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Pennsylvania Casinos Up 1.4% to $285M in April

Pennsylvania’s casino industry has now suffered seven straight months of slot revenue declines since first contracting in October 2016, with April’s results coming in at $205.7 million, down by 1.6% compared to the same month last year.

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11/17/2017

article Gaming machines may not see local truck stops after all
(Pennsylvania) -- Erie county truck stops will most likely not be allowed to have video gaming terminals inside, even after Governor Tom Wolf signs a gaming expansion...
article Pennsylvania table games revenue in October rose 1.8 percent from last year, report says
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania table gaming revenue in October increased 1.8 percent from the same period last year, according to figures released Thursday by the...

11/15/2017

article Midstate casino not thrilled with gambling expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- The state is hoping to solve at least some of its financial woes with a major expansion of gambling. The new law allows video gaming terminals in truck...
article Pennsylvania Gambling Bill Provides Unusual Protections for One Very Special Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania gambling package that was passed by the state’s General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf (D) late last month is...
article Counting on Pa. gambling: Is this any way to balance a budget?
(Pennsylvania) -- Balancing Pennsylvania’s budget by relying on fees from gambling split the vote of the area’s Republican delegation. They saw the option as...

11/14/2017

article Fight over Mount Airy protections may disrupt Pennsylvania's gambling expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- In a last-minute maneuver before the state Senate last month passed a sweeping expansion of casino gambling in Pennsylvania, lawmakers added a 28-word...
article Sleight of hand: Who slipped in law to protect Mount Airy Casino?
(Pennsylvania) -- As state lawmakers put the finishing touches on a months-overdue revenue package, one or more of them found time for a little mischief to benefit a...
article Trib editorial: Gambling gold in Westmoreland County no sure bet
(Pennsylvania) -- The possibility that one of 10 additional mini-casinos could end up in Westmoreland County has public officials envisioning a substantial payoff. But...
article Westmoreland officials dream of casino jackpot
(Pennsylvania) -- Greensburg and other parts of Westmoreland County might be prime targets as a home to one of 10 mini casinos being planned across Pennsylvania.
article Can sinners save Pennsylvania? Lawmakers gambling on it
(Pennsylvania) -- The solution to your problems is never alcohol, they say — and probably not smoking or gambling, either. Unless, that is, you’re the...

11/13/2017

article Here are the Pennsylvania towns saying no to mini-casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- Seven municipalities, including one in Bucks County, have decided they don’t want to host mini-casinos. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has...

11/12/2017

article Region to face decision on gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s lawmakers decided to double down on a gambling revenue plan that would permit up to 10 “satellite casinos” across the...
article Tucked in Pa. gaming bill: A million-dollar clause for Mount Airy Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- In a last-minute maneuver before the state Senate last month passed a sweeping expansion of casino gambling in Pennsylvania, lawmakers added a 28-word...
article EDITORIAL: Dialogue needed on pros, cons of casino possibility
(Pennsylvania) -- Rumors regarding a possible Altoona area casino have re-emerged, and no one should be surprised. The Pennsylvania General Assembly’s action...

11/11/2017

article Gaming rollout on pause to give local governments chance to block it
(Pennsylvania) -- The rollout of new mini-casinos and gambling at truck stops won’t happen until after the state gives counties and local municipalities an...
article Lottery bets on internet for needed infusion of revenue
(Pennsylvania) -- Something unprecedented in the 45-year history of the Pennsylvania Lottery occurred last year: A drop of more than $100 million in sales, which stood...
article PokerStars And Pennsylvania? ‘We Aim To Be Among The First Operators To Launch’
(Pennsylvania) -- It’s still too early to tell how both land-based casinos and online gambling platforms are going to deploy iGaming in Pennsylvania, less than two...

11/10/2017

article Stars Group Eyes Pennsylvania after Strong Third Quarter
(Pennsylvania) -- The Stars Group reported large year-over-year increases in both revenues and earnings in the third quarter, allowing the company to reconfirm its...
article Will mini-casinos pop up near Pennsylvania tourist spots?
(Pennsylvania) -- Susan Paddock, the longtime leader of No Casino Gettysburg, has been through this before — three times before, to be exact. First, there was a...
article Pennsylvania to publicize list of towns saying no to a mini-casino
(Pennsylvania) -- In its first meeting since Gov. Tom Wolf signed a huge gambling expansion law, the agency that regulates Pennsylvania’s gambling industry...
article PA Gaming Control Board issues $79,000 fines
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has this week unveiled fines totalling $79,500 for two racetrack operators for various violations. Robert...

11/9/2017

article Pennsylvania Gambling Expansion Could Hurt Existing Casinos’ Revenues
(Pennsylvania) -- A report presented by the credit rating agency Moody’s suggests that the recent gambling expansion that was greenlighted in the state of...

11/8/2017

article Opinion: AVP gaming shouldn’t fly
(Pennsylvania) -- Gambling is a perfect source of state revenue, for politicians. They impose massive taxes — 54 percent on slot machines and 16 percent on table...

