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Pennsylvania’s Rivers Casino sees “nonstop” March Madness gambling

Pennsylvania introduced legalized sports gambling late last year and the move appears to be paying off, at least for one casino in the state. March Madness, the name given to the basketball tournament of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is underway and Rivers Casino has already seen an impressive amount of action.

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7/22/2019

article Pennsylvania Casino Poker Market Contracts 3.8% Through June
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s first online casinos launched last week, with more expected in the coming weeks/months. The state legalized several forms of...
article SugarHouse is early winner as Pa. sports bettors wager millions in first month
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania gamblers welcomed online sports betting’s legalization in the state, wagering millions of dollars in its first full month of...
article FanDuel Ready To Battle In PA, Starts Testing On July 22
(Pennsylvania) -- Fire up your phones, the newest online betting app is headed to Pennsylvania on Monday. Sources confirmed to PlayPennsylvania that FanDuel Sportsbook...
article 24-hour gambling is now legal in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania has officially become the fourth state to allow around the clock digital gambling. The Pennsylvania Gaming Commission confirmed that two...

7/21/2019

article Sports betting in Pa. boosts revenue
(Pennsylvania) -- The addition of sports wagering and fantasy sports contests under the expanded Gaming Act has led to a big boost in revenue for Pennsylvania. Total...
article No Timeline Given for Online Poker in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- On Monday, July 15, regulated online gaming launched in the state by way of a law that was passed in October 2017. And though online poker was a part...
press release Apple Mobile Users In Pennsylvania Now Able To Place Online Casino And Sports Bets On PlaySugarHouse.com
(Pennsylvania) -- PlaySugarHouse.com is now the first legal sportsbook and casino site in the state to enable betting from Apple mobile devices, including iPhones. Rush...

7/19/2019

article Get A Grip: The Week In Sports Betting: PA Online Numbers Offer Glimpse Of Future
(Pennsylvania) -- It’s information overload everywhere, and there’s not time enough to sleep and eat and stay fully apprised of what’s happening on...
article State casinos begin to roll out new online gambling services
(Pennsylvania) -- Online casino-style gambling is now available around the clock in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Thursday that two casinos...
article Pennsylvania Gambling Revenues Reaches Record High
(Pennsylvania) -- Revenue from regulated gambling in Pennsylvania climbed to a new record high above $3.3 billion in the just-completed fiscal year. The Pennsylvania...

7/18/2019

article Pennsylvania gambling revenue up about $60 million, boosted by sports betting
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania reported a 1.8 percent annual increase in gambling revenue for the fiscal year ending June 30, boosted by last year’s launch of sports...
article Pennsylvania’s gambling industry revenue reaches record high
(Pennsylvania) -- Revenue from regulated gambling in Pennsylvania climbed to a new record high above $3.3 billion in the just-completed fiscal year.

7/16/2019

article Pennsylvania casinos rolling out online gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is joining the short list of states where online casino-style gambling is available. Parx Casino in suburban Philadelphia and Penn...

7/15/2019

article 3 Pa. casinos launch online gambling this week
(Pennsylvania) -- Internet gaming was approved under the sweeping 2017 expansion of Pennsylvania’s gaming law. Parx, SugarHouse and Hollywood casinos launching...
article Parx, SugarHouse, Hollywood casinos launching online gambling in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Parx, SugarHouse, and Hollywood casinos are launching trial runs of their online-gambling systems in Pennsylvania this week, nearly two years after the...
article Pennsylvania joins Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware as states where online gambling is legal
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is joining the short list of states where online casino-style gambling is available. State regulators on Monday are allowing Parx Casino...
article Pennsylvania's first online casino is live, and more are on the way
(Pennsylvania) -- You don’t have to drive all the way to Grantville or even leave your house to play a hand of blackjack or pull the lever on a slot machine for a...
article Rivers Casino Pittsburgh Greenlights $60M Hotel Project
(Pennsylvania) -- Rivers Casino Pittsburgh announced June 18 that it will break ground on a $60 million North Shore hotel later this summer. The seven-story, four-star...

7/14/2019

article County could get second chance at mini casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Although local officials in Mercer County and the Shenango Valley came close to attracting a mini-casino during a series of auctions last year, they...
article Pennsylvania gambles to add sixth mini-casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is rolling the dice again on a satellite casino auction, aiming to see if developers want to add a sixth “mini-casino” in the...

7/13/2019

article And SugarHouse Makes Three: Rush Street Lauching Online Casino July 17
(Pennsylvania) -- While they won’t be joining the fray on Monday, SugarHouse Casino will be offering a PA online casino product in a matter of days. The...
article Lottery Gets Win In Pennsylvania Casino Gambling Lawsuit
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s casinos have lost a bid to shut down online lottery games that they say are too much like casino gambling, just days before the...
article Inside Mount Airy Casino resort’s new event center: Sights, sounds, seating -- what it’s like
(Pennsylvania) -- Bruce Hornsby as the star of the concert that formally opened Mount Airy Casino Resort’s new Event Center on Friday. But the event center itself...
article Internet-based casino games are set to start in Pennsylvania July 15; what’s that mean for players, taxpayers?
(Pennsylvania) -- Come Monday morning, Pennsylvania becomes the fourth state in America to move into the world of legal, online casino gambling. That’s when the...

