games revenue nosedives at Meadows
(Pennsylvania) -- Gross revenue from table games played at the state’s 12 casinos last month dropped slightly – 1.33 percent – from the previous August...
article A pair of Pennsylvania casino operators blink first, buy costly sports gambling licenses in high-tax state
(Pennsylvania) -- When Pennsylvania lawmakers approved sports gambling legislation in October 2017 forcing operators to pay $10 million upfront and face a sky-high 36...
article Despite Sweet NJ Sports Betting Results, Is SugarHouse Sour On PA License?
(Pennsylvania) -- On Wednesday, SugarHouse and Hollywood casinos received approval to offer online gambling from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB). The full...

9/15/2018

article Plan filed by Penn National for nearly $120 million Hollywood Casino York
(Pennsylvania) -- After in July withdrawing a federal lawsuit filed against the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) and Governor, Tom Wolf, Penn National Gaming,...
article Which Other PA Casinos Will Opt Into Sports Betting? Probably The Majority Of Them
(Pennsylvania) -- Nearly four months have passed since PA regulators began accepting sports betting licensing applications from state casinos, yet only two properties...
article Man fires several shots at Hollywood Casino statue
(Pennsylvania) -- A Kentucky man fired a gun several times at a statue on the property of the Hollywood Casino in Grantville early Friday morning according to state...

9/14/2018

article Accusation of bribe for York Galleria casino denounced by Springettsbury Township official
(Pennsylvania) -- Springettsbury Township supervisor Mark Swomley made it clear Thursday night: There was no wrongdoing in allowing a mini-casino to move into the...
article Accusation of bribe for York Galleria casino denounced by Springettsbury Township official
(Pennsylvania) -- Springettsbury Township supervisor Mark Swomley made it clear Thursday night: There was no wrongdoing in allowing a mini-casino to move into the...

9/12/2018

article Lessons For New PA Online Casinos, Part 4: Highlighting The Legal Advantage
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is gearing up to become the second major state with legalized online casino gaming. With a launch potentially months away, Online Poker...
article PGCB Clears The Way For Outside Companies To Get Into PA Online Gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- This morning the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) approved the interactive license applications by Hollywood Casino and SugarHouse Casino. The...
article How would 'Hollywood Casino York' affect Springettsbury Township?
(Pennsylvania) -- When state lawmakers expanded gambling in Pennsylvania last year, they created a new category of casino — the so-called “mini-casino.”

9/7/2018

article Memo: Allow Non-Casino Entities to Apply for Casino Licenses
(Pennsylvania) -- A state lawmaker seeks to expand the type of entities that can place a bid for a Category 4/miniature casino license. In a memo penned by Pennsylvania...
article Slot machine revenue up in August
(Pennsylvania) -- Slot machine revenue at the state's 12 casinos saw a year-over-year increase of 4.4 percent in August, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control...
article What could the mini-casino mean for the York Galleria, Springettsbury Township?
(Pennsylvania) -- If a casino moves into the York Galleria, it's expected to have a positive impact on tourism in the township, according to a local impact report....
article David La Torre: New online Pa. Lottery game harms casinos and should be stopped
(Pennsylvania) -- Right now, if you go to www.pailottery.com you can sign up to “demo” the lottery’s new online casino-like games. That includes your...
article Future sports betting in PA could include eSports
(Pennsylvania) -- Placing a bet at a casino for a football game is around the corner in Pennsylvania. What about placing a bet on a video game match? "Now with the...

9/6/2018

article Mini-Casino Coming to Former Sears Store
(Pennsylvania) -- Penn National, a Wyomissing-based gambling outfit, secured an option on the former Sears store. In June, Springettsbury Township officials agreed to...
article Penn National picks York Galleria for casino: report
(Pennsylvania) -- Penn National's first "mini-casino" will be located in an empty department store at the York Galleria mall in Springettsbury Twp.,...