11/7/2017

article Gambling soon to be a tap away for Pennsylvania internet users, for better or worse
(Pennsylvania) -- State lawmaker George Dunbar, a numbers guy, recalls the pleasure he took — and supplemental income he netted — playing poker online years...
article PA On Sports Betting: ‘We Can Be Ready To Go When The Law Changes’
(Pennsylvania) -- A spokesperson for Pennsylvania‘s gaming regulatory body said that it could be ready to launch sports betting as soon as next year. That...
article Pennsylvania already counting the payouts of its online casino and poker breakthrough
(Pennsylvania) -- There’s some early wins for Pennsylvania in its new era of online poker and casino legalization. Last month, Casinopedia reported that after many...
article Municipalities move swiftly to block casino development in Lancaster County
(Pennsylvania) -- Municipal leaders in Lancaster County are moving quickly to block the growth of casinos and other gambling opportunities here after recent legislative...

11/6/2017

article MINTON: Pennsylvania Becomes the Fourth State to Legalize Online Gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- This past Monday, October 30, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed a bill legalizing Internet gambling throughout the state. The move makes the...
article Will PA Online Casinos And Poker Rooms Be Able To Compete With Offshore Sites?
(Pennsylvania) -- There are a lot of unanswered questions about what the market will be like for legal Pennsylvania online casinos, now that a new law is on the books....
article Hollywood Casino disappointed about new law allowing more casinos in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- A law that recently passed allows the state’s ten biggest casinos to operate satellite casinos. Right now there are 12 casinos in Pennsylvania...
article It'll take at least a year to enact PA's new gambling expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is starting the lengthy process of making far-reaching expansions to its gambling industry. Among the law's major provisions are...
article Pennsylvania cities discuss mini-casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s new gambling expansion law has brought up the discussion of whether cities in the state should feature mini-casinos or not. Cities...
article Rumors of Pennsylvania-area casino return
(Pennsylvania) -- With up to 10 new casinos slated to be introduced to new areas of the state, perennial rumors of an Altoona-area casino have already returned.
article VGTs: Pros, Cons, Facts, And Figures On The New Truck Stop Installations
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania truckers and legislators alike sit on both sides of the aisle when it comes to legislating video gaming terminals (VGTs) and allowing them...
article OP/ED: Municipalities should act to prevent casinos from coming to Lancaster County
(Pennsylvania) -- THE ISSUE: Republican state Sens. Ryan Aument and Scott Martin sent a letter to each of their respective municipal governments Wednesday asking them to...
article Pennsylvania governor signs bill protecting horse racing’s gaming cut
(Pennsylvania) -- The bill giving strong protection to the money the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development Fund receives from slot machines does come with increased gaming...

11/5/2017

article Betting big: Expansion gives state greenlight for online gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- Gambling is about to get bigger. With the stroke of a pen, Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation Monday to allow gambling online, at airports and truck...
article Gaming Board Spokesman: No Time Frame For New Gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- The spokesman for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board says it’s too soon to say how quickly the new forms of gambling authorized by a bill signed...

11/4/2017

article How will gaming expansion play here?
(Pennsylvania) -- Gambling is about to get bigger. With the stroke of a pen, Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation Monday to allow gambling online, at airports and at truck...
article OP/ED: Pa. gambling expansion comes too late
(Pennsylvania) -- The gambling expansion bill was signed into law by Gov. Wolf. It is four months late. This inexcusable delay, caused by the Republican legislators...
article Rumors of Altoona-area casino return
(Pennsylvania) -- With up to 10 new casinos slated to be introduced to new areas of the state, perennial rumors of an Altoona-area casino have already returned. Gov. Tom...

11/3/2017

article Pennsylvania cities weigh whether to allow new mini-casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania's days-old law expanding its casino industry has set off debates in cities and towns around the state about whether to try to lure one...
article Philadelphia Casino Lawsuit Dropped, PA Gambling Expansion Bill Generates $1 Million
(Pennsylvania) -- A second Philadelphia casino is cleared for construction, after rival SugarHouse dropped its ongoing lawsuit against Stadium Casino, LLC, that has...

11/2/2017

article Caesars unsure if Pennsylvania gambling law is “net positive”
(Pennsylvania) -- Casino operator Caesars Entertainment Corporation (CEC) is mulling getting back into the acquisition game after finally resolving its nearly three-year...
press release Pennsylvania Slot Machine Revenue Down 1.2% in October
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board posted on its web site today the monthly report for total revenue generated from the play of slot machines at...
article Valley Forge Casino Resort can expand its gaming offerings; is a poker room next?
(Pennsylvania) -- Legislation signed this week by Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf means a few changes at the Valley Forge Casino Resort, the chief executive of which is mulling over...
article Valley Forge Pays $1m Fee to Pennsylvania State Easing Gambling Restrictions
(Pennsylvania) -- Earlier this week, it was announced that Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf had signed a gambling bill into law that will allow for a massive expansion of...

11/1/2017

article A Bad Bet: Tri-County residents say no dice to legislature's gambling expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday signed legislation that allows betting online, in airports and at truck stops. Pennsylvania joins Nevada, New Jersey and...
article Officials aren't eager to see new gambling opportunities in Lancaster County, despite new state law
(Pennsylvania) -- The mayor of Lancaster isn’t eager to see a casino built within city borders. State officials from Lancaster County, too, are wary of a new law...
article Pennsylvania Collects 1st $1 Million Under New Gambling Law
(Pennsylvania) -- Cash is already rolling into Pennsylvania's coffers as a result of a sprawling, two-day-old gambling expansion law. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control...
article Pennsylvania Governor: ‘There’s Been A Lot Of Pressure’ To Expand Gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- Before Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed an expansive gaming package this week, many weren’t sure how excited he was about it, or if he would...
article Truck Stop Gambling Heading to Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- To most truck drivers, familiar with every nook and cranny of the country from their constant travels, seeing a slot machine-style video gambling...
article Will legal internet gambling in PA hurt The Sands Bethlehem?
(Pennsylvania) -- On Monday, Governor Tom Wolf signed legislation that will allow internet gambling in Pennsylvania. So, how will this affect a brick-and-mortar casino...