7/12/2019

article iLottery games survive a challenge from Pennsylvania casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Lottery’s internet-based games are safe for now. Commonwealth Court Judge Renee Cohn Jubelirer denied an injuction request...

7/11/2019

press release Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to Hold Category 4 Satellite Casino Auction on September 4th
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today announced that it will hold an auction for the right to apply for a Category 4 casino license.
article What is Keeping Online Sportsbooks like FanDuel, DraftKings, William Hill & PointsBet Out of PA?
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is one of the more progressive states for gambling. They have a legalized online lottery, they had legalized sports betting within the...
article Skill game company to local skill game operator, "your machines are gambling devices"
(Pennsylvania) -- At a press conference outside one of his local gaming parlors, the owner of 3C Amusements shook his head and laughed as a game of skill manufacturer...

7/10/2019

article Pennsylvania And New Jersey’s Online Border Battle Will Heat Up Next Week
(Pennsylvania) -- The long-delayed launch of PA online gambling is coming to an end. The July 15 go-live date is fast approaching. Parx Casino is counting down to the...
article Rutter’s notches two more truck stop gambling licenses
(Pennsylvania) -- Owners of the Rutter’s convenience store chain came up aces Wednesday on two more of its applications to run mini-slots parlors at some of its...
article Pennsylvania trying anew to auction mini-casino licenses
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania will try again to award licenses for five more mini-casinos, part of an aggressive gambling expansion authorized in 2017 by a cash-hungry...
article Pennsylvania’s first mini-casino has not yet opened, but the state already wants to license more of them
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania casinos paid $127.7 million last year for five satellite casino licenses, and the first one is set to open next year. But state lawmakers...

7/9/2019

article Planned Big Beaver mini-casino in holding pattern
(Pennsylvania) -- The waiting is the hardest part, or so local officials hope. Nearly a year after announcing its intent to build a Category 4 mini-casino in Big Beaver...

7/8/2019

article OP/ED: "Games of skill" machines should be treated as gambling machines
(Pennsylvania) -- Some forms of gambling have slipped through the cracks of Pennsylvania regulation. There are at least “12,000 court-adjudicated ‘games of...
article Pa. casinos see increase in annual slot revenue
(Pennsylvania) -- Slot machine revenue was up for fiscal year 2018-2019 among Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported a 1.1...
article Mobile sports betting is live in Pennsylvania, with a few hiccups
(Pennsylvania) -- Mobile sports betting has arrived in Pennsylvania, but online sports betting in PA still has a ways to go before it reaches its potential. The big...

7/5/2019

article Lancaster Can Now Opt Out Of Gambling Terminals
(Pennsylvania) -- Lancaster County municipalities are rushing to pass resolutions banning video gaming terminals in their gas stations and truck stops. They’re taking...
article Pa. got $1 billion more in taxes than expected; how much of that was due to the Trump tax cuts?
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania has had a very good year — likely a historic one — for tax collections, earning nearly $1 billion more than anticipated in the fiscal year...
article Slot machine revenue rises in fiscal year
(Pennsylvania) -- Slot machine revenue at the state's 12 casinos increased 1.1% during the 2018-19 fiscal, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported. The report...

7/4/2019

article Lancaster Can Now Opt Out Of Gambling Terminals
(Pennsylvania) -- Lancaster County municipalities are rushing to pass resolutions banning video gaming terminals in their gas stations and truck stops. They’re...
article Slot revenue in Pennsylvania up 1.1 pct
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has released the monthly report for total gross revenue and tax revenue generated from slot machines at...

7/3/2019

article Parx launches online sports betting
(Pennsylvania) -- Having an online presence allows for Parx to have a greater reach and gives it access to a larger market, officials said. Parx Casino is now a...
article Lancaster can now opt out of video gambling terminals
(Pennsylvania) -- Lancaster County municipalities are rushing to pass resolutions banning video gaming terminals in their gas stations and truck stops. They're...
press release Lancaster County Video Gaming Terminal Opt-Outs Due to the Gaming Control Board by August 31
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today announced the process for municipalities in Lancaster County to opt-out of the placement of Video Gaming...
article Slot revenue nudges ahead by just 1.1% in Pennsylvania casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has reported a small increase in slot machine revenue at the state’s 12 casinos. The monthly review...

6/29/2019

article Pennsylvania Lottery struggles to attract bets on virtual sports games
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Lottery has more than 1,850 outlets with screens displaying virtual animated football and auto races. The odds of finding someone...

6/28/2019

article Legislation would allow Lancaster communities to opt out of video gaming terminals
(Pennsylvania) -- The state House recently passed legislation that would allow Lancaster County municipalities to prohibit video gaming terminals (VGTs) at local truck...

6/27/2019

article Casinos seek to get Lottery online games squashed
(Pennsylvania) -- Representatives of the state’s casinos began making their case on Thursday that online games run by the state Lottery are too similar to games...
article Does DraftKings Have Something Up Its Sleeve In Pennsylvania?
(Pennsylvania) -- With so many launches and partnerships, plenty of folks thought all hope was gone for DraftKings Sportsbook in Pennsylvania. However, strange things...
article New Rivers Casino sportsbook to boast 2 50-foot-long TV screens
(Pennsylvania) -- Rivers Casino on Thursday unveiled renderings of an expanded, permanent sportsbook planned for the North Shore casino. The $5 million construction...
article Rivers Casino receives approval for online sports betting
(Pennsylvania) -- As expected, Rivers Casino’s new online sports betting website and app received approval Thursday from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to...

