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Sands shareholder challenging Pennsylvania's ban on casino industry political giving

A political power broker and shareholder in the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, and the billionaire director of a Fayette County casino are suing to overturn Pennsylvania’s ban on political contributions by people involved in the gambling industry.

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11/19/2018

article After October’s Revenue Decline, PA Casinos Ready For Sportsbooks
(Pennsylvania) -- October was more trick than treat for the Pennsylvania casino industry. The state’s 12 casinos collectively saw significant declines in slot...
article Colorado Pizzeria draws social media fire after 'Sorry about Smallpox' pizza ad
(Colorado) -- A Colorado-based Right Coast Pizza has drawn considerable social media fire for posting an ad making light of Native Americans who died from smallpox-...
article Legal Sports Betting in Pennsylvania Officially Launches Near State Capital
(Pennsylvania) -- Legal, regulated sports wagering in Pennsylvania moved out of the hanger, onto the launch pad achieving blast off Saturday morning at the Hollywood...
article Slots, table games revenue down in October at Pa. casinos; new fantasy numbers out
(Pennsylvania) -- Figures released and posted Nov. 15 by the Pa. Gaming Control Board show tables games revenue for October 2018 at $66,534,318, a decrease of 8.1% over...
article Sports gambling debuts at Hollywood Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- ABC27 Sports Director Gregg Mace gives a look inside the new Sportsbook at Hollywood Casino. Hollywood Casino is the owner of the first Sportsbook in...
article SCHUETZ: The Importance of a Bad Example
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania has chosen to ignore the proven taxation and regulation of online gaming and sports betting, installing fees and tax rates that—...
article Lombardi’s Pizza was set to open in Parx Casino. Then investigators alleged it had mob ties.
(Pennsylvania) -- Michael Giammarino says it wasn't his idea to open an offshoot of Lombardi's Pizza in Parx Casino in Bensalem. But two intermediaries said Parx...
article Two planned Western Pa. mini-casinos will provide hundreds of jobs
(Pennsylvania) -- Little information has been released publicly thus far about two planned mini-casinos in Western Pennsylvania, but their applications to the...

11/18/2018

article Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh hopes to have sportsbook open in time for Steelers home game against Chargers
(Pennsylvania) -- Ever since the U.S Supreme Court ruled to strike down the laws that barred state-authorized sports gambling outside of Nevada in May, Pennsylvania has...
article Sports betting kicks off at Hollywood Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- The long-anticipated wait for legal sports betting in Pennsylvania has come to an end, with Hollywood Casino in Grantville becoming the first to accept...
article Portage officials want casino license for north side property: 'Why can't Portage get that?'
(Pennsylvania) -- Some Portage officials are ready to roll the dice on getting one a casino license for the city, betting that a large piece of property on the city’s...
article $111 Million Casino Proposed In Berks County
(Pennsylvania) -- A new casino could be on the way to Berks County. Penn National Gaming, a nationwide gaming organization, has filed a proposal with the Pennsylvania...
article Penn National Gaming proposes casino for Berks County
(Pennsylvania) -- The wheels are in motion for Penn National Gaming Inc. to build a casino on a vacant 36-acre site in Caernarvon Township, Berks County — near the...

11/17/2018

article Hello, Neighbor! At Long Last, PA Enters The Legal Sports Betting Market
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania, on your mark. Get set. Bet. It’s been a long road, but neighboring Pennsylvania is finally launching sports betting. The sportsbook...

11/16/2018

article $12 billion in handle? Why Pennsylvania sports betting could be huge
(Pennsylvania) -- Final touches are being put on legal sportsbooks at casinos and off-track betting parlors around Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, two sports-crazed cities...
article Sports betting is finally live in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Martin Salvaggio of Palmyra appreciates the strategy and analysis that goes into successful sports betting. He doesn’t just bet on his favorite...
article October table games revenue down in state, up at Erie casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Total gaming revenue at the state’s 12 casinos was down 3.5 percent year over year. Table game revenue at Pennsylvania casinos in October fell 8...
article Table games revenue drops in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) posted figures on its website indicating that table games revenue for October 2018 stands at US$66.5...
article Hollywood Casino poised to begin taking sports bets
(Pennsylvania) -- Hollywood Casino is poised to become the first casino in Pennsylvania to offer sports betting. Penn National Gaming announced it plans to begin two...