10/31/2017

article As gambling grows in Pennsylvania, what's legal now and what's next?
(Pennsylvania) -- The big business of gambling is about to get bigger in Pennsylvania. Casino gambling brings in about $1.4 billion a year in tax revenue, the most in...
article BRENNAN: Why Pennsylvania is the keystone state for online poker in U.S. [reg req]
(Pennsylvania) -- Nevada, Delaware, and New Jersey have offered legal online poker for four years, but no other state has followed them - until this week. On Monday,...
article Gamblers React to Expanding Pennsylvania Gambling Laws
(Pennsylvania) -- On Monday, Governor Tom Wolf signed off on legislation that will expand gambling laws in Pennsylvania, giving bettors an early holiday present....
article Governor expects revenue from gambling expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- With government leaders searching for money to plug holes in the state's tattered finances, Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday signed legislation authorizing...
article PA’s New Gaming Law: Could Mini-Casinos, VGTs Be Coming To Your Town?
(Pennsylvania) -- Governor Wolf has signed a bill to greatly expand gambling across Pennsylvania. The state’s existing casinos will have the first crack at ten...
article Pennsylvania expands legal gambling to include online
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania, the nation's second-largest commercial casino state, is taking an even deeper plunge into gambling and will allow people to bet...
article Travelers might one day bet online at Erie airport
(Pennsylvania) -- State has legalized online gambling at Erie and seven other Pennsylvania airports. Travelers one day may be able to bet online while waiting for...

10/30/2017

article Governor OKs online gambling, more casinos in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday signed legislation authorizing a major expansion of gambling in what's already the nation's second-largest commercial...
article Highlights of Pennsylvania's casino gambling expansion law
(Pennsylvania) -- Gov. Tom Wolf has signed a measure to expand casino-style gambling in Pennsylvania — already the nation's No. 2 commercial casino state...
article How PA Is Hurting Its Online Gambling Industry Before It Even Starts
(Pennsylvania) -- The good news is the Pennsylvania legislature passed an online gambling bill. The bad news is the state has saddled its prospective online casino...
article PA Rep. Dunbar On Online Gambling: Bill Not Perfect But ‘Now We Can Actually Sit Down And Play’
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania Rep. George Dunbar slept in his office Wednesday night to make sure he was up early to answer any questions his colleagues might have on...
article Pennsylvania Officially Becomes Fourth State To Legalize Online Gambling As Wolf Signs Bill
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed an expansive gaming package, formally making the state the fourth in the US to legalize online poker and gambling.
article Pennsylvania OKs betting online, in airports, at truck stops
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania, the nation's second-largest commercial casino state, is taking an even deeper plunge into gambling and will allow people to bet...
article Pennsylvania Passes Huge Gaming Expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania legislature passed a budget reconciliation bill to balance the state budget that has been in place since July 1, in a package that...
article Pennsylvania's new gambling law includes $20 million for Easton's planned science center
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania has been notoriously short of money for years, but that doesn’t mean every pool of cash is dry. Lawmakers just need to know where...
article Pa. revamps policy for casino payments to host communities as it expands gambling opportunities
(Pennsylvania) -- Last week, state lawmakers passed bills broadly expanding Pennsylvania’s gaming industry. The bills legalized internet gaming, sanctioned...
article Penn National official says gambling bill will have punitive impact on business
(Pennsylvania) -- For Wyomissing-based Penn National Gaming Inc., Gov. Tom Wolf signing legislation for a major expansion of gambling in Pennsylvania came as a bitter...

10/29/2017

article Group calls for more safeguards to go along with gambling expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- A group that deals with problem gamblers is weighing in following Thursday's final legislative passage of a bill expanding gambling in Pennsylvania...
article Pennsylvania budget bills are ugly but Wolf has little choice but to sign
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives had passed an aggressive, bipartisan gambling expansion bill an hour earlier when Democratic Gov. Tom...
article Wolf Faces Decision On Revenue, Gaming Bills
(Pennsylvania) -- Governor Wolf has the rest of this week to take action on bills sent to him last week that would address this year’s deficit – nearly four...
article Pennsylvania DFS and sports betting: What new law means for fans
(Pennsylvania) -- A bill regulating fantasy sports and providing a framework for legalized gambling on sports is about to become law in the Quaker state.

