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PA Slot Revenue Slide Masked By Stellar Performance Of Table Games

As was the case in March, strong gains in table game revenue spared the Pennsylvania casino industry from a down April. Slot revenue continues along a negative trajectory, with April marking the seventh consecutive month that reel games suffered a setback.

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6/27/2017

article Gambling emerges as hang up in Pennsylvania budget talks
(Pennsylvania) -- Tax-averse Republican lawmakers tasked with fixing Pennsylvania's biggest cash shortfall since the recession are hitting a rough patch over how...
article Push continues for gaming terminals
(Pennsylvania) -- It’s the beginning of the end. Monday marked the start of the final week in Pennsylvania’s fiscal year. A state budget, technically, is due...

6/26/2017

article Pennsylvania's state budget talks are stuck and video gaming terminals appear to be the dam
(Pennsylvania) -- Not a lot got done, publicly, on the new state budget Monday and we think we know why: The intense quest to allow slot-machine style video gaming...
article Push continues for video gaming terminals across Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- It’s the beginning of the end. Monday marked the start of the final week in Pennsylvania’s fiscal year. A state budget, technically, is due...
article Pennsylvania budget deadline looms with no clear way to bridge $3 billion deficit
(Pennsylvania) -- Five days and counting until Friday night's ominous state budget deadline. Expect the Capitol to be mobbed this week with protesters and lobbyists...
article Pennsylvania considers gambling for state budget
(Pennsylvania) -- State lawmakers are expected to discuss the budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year as they only have one week to come up with a solution to close a US$1....

6/25/2017

article Lawmakers eye gambling revenue, borrowing to balance budget
(Pennsylvania) -- State legislators will spend the week trying to figure out how they will raise new revenue and close a $1.5 billion deficit before the start of the new...

6/23/2017

article Are VGTs The Right Move For Pennsylvania? Gov. Wolf Doesn’t Appear To Think So
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has expressed strong concerns regarding the proposed legalization of video gaming terminals (VGTs) at taverns, truck stops,...
article 'They should protect the people': Gambling addict voices qualms as state weighs gaming expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- At the same time Pennsylvania legislators are considering an historic expansion of gambling, Mark Emmett is telling a cautionary tale. It is a story he...

6/22/2017

article Pat Howard: Pa. House seeks to deepen state’s gambling addiction
(Pennsylvania) -- Legalized gambling — any gambling really — comes with the specter of people who will become addicted or at least form habits more costly...
article Days from the deadline, budget indecision in Pa.
(Pennsylvania) -- With less than 10 days to the deadline for a new state budget, there is talk but little action — and even less agreement — on how to close...

6/21/2017

article Erie City Council seeks gambling funds promise
(Pennsylvania) -- Pending state legislation carves out $500,000 annually for the city of Erie from county gambling revenues to fund emergency services and infrastructure...
article Expanded gambling is a safe bet for Pennsylvania legislators
(Pennsylvania) -- I’ll admit it. I feel a bit hypocritical when I write about the problems with expanded gambling in Pennsylvania. Why? Because I freaking love to...
article Pa. can't afford to roll the dice on another gambling expansion: Scott Petri
(Pennsylvania) -- Imagine walking into a restaurant with your family, expecting to enjoy a nice relaxing dining experience, fueling up your car or truck at the gas...
article Local Black clergy oppose expanding gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- Members of the Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity held a press conference at Mt. Pisgah AME Church, 428 N. 41st St. in West Philadelphia Monday...

6/20/2017

article Lawyers: Gambling bill would void deal with Erie County municipalities
(Pennsylvania) -- Erie County municipalities involved in a 2010 settlement would stop receiving annual gambling money if lawmakers pass legislation that defunds the Erie...

6/19/2017

article EDITORIAL: Taxpayers: Pennsylvania lawmakers have a gambling problem
(Pennsylvania) -- Gambling is the opioid of Harrisburg lawmakers. It comes with all the hallmarks of addiction: compulsive need, increasing tolerance, and the drive to...

6/18/2017

article Lawmakers cite overhead costs in push to defund gaming authority
(Pennsylvania) -- Operating expenses at the Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority have been the main target of attacks by local lawmakers who want to defund the authority...
article OP/ED: Our view: Split the difference on gaming money?
(Pennsylvania) -- We have mixed feelings about a surprise provision in the sweeping gambling legislation recently passed by the Pennsylvania House that would change how...

6/16/2017

article Plan abandoned to build casino near Gettysburg
(Pennsylvania) -- A Pennsylvania businessman says he is abandoning his latest attempt to build a harness racing track and casino near Gettysburg, the site of the 1863...

6/15/2017

article Pennsylvania reports a May table game revenue increase of more than 4 percent from last year
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s table games revenue for the month of May increased approximately 4.4 percent over proceeds from May of 2016, according to figures...
article Battle for Gettysburg Gambling Ends, as Racino Developer Surrenders Position
(Pennsylvania) -- A proposal from a Pennsylvania businessman to build a “racino” in historic Gettysburg has been snuffed out, easing concerns of historical...
article Casino and horse track not viable for Bradford, study finds
(Pennsylvania) -- All bets are off for a casino to be built in Bradford. Bradford officials had been pursuing the development of a casino accompanied by a horse...