11/14/2018

article Will Online Casinos And Sportsbooks Prove An Advertising Bonanza For PA Sports Teams?
(Pennsylvania) -- Not wanting to leave money on the table, major league execs who previously opposed sports betting are changing their tune, inking partnership deals...

11/12/2018

article Penn National eyes turnpike site for 3rd Pennsylvania casino
(Pennsylvania) -- A Pennsylvania-based casino operator is giving details about a mini-casino it's planning on 36 acres of vacant land along the Pennsylvania Turnpike...

11/11/2018

article Rivers Casino to donate $40,000 towards Jewish Federation's 'Fund for Victims of Terror'
(Pennsylvania) -- The North Shore-based Rivers Casino announced it would donate $40,000 to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh's "Fund for Victims of...

11/10/2018

article Rivers Casino to donate $40,000 to help those impacted by Tree of Life Synagogue shooting
(Pennsylvania) -- Rivers Casino announced Friday in a news release that it will donate $40,000 to the "Fund for Victims of Terror." The fund was established by...

11/9/2018

article Penn National wants to build a casino in Morgantown
(Pennsylvania) -- Penn National Gaming Inc. filed an application with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to build a $111 million, 80,000 square foot satellite casino...

11/8/2018

article A day in the life … of Carrie Nork Minelli of Parx Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Nork Minelli wakes up at 6 a.m. before her husband and children. She likes to have her morning coffee quietly while she scans social media for...

11/7/2018

article Presque Isle Downs surpasses last season’s horse racing total handle
(Pennsylvania) -- Presque Isle Downs & Casino hit the jackpot in its 11th full season of thoroughbred racing, surpassing the 2017 total handle by more than $11...
article BLOG: Everything We Know About PA Category 4 Satellite Casinos And Their Locations
(Pennsylvania) -- Last year, PA lawmakers not only legalized a host of online gambling verticals, but also gave the state’s land-based slots licensees the chance...

11/6/2018

article Will IGT Poker Sites Pose A Threat To The Industry’s Big Guns In PA, Or Are They Already Doomed?
(Pennsylvania) -- Those who thought that regulated U.S. online gambling would quickly usher in an Internet poker Renaissance in the country were badly mistaken. The...
article Hollywood Casino Morgantown would have economic impact, township says
(Pennsylvania) -- If Penn National Gaming’s proposed $111 million Hollywood Casino Morgantown gets approved, there’s no doubt it will alter rural Caernarvon...

11/3/2018

article Parx Casino Adding $10 Million Sports Book
(Pennsylvania) -- With sports betting now legalized in Pennsylvania, Parx Casino in Bensalem has announced plans for a $10 million expansion to add a sports book. The...

11/2/2018

article MGM, Golden Nugget Look To Recreate NJ Online Casino Success In PA
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania gaming officials recently announced a process, which included a raffle, to be followed in the event that they received a deluge of outside...
article NJ Online Casino Leader Golden Nugget Plans PA Gambling Invasion
(Pennsylvania) -- The NJ online gambling market leader wants in the new PA online casino market. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board confirmed Golden Nugget submitted...
article NJ, PA casinos crossing borders into each other's markets
(Pennsylvania) -- For decades after it began offering legal gambling in 1978, Atlantic City had the East Coast market pretty much to itself. And its failure to realize...
article Parx Casino Adding $10 Million Sports Book
(Pennsylvania) -- With sports betting now legalized in Pennsylvania, Parx Casino in Bensalem has announced plans for a $10 million expansion to add a sports book. The...
article Slots revenue dips slightly at Meadows, across state
(Pennsylvania) -- Gross revenue from slot machine play at Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos last month declined 1.73 percent from October 2017, Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board...
press release PA Casino Slot Machine Revenue Down 1.7% 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...