9/5/2018

article Chuck Schumer Wants Federal Sports Betting, But PA Doing Fine On Its Own
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) is busy dealing with the the first applications to open up sportsbooks in the state. However, at least one...
article OP/ED: Pa's new iLottery games will hook kids. That's wrong
(Pennsylvania) -- Right now, if you go to pailottery.com you can sign up to "demo" the lottery's new online casino-like games. That includes your children...
article What's your wager? NFL season set to open with expanded legalized sports betting
(Pennsylvania) -- There no doubt will be plenty of first-time sports gamblers on Thursday when the Philadelphia Eagles open the NFL season against the Atlanta Falcons.
article Casino visitor allegedly relieves himself on the gaming floor
(Pennsylvania) -- Lady Luck was not on the side of a Sands casino patron, who reportedly watched as a man urinated in a garbage can on the casino floor early Sunday...

9/4/2018

article No legal sports betting yet in Pennsylvania, but it's on the way
(Pennsylvania) -- This week’s arrival of the NFL season brings with it new opportunities for sports bettors in various states to place a legal wager on the Steelers, who...

8/31/2018

article FanDuel Sportsbook Coming To Pennsylvania Via Valley Forge Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Make it three states with sports betting operations for FanDuel Sportsbook. Sources told PlayPennsylvania on Friday that the ever-expanding sportsbook...

8/30/2018

article PA Racks Up Over A Quarter-Billion Dollars In Expanded Gambling Fees — And The Party Isn’t Over Yet
(Pennsylvania) -- When the bidding concluded for Pennsylvania’s first satellite casino, lawmakers who championed the state’s expanded gambling law were...

8/29/2018

article Rules for PA Sports Betting Become Clearer
(Pennsylvania) -- Football season is just days away and the rules of Pennsylvania’s new legalized sports betting system are becoming clearer. The sports books won...
article Police: Man made $7 million from illegal gambling machines in western Pa.
(Pennsylvania) -- A man accused of earning more then $7 million from illegal gambling machines is headed to trial. Anthony Zenner faced a Washington County judge...

8/28/2018

article Another Casino Operator in Pennsylvania Applies for Sports Betting Licenses
(Pennsylvania) -- Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board revealed that a second owner of a gambling venue in the state has demonstrated interest towards...
article Parx becomes second PA casino to apply for sports betting license
(Pennsylvania) -- Parx Casino owner, Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment (GGE), has become the second casino operator to submit its application to offer sports betting...
article PA Horse Racing Thinks Sports Betting’s A Complement, Not A Competitor
(Pennsylvania) -- Horse racing in Pennsylvania has been declining since the turn of the millennium. Now that the state has legalized sports betting, Pennsylvania...

8/27/2018

article Casinos' interest in sports betting picks up in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- A second casino owner in Pennsylvania wants to offer sports betting, now that it's cleared it to begin in the state. The Pennsylvania Gaming...
article Sports betting starting to roll in Pa.: Parx Casino owner applies for two locations
(Pennsylvania) -- A week after Penn National Gaming submitted the first petition to operate a sports book in Pennsylvania, the owner of Parx Casino is firing back with...
article Parx Casino Double Dips With Two PA Sports Betting Applications
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania has another application for sports betting. Two more applications, actually. Friday afternoon, Parx owner Greenwood Gaming &...
article Parx owner wants to offer sports betting near Philly stadiums
(Pennsylvania) -- The owner of Parx Casino in Bensalem, which on Friday filed Pennsylvania's second application for a sports-wagering license, also wants to accept...
article EDITORIAL: More gambling craziness: Casinos sue the lottery
(Pennsylvania) -- This is rich. A group of Pennsylvania casinos has sued to stop the state lottery from offering online games, which the casinos allege are illegal. The...
article Rivers Casino sued for invasion of privacy
(Pennsylvania) -- A woman is suing Holdings Acquisition Co., doing business as Rivers Casino, for loss of privacy, severe emotional distress and humiliation for...

8/26/2018

article Placing a winning bet on horse racing
(Pennsylvania) -- Horse racing has always had an allure, a glamorous dash of the stylish and the seedy that’s made it the subject of far-flung fiction (e.g....

8/23/2018

article Casinos file suit claiming online lottery games infringe on their turf
(Pennsylvania) -- A group of Pennsylvania casinos filed suit in Commonwealth Court Wednesday seeking to stop the Pennsylvania Lottery from offering its new online games...