6/14/2017

article Anti-casino group near Gettysburg vows to fight again if necessary
(Pennsylvania) -- A leader of No Casino Gettysburg says David LeVan "will meet another huge wall of opposition" if he mounts any future effort to build a...
article Businessman ends plans for casino, horse racing facility near Gettysburg
(Pennsylvania) -- The Gettysburg businessman behind a proposed casino and horse racing facility in Adams County announced he would not submit an application for a gaming...
article LeVan cancels Gettysburg-area casino project
(Pennsylvania) -- Local businessman David LeVan has canceled his third attempt to bring a casino to the Gettysburg area, according to a Wednesday news release. LeVan...
article OP/ED: Six hours not enough time to study gambling bill
(Pennsylvania) -- Last week the Pennsylvania House passed the biggest expansion to gaming in over a decade. Ironically, the bill was originally introduced to provide for...
article State budget still faces big hurdles ahead of deadline
(Pennsylvania) -- With pension reform in the rear-view mirror, lawmakers are adamant that they will pass a state budget by the end of the month, even though there’...

6/13/2017

article EDITORIAL: Late-night gambling (bill) is bad
(Pennsylvania) -- The public firestorm that erupted after Pennsylvania lawmakers granted themselves a big middle-of-the-night pay raise in July 2005 seemed to ensure...
article PA's Gambling Expansion Bill
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved a sweeping gambling bill last week to generate money for the cash-straved state. House Bill 271 was...
article Pennsylvania's gaming expansion proposal would allow sports betting
(Pennsylvania) -- The U.S. casino industry's largest lobby group is planning a major federal push to repeal the prohibition on sports betting around the country, and...
article What Does Sheldon Adelson Hate More: Video Gaming Terminals Or Online Gambling In PA?
(Pennsylvania) -- Sheldon Adelson is trying to use his deep pockets to scuttle gaming measures he doesn’t like in Pennsylvania. The PA House of Representatives...

6/12/2017

article PA Slots Keep Losing Ground While State Dawdles On Online Gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- The underlying problems of Pennsylvania’s land-based casino business are not going away while a host of other gaming measures — online...
article Philadelphia legislators look to divert casino funds
(Pennsylvania) -- A group of senators from the Philadelphia area is championing language inserted into a state gambling bill that would divert about $2 million in casino...
article Pennsylvania off-site gambling a threat to Atlantic City?
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is considering the expansion of slots and internet gambling by placing machines in bars and restaurants. Atlantic City’s long-...

6/11/2017

article OP/ED: For Pennsylvania, some big fixes are worth considering
(Pennsylvania) -- When I moved back to Pennsylvania following my retirement 12 years ago, I had high hopes for my new location. After all, it was my birthplace, home...
article OP/ED: Lawmakers’ gambling vote lacked transparency
(Pennsylvania) -- We will leave aside, for now, the question of whether the legalization of slots-like video gambling machines in taverns, bowling alleys, truck stops,...
article Philadelphia legislators look to divert casino funds
(Pennsylvania) -- A group of Philadelphia senators is championing language inserted into a state gambling bill that would divert about $2 million in casino revenues for...

6/10/2017

article Politics as Usual: Hahn gambles alone with slots bill
(Pennsylvania) -- The Lehigh Valley's only lawmaker thus far supporting a House bill to add up to 40,000 video slot machines in the state happens to be an avid...

6/9/2017

article House passes bill for video betting machines
(Pennsylvania) -- The state House and Senate are waging another high-stakes battle over how to expand gambling options to generate desperately needed tax revenue and fix...

6/7/2017

article Highlights of the Pennsylvania House's gambling legislation
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday night to expand casino-style gambling to websites, airports, bars and off-track...
article Pennsylvania House OKs biggest gambling expansion in years
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Wednesday night passed sprawling gambling legislation, unveiled just hours earlier, to expand casino-style...
article FAST FACTS: Could you soon gamble in bars and online in Pa.?
(Pennsylvania) -- Two bills under consideration in the state Legislature would expand where and how you can gamble in Pennsylvania, and not everyone is excited about...
article Finding a place to gamble in Pa. wouldn't be a problem under House-passed plan
(Pennsylvania) -- Legislation that transforms Pennsylvania into a gambler's paradise that passed the state House by a 102-89 vote on Wednesday creates lots of new...
article Gambling expansion with slots-like machines in bars moves forward
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania House lawmakers are moving ahead Wednesday with an expansion of gambling that includes slots-like video gaming terminals in bars, an...
article House push for statewide betting machines again threatens lucrative gambling expansion effort
(Pennsylvania) -- The state House and Senate are waging another high-stakes battle over how to expand gambling options to generate desperately needed state tax revenue...
article Pennsylvania House gears up for huge gambling expansion vote
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is gearing up for a rushed vote on legislation to expand casino-style gambling to the internet, airports,...
article Pennsylvania pols play VGT chicken with online gambling bill
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s gambling expansion push geared up for a legislative showdown on Wednesday after the state House of Representatives sent its own...
article Sweeping gambling bill passes Pa. House toward uncertain future
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania House lawmakers passed a sweeping gambling expansion Wednesday night that would bring casino-style gambling to airports and bars, as well...
article The PA House Says ‘Yes’ To Online Gambling Bill, But Changes Threaten Future In Senate
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania continued its slow march towards legalized online gambling on Wednesday night. The PA House of Representatives passed a massive gaming...
article Video slots a long shot to get added to gaming bill
(Pennsylvania) -- While the current version of state gaming expansion legislation doesn’t include video slots for social clubs and taverns, the door to bar-based...
article AdWatch: How truthful is Sands Casino ad that looks to stop tavern slot machines?
(Pennsylvania) -- The Issue: A State House effort to legalize Video Gaming Terminals for bars and restaurants in Pennsylvania. THE TV AD: "[Narrator] Harrisburg...
article Good public policy or a money grab? Pa. lawmakers debate who gets casino dollars
(Pennsylvania) -- A group of Philadelphia senators is championing language inserted into a state gambling bill that would divert about $2 million in casino revenues for...
article Panel leaning toward umbrella approach to online gaming oversight
(Massachusetts) -- The special commission that has been studying the ever-changing world of online gaming and gambling may be poised to recommend an all-inclusive...

