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Pennsylvania Slot Machine Revenue Decreases, as State Lawmakers Mull Gambling Expansion

Pennsylvania slot machine win at the state’s 12 land-based casinos fell during the 2016/2017 fiscal year. Meanwhile, lawmakers in the Harrisburg capital are continuing to contemplate expanding gambling and allowing slot machines to be placed inside bars and restaurants, truck stops, and airport terminals.

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12/16/2017

article Holiday joy comes early for casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- Holiday joy has come early for the state’s 12 casinos. Recently, with the General Assembly concurring, Gov. Tom Wolfe signed into law a massive...
article Philadelphia City Council Votes 17-0 Against Satellite Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- The Philadelphia City Council unanimously voted 17-0 against allowing a Category 4 gambling venue, the so-called “mini-casinos,” from being...
article Hollidaysburg keeps taxes level, opts out of casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Borough Council members voted unanimously Thursday evening to approve a final 2018 budget with no tax increase. Borough Manager James Gehret said real...
article Local municipalities act to prohibit casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- New legislation in Pennsylvania encourages the expansion of the gambling industry by allowing up to 10 new casinos, but some municipalities in Centre...
article Pennsylvania communities weigh money, morality in looming mini-casino decisions
(Pennsylvania) -- For Pennsylvania townships, cities and boroughs, the deadline to decide to either put their chips in or fold on whether they want the chance to have a...
article Shillington approves resolution against mini-casino in borough
(Pennsylvania) -- Council also passed a $9 million budget for 2018 with no tax increase. Shillington Borough Council has unanimously approved a resolution prohibiting...
article Would you bet on a casino coming to Nittany Mall?
(Pennsylvania) -- The Nittany Mall is open for business, but it wouldn’t seem that way given how some people talk about it. News regarding the mall is often met...

12/15/2017

article Aspinwall and O'Hara decline option for satellite casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Aspinwall and O'Hara councils both have voted to prohibit mini-casinos from opening in the municipalities. State law allows 10 satellite casinos to...
article Carlisle Borough Council opts out of allowing casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- Carlisle Borough Council joined a number of Cumberland County municipalities Thursday in passing a resolution to opt out of allowing a casino to be...
article Shaler commissioners vote to prohibit casinos in township
(Pennsylvania) -- Shaler commissioners do not want to take their chances when it comes to a casino opening within the township. The commissioners voted Dec. 12 to...

12/14/2017

article Gettysburg wins battle against satellite casino plans, with concerns over proximity to Civil War site
(Pennsylvania) -- The Gettysburg Borough Council of Pennsylvania has voted to reject casino building by a 5-1 majority, ruling the municipality out of hosting one of the...
article Pennsylvania fines five casinos $1.1m
(Pennsylvania) -- Regulators from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) have issued fines totalling $1,167,000 against five casino operators in the state,...
article Valley Forge Casino Fined $32K By PA Gaming Control Board
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board levied $1.1 million in fines across the state, including $32,000 at Valley Forge Resort and Casino for multiple...
article Cheswick not interested in hosting a mini-casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Cheswick has joined the lengthy list of Pennsylvania municipalities not interested in becoming home to small casinos.
article City Council bans casinos in Lancaster
(Pennsylvania) -- No casinos will be allowed in Lancaster city. City Council took care of that Tuesday, passing a resolution opting out of the gambling expansion passed...
article Leaders in Lawrence, Mercer counties hopeful for a casino license
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania already has 12 casinos — and now the state has created licenses for 10 more. There are people in both Mercer and Lawrence Counties...
article St. Marys votes out mini-casino
(Pennsylvania) -- St. Marys City council bet against mini-casinos last week by passing a resolution prohibiting Category 4 casinos within the city limits. Councilman...
article State gaming board levies $1.16 million in casino fines
(Pennsylvania) -- Parx Casino and Valley Forge Casino Resort are among five casinos across the state levied with fines from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on...