8/22/2018

article Casinos ask state court to shut down new iLottery program
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania casinos asked a court Wednesday to shut down the state's new iLottery program, arguing the internet-based games simulate slot machines...
article Casinos file suit claiming online lottery games infringe on their turf
(Pennsylvania) -- A group of Pennsylvania casinos filed suit in Commonwealth Court Wednesday seeking to stop the Pennsylvania Lottery from offering its new online games...
article Casinos In PA Asking Federal Court To Shut Down iLottery
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania casinos want a federal judge to shut down the state’s new iLottery program, arguing the internet-based games simulate slot machines...
article PA Casinos Get Serious: File Lawsuit Against PA Lottery
(Pennsylvania) -- A coalition of seven casinos in Pennsylvania has started to take action against the Pennsylvania Lottery and its latest selection of online games. The...
article Pennsylvania casinos file suit against state lottery over Internet-based games
(Pennsylvania) -- Seven commercial casino operators in Pennsylvania have filed suit in Commonwealth Court against the Pennsylvania Lottery over its new breed of "...

8/21/2018

article Harrah’s Philadelphia and Caesars Interactive Entertainment Receive Pennsylvania’s First Online Gambling Approval
(Pennsylvania) -- Caesars Entertainment-owned casino property Harrah’s Philadelphia and Caesars’ online subsidiary, Caesars Interactive Entertainment (CIE), have jointly...
article Details on Hempfield mini casino still under wraps
(Pennsylvania) -- A month after revealing plans to open a mini casino at Westmoreland Mall, details about the proposal remain unavailable to the public, state gaming...

8/20/2018

article In The Summer Heat, PA Casino Revenue Is Cooling Down
(Pennsylvania) -- The entire country may have dealt with an unbearable heat wave in July, but, Pennsylvania’s casino industry was pretty frosty on the revenue front....
article PA Table Game Revenue Eclipses Half-A-Billion Dollars in 2018
(Pennsylvania) -- PA table game revenue took a minor hit last month, with casino operators banking a total of $73,820,268, a 5.18% year-on-year decrease. With July slot...
article PA Lottery Xpress Sports Has Casinos Crying Foul…Again
(Pennsylvania) -- The clash between the Pennsylvania Lottery and state casinos continues to amp up. The latest battle comes courtesy of the virtual sports monitor games...
article Proposed Mount Airy Casino would add to tourism possibilities, official says
(Pennsylvania) -- A proposed casino would add a new group of tourists to the county, Beaver County’s tourism and recreation director said Monday. “This is...

8/19/2018

article This year marks a decade of casino gambling money dedicated to local projects
(Pennsylvania) -- Have you ever driven on the bridge at Morganza Road to Southpointe II, perhaps while heading to its Town Center, and then followed other roads? Turned...
article Two Pennsylvania casinos slapped with six-figure fines
(Pennsylvania) -- Two casinos in the US state of Pennsylvania were slapped with fines this past week totaling $160,000. The fines were levied by the state’s Gaming...

8/17/2018

article Pa. casinos see year-over-year revenue decrease for slots, table games
(Pennsylvania) -- Figures released and posted Thursday by the Pa. Gaming Control Board show tables games revenue for July 2018 at $73,820,267, a decrease of 5.2% over...
article Table games revenue slides at Meadows, across state
(Pennsylvania) -- Revenue from table games played at the state’s 12 casinos last month dropped 5.18 percent from the previous July, and The Meadows fared much...
article First Pennsylvania casino applies for sports betting permit
(Pennsylvania) -- Penn National Gaming is the first casino operator in Pennsylvania to apply for a license to offer sports betting in the state, now that regulators...
article Hollywood Casino First to Apply for Pennsylvania Sports Betting License
(Pennsylvania) -- The wait is over for real movement on Pennsylvania sports betting. Friday morning, the Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing, LLC, operator of the Hollywood...
article Penn National Ends The Wait For A Pennsylvania Sports Betting Applicant
(Pennsylvania) -- The long wait for Pennsylvania sports betting appears to be nearing an end after the state received its first license application Friday.
article Three Fines Levied by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Totaling $160,000
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved fines today totaling $160,000 against two casinos for various violations.