6/6/2017

article Will Sheldon Adelson’s New Scare Tactics Torpedo The PA Gambling Expansion Bill?
(Pennsylvania) -- It seemed as though the debate on Pennsylvania online gambling expansion would start and end without Sands owner Sheldon Adelson getting too involved....
article Sands fights bar-gambling bill
(Pennsylvania) -- The US$1.3 billion sale of Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem was almost a reality when a potential law, that would allow bars to host casino gambling,...

6/5/2017

article Sands Bethlehem casino waging ad war against tavern gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- Just two weeks after the $1.3 billion sale of Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem collapsed under the threat that Pennsylvania may allow casino gambling in...
article Aspinwall firm's growth shows casinos' broad economic impact
(Pennsylvania) -- When Carol Philp started a business in her basement in the mid-1990s, she had three young sons, experience running a small gift shop and confidence in...

6/4/2017

article Aspinwall firm's growth shows casinos' broad economic impact
(Pennsylvania) -- When Carol Philp started a business in her basement in the mid-1990s, she had three young sons, experience running a small gift shop and confidence in...
article New Meadows operator plans to use its size to build on casino’s decade of success
(Pennsylvania) -- In early October, Pinnacle Entertainment brought some of its high-rolling guests from its Kansas City casino to The Meadows.

6/2/2017

article Pennsylvania Slot Machine Revenue Down 2.7% in May
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today posted on its web site the monthly report for total gross revenue and tax revenue generated from the play...

6/1/2017

article Pennsylvania Needs The House To Fix The Senate’s Online Gambling Bill
(Pennsylvania) -- Online gambling legislation efforts are heating up in Pennsylvania, as we head into June and the heart of summer. The good news is that for the first...

5/31/2017

article PA Senate Finally Passes Online Gambling, But Will Gaming Package Clear The House?
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Senate revealed and quickly passed its long-awaited gaming reform package last week. The bill, H 271, will now move on to the House of...

5/30/2017

article Pennsylvania representative sees horse racing subsidy as bad bet
(Pennsylvania) -- Some Pennsylvania legislators would like to see a state fund that benefits the horse racing industry put out to pasture, but others see it as a way to...

5/25/2017

article Changes Coming To Senate’s PA Online Gambling Bill? Lawmaker Says House Likely To Lower Taxes, Fees
(Pennsylvania) -- Sometimes it seems as though state Rep. George Dunbar is the only sane member of the Pennsylvania legislature, or at least the only one thinking...
article Online gambling legislation endorsed by Pennsylvania State Senate
(Pennsylvania) -- Attempts to legalize online gambling in Pennsylvania took a giant step forward yesterday after the Pennsylvania State Senate passed proposed...
article Pa. Senate expands gambling online
(Pennsylvania) -- Legislation to allow an expansion of casino-style gambling and lottery play to the internet in Pennsylvania passed the state Senate on Wednesday, as...
article Pennsylvania moves closer to allowing Lottery to offer online gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- A gaming expansion bill passed by the state Senate would not only allow a variety of new privately run gambling options, but it would allow the...
article These are the proposed changes to Pa.'s gaming law
(Pennsylvania) -- H.B. 271, which passed the Pennsylvania Senate 38-12 Wednesday, would expand gambling in the state and reinstate casino host fees. Here is a breakdown...

5/24/2017

article High tax rates threaten Pennsylvania online gaming bill
(Pennsylvania) -- Two Pennsylvania Senate Committees have approved an amended version of an online gaming bill, although high tax rates could threaten its progress. The...
article PA Online Gambling Closer To Being A Done Deal After Senate Passes iGaming Bill For First Time Ever
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Senate passed a bill including the legalization and regulation of online gambling in the state for the first time ever. The Senate...
article Pa. Senate advances sweeping online gambling expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- The state Senate passed a sweeping gambling expansion bill Wednesday that's projected to generate between $109 million and $147 million in new...
article Pa. Senate OKs internet play for casinos, lottery
(Pennsylvania) -- Legislation to allow an expansion of casino-style gambling and lottery play to the internet in Pennsylvania passed the state Senate on Wednesday, as...
article Pennsylvania takes big step toward iGaming and internet lottery sales
(Pennsylvania) -- Legislation that could pave the way for gamblers to wager online, buy lottery tickets over the internet and play fantasy sports from the comfort of...
article Pennsylvania to vote on iGaming approval
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s Senate Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee and its Appropriations Committee have overwhelmingly voted in...
article Senate passes bill to preserve Erie County casino fees
(Pennsylvania) -- State lawmakers on Wednesday got a little closer to fixing an unconstitutional formula in Pennsylvania’s gambling law that determines how funds...
article How a state gambling expansion may boost the Banana Factory
(Pennsylvania) -- The renovation of ArtsQuest's Banana Factory in South Bethlehem may get a $5 million boost from the state over the next 20 years. On Wednesday, the...