6/26/2019

article Rivers Casino names sports betting manager
(Pennsylvania) -- A gambling industry veteran has come aboard to run Rivers Casino & Resorts’ soon-to-open sports betting lounge. Hal Wafer was announced as...

6/25/2019

article Rivers Casino goes live with online and mobile sportsbook
(Pennsylvania) -- Millions of betting options on thousands of games, locally and around the world, will soon be at bettors’ fingertips.
article Rivers Casino launches online sportsbook
(Pennsylvania) -- Think the Steelers will bring home the Vince Lombardi trophy this year? You can place your bet online now. Western Pennsylvania’s first online...
article The Floodgates Are Open: BetRivers Launches PA’s Third Betting App
(Pennsylvania) -- Suddenly, Pennsylvania sports bettors have a trio of options to choose from when it comes to online betting. Of course, two of those options are...
article Online sports betting ramps up risks for problem gamblers
(Pennsylvania) -- Legalized online sports betting’s arrival in Pennsylvania has brought that type of gambler a modernized, convenient world of credit card use,...
article Parx Casino Begins Mobile Testing, Becomes 2nd Online Pennsylvania Sportsbook
(Pennsylvania) -- Parx Casino is scheduled to become the second Pennsylvania sportsbook with an active mobile betting platform. The casino must first undergo a three-day...
article Jay Leno to perform at Rivers Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Jay Leno will look for laughs Sept. 19 at Rivers Casino. The popular comedian and longtime late-night TV host will perform standup in the casino's...

6/24/2019

article PA Online Sports Betting Gets Its Second App Today As Parx Launches
(Pennsylvania) -- Parx Casino in Bensalem enters the PA online sports betting market Monday when its three-day live testing period opens. The Kambi-powered sportsbook...
article Parx Casino to launch online sports betting this week
(Pennsylvania) -- Bucks County's Parx Casino will become the second casino and operator in Pennsylvania to offer online sports betting. Parx Casino in Bensalem this...
article Rivers Casino ready to kick off its online sports betting
(Pennsylvania) -- The Rivers Casino plans to launch its online sports betting website and app on a test basis Tuesday, enabling gamblers watching games on their sofas,...
article Rivers Pittsburgh Readies New Hotel As Well As PA Online Sportsbook Option
(Pennsylvania) -- Rivers Casino Pittsburgh is building a hotel. The news comes following a pause while focusing on the rollout of products made possible by Pennsylvania...

6/23/2019

article EDITORIAL: Local lawmakers help in endless fight against gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board recently granted a license for the installation of video gaming terminals (gambling machines) at a Rutter’s...

6/22/2019

article Casino revenues continue to fund Fayette programs
(Pennsylvania) -- As one local lawmaker asks the state auditor general to provide oversight of Washington County’s Local Share Account (LSA) program, Fayette...

6/21/2019

article A sneak peek at SugarHouse Casino's $5M permanent sportsbook
(Pennsylvania) -- SugarHouse Casino is making headway on its permanent sportsbook, which is still on track to open later this year. The Northern Liberties casino in...
article So how did Pa.'s casinos fare in May? Data shows first fantasy games comparisons
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board posted its normal monthly report over the past couple weeks, updating on games and tax revenue for May 2019 and,...

6/20/2019

article May Flowered With Revenue Growth At 10 Of 12 PA Casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- May was another good month for the Pennsylvania casino industry. Ten of Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos posted year-over-year gains. Collectively,...
article Luck Be Lady: Nemacolin Woods Finally Removes Amenity Fee
(Pennsylvania) -- Patrons of Lady Luck Casino will be greeted in a different way during their next visit. No access fees. What a warm welcome from the sometimes elusive...
article Proposed Beaver County Casino Behind Schedule As State Continues Investigating Its Application
(Pennsylvania) -- A mini-casino planned for Beaver County is at least six months behind its own construction schedule as state investigators continue to scrutinize its...

6/19/2019

article Casino to break ground on hotel
(Pennsylvania) -- A Pittsburgh casino has announced plans to break ground on a $60 million hotel project. The Rivers Casino says the 219-room, four-star property to be...
article Construction to begin soon on Rivers Casino new $60m hotel in Pittsburg
(Pennsylvania) -- Soon, visitors to Rivers Casino Pittsburgh will have the option to extend their stay without having to leave the sprawling 450,000-square-foot...
article Rivers Casino ‘breaks ground’ with new Landing Hotel
(Pennsylvania) -- Rivers Casino Pittsburgh has set out plans to ‘break ground’ with a new $60m Landing Hotel project, after getting the go ahead to start on...