10/28/2017

article Already a major gambling state, Pennsylvania is poised for a big expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- Lawmakers in Pennsylvania, which is second only to Nevada in commercial casino revenues, voted Thursday to approve the biggest expansion of gambling in...
article GROVE: Pennsylvania Online Gambling Bill: Answers And Analysis
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is now one signature away from becoming the fourth state to regulate online gambling, joining Delaware, Nevada, and New Jersey, after both...
article PA Family Council asks Wolf to veto gambling expansion bill
(Pennsylvania) -- A non-profit organization pleads with Wolf to veto the new gambling expansion bill. The Pennsylvania Family Institute identifies themselves as, "a...
article Pennsylvania Will Offer Virtual Sports Betting Via Lottery, Gov. Wolf Says
(Pennsylvania) -- Gov. Tom Wolf announced that he is authorizing the Pennsylvania Lottery to offer virtual sports games at lottery retailers, including bars and taverns...
article Truckers have mixed feelings on gambling changes
(Pennsylvania) -- Truckers at the Flying J Restaurant on Friday afternoon were split on Pennsylvania's proposed expansion of gambling by installing video poker...

10/27/2017

article Pennsylvania on Verge of Legalizing Online Poker, DFS, and Casino Gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- After years of heated debates and dead ends, Pennsylvania is set to become the fourth state in the US to legalize online poker. On Wednesday, the...
article Mini-casino license bill would allow gambling in airports, truck stops
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania House members are mulling a nearly 500-page bill that would crate 10 mini-casino sites and allow gambling at truck stops and airports. Yet...
article House passes gaming bill to finish budget
(Pennsylvania) -- The state House on Thursday voted 109-72 to send a far-reaching gaming expansion plan to the governor as the final piece in the Legislature’s...
article Inside Gaming: Early Response to Pennsylvania Gambling Expansion Bill
(Pennsylvania) -- Big news yesterday out of Pennsylvania, where the House voted in favor of House Bill 271, a wide-ranging bill allowing for numerous types of gambling...
article Cash-Poor Pennsylvania Gets $1.8B Loan To Pay Bills On Time
(Pennsylvania) -- The cash-strapped Pennsylvania state government is getting another loan to pay its bills on time. Pennsylvania state Treasurer Joe Torsella said Friday...

10/26/2017

article Already a major gambling state, Pennsylvania is poised for a big expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- Lawmakers in Pennsylvania, which is second only to Nevada in commercial casino revenues, voted Thursday to approve the biggest expansion of gambling in...
article Lawmakers want to expand gambling in Pennsylvania. Here's what it means
(Pennsylvania) -- A newly unveiled measure to expand casino-style gambling in Pennsylvania — already the nation's No. 2 commercial casino state — has...
article Pennsylvania House passes massive gambling bill
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is sending a just-unveiled plan to expand casino-style gambling to truck stops, online portals, airports, and...
article Casino cash could flow back to Bethlehem and other Lehigh Valley towns
(Pennsylvania) -- The casino-fee gravy train could be rolling again in Bethlehem, Allentown and elsewhere in the Lehigh Valley as part of a massive gambling bill that...
article Penn National mulls legal options re Pennsylvania satellite casinos
(Las Vegas) -- Regional casino operator Penn National Gaming (PNG) saw its shares fall nearly 3% on Thursday over concerns that Pennsylvania’s gambling expansion...
article Pennsylvania a step closer to 'explosion' in gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Senate approved an expansion of gambling in the state. The bill, which still needs to be approved by the PA House, is being closely...

10/25/2017

article Gaming bill would allow for expansion in Erie
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania lawmakers worked to break the state’s 117-day budget deadlock on Wednesday night as the Senate passed a bill to expand casino-style...
article Lawmakers push borrowing, gambling bills in budget scramble
(Pennsylvania) -- Lawmakers scrambled Wednesday evening to advance borrowing and casino gambling measures to help resolve a four-month stalemate over how to fix...
article PA Closes In On Legalizing Sports Betting, Regulating Daily Fantasy Sports
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s Senate passed a sweeping gaming expansion package on Wednesday night, with legalization of daily fantasy sports and sports betting...
article PA Senate Passes Gaming Bill With Online Poker, Casino And Daily Fantasy Sports
(Pennsylvania) -- A bill that would legalize Pennsylvania online casinos and poker won approval from the full Senate on Wednesday night. The move came as multiple pieces...
article Pennsylvania House debates casino expansion bill
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania House is taking a break from debate on a just-unveiled plan to expand casino-style gambling to truck stops, online portals, airports...
article Pennsylvania online gambling bill gets Senate okay, House delay
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania legislators came within a whisker of approving online gambling in their state, but last minute revisions to the bill left House...
article Pennsylvania Senate approves major expansion of legal gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Senate has passed a far-reaching gambling expansion bill that would legalize Internet games, authorize a new set of casinos across the...
article Wyomissing-based Penn National Gaming may sue over proposed gambling expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- If the Legislature's latest gambling expansion becomes law, the state could find itself in court with Wyomissing-based Penn National Gaming Inc. D...
article Pennsylvania gambling expansion takes center stage in state budget debate again: A mid-day check
(Pennsylvania) -- ... are getting down to the last few pieces of an overdue deficit patch for the $32.0 billion state budget, and that means it's time for another...
article State lawmakers optimistic a budget deal is within reach
(Pennsylvania) -- State legislators are homing in this week on a revenue package that favors borrowing and transferring funds over imposing new taxes to close a $2.2...

10/24/2017

article Pennsylvania Gambling-Expansion Talks Heating Up, But So Is Opposition
(Pennsylvania) -- As politicos in Pennsylvania try yet again to pass a gambling-expansion bill as part of the budget, a leading casino operator there has come out...