5/23/2017

article BLOG: Online Gambling Legislation Out Of Committee With Doomsday Tax Rate
(Pennsylvania) -- On Tuesday afternoon, an amended version of gaming reform bill HB 271 passed through the Pennsylvania Senate Community, Economic & Recreational...
article Legislature moving internet gaming bill
(Pennsylvania) -- You would not have to gamble with rain, sleet or snow in Pennsylvania under a bill moving through the Legislature Tuesday. The Senate Appropriations...
article PA Senate Committees Pass Online Gambling Bill, With Astronomical Tax Rates Included
(Pennsylvania) -- First, the good news for Pennsylvania online gambling: A gaming bill was amended to legalize and regulate PA online poker and casinos, and it passed...
article Pennsylvania Senate moves to expand online gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- The Senate advanced gaming legislation Tuesday, showing its hand to the House as the two chambers continue working toward an agreement on expanding...
article Proposed bill could end smoking in bar, casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- A proposed bill could bring an end to smoking in Pennsylvania casinos, restaurants, bars and hotels. Current legislation allows for businesses like...

5/22/2017

article Action on casino funds coming this week
(Pennsylvania) -- State lawmakers this week will attempt to advance legislation that would expand legalized gambling in Pennsylvania and address how gambling revenue is...
article Friday deadline for new Pennsylvania casino host fee legislation
(Pennsylvania) -- Ahead of a looming Friday deadline, legislators in Pennsylvania are reportedly hoping to pass a measure that would reinstate a version of the eastern...
article Pennsylvania Casino Tax Deadline Looms, as State Scrambles for Revenue Solution
(Pennsylvania) -- The elimination of a casino tax in Pennsylvania is putting the state in a fiscal bind. With the 2017 session of the General Assembly ending this week,...

5/21/2017

article PA legislators near fix for casino host fee law
(Pennsylvania) -- The state Legislature plans action next week on bills to "fix" an unconstitutional state gaming law and keep millions of dollars flowing to...
article Pennsylvania Casinos Set Table Games Record, MGM Still Eyeing Sands Bethlehem
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania casinos pull in more total gaming revenue than Atlantic City, and nearly a third of what Nevada does each month. And April was yet another...

5/19/2017

article Pennsylvania Casinos Up 1.4% to $285M in April
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s casino industry has now suffered seven straight months of slot revenue declines since first contracting in October 2016, with...
article The Meadows turns table games gamble into a winning hand
(Pennsylvania) -- The Meadows Racetrack and Casino literally has upped the ante in its bid to increase table game play. And so far the gamble appears to be paying off.

5/18/2017

article Pennsylvania Casino operators fined by regulators
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s gaming control board, the PGCB, has issued fines to two casinos in the state totalling $22,500 after it found evidence of...
article PA Slot Revenue Slide Masked By Stellar Performance Of Table Games
(Pennsylvania) -- As was the case in March, strong gains in table game revenue spared the Pennsylvania casino industry from a down April. Slot revenue continues along a...

5/17/2017

article Explaining Pennsylvania Casino Revenue
(Pennsylvania) -- Year after year, you have called Talkback 16 about Pennsylvania's revenue that comes from casinos. "The money that they're paying back...
article Planned Parx entertainment venue should change local show biz equation
(Pennsylvania) -- By far, the biggest news to come out of the recent announcement of the expansion project at Parx casino is the addition of a 1,500-capacity performance...

5/16/2017

article Big jump in April 2017 PA Casino table games revenue
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced a big jump in April 2017 table games revenue. Pennsylvania casinos made 10.2% more money in In tables...
article Meadows Casino biggest percentage gainer in April table games report
(Pennsylvania) -- Table games revenue collected at the state’s 12 casinos in April totaled $79,546,606, an increase of 10.2 percent over April of 2016, according...

5/15/2017

article Pennsylvania’s casino host fees to be voted
(Pennsylvania) -- Local lawmakers from Pennsylvania have said that they’re confident that the share of casino revenue that Erie County receives is not at risk. As...
article Slot machine revenue in April down 1.6 percent
(Pennsylvania) -- Slot machine revenue at Pennsylvania's 12 casinos was down about 1.6 percent in April, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Combined...

5/13/2017

article Senate to vote soon on casino host fees
(Pennsylvania) -- State lawmakers from Erie and around Pennsylvania again expressed confidence in recent days that Erie County’s share of casino revenue is not at...

5/10/2017

article Online Gambling Legalization In Pennsylvania Grows More Convoluted As Legislative Clock Ticks On
(Pennsylvania) -- It’s complicated. There’s no other way to explain what is going on in Pennsylvania in regards to online gambling legalization. The...
article Redevelopment of Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem put on hold
(Pennsylvania) -- In Pennsylvania, casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corporation has reportedly halted the first stage of a planned $800 million redevelopment of its Sands...