6/18/2019

article Rivers Casino Breaking Ground On $60M ‘The Landing Hotel’ Project
(Pennsylvania) -- The Rivers Casino will be breaking ground on a new $60 million North Shore hotel later this summer. The seven-story, four-star property will be called...
article Rivers Casino moving forward with $60 million hotel project after two-year wait
(Pennsylvania) -- More than two years after first presenting it to the Pittsburgh Planning Commission, the ownership of the Rivers Casino Pittsburgh announced that it...
press release Rivers Casino Pittsburgh Greenlights $60 Million Hotel Project
(Pennsylvania) -- Rivers Casino Pittsburgh announced today that it will break ground on a $60 million North Shore hotel later this summer. The seven-story, four-star...
article Rivers Casino ready to get rolling on $60 million hotel
(Pennsylvania) -- More than two years after receiving approval for the project, Rivers Casino finally is ready to gamble on the construction of a $60 million hotel next...
article PA table games revenues increased 2.2 percent in May, Gaming Control Board says
(Pennsylvania) -- Table games revenue for Pennsylvania in the month of May increased by 2.2 percent over the previous year, according to figures released Tuesday by the...
article Lancaster County carve-out on truck stop gambling passes state Senate; bill moves to state House now
(Pennsylvania) -- The state Senate has voted 50-0 to pass a bill that would allow municipalities in Lancaster County a fresh bite at the apple when it comes to stopping...
article Pennsylvania Casinos Pursue Action Against Lottery as iGaming Draws Near
(Pennsylvania) -- Next month, the state of Pennsylvania is set to finally launch their online casino gaming sites. Since 2017, players have been patiently waiting to see...
press release PGCB awards Category 4 license to Berks County
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today voted unanimously to award a license to Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association, LLC.
press release Online Sports Betting Off To Impressive Start As Pennsylvania's Retail Sportsbooks Post Solid May, According To PlayPennsylvania.com
(Pennsylvania) -- Hindered by a slow rollout of online sports betting, Pennsylvania's retail sportsbooks generated $35.9 million in bets and $2.8 million in revenue...

6/17/2019

article Penn National subsidiary awarded Category 4 License to construct casino in Morgantown, PA
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has awarded a license to the Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association, LLC to build a Category 4...
article Pennsylvania gaming regulator awards inaugural convenience store slot license
(Pennsylvania) -- In Pennsylvania and a Juniata County franchise of the Rutter’s convenience store chain has reportedly become the first venue of its type to be...
article Presque Isle Downs & Casino Nearing Sportsbook Launch
(Pennsylvania) -- When the United States Supreme Court ruled in May 2018 that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act was unconstitutional, it opened up the...

6/15/2019

article Gaming board OK indicates sportsbook ‘coming soon’ to Erie casino
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board issued a conditional interactive sports wagering manufacturer license to KT Group Limited, the company that made...
article Rutter’s: State grants 1st gambling license for a convenience store
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has granted a license to the owner of the Rutter’s convenience store chain to install video gambling at a...

6/13/2019

article Caernarvon residents react to casino getting final approval
(Pennsylvania) -- The cards have been dealt. Hollywood Casino Morgantown is one step closer to becoming a reality. "I think it's awesome," said Morgantown...

6/12/2019

article Mount Airy gets approval for sports betting
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s gambling offerings are growing again. On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved Mount Airy Casino Resort in the...
article Pa. gaming board approves sports betting at Mount Airy, mini-casino near Amish Country
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Wednesday cleared the way for another sports betting operation to kick off before the NFL season starts, and...
article Gaming Control Board approves license for Morgantown casino
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board voted 7-0 to grant a license to the Hollywood Casino Morgantown, which is being built in Caernarvon Township. The...
article Pennsylvania approves first 'mini-casino,’ on the edge of Amish country
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania regulators on Wednesday approved Penn National Gaming’s proposed satellite casino in Berks County to attract gamblers from...
article Berks mini casino receives state approval
(Pennsylvania) -- Berks County is one step closer to getting its own mini casino — Hollywood Casino Morgantown. The Pennsylvania Gaming Commission has approved the...
article Rutter’s gets its video gambling games... at one store so far
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Wednesday granted a license to the owner of the Rutter’s convenience store chain to install video...
article Truck stop gambling rolling towards a summer start in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania has passed another key milestone in the launch of truck stop gambling, but an exact launch date for this chapter of the 2017 gambling...

6/11/2019

article Third Circuit Readies Hammer for Casino-Targeted Donor Limit
(Pennsylvania) -- Casino shareholders who want to make political contributions urged the Third Circuit on Tuesday to strike down a Pennsylvania law in their way....
article Lancaster lawmakers want to ban 'Pennsylvania Skill' machines
(Pennsylvania) -- While getting gas at a Sunoco on Decatur Street in Strasburg, Chuck Blessing ran in the store to pay in cash. He had an extra couple dollars, so he put...

6/10/2019

article Do video ‘skill’ games threaten money stream of Pa.'s Lottery, casinos? Lawmakers hear both sides
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania legislators - who have already shown their appetite for widespread, convenience gambling in recent sessions - have a decision to make...
article Pa. Gaming Control Board could approve Morgantown casino this week
(Pennsylvania) -- Penn National Gaming Inc. could get final approval for its planned Hollywood Casino in Morgantown this week. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has...

6/9/2019

article Online sports betting now live in PA
(Pennsylvania) -- Legal online sports betting has finally arrived in Pennsylvania after longer-than-expected delays. There’s only one available online casino...
article Lawmakers seek to crack down on video skill games
(Pennsylvania) -- Video-based skill games found increasingly in convenience stores and similar locations statewide would be banned under legislation announced last week...

6/7/2019

article Pennsylvania finds casinos' positive impact on horse racing industry
(Pennsylvania) -- Among the report’s findings is that tax generated by the play of slot machines amounted to USD 242 million, an increase of 1.3% when compared to...