8/16/2018

article Pennsylvania tees up sports bets, not in time for NFL season
(Pennsylvania) -- Sports betting is teed up in Pennsylvania, but it won't be up and running for the Sept. 6 start of the National Football League season. The...
article While PA Struggles To Launch Sports Betting, NJ Is Raking In The Dough
(Pennsylvania) -- The New Jersey Department of Gaming Enforcement released its gaming revenue figures for July 2018 on Aug. 15. Those numbers included the returns for...
article First Three Pennsylvania Online Licenses Approved
(Pennsylvania) -- Preparedness can pay off. That seems to be the case for three casinos in Pennsylvania. Parx Casino, Mount Airy Casino Resort, and Harrah’s...
article Parx Racing Owner Approved to Offer Online Gaming
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Aug. 15 awarded the owner of Parx Racing and casino a license to conduct online gambling in the Keystone State.
article Meadows Casino operator fined by state gaming board
(Pennsylvania) -- The Washington County casino and another in Mongomery County were fined by the state Gaming Control Board after violations.
article Table games: Rivers Casino issues cookie challenge
(Pennsylvania) -- The Rivers Casino is again holding a “Cookie Table Recipe Contest,” seeking entries that would do a Pittsburgh area wedding table proud. The casino’s...

8/15/2018

article Harrah's, Parx casino operators approved for 'interactive gaming' in Pa.
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced Wednesday that two local casino operators have received approval to offer “interactive gaming,...
article Online gaming moves a step closer to reality in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Online gaming in Pennsylvania moves a small step closer to becoming a reality. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved the first three...
article Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approves first wave of Internet-based gambling licenses
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has approved the first wave of licenses for Internet-based gambling Wednesday that, likely later this year, will...
article Trio Of Pennsylvania Casinos Get Online Gambling Approval: Parx, Harrah’s And Mount Airy
(Pennsylvania) -- Last month ended with nine of Pennsylvania’s casinos applying for interactive gaming licenses. At this morning’s meeting of the...
article Pa. gambling regulators will permit betting on Penn State, other in-state college games
(Pennsylvania) -- Fans of Pennsylvania's college football teams may now have more to think about on game days than wardrobe, the tailgate menu, and how much time to...
article Pa.'s sports betting rules come into clearer focus; timeline suggests middle of football season launch
(Pennsylvania) -- It became clear Wednesday Pennsylvania will not be ready to launch sports betting by the start of the 2018 football season, which is a little like a...
article Pennsylvania readying sports betting, not in time for NFL season
(Pennsylvania) -- Sports betting is teed up in Pennsylvania, but it won’t be up and running for the Sept. 6 start of the National Football League season. The...
article Penna. fines Valley Forge Casino $85K for gaming violations
(Pennsylvania) -- Valley Forge Casino Resort on Wednesday agreed to pay $85,000 in fines to Pennsylvania gaming regulators to settle two violations, including a charge...
article Pennsylvania Lottery is now offering simulated sports games much to casinos' dismay
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Lottery on Tuesday rolled out the latest addition to its line-up with the introduction of a simulated sports games that may appeal to...
article State OK’s transfer of casino license to Churchill Downs
(Pennsylvania) -- The category 1 slot machine license was transferred to Churchill Downs Inc. Wednesday in exchange for a change-of-control fee of $3.75 million. The...

8/14/2018

article Scientific Games And IGT Warring For Massive PA Lottery Contract
(Pennsylvania) -- No fiscal year in Pennsylvania Lottery history performed greater than the 2017-18 period. For the better part of 40 years, since inventing the industry...

8/13/2018

article Clock is Ticking on PA Lawmakers to Finalize Sports Betting Regulations
(Pennsylvania) -- When it comes to legalized sports betting, Pennsylvania lawmakers are on the clock. Each day that goes by, it seems more and more likely that they will...
article Measuring The Impact Of Mt. Airy Linking Arms With The Stars Group In Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- It’s official: PokerStars will be an integral part of the Pennsylvania online gambling industry. On Friday, it was announced that The Stars Group...
article PokerStars Announces It Will Offer PA Sports Betting Via Mount Airy Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Mount Airy is the third Pennsylvania casino group to make public plans for sports betting. The property has entered into a partnership with The Stars...
article Stars Group gains Pennsylvania igaming entry
(Pennsylvania) -- The Stars Group and Mount Airy Casino Resort have announced a partnership to enter Pennsylvania's online sports wagering and igaming market.