5/9/2017

article Pennsylvania senator to introduce new satellite casino legislation
(Pennsylvania) -- Legislators within the state of Pennsylvania have been considering a variety of ways in which to expand the gambling industry, especially within the...
article Sands Bethlehem casino halts $90 million expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem has halted its $90 million expansion while it forges ahead with talks to sell the casino complex to MGM Resorts...

5/6/2017

article Senate could fold on plan to expand gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- While the governor and state House members have floated budget plans, the members of the state Senate aren’t saying much as they grapple with a $...

5/5/2017

article Parx Casino Adding Event Center, Restaurants In New $50 Million Expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- The biggest name in Pennsylvania casinos is getting bigger. Parx Casino in Philadephia recently announced a $50 million expansion plan which will add...

5/4/2017

article Parx Casino plans $50M expansion, new concert hall
(Pennsylvania) -- Parx Casino has announced a $50 million expansion that will add a 1,500-seat concert hall, two restaurants and a new poker room.
article Parx Casino to expand, adding Lombardi's Pizza and entertainment center
(Pennsylvania) -- Lombardi's, regarded as the oldest pizzeria in the United States, will be part of a $50 million expansion of Parx Casino in Bensalem, to open this...
article Editorial: Gambling findings deceiving
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s director of compulsive and problem gambling — Elizabeth Lanza — says “gambling...

5/3/2017

article PA Online Gambling Licensees Won’t Have To Be PA Casinos, Senator Says; Action Expected Next Week
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Senate plans to move a gambling expansion bill including online gambling on Tuesday, Sen. Mario Scavello told Online Poker Report....
article Casino expansion project a $50M walk in the Parx
(Pennsylvania) -- Show business, dining, and poker will be the focus of a 45,000-square-foot, $50 million expansion project announced today by Parx casino.

5/2/2017

article Latest Plan From Pennsylvania Senate For Regulated Online Gambling Is Easily Worst To Date
(Pennsylvania) -- There have been numerous plans floated for regulating online gambling in Pennsylvania, including many reasonable ones, some requiring significant work...
article Pennsylvania pols prepping kamikaze online gambling bill
(Pennsylvania) -- If you ever doubted Pennsylvania legislators’ sincerity in their attempts to pass online gambling legislation, your skepticism has been...
article RUDDOCK: Pennsylvania Continues To Complicate Online Gambling Legalization, Which Is Not That Complicated
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania stands to receive an immediate return of more than $100 million and tax revenue in the $40 to $50 million range if it simply adopts the...
article BLOG: Would The Legalization Of VGTs In PA Be A Raw Deal For Casinos?
(Pennsylvania) -- The authorization of video gaming terminals (VGTs) at bars, off-track betting parlors, and truck stops has once again emerged as a hot topic in...
article Gambling terminals get a House hearing as PA searches for revenue
(Pennsylvania) -- A state House panel is considering a plan to help fill significant budget gaps that have been left open for gambling revenue. The House Gaming...
article Gambling terminals get a House hearing as Pa. searches for revenue
(Pennsylvania) -- A Pennsylvania House panel is considering a plan to help fill significant budget gaps that have been left open for gambling revenue. The Gaming...
article Most Pennsylvania Casinos Oppose Video Gaming Terminals
(Pennsylvania) -- Most of Pennsylvania’s casinos are again voicing their opposition to possible legalization of thousands of video gaming terminals in taverns,...
article PA Considers Controversial Video Gaming Terminals; Will It Impact Online Gambling?
(Pennsylvania) -- The possibility of Pennsylvania authorizing video gaming terminals throughout the state appears to have legs, after a lengthy House hearing on Monday....
article Pa. slots revenue declines 1.6 pct. in April
(Pennsylvania) -- Slot machine revenue for April declined by 1.6 percent, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Tuesday. The PGCB said in a press release that...

5/1/2017

article Risky Choices Considered for Pennsylvania Online Gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- Long speculated to be the next state to legalize online gambling, Pennsylvania is considering three different proposals for legalized gambling...
article Central PA needs a horse in this race
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is offering one remaining license for a horse track and casino and it would be great if more contestants — especially from Central...
article Gettysburg Casino Battle Faces Plenty of Opposition From Locals, History Buffs
(Pennsylvania) -- A Gettysburg casino proposal is facing strong resistance from locals, history buffs, and even the US National Park Service.
article Slots at your local watering hole? Pa. eyes video gaming terminals
(Pennsylvania) -- As Pennsylvania's financial hole grows deeper, lawmakers are eyeing a proposal that could allow up to 35,000 slots-like video gaming terminals at...

4/30/2017

article BLOG: Online Gambling Regulation 101 For Pennsylvania And All US Politicians
(Pennsylvania) -- Quite correctly Pennsylvania state politicians have more important issues to focus on than online gambling regulation. Their time—and attention...
article Second casino tax deadline looms
(Pennsylvania) -- Nothing focuses attention during the legislative process like a deadline. But the solution that lawmakers often come up with is to simply extend a...
article Few suitors for Pa.'s last casino license
(Pennsylvania) -- The sprint to get Pennsylvania’s lone remaining horse track and casino license seems to be a one-horse race, so far. The only developer who...

4/29/2017

article Pennsylvania’s last casino license getting few suitors
(Pennsylvania) -- The sprint to get Pennsylvania’s lone remaining horsetrack and casino license seems to be a one-horse race, so far. The only developer who’...