6/6/2019

article Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Releases Annual Report on Casino Gaming's Impact on PA's Horse Racing Industry
(Pennsylvania) -- Affiliate Catena Media has officially launched within the state of Pennsylvania. Considered a market leader, Catena specialises in M & A, having...
press release Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Releases Annual Report on Casino Gaming's Impact on PA's Horse Racing Industry
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today released the Annual Racetrack Casino Benchmark Report detailing the impact of Pennsylvania casinos on the...

6/5/2019

article Pennsylvania mini-casinos wait as state figures out licensing
(Pennsylvania) -- Penn National’s proposal for a mini-casino at York Galleria remains on hold as state regulators grapple with a new type of gambling license. The...
article Why DraftKings Sportsbook Deal With Caesars Isn’t Bearing Fruit in PA
(Pennsylvania) -- Back in February 2019, DraftKings and Caesars Entertainment announced a partnership that will help DraftKings enter into a number of states with legal...
article It's not gambling: 'Games of skill' owner calls proposed ban legislation shortsighted
(Pennsylvania) -- It's the multimillion dollar question that's facing lawmakers right now. If games of skill machines look like a slot machine and sound like a...
article Ortitay bill to help gambling addicts approved in House
(Pennsylvania) -- The state House this week approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Jason Ortitay, R-Cecil, to help those who violate the casino or video game terminal (...
article Slot machine revenue up in May at Erie's PI Downs
(Pennsylvania) -- Slot machine revenue increased nearly 4 percent during May at Presque Isle Downs & Casino, data from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board shows....

6/4/2019

article Casinos ask court to immediately halt some lottery games
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania's casinos are asking a court to immediately stop the state lottery's use of online games that they say are too much like casino...
article Penn National still awaits licensing approval for proposed York Galleria mini-casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Penn National's proposal for a mini-casino at York Galleria remains on hold as state regulators grapple with an entirely new type of gambling...
article Parx reports $37M in May slot revenue
(Pennsylvania) -- Guests at the Bensalem casino wagered more than $485.9 million on Parx’s slots, and the machines paid out more than $440.8 million. Parx Casino...

6/3/2019

article With internet poker, slots and other games coming this summer, Pennsylvania casinos ask court to stop or limit iLottery games
(Pennsylvania) -- A group of Pennsylvania casinos have asked Commonwealth Court to either stop or significantly curtail the Pennsylvania Lottery’s iLottery games...
article Some in this Pa. community don’t want a casino. Will it matter?
(Pennsylvania) -- For Michele King, the tornado that struck the Morgantown area last week revealed the true nature of the community. The tornado hammered Caernarvon...

5/29/2019

article Online Sports Betting a Reality in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Online sports betting is coming to a computer or tablet or smart phone near you. SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia is the first in Pennsylvania to come...
article Online Sports Betting Goes Live In Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Online sports betting is now live at a Pennsylvania casino. Regulators on Tuesday gave approval to SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia to begin a three-...
article Online sports gambling begins in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Gamblers began placing online sports bets in Pennsylvania on Tuesday afternoon. SugarHouse Casino received approval to open its online sports betting...
article SugarHouse takes its online sportsbook live in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- SugarHouse began offering its online sportsbook to gamblers in New Jersey when that state legalized sports gambling and Pennsylvania’s sports...
article SugarHouse becomes first in US to debut IMG Arena live streaming
(Pennsylvania) -- Rush Street Interactive’s SugarHouse online sportsbook has become the first US sportsbook operator to launch IMG Arena’s live streaming...

5/28/2019

article Live testing of online sports betting begins in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- On-line sports betting has arrived in Pennsylvania. SugarHouse Casino began testing of its on-line sports betting platform at about 4 p.m. Tuesday,...
article SugarHouse becomes first Pennsylvania casino to launch internet sports betting
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania regulators on Tuesday gave SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia the green light to launch online sports betting at 4 p.m. Tuesday, the first...

5/27/2019

article Apple App Store Causing Delays in Online Sports Betting Launch in PA
(Pennsylvania) -- In Pennsylvania, there have been many additions to the gambling industry over the past few months. In late 2017, the state approved a gaming package...

5/24/2019

article Bill would allow local opt-out for video gaming terminals
(Pennsylvania) -- A new bill in the Pennsylvania Senate would allow municipalities to prohibit video gaming terminals in their communities. Truck stops are applying to...
article How much tax money did Pa. get from fantasy sports games in their first year?
(Pennsylvania) -- The most significant data released by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board in May features totals from the first full year of the state’s...

5/23/2019

article Two gamblers are suing SugarHouse claiming they lost $250,000
(Pennsylvania) -- Two frequent gamblers sued SugarHouse Casino on Wednesday claiming they collectively lost $250,000 while the casino used malfunctioning card shufflers...

5/21/2019

article More than US$3.3m in tax revenue from DFS in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has reported the monthly fantasy sports (DFS) revenue report, which includes totals from the first full...

5/19/2019

article April Numbers Show Parx Casino Leads Pennsylvania Sports Betting In Revenue
(Pennsylvania) -- With another month of PA sports betting on the books, a new casino has taken the lead in terms of revenue. Parx Casino, which trailed SugarHouse in...
article Lower Results Than Expected Reported for Pennsylvania Slots, Tables and Sportsbook in April
(Pennsylvania) -- April was not a particularly stellar month for Pennsylvania casinos that reported lower than desired gaming revenue. March had reached a new record, so...
article Opinion: Online gambling leaving lottery profits at risk
(Pennsylvania) -- To varying degrees, lotteries impact the budgets of America’s states. Even if lottery profits are directed primarily toward funding specific...