8/12/2018

article Thanks To Mount Airy, BetStars And PokerStars Heading To PA
(Pennsylvania) -- Though we are still waiting on applications, another Pennsylvania casino company confirmed it will be offering sports betting in the future. Mount Airy...

8/11/2018

article The odds of a casino coming to Chambersburg of Shippensburg just improved
(Pennsylvania) -- The odds for a local slot machine parlor have improved. Greene Township and Shippensburg Township are on a very short list of municipalities that have...

8/10/2018

article Odds of a casino improved for Chambersburg or Shippensburg
(Pennsylvania) -- The odds for a Cumberland or Franklin county slot machine parlor have improved. Greene Township and Shippensburg Township are on a very short list of...
article Supervisors hold fast to opt-out casino decision
(Pennsylvania) -- It was not as if the odds were totally against Greenwood Gaming winning over some public support for a Parx Casino in South Middleton Township. Mark...

8/9/2018

article No casino coming to South Middleton Twp., gaming group to look at other nearby options
(Pennsylvania) -- A mini-casino will likely open up shop in Cumberland County, but it won't be located in South Middleton Township.

8/8/2018

article Lawsuit alleges casino employees snooped on text messages, email, bank info
(Illinois) -- Employees at Rivers Casino zoomed in on the cell phones of two women on the casino floor, capturing text messages, emails and bank account information and...
article Mount Airy officials: Big Beaver region will receive more than fiscal benefits from casino
(Pennsylvania) -- When the chips are down in Big Beaver, Mount Airy officials say they want to help. Casino officials say that Big Beaver will reap more than just fiscal...
article Officials work on details for Big Beaver mini-casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Mount Airy officials still have to lay their cards on the table before state officials give a final OK for Beaver County’s mini-casino.
article Two women sue Rivers Casino for alleged misuse of surveillance cameras
(Pennsylvania) -- Two women are accusing the Rivers Casino, an attorney and an Allegheny County police officer of misusing video surveillance equipment there to view...

8/7/2018

article Rivers Casino accused of illegally recording customers' text messages and emails
(Pennsylvania) -- Rivers Casino is being sued by two customers who say the casino illegally recorded their text messages, emails and financial information. Security...
article Pennsylvania Lottery Sets Annual Revenue Record
(Pennsylvania) -- Continuing its run as one of the nation’s highest grossing gaming entities, the Pennsylvania Lottery took in more than $4 billion in revenue last...

8/6/2018

article Company passes up Lawrence County to build mini casino in Beaver County
(Pennsylvania) -- Mount Airy Casino and Resort is building its mini-casino in Beaver County, passing up a spot in the Lawrence County area.
article Could A FanDuel Sportsbook Be Arriving At Valley Forge Casino?
(Pennsylvania) -- A new deal between sports betting and daily fantasy company FanDuel Group and Boyd Gaming appears to tell us something about the future of Valley Forge...
article Added Layers Of Excitement At Mount Airy Casino Resort
(Pennsylvania) -- Once known as the “Honeymoon Capital of the World,” the Pocono Mountains received their famous nickname shortly after World War II. As GIs...
article Mount Airy to build mini-casino
(Pennsylvania) -- A casino and resort in the Poconos announced Monday it will build a satellite, mini-casino near I-376 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Beaver County.
article Mount Airy to build mini-casino in Beaver County
(Pennsylvania) -- It was called the biggest thing to happen in Big Beaver since 1992 when the Beaver Valley Expressway — now Interstate 376 — opened. That...

8/5/2018

article Slot machine revenue down for July
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board says that combined gross revenue from slot machines at the 12 casinos in July was $203.6 billion, 2.6 percent...
article County still betting on landing casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Two local agencies are hoping the odds are good for Mercer County landing a mini casino. Peggy Mazyck and Randy Seitz, the respective CEOs of the...

8/4/2018

article Gambling expansion is no panacea for state revenue: Our view
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is no neophyte when it comes to gambling. We have been gaming, as some like to call it, for 15 years. But casinos offer more than games....
article Mini-casino set to open in Greensburg
(Pennsylvania) -- A casino operator is apparently rolling the dice on a western Pennsylvania shopping mall for its mini-casino. Maryland-based Stadium Casino officials...