4/27/2017

article Key PA Lawmaker On Lower Tax Rate For Online Gambling: ‘It Would Force Casinos To The Internet’
(Pennsylvania) -- Rumblings of support for exorbitant tax rates with the potential to doom online gambling in Pennsylvania aren’t only coming out of the Senate.
article Pennsylvania considers online gambling proposals
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania has been trying to change its gambling regulations for quite some time now, and one of the latest attempts is related to the online sector...
article Pennsylvania Senators Propose Prohibitive iGaming Tax
(Pennsylvania) -- The online gaming portion of an omnibus gaming package just out of committee in the Pennsylvania state Senate is in danger of being killed out of the...

4/26/2017

article Sports Betting Bill Takes First Step in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- When it comes to legal news, the gambling world (or at least the gambling U.S.) has been focused on Pennsylvania this year, as it is expected that...
article SugarHouse fined $30,000 over surveillance violations
(Pennsylvania) -- SugarHouse Casino on Wednesday received a $30,000 fine from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board for violations of the Fishtown property's...

4/25/2017

article Having The Pennsylvania Lottery Run Online Gambling Would Be A Mistake Taxpayers Would Pay For
(Pennsylvania) -- The latest twist in Pennsylvania’s years-long attempt to regulate online gambling surfaced Tuesday when Sen. Joe Scarnati floated the notion of...
article EDITORIAL: Lawmakers appear determined to bring the casinos to young people
(Pennsylvania) -- Advocates of casino gambling traveled the breadth of Pennsylvania in the early 2000s, propelled largely by false premises. Gambling, they said, would...

4/24/2017

article A Prohibitive Tax Rate On Online Gambling Could Ding PA’s Land-Based Casino Industry
(Pennsylvania) -- One of the primary sticking points in the battle to legalize online gambling in Pennsylvania has been the tax rate. Proposals in the House and Senate...
article Casinos and lottery could go online in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Gambling and playing the lottery could be more accessible for Pennsylvania residents if the state passes proposals for an online expansion. Delaware,...
article iGaming could save Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania General Assembly is expected to receive a new project to legislate the online gaming industry. The proposal would be introduced this week...
article Pennsylvania eyes leap to internet for casinos, lottery
(Pennsylvania) -- Facing huge deficits, Pennsylvania could become the first state to allow both its casinos and lottery to take its games online in a quest for money...
article The Fate Of Daily Fantasy Sports, Online Gambling Are Tied Together In Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- If the daily fantasy sports industry wants to gain legal clarity in Pennsylvania, its fate is likely tied to the success or failure of the legalization...
article Deadline looms for state gaming legislation
(Pennsylvania) -- State Rep. Patrick Harkins is not taking any chances. The Democratic legislator, who represents Erie’s east side, is about to introduce a stand-...
article Pennsylvania representative plans stand-alone bill as gambling law deadline approaches
(Pennsylvania) -- In September 2016, the state Supreme Court ruled that the Pennsylvania local share assessment tax was unconstitutional and lawmakers were given a...

4/22/2017

article A look at Pennsylvania casino gambling revenue
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering an expansion of casino gambling to help the state's deficit-ridden finances. Here is a look at the existing...

4/21/2017

article If Pennsylvania Taxes Online Casinos At A Rate That’s Too High, Pennsylvania Won’t Have Online Casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- If Pennsylvania wants to have online gambling, it has to tax it at a reasonable rate. If it doesn’t want to have regulated online casinos,...
article Pennsylvania chalks highest table games revenue “ever” in March
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania enjoyed what it described as “the highest month ever” for table games revenue in March, according to the latest figures...

4/20/2017

article PA Gambling Package Comes Out Of Hibernation In Senate, With Online Gambling Still In The Mix
(Pennsylvania) -- The rubber is starting to hit the road on online gambling in Pennsylvania. On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Senate Community Economic & Recreational...
article PA Casino Revenue Rebounds In March, But Pennsylvania’s Slot Slide Hits Six Months
(Pennsylvania) -- March was a mixed bag for Pennsylvania casinos. A two-percent rise in table game revenue offset a less than one percent decline in slot revenue, giving...
article Pennsylvania Casinos Have Best Month Ever For Table Games
(Pennsylvania) -- Gross revenue from gambling at table games in Pennsylvania casinos during March 2017 was up two percent compared to March of last year, according to...

4/19/2017

article Pennsylvania’s poker room profits rise by over 5% in March 2017
(Pennsylvania) -- Poker rooms across the state of Pennsylvania recorded profits of $5.45m in March 2017, beating 2016’s figures for March by almost 5.4%. The state...
article Table games revenue up in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board released a report where it was revealed that gross revenue from gambling at table games increased 2 percent last...

4/18/2017

article Online gambling facing trouble in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- A powerful group is pushing to set high tax rates to online gambling activities in order to make it non-viable in the state.US.- A group within the...
article No, Pennsylvania, Online Gambling Can’t Be Taxed At The Same Rate As Land-Based Casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- Some Pennsylvania lawmakers are trying to implement a harebrained scheme to legalize and regulate PA online gambling. It’s so inane, that by...
article Did you spend your refund check at the Bethlehem Sands casino?
(Pennsylvania) -- If Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem is trying to impress the casino company that's offering $1.3 billion to buy the South Side gambling hall, its...
article Hollywood Casino's big month is most noteworthy in latest Pa. casinos revenue report
(Pennsylvania) -- March 2017 revenue figures for Pennsylvania's casinos showed a slight year-over-year increase in table games, a small decrease in slots and almost...
article Pa. casinos hit all-time high in table game revenue
(Pennsylvania) -- March was a record month for table game revenue in Pennsylvania, with the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem leading the pack.