11/1/2018

article A sure bet! Pa. grants license to Harrah's for sports gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- Sports betting is coming to Chester, though exactly when is still up in the air. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Wednesday approved an...
article Erie casino fined; underage gambler said he was older woman
(Pennsylvania) -- The man, 20, said he was in gender transition. Presque Isle Downs & Casino ordered to pay a total of $47,500 for five cases of underage gambling.
article Parx Casino moving forward on $10M expansion as sports betting heats up
(Pennsylvania) -- Parx Casino added $50 million worth of new amenities this year. It will invest another $10 million for its own permanent sportsbook now that sports...
article Proposed ‘Hollywood Casino York’ said to bring economic development to York County
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s Gaming Control Board held a public holding input hearing on Thursday to discuss the proposed Penn National Gaming 'Hollywood...

10/31/2018

article Pa. approves sports-betting at SugarHouse, Harrah’s and Rivers casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- State regulators on Wednesday approved three more Pennsylvania casinos to run sports-wagering operations, including SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia,...
article Rivers Casino aims to start taking sports bets in December
(Pennsylvania) -- Steelers fans on their way to a Dec. 2 home game vs. the Los Angeles Chargers might be able to place their first legal wager on the game a few hundred...
article Five Fines Levied by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Totaling $115,500
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved fines today totaling $115,500 against three casinos and one gaming equipment manufacturer for various...
article Pa. casino fined for allowing underage man, claiming he was transgender, to use woman’s ID
(Pennsylvania) -- An Erie casino was fined $47,500 Wednesday for allowing underage patrons access to its gaming floor, including a 20-year-old man who used the ID of a...

10/30/2018

article Central Pa. casino likely to host state's first sports book
(Pennsylvania) -- It appears that a casino near Harrisburg will be the first to open a sports book in Pennsylvania. Sports betting at other locations is unlikely before...
article PGCB to Hold Hearings, Vote on Three More Sports Wagering Certificates Wednesday
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board will hear and vote on petitions for three sports wagering certificates at its regularly scheduled meeting on...
article Sports betting starts to come into view in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania will likely be nudged one step closer to legal, in-casino sports betting Wednesday. That's when the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board...

10/29/2018

article Expect Three More PA Sports Betting License Approvals on Wednesday
(Pennsylvania) -- On Wednesday, Oct. 31, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) will hold its next board meeting. The meeting is of great interest, as the public...
article Former Springetts supervisor on list of speakers at mini-casino public hearing
(Pennsylvania) -- Former Springettsbury Township supervisor Blanda Nace is among those expected to speak Thursday, Nov. 1, at a public hearing on a potential mini-casino...

10/27/2018

article State sets date for Mount Airy Casino hearing in Big Beaver
(Pennsylvania) -- Residents, community groups and public officials will be able to have their say on Beaver County’s proposed mini-casino in December. The state...

10/26/2018

article Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Two More Mini-Casinos Get Public Hearings On The Calendar
(Pennsylvania) -- It’s mini-casino madness, and everyone of legal gambling age in Pennsylvania is invited. Hollywood Casino York gets its day in the spotlight on...
article Hollywood's PA Online Casino Close To Launch After Two New Deals
(Pennsylvania) -- Hollywood Casino owner Penn National just signed deals with two major gaming suppliers, NetEnt and IGT. At its Sept. 12, the Pennsylvania Gaming...
article Pa. fantasy sports betting nears $1M in tax revenue as online casinos prepare to launch
(Pennsylvania) -- With football season underway, fantasy sports betting revenue is starting to see an increase in Pennsylvania. And the state is close to bringing in its...
article Casino can't get $335,000 sales tax refund: Pa. Supreme Court
(Pennsylvania) -- The Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs casino and harness racing track has lost its bet to escape paying $335,000 in Pennsylvania sales taxes. The state...