8/3/2018

article As state gambling expands, casinos’ interest in area lacking
(Pennsylvania) -- The state’s expansion of gambling is planned to bring gaming to truck stops, airports and places online, but companies aren’t showing...

7/30/2018

article Will Parx Still Be The King Of Pennsylvania Poker In The Online Era?
(Pennsylvania) -- When Big Stax XXVI starts this Wednesday with Day 1A of a $340 no-limit hold’em tournament that’s expected to draw close to 3,000 players,...
article From Bon-Ton to mini-casino: Westmoreland County seeing new mall tenant as a savior
(Pennsylvania) -- Exiting the Bon-Ton store at Westmoreland Mall in its final days, Jim and Laura Rea of South Greensburg weighed a future where slot machines and...
article Lancaster horse-racing track plans out of the gate
(Pennsylvania) -- Questions and a lot of concerns came from local residents Monday night when they got the chance to address the developers looking to build a...

7/29/2018

article Editorial: The potential economic impact of Westmoreland Mall's mini casino
(Massachusetts) -- What would you do with $120 million? That’s a question for local lawmakers now that a mini casino will occupy the soon-to-be-vacated Bon-Ton...
article Residents argue against plan to put mini-casino inside York Galleria
(Pennsylvania) -- While residents Thursday night in South Middleton Township were offering reasons why they don't want a mini-casino in their backyard, another...

7/28/2018

article Poconos casino offering up peanut butter and jelly hot dog
(Pennsylvania) -- Hot dogs and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Two classics that have been staples of lunchtime meals for centuries. But never before have the two...
article Springettsbury Twp. passes new rules for mini-casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- The Springettsbury Township Board of Supervisors created new rules for a mini-casino but not before listening to some residents who are concerned about...
article A casino at York Galleria mall? 'I think that's just a huge mistake, period...'
(Pennsylvania) -- Many residents spoke out against a mini-casino possibly coming to the York Galleria mall during a packed public hearing in Springettsbury Township on...
article Casino proposal, this time in South Middleton Twp., finds more critics
(Pennsylvania) -- On the heels of a rejection by Carlisle officials and community members to a proposal to build a mini-casino in the borough, Greenwood Gaming and...
article Shippensburg Township could be next on Greenwood Gaming's list for a mini-casino
(Pennsylvania) -- With South Middleton Township continuing to debate whether to allow a mini-casino within its borders, a municipality on the western end of the county...

7/27/2018

article Don't Blame Pittsburgh Pirates For Idea Linking Gambling Revenues To Stadium Construction
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is one of six states to have initiated state-licensed sports gambling since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Professional and...
article Penn National to York: Casino pushback is welcome
(Pennsylvania) -- Pushback over opening a new mini-casino is something Penn National Gaming welcomes, Vice President of Public Affairs Jeff Morris said. Springettsbury...
article Pittsburgh area mall gets a casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Rock climbing centers, sure. Hospital clinics, assuredly. Food courts, of course. But a casino? Emptied Macy’s, Penney’s, and Sears stores...

7/26/2018

article In Pennsylvania the Game of Chicken Around Sports Betting Continues
(Pennsylvania) -- The post Pennsylvania Sports Betting Game of Chicken Continues appeared first on SportsHandle. The defending Super Bowl champion Eagles reported to...
article Casino proposal, this time in South Middleton Twp., finds more critics
(Pennsylvania) -- On the heels of a rejection by Carlisle officials and community members to a proposal to build a mini-casino in the borough, Greenwood Gaming and...

7/25/2018

article Pennsylvania Satellite Casino Could Come to Westmoreland Mall
(Pennsylvania) -- A so-called “satellite casino” might be on the way to the Westmoreland Mall in Western Pennsylvania should state regulators sign off on...
article Pennsylvania’s sweeping gambling expansion rolls on
(Pennsylvania) -- The state Gaming Control Board says development of mini-casinos, online gambling, and a slew of other changes are progressing smoothly now that a...
article Report: Mini-Casino May Open At Westmoreland Mall
(Pennsylvania) -- A new mini-casino might be opening in a western Pennsylvania mall. According to a Tribune-Review report, the mini-casino could be placed in the...
article Springetts to host public hearings, vote on casino, gambling ordinances
(Pennsylvania) -- Will the York Galleria be home to Penn National Gaming’s next casino? Most of the Springettsbury Township Board of Supervisors hope so, which is...
article Stadium Casino Might Be The First Property To Actually Turn In A Satellite Casino Plan
(Pennsylvania) -- Is Derry Township getting a mini-casino? Or, are the partners building a new casino in South Philadelphia’s sports stadium district going to put...
article Casino planned for CBL mall in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Chattanooga-based CBL Properties and two other companies today announced plans to develop a 100,000-square-foot casino and entertainment complex at a...