4/17/2017

article Pennsylvania Lawmakers Putting Budget At Risk, Tax Hikes Back On Table By Playing Politics With Online Gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- A small but powerful group in the Pennsylvania State Senate is reportedly setting the state’s push for regulated online gambling up for certain...
article Pennsylvania Now Has Even More Reason To Believe Online Gambling Will Be A Boon
(Pennsylvania) -- If Pennsylvania legislators have any lingering doubt that online gambling will generate significant and recurrent tax revenue for the state, the recent...

4/12/2017

article Meeting at Parx in Bensalem, lawmakers from Bucks make case for casino impact fees
(Pennsylvania) -- Naysayers in the run-up to Pennsylvania's 2004 legalization of gambling warned that adding casinos to communities would have terrible effects, such...

4/11/2017

article Project plans revealed for Gettysburg-area casino and harness racetrack
(Pennsylvania) -- Developers of a new project that includes a harness racetrack and casino facility in Pennsylvania have revealed plans of what the project will entail,...
article Gambling Revenue in Pennsylvania Looks Unstable with Online Gambling Legislation on the Agenda
(Pennsylvania) -- This week, some rumours that the gaming industry in Pennsylvania has reached the maximum of its growth have been roaming around the media.

4/10/2017

article The Downward Trend For PA Slot Revenue Reaches The Half-Year Mark
(Pennsylvania) -- In what is beginning to become an alarming trend, Pennsylvania casinos have reported modest-to-moderate declines in slot revenue in each of the past...
article Plains Township Gets Facelift Thanks to Casino Money
(Pennsylvania) -- The business district in Plains Township is getting a facelift thanks to a state grant worth nearly $250,000. It may not look like much now, but nearby...
article S. Abington Twp. Police Department awarded $35k in state gaming funds to upgrade police vehicles
(Pennsylvania) -- State Rep. Marty Flynn recently announced the South Abington Township Police Department is one of nine recipients in the portion of Lackawanna County...

4/7/2017

article Racino sought outside Gettysburg for third time
(Pennsylvania) -- A prominent Gettysburg businessman who made two unsuccessful bids to locate a casino near the historic Civil War battlefield is back with a third...

4/6/2017

article Should MGM Resorts Worry About Pennsylvania Trying to Kill Off Online Gambling?
(Pennsylvania) -- Although online gambling has yet to get the green light in Pennsylvania, some supposedly supportive state legislators seem intent on killing its...
article Racetrack developement funding drops in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Slot machine revenue and attendance at Pennsylvania’s race tracks have declined in 2016, as reported by the state in a document released on...
article Slot machine revenue down less than 1%
(Pennsylvania) -- Revenue from slot machines at Pennsylvania's 12 casinos was down .6 percent in March when compared to the same month in 2016, the Pennsylvania...
article Adams Co. casino developers add hotel, restaurants to plans
(Pennsylvania) -- Developers for the proposed Gettysburg-area casino and harness racetrack have added a hotel and restaurants to the project, officials announced...

4/5/2017

article State House Approves Airport Tablet Gambling Bill
(Pennsylvania) -- The State House approved a bill on Tuesday that would allow limited gambling in some airports in western Pennsylvania. House Bill 271 would allow...
article More study needed on proposed Adams County casino and racetrack, commissioners say
(Pennsylvania) -- Planning commissioners Wednesday delayed a decision on whether to recommend a change to the township’s zoning ordinance that would allow gambling...

4/4/2017

article Gambling Expansion: Pennsylvania Lawmakers Vote Against Slots At Airports Bill
(Pennsylvania) -- A bill to allow slots in Pennsylvania’s three international airports was rejected House lawmakers. According to a report from The Legal...
article Pennsylvania Lawmakers Reject Proposal for Airport Slot Machines
(Pennsylvania) -- In Pennsylvania, there have been several proposals made in regards to a gambling expansion. Of course, we all know that online gambling has been on the...

4/3/2017

article Airport Gambling Struck Down by State House
(Pennsylvania) -- The state House of Representatives struck down an amendment that would have allowed gambling in Pennsylvania's airports.

4/2/2017

article OP/ED: Latest gambling proposal would help the little guys
(Pennsylvania) -- There are a bevy of proposals regarding gambling expansion floating around Harrisburg. But this one seems like a no-brainer. It comes from state Rep....

3/31/2017

article In our words: Pennsylvania lawmakers should look somewhere other than video gaming to raise revenue
(Pennsylvania) -- A bipartisan group of Pennsylvania lawmakers unveiled a proposal Monday to legalize some 40,000 illegal video gaming terminals already in operation...

3/30/2017

article Pennsylvania Faces New Piece of VGT Legislation
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania finally saw the introduction of a piece of legislation seeking to make video gaming terminals (VGTs) across the state bars, truck stops...
article Pennsylvania Revenues Drop as Expansion Considered
(Pennsylvania) -- Flat results for February from Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos could boost the efforts of state House and Senate gaming committees to forge omnibus...