5/18/2019

article The 'beau-ti-ful Mount Airy Lodge' is now a casino and resort, and I might like it better than A.C.
(Pennsylvania) -- In the recesses of my brain, for sure displacing something important like world history or algebra, it still exists: I know every word to the Mount...

5/17/2019

article No timeline yet for sports betting at Erie’s PI Downs
(Pennsylvania) -- More information could come in early June, says Kevin O’Sullivan, vice president and general manager of the Summit Township casino. Presque Isle...

5/16/2019

article Pennsylvania’s Sports Betting Revenue Swoons In April, But Mobile Is Coming … Really Soon?
(Pennsylvania) -- With state-wide mobile sports betting yet to launch, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Thursday released its April sports betting numbers, and...
article Parx Casino Sports Betting Made State $326K In Taxes In April
(Pennsylvania) -- The state made $326,627 in taxes from sports wagering at Bensalem's Parx Casino in April, statistics show. All told, eight casinos across the...
article Valley Forge Casino Sports Betting Made State $136K In Taxes
(Pennsylvania) -- The state made $136,703 in taxes from sports wagering at Valley Forge Casino in April, statistics show. All told, eight casinos across the commonwealth...

5/15/2019

article Parx Casino to offer internet sports betting soon, potentially reshaping Pa’s gambling market
(Pennsylvania) -- Parx Casino in Bensalem will test its internet sports wagering systems this month and plans to launch online sports betting in early June, casino...
article Pennsylvania online sports betting: What you need to know
(Pennsylvania) -- Online sports betting will open for business soon in Pennsylvania, according to the Pa. Gaming Control Board. A spokesperson said that the first casino...

5/10/2019

article Looks like we have to wait another month for the Sands sale to be finalized
(Pennsylvania) -- The $1.3 billion sale of the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem to Wind Creek Hospitality has been pushed back at least another month. The Pennsylvania...

5/9/2019

article Pennsylvania Online Casinos — Launch Date, Overview Of Sites And What To Expect
(Pennsylvania) -- It’s been a long wait, but soon you’ll have access to thousands of legal, real-money online casino games spread out across a multitude of...
article Pennsylvania Senate bill to opt out of video gambling machines clears committee, vote eyed in June
(Pennsylvania) -- A state Senate bill allowing municipalities in Lancaster County to opt out of a law expanding video gambling machines at truck stops has cleared a...

5/7/2019

article EDITORIAL: Online gambling leaving lottery profits at risk
(Pennsylvania) -- To varying degrees, lotteries impact the budgets of America’s states. Even if lottery profits are directed primarily toward funding specific...
article Stadium Casino’s Pennsylvania license is expiring, but its $700 million facility isn’t even open yet
(Pennsylvania) -- Stadium Casino LLC is on track to open its $700 million Live! Casino Hotel Philadelphia by the end of 2020. Construction is underway in South...
article Development plans approved for Shippensburg Twp. mini casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Plans for Shippensburg Township’s mini casino are on schedule and construction could begin as soon as this fall.

5/6/2019

article Slots revenue declines statewide, and at Meadows, Lady Luck
(Pennsylvania) -- One month after Pennsylvania casinos experienced one of their most prosperous months of slot machine play, gross revenue dipped at 10 of 12 gaming...

5/4/2019

article EDITORIAL: Online gambling leaving lottery profits at risk
(Pennsylvania) -- To varying degrees, lotteries impact the budgets of America’s states. Even if lottery profits are directed primarily toward funding specific...
article Mount Airy unveils $40M expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- Mount Airy Casino Resort, Pennsylvania’s first AAA Four Diamond casino resort, officially unveiled their $40 million expansion at a ribbon...

5/3/2019

article Mount Airy Casino Resort Unveils Expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- A significant investment in the Poconos was unveiled Friday morning, and it has leaders of Mount Airy Casino Resort feeling lucky. A $40 million dollar...

5/2/2019

article PA casino slot machine revenue decreased in April
(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 Student-made film details Sands Casino’s impact on Bethlehem
(Pennsylvania) -- On May 2, the student-made documentary “Betting on Bethlehem” will premiere at Donegan Elementary School at 6 p.m. The film focuses on the...

5/1/2019

article Mount Airy Casino Resort Primed To Unveil Luxurious Expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- On May 3 there will be another layer of luxury added to the first AAA Four-Diamond casino resort in the Keystone State. Mount Airy Casino Resort,...

4/30/2019

article BLOG: Pa. Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of State Gambling Laws
(Pennsylvania) -- In October 2017, the state of Pennsylvania signed into a law a set of gambling expansion laws that have since played a monumental role in the growth of...
article Pennsylvania top court knocks down part of state’s gambling laws
(Pennsylvania) -- In 2017, Pennsylvania introduced new laws that saw the state’s gambling activity expanded to include, among other things, online casinos and...

4/28/2019

article Sands Casino fined $242,500 for two violations
(Pennsylvania) -- Sands Casino has been fined for two different violations by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. According to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board...