7/24/2018

article Gaming board OKs Mount Airy’s casino application extension request
(Pennsylvania) -- A two-month extension requested by Mount Airy #1 LLC has been granted by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Lawrence County Commissioner chairman...
article 9 casinos apply for online gambling licenses in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Nine casino owners in Pennsylvania are seeking licenses to operate casino-style gambling online.The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said the...
article Pennsylvania's sweeping gambling expansion rolls on
(Pennsylvania) -- The state Gaming Control Board says development of mini-casinos, online gambling, and a slew of other changes are progressing smoothly now that a...
article Gaming board OKs Mount Airy’s casino application extension request
(Pennsylvania) -- A two-month extension requested by Mount Airy #1 LLC has been granted by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Lawrence County Commissioner chairman...
article Mini casino expected to open at Westmoreland Mall
(Pennsylvania) -- A small-scale casino is expected to open at the site of the closing Bon-Ton store at Westmoreland Mall, the Tribune-Review has learned. An announcement...

7/23/2018

article Details of possible Westmoreland casino to come by week's end
(Pennsylvania) -- The location and scope of a proposed casino that could land in Westmoreland County is expected to be unveiled by the end of the week. Officials with...

7/22/2018

article No delay of game? Bookies still think sports betting will be ready NFL opening day
(Pennsylvania) -- Time’s running short for the state’s bid to get sports betting going before the Sept. 6 start of the National Football League season. At...
article Will Shippensburg get lucky? Company running out of time to pick casino site
(Pennsylvania) -- With time running out, Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment Inc. has yet to find a spot for its mini casino. The company has been wooing Carlisle-area...

7/21/2018

article Can Pennsylvania casinos compete with the sports betting black market?
(Pennsylvania) -- By 2 p.m. on a July weekday, patrons packed a sports bar at Monmouth Park near the Jersey Shore. They sipped beers and snacked on bar food, their eyes...
article No delay of game? Bookies still think sports betting will be ready NFL opening day
(Pennsylvania) -- Time’s running short for the state’s bid to get sports betting going before the Sept. 6 start of the National Football League season. At...
article Talks continue to bring casino to Big Beaver
(Pennsylvania) -- A group of county officials have met with officials from Monroe County-based Mount Airy Casino Resort a total of three times since spring to discuss a...

7/20/2018

article Mount Airy Satellite Casino Extension Approved, Pennsylvania Operators Slow to Build Venues
(Pennsylvania) -- Mount Air #1 LLC, the parent company to its namesake casino resort in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, has received a two-month extension from...

7/19/2018

article Gaming board OKs casino extension request
(Pennsylvania) -- A two-month extension requested by Mount Airy #1 LLC has been granted by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Lawrence County Commissioner chairman...
article Hold Your Horses — PA Online Casino Plan Still Riddled With Problems
(Pennsylvania) -- The fact that Pennsylvania received nine applications for interactive gaming licenses is something to celebrate, especially since gaming taxes and...
article Parx Casino readies second pitch for casino gambling in Carlisle area
(Pennsylvania) -- Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment executives are stepping back to the plate in their uphill bid to develop a casino in the Carlisle area. The...

7/18/2018

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

7/17/2018

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

7/16/2018

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

7/15/2018

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

7/14/2018

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

7/13/2018

article New Deal Gives Churchill Downs Operational Control Of Nemacolin Woods
(Pennsylvania) -- Churchill Downs, Inc. (CDI) is going to own one Pennsylvania casino and operate another before it’s all said and done. Earlier this year, CDI...
article Penn National Seemingly in No Rush to Build Pennsylvania Satellite Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Penn National Gaming has the rights to build two Category 4 satellite casinos in Pennsylvania, but the company is apparently in no rush to bring the...

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