3/29/2017

article Community leaders urge gaming control board to renew casino’s license
(Pennsylvania) -- Robert Sax, chairman of the Plains Township Board of Commissioners, said the township has benefited from Mohegan Sun Pocono in many ways and he urged...
article PA Lawmakers Launch More Gaming Expansion Plans
(Pennsylvania) -- As they search for revenues to patch budget holes and ease a multi-billion structural deficit, state lawmakers have turned time and again to the...
article Pennsylvania Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Bring Slot Machines To Bars, Truck Stops, And OTB Parlors
(Pennsylvania) -- A long anticipated bill to authorize video gaming terminals (VGTs) at Pennsylvania bars, truck stops, and off-track betting parlors was introduced in...

3/28/2017

article Online Gambling Will Take A Backseat At Today’s Pennsylvania Gaming Reform Hearing
(Pennsylvania) -- On March 28, the Pennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee will hold its second hearing of the year to discuss a number of gaming reforms the state...
article Three Reasons Why An Oppressive Tax Rate On PA Online Gambling Simply Won’t Work
(Pennsylvania) -- The latest piece of online gambling and gambling reform legislation out of Pennsylvania largely mirrors those that have come before it, with a few...
article Bill could bring video gambling to bars, bowling alleys
(Pennsylvania) -- Video gambling machines could soon be showing up at bars, bowling alleys and social clubs. A new bill in Harrisburg would also legalize and regulate...
article Lawmakers launch more gaming expansion plans, but still no consensus
(Pennsylvania) -- As they search for revenues to patch budget holes and ease a multi-billion structural deficit, state lawmakers have turned time and again to the...
article Pennsylvania pushes for video gambling legislation
(Pennsylvania) -- State Senator Lisa Boscola, D-Northampton, announced yesterday the creation of a bill that would create more than 35.000 video gambling terminals in...
article State lawmakers unveil proposal to legalize 40,000 video gambling machines; Could make $400M for Pa.
(Pennsylvania) -- Video gambling machines in bars, restaurants, veterans’ social clubs and other establishments could add as much as $400 million to the state...
article Erie defends its share of gaming revenue to House committee
(Pennsylvania) -- Members of a state House committee who visited Erie this week came away impressed with the way Erie County distributes gaming revenue for community and...
article I-Team: Lawmakers Debate Credit Card Gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania lawmakers have taken one step closer to allowing people to use credit cards to gamble, allowing the proposal out of a committee to the...
article Public hearing focuses on Erie gaming money
(Pennsylvania) -- There are 11 million reasons why Tuesday's public hearing in Erie is pivotal to the region's growth and economic development. The Pa. State...
press release Report Forecasts More Than $400 Million In Revenue For Pennsylvania From Legal Online Gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania will generate hundreds of millions of dollars in new tax revenue should the state pass legislation to legalize and regulate online casino...

3/27/2017

article Is Parx Casino Opposed To Online Gambling In Pennsylvania Or Is It Trying To Negotiate A Better Deal?
(Pennsylvania) -- Completely expected. That was the reaction by online poker and online gambling supporters when Sands Bethlehem Casino expressed its opposition to...
article Report sees online gaming as a billion dollar chance for PA
(Pennsylvania) -- “Regulated Online Gambling: A Billion-Dollar Opportunity for Pennsylvania” is a report by author Robert DellaFave for playpennsylvania.com...
article The ‘Lower’ Tax Rate For PA Online Gambling Vs. Bigger Tax For Casinos Is A Red Herring
(Pennsylvania) -- During last week’s joint online gambling hearing in Pennsylvania, two state senators continually claimed that the lower tax rate imposed on...
article Bar games may be able to help Pa.'s budget woes
(Pennsylvania) -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers said Monday the cash-strapped state could hit the jackpot by legalizing slots in taverns and then taking a cut of the...
article Effort to legalize video gaming in bars is back with broader support
(Pennsylvania) -- Backers of a renewed effort to bring slots-like video gaming terminals to Pennsylvania's bars, private clubs, and other places are keeping their...
article Lawmakers want bars to have legal video gambling terminals
(Pennsylvania) -- In 2004, federal authorities raided a small social club in Easton that was the center of an $8.4 million illegal video gambling ring. In the years...
article Pennsylvania legislation would add 40k VGTs, cut slots tax
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s controversial video gaming terminal (VGT) debate has resurfaced on the eve of an important legislative hearing on gambling...
article Nine months later, Pa. legislators still at odds over gaming expanison
(Pennsylvania) -- When state legislators made a plan to pay for the current fiscal-year state budget, they included money from an expansion of gambling. But nine months...
article Pa. Supreme Court ruling could impact taxes collected from casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- When playing the slots in Pennsylvania, casinos and gamblers aren't the only ones making money. The state collects 54 cents for every dollar a...
article Pennsylvania to fix gambling revenues
(Pennsylvania) -- Lawmakers are set to discuss on Tuesday the future of the revenues that Pennsylvania gets from the gambling industry. If they don’t find a...

3/26/2017

article Pennsylvania Poker Rooms Scoop $4.9 Million in Revenue During February
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania poker rooms raked in approximately $4.9 million in revenue during the month of February. There was virtually no change from the same time...

3/25/2017

article Tuesday’s hearing could determine future flow of millions in gaming money
(Pennsylvania) -- Two months from today, if the May 26 state Supreme Court deadline has passed, and lawmakers fail to come up with a fix for how communities share...

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