10/25/2018

article Are PA Casinos Looking At Sports Betting As Nothing More Than A Loss Leader?
(Pennsylvania) -- When the Supreme Court struck down PASPA in May, opening up full-scale sports betting outside of Nevada, industry stakeholders were ecstatic,...
article Three casinos signal plans for sports betting in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Three casinos have now applied to offer sports betting in Pennsylvania, but none have yet been approved to do so. Harrah’s Philadelphia applied...
article Debate over potential casino in State College
(Pennsylvania) -- WTAJ spoke with a local business across the street from the Nittany Mall... where a mini-casino, if approved, would be located. The business was in...
article Parx Casino Eyes 2020 Opening For New Mini-Casino Near Shippensburg
(Pennsylvania) -- A new mini-casino could be coming to the small town of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, which is about halfway between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
article Public hearing scheduled for Westmoreland County mini casino proposal
(Pennsylvania) -- County residents and others will finally have a chance to be heard about plans to open a mini casino at the Westmoreland Mall.
press release NetEnt signs deal with Penn National Gaming for iGaming in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- NetEnt, leading provider of digital casino solutions, has signed a customer agreement with Penn Online Entertainment, LLC, a subsidiary of Penn...

10/24/2018

article One IL Lawmaker Thinks PA's Sports Betting Plans Are "A Real Mess"
(Pennsylvania) -- Late last week the Illinois legislature held a hearing to help formulate new laws to allow both sports betting and online gambling. At the hearing,...
article Caernarvon supervisors: No casino has submitted a plan
(Pennsylvania) -- The Caernarvon Township supervisors approved two ordinance amendments that could make way for a mini-casino in the township. One would address zoning,...
article Shippensburg Township Supervisor: "We're all in on mini-casino"
(Pennsylvania) -- Earlier this week, the owners of Parx Casino in Bucks County filed an application to open a mini-casino in Shippensburg right off the King Street Exit...

10/23/2018

article Will FanDuel And DraftKings Crush The Competition In PA Sports Betting?
(Pennsylvania) -- Daily fantasy sports (DFS) market-leader DraftKings not only surprised, but frankly impressed sports betting industry stakeholders on August 6, when it...
article Pennsylvania’s $600 Million Stadium Casino Project Mysteriously Dumped, Multiple Sources Claim
(Pennsylvania) -- The long-planned Stadium Casino development in Philadelphia is suddenly a no-goer, according to multiple sources this week, who claim the project...
article Parx Casino files application to build mini-casino in Shippensburg
(Pennsylvania) -- The parent company of Parx Casino in Bucks County has filed papers with the state Gaming Control Board to build a new mini-casino in western Cumberland...

10/22/2018

article Elton John plays intimate surprise show at Parx Casino in Bensalem
(Pennsylvania) -- Elton John stopped by Parx Casino in Bensalem over the weekend, where he performed a private, unannounced show. John performed at the casino's 1,...

10/20/2018

article Cover The Spread: PA Fantasy, NJ Betting Numbers Bode Well For Books
(Pennsylvania) -- Once again, a slow-developing sports betting industry in Pennsylvania seems to feed optimism. Mere weeks before the first PA sports betting operations...

10/19/2018

article Sale Rumors Suggest Stadium Casino is Over Before It Even Began
(Pennsylvania) -- For months we have referenced the thirteenth Pennsylvania casino. In fact, even though Stadium Casino was still in the earliest stages of construction...
article Pennsylvania DFS Revenue Surges In September, But Sports Betting Likely Will Dwarf It
(Pennsylvania) -- To no one’s surprise, NFL season boosted Pennsylvania daily fantasy sports revenue to its strongest month yet in September. DFS companies totaled...

10/18/2018

article Philly Special: With NFL and NBA Contenders, This Is The Perfect Time For Sports Betting in PA
(Pennsylvania) -- This was not the start that 76ers fans were hoping for. With a chance to exact a little revenge on the Boston Celtics for eliminating them from the...

10/17/2018

article G2E Recap: Pennsylvania Regulator Fights Back On Controversial Sports Betting Tax
(Pennsylvania) -- As numerous states enact legislation with single-digit tax rates on sports betting winnings at retail operations, Pennsylvania has been besieged by a...

10/16/2018

article Pa. casinos took in $268.5M in September, led by Parx
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania's casinos reported $268.5 million in revenue in September, a 1 percent decline from the previous year, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control...

10/15/2018

article Pennsylvania casinos miss out on in-house online gaming
(Pennsylvania) -- Punters in Pennsylvania will not be able to access online gaming services inside casinos, despite the state moving to legalise internet gambling....
article Mount Airy submits application to create mini-casino in Beaver County
(Pennsylvania) -- Beaver County could be getting a new mini-casino. According to a report in the Beaver County Times, Mount Airy Casino has submitted plans to the...