12/13/2017

article A casino deadline nears for Cumberland County municipalities
(Pennsylvania) -- Changes to the state’s gaming law have local officials working to meet a Dec. 31 deadline to decide whether they should opt out of allowing...
article Erie County not jumping on gambling expansion bandwagon
(Pennsylvania) -- It looks like Erie County will not have expanded gaming, at least for now. Erie County Council voting six to one to restrict expanded gaming into...
article More Franklin County municipalities reject hosting casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- The number of municipalities in Franklin County, Pa., opting out as potential locations for mini-casinos is growing. Antrim Township became the latest...
article Patton Township Supervisors Vote to Prohibit Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Patton Township joined the list of municipalities in the Centre Region and statewide to pass a resolution preventing development of a mini-casino.
article Slippery Rock rejects mini-casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- Council members unanimously voted Tuesday to prohibit the possibility of mini-casinos being built in the borough. Gov. Tom Wolf signed the state's...
article West Mead supervisors vote no to mini-casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- Township supervisors unanimously approved a resolution that prohibits a licensed mini-casino facility within the township at Tuesday's supervisors...
article Casino owners to get first shot to bid on new mini-licenses
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania gambling regulators will hold an auction Jan. 10 for the state’s existing casino owners to bid on the first of 10 licenses to...
article Erie County bans gaming terminals at truck stops
(Pennsylvania) -- Casino gaming won’t be coming to Erie County truck stops. Not yet at least. At its regular meeting Tuesday, Erie County Council voted 6-1 to opt-...

12/12/2017

article A casino deadline nears for Cumberland County municipalities
(Pennsylvania) -- Changes to the state’s gaming law have local officials working to meet a Dec. 31 deadline to decide whether they should opt out of allowing...
article Ford City Flip-Flops on Casino Decision
(Pennsylvania) -- Municipalities have been in a quandary since Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced the creation of ten “mini-casinos” in the...
article Gettysburg 'opts out' of hosting casinos, joining 22 Adams Co. municipalities
(Pennsylvania) -- Gettysburg Borough Council voted 5-1 Monday to "opt out" of hosting satellite casinos. Governor Tom Wolf signed the gaming expansion bill...
article Mini-casino could be in Chambersburg's future, thanks to new mayor's tie-breaking vote
(Pennsylvania) -- The borough could host a mini-casino in the future. Walter Bietsch, interim mayor and mayor-elect, cast the deciding vote on Monday. Municipalities...
article One by one, Adams County municipalities opting out of state’s casino expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- Hundreds of communities across the commonwealth are choosing to opt out of the state's gambling expansion, and many of them are here in central...
article Philadelphia May Love Casinos, But It Doesn't Like VGTs
(Pennsylvania) -- It looks like the City of Philadelphia is out. At least when it comes to hosting a satellite casino or video gaming terminals (VGTs) at any of its...
article State lawmakers urge Bucks officials to ban video gaming terminals
(Pennsylvania) -- State lawmakers from Bucks County are calling on local officials to adopt an ordinance that would ban video gaming terminals in the suburban...
article OP/ED: What happens if we just don't gamble?
(Pennsylvania) -- What if we don’t gamble? What are state Sen. Joe Scarnati and state Reps. Matt Gabler and Cris Dush going to do if ordinary citizens say, “...
article Trib editorial: All that is gambling doesn't glitter
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania's gambling expansion, which will add 10 mini casinos to the state's existing mix, is no fire-starter for about 200 municipalities...

12/11/2017

article Pennsylvania municipalities against casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- As Pennsylvania approved the state’s gambling expansion that allows the installment of satellite (or mini) casinos, municipalities are now...

12/10/2017

article Supreme Court decision could open door for sports betting in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- In an overlooked provision in the state's gaming expansion bill, lawmakers took a gamble that New Jersey might win in its bid to undo the federal...
article Pittsburgh airport wins in state’s gambling expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s gambling expansion has proven to be a stroke of good fortune for Pittsburgh International Airport. As part of the bill enacted in...

12/9/2017

article Casinos sharing revenue doesn't sway Penn Twp.
(Pennsylvania) -- Penn Twp. supervisors are the latest board to pass an opt-out resolution to bar "mini-casinos" when gambling expands in the state next year...
article City Council may block possibility of casino
(Pennsylvania) -- City Council is preparing to move on a resolution next week that would take Williamsport off the list of potential locations for a mini-casino in the...
article Over 200 Pennsylvania Towns Tell Casinos They’re Not Welcome
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) is hearing loud and clear from townships and municipalities across the Commonwealth that they are...

12/8/2017

article Citing Nittany Mall Potential, College Township Won't Opt Out of Casino Consideration
(Pennsylvania) -- Four Centre Region municipalities have passed or are expected to pass resolutions that for now prohibit mini-casinos within their borders. College...
article Not in my backyard? If you don't want a casino, it's speak now or forever hold your peace
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is often said to be a state that runs on local control. But the reality is, in many cases, local elected officials are really managing...
article OP/ED: Reading would hit the jackpot with a downtown casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Downtown Reading needs a major destination to activate the pavements with people and throttle more life into the place. Granted, the IMAX theater, the...
article Sandy Township bets against mini-casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- Sandy Township chose to reject casinos be permitted within its borders under Pennsylvania’s new gambling expansion law. The supervisors voted...