4/27/2019

article Pennsylvania Must Return Millions to Top Casinos, Per State Supreme Court Tax Ruling
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court has ruled the state must return millions of dollars to its most successful casinos because they were required to...
article Fine Pending for Pennsylvania Casino Operators in the Amount of $242k Levied by PGCB
(Pennsylvania) -- Don’t discount the power of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB). They have just levied a fine on two local casino operators in the...

4/26/2019

article Pa. must give casinos a multi-million dollar tax refund, state Supreme Court rules
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania must refund millions of dollars that casinos were required to pay into a special fund designed to aid gambling meccas that are...
article Pa.'s top court sides with Sands Bethlehem in battle over special tax to help lower-performing casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem is getting a seven-figure tax refund from the state — and it’s not the only one. The state Supreme Court on...
article Pennsylvania Supreme Court strikes down state tax on casinos to aid other casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania's highest court struck down a provision of 2017's state law expanding casino-style gambling, saying a tax on higher-revenue...

4/25/2019

article Hermitage business granted conditional approval for video gaming terminals
(Pennsylvania) -- Two years ago, Pennsylvania's gaming expansion allowed for truck stops to offer gambling on up to five video gaming terminals (VGTs). One stop in...
article Is gambling a problem in Pa.? It’s ranked among top 15 gambling-addicted states
(Pennsylvania) -- At its best, gambling is a fun pastime, combining a bit of skill with a lot of luck. It can bring big bucks for individuals and even bigger bucks for...

4/24/2019

article New poker room at Harrah’s Philadelphia ends major renovation project to attract 'new blood'
(Pennsylvania) -- Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack has a new poker room — the last leg of a major, months-long renovation that added a triad of...

4/22/2019

article Hermitage Tic Toc may get gambling machines
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is quietly moving to allow gambling at more than 40 truck stops — including one site in Hermitage — and five mini-casinos...
article Sands Bethlehem’s Underage Gambling Fines Now Eclipse $500,000
(Pennsylvania) -- Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem took a hit to its bank account last week thanks to $230,000 in fines. The Pennsylvania Gaming and Control Board’...

4/21/2019

article Demolition starts for mini casino in Hempfield, township says
(Pennsylvania) -- Demolition for the new mini casino has started inside the former Bon-Ton store at Westmoreland Mall, according to Patrick Karnash, Hempfield’s...

4/19/2019

article Internet play is helping put the Pennsylvania Lottery on a record pace
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Lottery’s use of the internet to expand its sales could be a positive sign for the casinos looking to expand games and revenue through...
article Meadows Casino operator fined $12,500 for underage gaming
(Pennsylvania) -- Washington Trotting Association LLC, operator of the Meadows Racetrack & Casino in North Strabane Township, has been fined $12,500 for an underage...

4/18/2019

article Online sports betting in Pennsylvania expected to launch before NBA Finals
(Pennsylvania) -- If you’re a Sixers fan who feels confident enough in Pennsylvania’s only NBA franchise to bet on some playoff games, but you don’t...
article Pennsylvania announces July 15 online casino and poker launch date
(Pennsylvania) -- Some 18 months after passing legislation to legalize online gambling and the state of Pennsylvania has just reportedly announced that it anticipates...
article Online sports betting just weeks away in Pa.; other Internet gambling will go live in mid-July
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania should go live with online sports betting within two to three weeks, a Pennsylvania Gaming Control board spokesman said Wednesday. Most of...
article First truck stop video slots approved in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Wednesday approved the first batch of licenses permitting truck stops to offer video gambling to their patrons....
article Pennsylvania is rolling the dice with a casino in the heart of Amish Country
(Pennsylvania) -- For the past two years, Pennsylvania has quickly expanded its gaming laws to include Internet lotteries, sports betting, online gaming, and the...
article Casino impacts on students discussed by Twin Valley School Board
(Pennsylvania) -- Concerns about the proposed casino’s impact on students were brought to the Twin Valley School Board during their April 15 meeting. Lisa Joye of...
article Sands Casino, Meadows track face underage gambling fines
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania state Gaming Control Board has announced a fine levied against the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, citing underage gambling and...

4/17/2019

article Online legal sports bets could come in May, with other digital casino games to follow by July
(Pennsylvania) -- The next wave of Pennsylvania’s gambling expansion — the use of casinos’ websites and apps to wager on sports or to play slots, table...
article Pennsylvania nears online sports betting, casino gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania state regulators say online casino-style gambling, such as poker, and online sports betting is close to getting started. Pennsylvania...
article Pennsylvania Online Casino, Poker To Launch July 15
(Pennsylvania) -- On Wednesday, Pennsylvania gaming regulators said at a hearing in Harrisburg that the state’s online casino gaming will kick off in 90 days,...
article Waiting for internet gaming in Pennsylvania? State sets a deadline to go live
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board told gaming operators this week that the state’s 12 licensed internet operators should be ready to go live...