10/23/2017

article Capitol divided over how to expand gaming
(Pennsylvania) -- A trio of state House members have made clear that a rift with the state Senate over legalizing and taxing video poker machines has not been smoothed...
article Still at-odds with House, Senate assembles new gambling plan
(Pennsylvania) -- This week the state Senate is expected to consider a budget proposal that's already been approved by the House, and leaders say the borrowing-heavy...
article What To Watch For As PA Closes In On A Budget And Legalizing Online Gaming
(Pennsylvania) -- It’s shaping up to be a critical week for Pennsylvania’s years-long efforts to legalize online poker and casino games. After giving online...

10/20/2017

article Top PA Senator: ‘If All The Stars Align’ Gaming Package With Online Gambling Could See Vote Next Week
(Pennsylvania) -- A revised gaming package legalizing Pennsylvania online casinos and poker could be ready to advance in the state Senate as soon as Monday, seeing a...

10/17/2017

article PA Online Gambling Alive And Kicking: House Passes Revenue Plan That Might End Budget Stalemate
(Pennsylvania) -- We know you’ve heard this one before, but Pennsylvania might finally have a plan to fund its budget, more than three months after passing a...
article Raking it in: Casinos in Pennsylvania enjoy healthy September boost to revenues
(Pennsylvania) -- Casino gaming appears to be thriving in the state of Pennsylvania, according to the latest figures released by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

10/16/2017

article Video gaming jams progress on casino fix
(Pennsylvania) -- Millions of dollars in taxable revenue is just waiting to be collected in Pennsylvania, but state lawmakers are reluctant to make it happen, according...

10/12/2017

article Is Gaming Throwing A Wrench In The PA Budget Mess, And Could Online Gambling Fund State’s Universities?
(Pennsylvania) -- Some in Harrisburg appear to be pointing at a gaming package — which includes online gambling and poker — as part of the reason...

10/11/2017

article Brooklyn man allegedly snorts cocaine at casino table
(Pennsylvania) -- A Brooklyn man is facing drug charges after allegedly snorting suspected cocaine at a casino gaming table. Police charged Qing Ben Zhu, of Brooklyn,...

10/10/2017

article At Least One PA Lawmaker Optimistic On Budget Deal, Online Gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- A Pennsylvania lawmaker is spreading optimism that a budget deal in the state is still possible, a deal that would include online gambling.

10/9/2017

article Gaming expansion among remaining options for closing Pa. budget deficit
(Pennsylvania) -- Last week, Pennsylvania House Republicans rejected a deal that would push forward a shale gas tax as a way to close the commonwealth's $2.2 billion...

10/7/2017

article 2 rival Pa. casino companies in merger talks: Report
(Pennsylvania) -- Two regional casino companies with rival locations in Pennsylvania are in merger talks, according to the Wall Street Journal.

10/6/2017

article PA Budget Deal Implodes; Online Gambling Relegated To Sidelines
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania House failed to pass a revenue package to fund the state’s budget on Wednesday, leading to a sometimes chaotic scene in...
article Three PA casinos fined a total of $77,500 by Gaming Control Board
(Pennsylvania) -- Fines totaling $77,500 against three Pennsylvania casinos for various infractions were reportedly approved by the state’s Gaming Control Board...

10/5/2017

article Pennsylvania fines three casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) revealed that it approved fines totaling US$77.5k against three casinos for various violations. SugarHouse...

10/4/2017

article Casinos 'have to change everything' to assure safety, says pro gambler with Philly roots
(Pennsylvania) -- R.J. Cipriani, a professional gambler originally from Philadelphia who learned his craft in Atlantic City, says casinos around the world need to take a...
article SugarHouse Casino fined $10,000 for allowing underage gambling
(Philadelphia) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved fines Wednesday totaling $77,500 against three casinos for violations, including a $10,000 fine against...

10/3/2017

article Pa. Legislature may be coming to palatable budget compromise
(Pennsylvania) -- Truck stop slot machines and mini casinos. Taxes on warehousing and logistics services. And a bond backed by big tobacco’s court settlement cash.

9/30/2017

article PA Budget Deal Reportedly Inching Closer, In Good News For Online Poker, Casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania media outlets reported that state lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf had made significant progress on a budget deal that could end a months-long...

9/29/2017

article Pennsylvania Gaming Control board to up their efforts stopping problem gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has released its Annual Report with a significant focus on recent efforts to regulate the Commonwealth’s...
article Rivers Casino makes $3.3M payment to Sports & Exhibition Authority
(Pennsylvania) -- The Rivers Casino has made a $3.3 million payment to the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County for its share of the...

9/28/2017

article Gamblers lost $1.5M a day at Sands Bethlehem last year. They lost even more at state-best Parx
(Pennsylvania) -- Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem is still Pennsylvania’s table games king. But when factoring in slot machine revenue, Sands actually fell further...

9/27/2017

article Hundreds turn out for job fair at Parx casino in Bensalem
(Pennsylvania) -- Hundreds of job-seekers were hoping to hit the jackpot at PARX casino on Wednesday. A one-day job fair was being held at the company's PARX East...

9/26/2017

article Laughlin seeks amendment to save Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority
(Pennsylvania) -- The Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority’s future is still in doubt — and it’s unclear when Pennsylvania legislators will settle the...

9/25/2017

article Parx Casino to add 200 new jobs to prep for $50M expansion this year
(Pennsylvania) -- Parx Casino this year will get physically bigger, creating a need for 200 new employees to man the non-gaming amenities planned for the end of the year.