12/7/2017

article Pittsburgh, not Philly, is state sports capital
(Pennsylvania) -- Pittsburgh and Philadelphia share a common first letter, a commonwealth and little else. Philly's got more people, more land, more attitude....
article 200 municipalities opt out of Pa. gambling expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- Two hundred Pennsylvania municipalities have already opted out of hosting a new miniature casino. The option is part of a gambling expansion lawmakers...
article Pennsylvania communities weigh money, morality in looming mini-casino decisions
(Pennsylvania) -- For Pennsylvania townships, cities and boroughs, the deadline to decide to either put their chips in or fold on whether they want the chance to have a...

12/6/2017

article Big 'yes' from council, residents on mini-casino for Reading
(Pennsylvania) -- Ten mini-casino licenses are up for grabs in Pennsylvania, and thanks to a vote by Reading City Council, the city is making itself more attractive to...
article Board OKs ban on casinos in Ross
(Pennsylvania) -- While the odds are slim that one of 10 new mini-casinos the state has approved to help fund its budget deficit will end up in Ross Township,...
article Slot revenue up in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board revealed this week that slot machines at the 12 local casinos amounted US$181.3 million in revenue during...

12/5/2017

article Pennsylvania towns say they don't want mini-casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- Municipalities in Northampton County are choosing to reject casinos permitted under Pennsylvania's new gambling expansion law.
article Portage council holds line on taxes, votes down mini-casino
(Pennsylvania) -- A proposed 2018 budget won’t require any tax increase for Portage Borough residents, despite anticipated increases in health care and blight...
article Reading City Council urges approval of mini-casino in city
(Pennsylvania) -- Both Reading City Council and the Mayor Wally Scott administration are on board with allowing a mini-casino in the city. City Council voted unanimously...
article Louis DeNaples again asks court to let him plow snow and collect trash at his old casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Louis DeNaples, a wealthy Scranton-area businessman, is asking a state court to let him plow snow and conduct other side jobs at Mount Airy Casino...

12/4/2017

article No mini-casinos allowed in city, says council
(Pennsylvania) -- City Council voted to prohibit any “mini-casinos” in Lock Haven. Council passed a resolution Monday that would bar such a casino from town...
article Reading Mayor Supports Bringing Pennsylvania Satellite Casino to Town
(Pennsylvania) -- Reading, Pennsylvania, officials are considering allowing one of the state’s 10 land-based casino operators to build a satellite gaming facility...
article Pennsylvania’s slot machine revenue in November increased 1.1 percent from last year
(Pennsylvania) -- Slot machine revenue from Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos in November increased 1.1 percent from the same time last year, according to a report from...

12/2/2017

article Sands shareholder challenging Pennsylvania's ban on casino industry political giving
(Pennsylvania) -- A political power broker and shareholder in the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, and the billionaire director of a Fayette County casino are suing to...
article Is a Reading casino a good bet?
(Pennsylvania) -- Reading Mayor Wally Scott understands why some don't like the idea of people gambling away their money in a casino in the city. But as Scott sees...
article Mini-casinos not worth gamble, 4 towns say
(Pennsylvania) -- Four municipalities in Luzerne County and one in Lackawanna County have said no to a mini-casino. Recently passed legislation paves the way for 10 mini...

12/1/2017

article Mini-casinos not worth gamble, 4 towns say
(Pennsylvania) -- Four municipalities in Luzerne County and one in Lackawanna County have said no to a mini-casino. Recently passed legislation paves the way for 10 mini...
article Sands shareholder challenging Pennsylvania's ban on casino industry political giving
(Pennsylvania) -- A political power broker and shareholder in the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, and the billionaire director of a Fayette County casino are suing to...

11/30/2017

article Could a Casino be Coming to Your Neighborhood? Opt-Out Deadline Approaching
(Pennsylvania) -- A Category 4 slot machine licensee will be authorized to operate no less than 300 and no more than 750 slot machines at a licensed facility (“...

11/29/2017

article Borough council decides State College is not ready for a casino | What it means moving forward
(Pennsylvania) -- The State College Borough Council does not see the community hitting the jackpot any time soon. On Monday, Nov. 20, the council passed a resolution...

11/28/2017

article Pennsylvania towns face deadline on gambling expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania's more than 2,500 municipalities have about a month left to decide whether they want to be at the table for the state's latest...
article Curwensville Borough Council supports location of a mini casino in the borough
(Pennsylvania) -- Curwensville Borough Council hopes the municipality will be considered when mini casinos are sited in the commonwealth.
article Curwensville council supports mini casino within the borough
(Pennsylvania) -- Curwensville Borough Council hopes the municipality will be considered when mini casinos are sited in the commonwealth.
article Law protects Mount Airy from more competition
(Pennsylvania) -- Mount Airy finally caught a break. After being treated as a stepchild in the Pennsylvania gaming mix, a new law allowing satellite casinos will...