4/16/2019

article March Madness fuels state's biggest month of sports betting
(Pennsylvania) -- Fueled by March Madness betting, Pennsylvania’s sports wagering revenue jumped more than 40 percent in March. There were $41.5 million in sports...
article Pa. Gamblers Bet Record $44.5 Million Amid March Madness
(Pennsylvania) -- Sports betting leaped by almost one-third in Pennsylvania’s fourth full month, as more venues opened amid March Madness. The Pennsylvania Gaming...
article Pennsylvania breaks gaming revenue record for March
(Pennsylvania) -- Total gaming revenue in the state of Pennsylvania for March reached a record $314.6m, including $5.5m in sports betting revenue.
article US Judge Tosses Sexual Orientation Bias Claim Against Parx Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- A federal judge has dismissed a casino worker’s lawsuit over claims that she was discriminated against due to her sexual orientation. But in...

4/15/2019

article PA Gaming Control Board to Hold Public Input Hearing on May 6th for Stadium Casino License Renewal
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board will hold a public hearing on Monday, May 6, 2019 to gather evidence, including public comment, on the renewal of...
article State sets gambling revenue record in March. Here's how Philadelphia-area casinos fared.
(Pennsylvania) -- The numbers are in, and the Philadelphia area's four casinos helped drive record state gaming revenue numbers for the month of March. State casinos...

4/13/2019

article Proposed Amish country mini-casino divides rural community
(Pennsylvania) -- Few people here grasped the monumental implications of Pennsylvania’s expanded gaming law until Penn National Gaming Inc. announced plans...

4/12/2019

article OP/ED: Deepening regret over Pennsylvania's 2017 gambling expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- In Berks County’s Caernarvon Township, which borders Lancaster County, plans for Hollywood Casino Morgantown — a $110 million, 86,000-...
article Pennsylvania To Issue 2 More Betting Licenses
(Pennsylvania) -- Operating a sportsbook in the newly regulated US state of Pennsylvania doesn’t come cheap. But according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board...

4/10/2019

article Pennsylvania Bill Calls For Slots Parlors In Major Airports
(Pennsylvania) -- New legislation on the table in Pennsylvania calls for the existing Las Vegas-style casinos to operate traditional slot machines in state airports. The...

4/9/2019

article Resident: Caernarvon should have communicated better about casino
(Pennsylvania) -- A resident complained to the Caernarvon Township supervisors Tuesday that the township does not communicate effectively about important issues. Willow...

4/8/2019

article A casino in Amish country? A potential onslaught of slots divides a rural Pennsylvania community
(Pennsylvania) -- Few people here grasped the monumental implications of Pennsylvania’s expanded gaming law until Penn National Gaming Inc. announced plans...
article BLOG: PA’s Sports Betting Tax Revenue May Be Low, But Budget Will Be Just Fine
(Pennsylvania) -- A few months into the endeavor, Pennsylvania is faring better than some other states in the early stages of sports betting. A recent Associated Press...

4/6/2019

article March slots revenue jumps statewide, but falls at Meadows
(Pennsylvania) -- Slot machine play at Pennsylvania casinos last month generated $226,597,681.24 in gross revenue. That was the third-highest monthly total on record,...
article A casino in Amish country? A potential onslaught of slots divides a rural Pa. community
(Pennsylvania) -- Few people here grasped the monumental implications of Pennsylvania’s expanded gaming law until Penn National Gaming Inc. announced plans...
article Slow progress: Where Pa.’s planned mini-casinos stand
(Pennsylvania) -- Remember mini-casinos? The planned satellite gambling parlors, authorized as part of the state’s massive gambling expansion legislation signed by...

4/5/2019

article OP/ED: Casinos are still a bad bet in Pa.
(Pennsylvania) -- The casino industry and its addicted enabler — a.k.a. your elected Pennsylvania representatives — never ceases in their efforts to bring...

4/3/2019

article A roundup of Pennsylvania’s five planned mini-casinos, slowly moving forward across the state
(Pennsylvania) -- Remember mini-casinos? The planned satellite gambling parlors, authorized as part of the state’s massive gambling expansion legislation signed by...
article A casino in Amish country? A potential onslaught of slots divides a rural Pa. community.
(Pennsylvania) -- Few people here grasped the monumental implications of Pennsylvania’s expanded gaming law until Penn National Gaming Inc. announced plans...
article Mount Airy And Mohegan Bring PA Sportsbook Licensee Tally To Nine
(Pennsylvania) -- The frozen sportsbook tundra that was northeast Pennsylvania may have a thaw in sight. This past week, news broke that that Mohegan Sun Pocono...

4/2/2019

article Pennsylvania Set to Legalise Sports Betting
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania looks set to be the latest state to benefit from a Supreme Court decision to legalise sports betting. Two casinos in the fifth most...

4/1/2019

article Pennsylvania Online Sports Betting – Secure Legal Wagering Coming Very Soon!
(Pennsylvania) -- Recent years have seen a stunning shift in the state of Pennsylvania and its attitude towards gambling. Since the first casinos opened in 2006 the...
article Mount Airy Files For $10 Million Pennsylvania Sports Betting License
(Pennsylvania) -- The Mount Airy Resort Casino has filed its long-awaited sports betting application in the state of Pennsylvania, the latest property to seek regulatory...

3/29/2019

article Mount Airy, Mohegan Sun Pocono casinos apply for sports-betting licenses
(Pennsylvania) -- Two more casinos in Pennsylvania are angling to join the state’s booming sports betting industry. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced...

3/28/2019

article Thirty people give positive, negative feedback on proposed mini casino
(Pennsylvania) -- 777 Cramer Road could be the lucky new address of a new mini casino proposed in Shippensburg Township. More than 100 attendees listened to a...

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