9/24/2017

article Illegal gambling terminals are a growing problem in PA
(Pennsylvania) -- Illegal gaming terminals in bars and other venues in Pennsylvania continue to be a big problem for law enforcement and the state's Liquor Control...

9/22/2017

article Table games grow in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board shared this week August results of its 12 casinos. According to the report, casino operators gathered US$74.2...

9/21/2017

article Pennsylvania Senate Committee to Crackdown on Illegal Gambling, as Legislature Considers Gaming Expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania Senate Law and Justice Committee Chairman Chuck McIlhinney (R-District 10) says business owners allowing illegal gambling operations to...

9/20/2017

article Pennsylvania casinos have good August as budget talks drag on
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania casinos posted a modest revenue gain in August as state legislators continue to dither over potential gambling expansion. Figures released...
article Pennsylvania Casinos Win 11 Percent More From Table Games In August
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos won a combined $74.2 million from their table games last month, a significant increase over the same month last year....

9/19/2017

article Strong Revenue For Table Games In August Boosts Overall PA Casino Revenue By 2.5%
(Pennsylvania) -- A revenue increase for table games of nearly 11% during August was the driver of an increase for combined overall casino revenue during the month of 2....

9/18/2017

article Video gaming machines in Pa. bars? Not so fast
(Pennsylvania) -- July is usually the busiest time of the year for sales from the to-go cooler at McStew’s Irish Pub in Levittown. In 2016, takeout sales accounted...
article Senate GOP confronts no-tax package in budget fight
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Senate returned to Harrisburg on Monday, Day 80 of an increasingly ugly budget stalemate, as senators began picking apart the House...

9/14/2017

article Following House vote, Senate expected to take up state budget on Monday
(Pennsylvania) -- The state Senate will use the weekend to digest a Republican-led House revenue plan that is designed to resolve a long-running budget dispute without...
article One Small Step For PA Budget, An Even Smaller Step For Online Casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania House finally passed a budget. They came down to the wire before doing so though. The state faces a statewide spending freeze starting...
article Pennsylvania House Adds Non-Specific Gambling Expansion to Controversial Budget Plan
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a long-awaited budget plan on Wednesday night, and gambling expansion,...

9/12/2017

article Pennsylvania legislature returns with future of legazalized online casinos still unclear
(Pennsylvania) -- The legislature of Pennsylvania returned to the house on Monday to attempt to try and find a resolution to long standing disagreements over the budget...

9/11/2017

article SugarHouse gaming website hits revenue milestone, attracts younger players [sub req]
(Pennsylvania) -- "Look at any business, you’re trying to get new customers and existing customers to become more active or to spend more." Online gaming...

9/9/2017

article Pa. legislators return Monday with budget crisis looming
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania House of Representatives will return to session Monday for the first time in seven weeks as a lengthening budget stalemate is drawing...

9/6/2017

article PlaySugarHouse.com Celebrates One-Year Anniversary by Letting Players Gamble for FREE
(Pennsylvania) -- To celebrate its one-year anniversary, PlaySugarHouse.com is letting players gamble for free on Wednesday, September 6.

9/5/2017

article Wolf: Pennsylvanians will 'get hurt' if budget isn't funded
(Pennsylvania) -- Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf warned Tuesday that Pennsylvanians will "get hurt" if state lawmakers do not pass a revenue package to balance a...
article Mount Airy Casino Resort leads state in growth
(Pennsylvania) -- Mount Airy continued its revenue expansion with a state-leading growth in slot machine revenues for August. The Paradise Township casino resort...
press release Slight Decline Reported in August PA Slot Machine Revenue
(Pennsylvania) -- Slot machine revenue in August of this year compared to August 2016 differed by just $750,000, according to a report posted today on the Pennsylvania...
article Slight decline reported in August Pa. slot machine revenue
(Pennsylvania) -- Slot machine revenue in August compared to August 2016 differed by just $750,000, according to a report posted Tuesday by the Pennsylvania Gaming...

9/3/2017

article BLOG: Why A New Study On VGTs Could Impact Online Gambling In PA
(Pennsylvania) -- The Senate hearing on video gambling terminals (VGTs) is not until Sept. 19. That should give Pennsylvania lawmakers a chance to peruse some...

9/1/2017

article Pennsylvania Lawmakers Wasting Time and Money Over Legalization of Online Gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- All the efforts to ban online gambling in the state of Pennsylvania is a move that one representative won’t give up on. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick,...

8/29/2017

article New Study Linking Crime To Video Gaming Terminals Could Impact PA Online Gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- The issue of video gaming terminals apparently isn’t going away in Pennsylvania, both in terms of the state budget and talks related to a gaming...

8/28/2017

article PA Congressman Pushing For Federal Online Gambling Ban Is Wasting Taxpayer Time And Money
(Pennsylvania) -- Another effort to ban online gambling at the federal level in the US is coming from a Pennsylvania lawmaker. Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick ran...
article Pennsylvania to talk gaming expansion on Sept 11
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania has been considering a gaming expansion in order to fix the out-of-balance 2017-2018 state budget for quite some time now, and even if it...
article Prospects of Online Gambling in Pennsylvania on Thin Ice Yet Again
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania has been dancing around a potential online casino legislation for some time now, but whenever things start to get close to a favorable...