11/27/2017

article Lawrence County eagerly airs its mini-casino ambitions
(Pennsylvania) -- Lawrence County officials’ fruitless hope since 2004 to see a racetrack casino open within their borders has morphed into an alternative quest...
article “Pennsylvanian lawmakers should reexamine the tax rate”
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania has recently become the fourth and latest state in the US to legalise online gambling, and with positive and big changes, also comes...

11/26/2017

article Pennsylvania Online Gaming Has Passed, But Will Online Outlets Join Them?
(Pennsylvania) -- After more than a year of haggling over the details, the state of Pennsylvania passed online gaming, poker and DFS regulations for its citizens. While...
article Pennsylvania Land-Based Poker Room Revenue Analysis
(Pennsylvania) -- Since Pennsylvania passed legislation to regulate online gambling in October 2017, more information is being spread about both Internet and...

11/25/2017

article N. Lebanon supervisors pass resolution opposing a mini-casino
(Pennsylvania) -- The North Lebanon Township supervisors took little time Monday in making the decision to join a handful of municipalities in the state who are saying...
article Montgomery County prohibits gambling expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- Drivers across Pennsylvania will likely see video gaming terminals in truck stops after a gaming expansion bill signed into law in October, but...

11/23/2017

article Pennsylvania borough remaining open to hosting a satellite casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Although several communities in Pennsylvania may be considering whether to officially opt out of the possibility of hosting one of the state’s...

11/21/2017

article Are October Revenues The Calm Before The Storm For PA Casinos?
(Pennsylvania) -- The news that local lawmakers approved a major gambling expansion in the state appeared to have little impact on Pennsylvania gambling revenues in...
article Report: Gaming expansion a risky bet, experts say
(Pennsylvania) -- Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. State officials bet big on a massive expansion of gambling to balance this year's state budget. But experts...

11/20/2017

article Breaking Down The PA Online Gambling Market: Valley Forge Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Valley Forge Casino Resort is a recent addition to the Pennsylvania casino market. The only younger facility is the state’s other Category 3...
article Centre County municipalities considering proposals to ban casino development
(Pennsylvania) -- At least four Centre County municipalities are now considering proposals that would ban casino development. The new state gambling legislation creates...
article Mahoning won't take chance on casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Officials don't want to take a chance on a casino opening in the township. On Monday, they voted to prohibit the location of a Category 4 casino in...
article Municipalities pushing for community input for mini-casino plans
(Pennsylvania) -- Dec. 31st is the deadline for any municipality to opt-out of a mini-casino and townships and boroughs in Centre County all seem to be scrambling for...
article State College Borough Council Votes to Prohibit Casino, for Now
(Pennsylvania) -- State College Borough Council on Monday passed a resolution that prevents, at least for now, potential development of a mini-casino in the borough. The...

11/19/2017

article Pa. poised for big gambling expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- Cash already is rolling into Pennsylvania’s coffers as a result of a sprawling gambling expansion law passed late last month. The Pennsylvania...
article Local Municipalities Consider Resolutions to Block Casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- Centre Region municipalities will consider whether to pass measures to prohibit the development of “mini-casinos,” also known as satellite...
article Montgomery County, Valley Forge benefit from changes to gaming law
(Pennsylvania) -- Valley Forge Casino Resort and Montgomery County applauded changes to state gaming law, while Bucks lawmakers share concerns.

11/18/2017

article ADAMS: When Will the First New Casino Open in Pennsylvania?
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is to have more casinos, but it is anyone’s guess when they will open. On October 30th, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed a bill...
article Midstate communities weighing whether to allow new casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- Municipalities across the state have until the end of this year to decide if they don't want to pursue a new mini-casino for their communities, and...
article Experts: Betting on Pennsylvania gaming expansion risky
(Pennsylvania) -- While Westmoreland County officials hope to cash in as Pennsylvania adds up to 10 mini casinos, some industry observers doubt the plan to expand...
article Kelly: When the chips are down, lawmakers ensure DeNaples can’t lose
(Pennsylvania) -- Louis DeNaples leaves nothing to chance. The garbage/auto parts/gambling kingpin keeps his cards close to his chest and only bets on sure things. Luck...
article ‘Next Generation’ Slot Machines A Hit At Rivers Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- If you walk into the Rivers Casino these days, you’re likely to notice some new types of slot machines. In fact, they’re hard to miss. You...

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...

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