8/27/2017

article Pa., W.Va. casinos reducing amount of free slot play
(Pennsylvania) -- Slot fans in Pennsylvania and West Virginia are getting less free play from their hometown casinos. In Pennsylvania, the amount of free play awarded...

8/24/2017

article New legislative appointees to Pa. Gaming Control Board bring lobbying world a little closer
(Pennsylvania) -- Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati stayed with those he knows when it came to his latest selection to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board....

8/21/2017

article State treasurer: Pennsylvania will run out of money to pay bills on Aug. 29
(Pennsylvania) -- Top state officials are warning that Pennsylvania's deficit-strapped government is rapidly approaching a more severe stage in its 7-week-old budget...

8/20/2017

article Pennsylvania running out of options for cash to pay bills
(Pennsylvania) -- Top state officials are warning that Pennsylvania's deficit-strapped government is rapidly approaching a more severe stage in its seven-week-old...

8/18/2017

article Could VGTs Or Online Gambling Really Kill Pennsylvania’s “Golden Goose”?
(Pennsylvania) -- If there’s a reason why the road to legalized and regulated online gambling in Pennsylvania has been such a long and arduous one, it’s that...

8/17/2017

article Pennsylvania table gaming revenue up almost 4% in July
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has revealed that revenue from the state’s 1,241 poker tables increased by 3.8% year-on-year in July. Last...
article Poker rooms grow in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s state gaming regulators revealed that poker rooms totaled a combined US$5.17 million from players last month, meaning that when...

8/16/2017

article Pennsylvania to discuss gaming expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is set to approve soon an expected gaming expansion that includes online gaming platforms, video gaming terminals and daily fantasy sports...
article PA Senate Committee To Discuss VGTs At September Hearing As Issue Of Illegal Machines Comes To Forefront
(Pennsylvania) -- Passing a gaming reform package that includes the legalization of online gambling and daily fantasy sports will be a top priority when the Pennsylvania...
article Table game revenues at Pennsylvania casinos up 3.8 percent in July
(Pennsylvania) -- Revenue from table games at Pennsylvania casinos was up nearly 4 percent in July, according to the latest figures from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control...

8/15/2017

article Pa. table games revenue up nearly 4 pct. in July
(Pennsylvania) -- Table games at the state’s 12 casinos saw a jump in the action in July, with revenue increasing nearly 4 percent, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control...

8/12/2017

article Legal gambling in bars can solve state budget crisis, owners say
(Pennsylvania) -- Flanked by fellow tavern owners and state Rep. Stephen Barrar, R-160, of Upper Chichester, Jack’s Tavern owner Jerry McArdle warned that if video...

8/10/2017

article Pennsylvania Gambling Regulators Approve Philly Casino Project For A Second Time
(Pennsylvania) -- The seven-member Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Wednesday unanimously approved a project for a second casino within the city limits of...
article Pennsylvania towns losing money to casino law
(Pennsylvania) -- Last year, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court declared a law controlling casino fees payment to their host towns unconstitutional and ruled that it had to...

8/9/2017

article A Shift Away From Exclusive Regulation of Attorney Conduct by the Courts?
(Pennsylvania) -- The practice of law in Pennsylvania has been traditionally regulated by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. However, recent developments have called...
article Pennsylvania Gambling Expansion Postponed until Fall amid Budget Deadlock
(Pennsylvania) -- The state of Pennsylvania has officially put its long-discussed online gaming expansion on hold until the autumn of 2017. Currently, local lawmakers...
article Pennsylvania gambling expansion proposal on hold until Autumn
(Pennsylvania) -- Although the proposed online casino expansion is seen as one of the main ideas for Pennsylvania to cope with the budget deficit, it seems clear now...
article Some Pa. communities losing casino fees over legislative inaction
(Pennsylvania) -- As lawmakers try to negotiate a budget that'll pass the House, Senate, and Governor, plus fill a $2 billion funding gap, they're also grappling...

8/8/2017

article Some towns losing money over legislative inaction on casino fees
(Pennsylvania) -- As lawmakers try to negotiate a budget that'll pass the House, Senate, and Governor, plus fill a $2 billion funding gap, they're also grappling...

8/7/2017

article Slot machine revenue down in July
(Pennsylvania) -- Slot machine revenue was down 2 percent at the state's 12 casinos, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said. Gross revenue was $209.1 million,...

8/5/2017

article PA Online Gambling Legalization Stuck In The Mud Until Fall As Budget Stalemate Persists
(Pennsylvania) -- “Wait until next year” is usually the refrain for online gambling proponents in states where legalization is on the table. In Pennsylvania...

8/3/2017

article As online casino debate continues Pennsylvania’s slot machines see revenues fall
(Pennsylvania) -- The trend of falling revenues in slot machine play continues for another month in Pennsylvania, with the state reporting a 2% decline for the month of...

8/2/2017

article Pa. revenue tops $2B in July as budget remains unresolved
(Pennsylvania) -- While state lawmakers try to find consensus over a revenue plan to pay for the fiscal year that began more than a month ago, tax collections continue...
article Pennsylvania slot machine revenues down 2 percent in July
(Pennsylvania) -- Revenue from slot machine play at Pennsylvania casinos was down 2 percent in July, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Wednesday.

7/31/2017

article OP/ED: State’s gambling gambit: losing your way to fiscal health
(Pennsylvania) -- While Illinois, Connecticut and New Jersey have been making national headlines for their respective budget fiascoes, Pennsylvania has been under the...
article Parx investor defends stake in South Philly casino
(Pennsylvania) -- A years-long quest by Parx Casino owner Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment to build a new casino in Philadelphia was back before gaming regulators...
article Parx owner makes first appearance at gaming board
(Pennsylvania) -- Watche “Bob” Manoukian has owned a casino in Pennsylvania for more than a decade, but Monday marked his first appearance in front of the...

7/30/2017

article Pennsylvania delays iGaming vote
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania authorities have delayed the potential legalisation of iGaming industry. However, official representatives assured the bill is near its...
article Pennsylvania casinos enjoy another big year in table games
(Pennsylvania) -- Fans of blackjack, baccarat and specialty games such as Three Card Poker play an increasingly important role in the success of Pennsylvania casinos.

7/28/2017

article EDITORIAL: Any plans to build a casino in Lancaster County should come up snake eyes
(Pennsylvania) -- State officials are setting their sights on gambling expansion in an effort to fill a $2 billion budget deficit, LNP reported Wednesday. One of several...
article Will Bethlehem get its casino host fee check in August?
(Pennsylvania) -- Since a Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling last fall, state legislators have promised to fix a legal defect in a law that the hometowns of casinos have...

7/27/2017

article Will Bethlehem get its casino host fee check in August?
(Pennsylvania) -- Since a Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling last fall, state legislators have promised to fix a legal defect in a law that the hometowns of casinos have...

7/26/2017

article PA Online Gambling Lives On: Senate Budget Plan Counts On $200 Million From Gaming
(Pennsylvania) -- Senate Republicans in Pennsylvania now officially have a plan to fill a $2 billion gap in the state budget, after working late into the night on...
article PA Senate Back In Session, But Gaming Reforms May Have To Wait Until The Fall
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is on the precipice of legalizing online gambling. But final passage could be pushed off until the fall if legislators can’t...
article Political poker: Pa. Senate books $$$ from gambling expansion, but postpones vote on details
(Pennsylvania) -- The $2.2 billion revenue package endorsed by state Senate leadership Wednesday night has a $200 million tail, and it is the expansion of legalized...

7/21/2017

article Pennsylvania Satellite Casinos Latest Gambling Ploy Floated by State Lawmakers, Small Cities Targeted
(Pennsylvania) -- Authorizing 10 Pennsylvania satellite casinos is the most recent potential money grab state lawmakers are considering in their efforts to bridge a $2.2...

7/20/2017

article Nine-Month Slot Revenue Slide Leads To PA’s Second-Ever FY Casino Revenue Decline
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania casinos posted a small decline in FY 2016-17 (July 2016 through June 2017) due to an ongoing slot revenue decline that reached its ninth...
article Gambling Expansion Could Bring Casino to State College Area
(Pennsylvania) -- Casino and gaming expansions are at the heart of budget and funding talks between Pennsylvania’s branches of government. Some lawmakers hope to...
article Lawmakers mull opening 'satellite casinos' in an attempt to balance the state budget
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania may be on the verge of becoming a national gambling guinea pig. To help balance the still-unfinished, $32 billion state budget, lawmakers...

7/19/2017

article Talks over Pennsylvania budget deadlock take unexpected turn
(Pennsylvania) -- Efforts to end Pennsylvania's 18-day stalemate over how to pay for a nearly $32 billion budget took an unexpected turn. Democratic lawmakers and...

7/18/2017

article Pa. Senate back in Capitol - but no budget deal yet
(Pennsylvania) -- The Senate returned to the State Capitol early Monday afternoon with good intentions: to consider various bills related to the still-incomplete state...
article Pennsylvania casino table game revenue up in latest 12 months
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania table game revenue rose 3.25 percent in the 12 months ended June 30, with the statewide tally $866.5 million, compared to $839.2 million...
article Table games revenue up in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board yesterday that revenue from table games experienced a 3.25 percent increase during the 2016-2017 fiscal year....

7/17/2017

article PA Slot Revenue Drops, But Still Tops $2 Billion For 7th Consecutive Year
(Pennsylvania) -- The numbers are in for 2016-17 Pennsylvania casino slot revenue, and it’s an interesting mix of ups and downs. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control...
article Manderino heads to Gaming Control Board
(Pennsylvania) -- Mon Valley native Kathy Manderino will leave her post as state Secretary of Labor and Industry Aug. 1 to assume an appointment to the Pennsylvania...
article State College area could end up with gambling casino, senator says
(Pennsylvania) -- As state lawmakers continue to debate how to raise new revenue for the state budget, expanding gambling in the state of Pennsylvania is a hot topic....
article Table games revenue at Pennsylvania casinos rose 3.25 percent in last fiscal year
(Pennsylvania) -- Revenue from table games increased 3.25 percent during the 2016-17 fiscal year, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced Monday. The findings...

7/16/2017

article More legalized gambling seems to be a sure bet in Pa.
(Pennsylvania) -- In all the back-and-forth about how to pay for Pennsylvania's budget, gambling fans should take one point to heart: Legalized online casino gaming,...

7/15/2017

article Editorial: Another July, another budget mess
(Pennsylvania) -- Another July, another budget mess in Pennsylvania. Will the dysfunction in Harrisburg never end? The Republican-controlled Legislature sent Gov. Tom...

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