10/14/2018

article Mount Airy submits application for mini-casino in Big Beaver
(Pennsylvania) -- Today, more than 100 acres of land lay barren in Big Beaver. But plans submitted to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Friday would turn it into...

10/13/2018

article Cover The Spread: Key PA Observations From G2E
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas. The entertainment capital of the world. Gambling capital of the world. Guess that made Sands Expo Convention Center, hosting the Global Gaming...

10/12/2018

article Will High Tax Rates Drive Away Pennsylvania’s Sports Betting Business?
(Pennsylvania) -- There’s a feeling of deja vu as Pennsylvania gambling properties prepare to launch sports betting. Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Director of...

10/9/2018

article Ex-Gaming Control Board employee accuses woman of defaming him
(Pennsylvania) -- A Mountain Top man who worked with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board until recently is suing a woman, claiming she defamed him to get him fired.

10/8/2018

article AGS wins Pennsylvania licenses to provide slot games and table products
(Pennsylvania) -- Designer and supplier of electronic gaming devices and table products, AGS, has been awarded Pennsylvania licenses to manufacture slot machines and...
article PGCB Finally Answers The Question: Can Mini-Casinos Have Sportsbooks?
(Pennsylvania) -- If you’re near York Galleria Mall, you can shop, pull slots, play table games and, as was reported this past week, place a wager.
article EDITORIAL: Compulsive gambling stats should be on table
(Pennsylvania) -- It’s “game on” in Pennsylvania. Within the past 14 years, Pennsylvania lawmakers have done what few other states have even attempted...

10/7/2018

article Pennsylvania Gaming Regulators Overturn Self-Imposed “Lifetime” Casino Ban
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania gaming regulators went against the recommendation of their own experts recently, and overturned a “lifetime” voluntary casino...

10/5/2018

article Cover The Spread: What Do PA Casinos Need To Do To Take Bets?
(Pennsylvania) -- The first Pennsylvania sportsbooks are on their way. Hopefully, the three properties say, business will begin as early as November. First, however,...
article Sports gambling an option at proposed Hollywood Casino York
(Pennsylvania) -- A mid-state casino will soon be home to the convergence of sports and gambling, and a mini counterpart planned for Springettsbury Township could...
article The Countdown to Sports Betting Going Live in Pennsylvania has Begun
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) on October 3 approved Penn National and Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment to provide sports betting via...
article Do Pa. casino fines mean all’s not fine with this business? | Editorial
(Pennsylvania) -- Last week, Philadelphia's SugarHouse Casino was fined $100,000 for using "illegitimate" card decks. This is just the latest in a steady...
article Philly Casino Fined Over Dealer Not Shuffling Cards In Poker Tournament
(Pennsylvania) -- Philadelphia’s SugarHouse casino on Wednesday was hit with nearly $100,000 worth of fines from state gaming regulators, which included a penalty...

10/4/2018

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

10/3/2018

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

10/2/2018

article PA Casino Slot Machine Revenue Up 0.5% in September
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board posted on its web site today the monthly report for total revenue generated from the play of slot machines at...
article Are New Jersey and Pennsylvania about to have a sports betting war?
(Pennsylvania) -- The numbers haven’t been made official just yet, but Forbes did estimate that New Jersey’s sports betting revenue would skyrocket to...

10/1/2018

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

9/30/2018

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

9/29/2018

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

9/28/2018

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

9/26/2018

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

9/25/2018

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

9/24/2018

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

9/23/2018

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

9/22/2018

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

9/21/2018

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

9/20/2018

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

9/19/2018

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

9/18/2018

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

9/15/2018

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

9/14/2018

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

9/12/2018

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

9/7/2018

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

9/6/2018

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

9/5/2018

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

9/4/2018

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

8/31/2018

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

8/30/2018

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

8/29/2018

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

8/28/2018

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

8/27/2018

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

8/26/2018

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

8/23/2018

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

8/22/2018

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

8/21/2018

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

8/20/2018

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

8/19/2018

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

8/17/2018

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

8/16/2018

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

8/15/2018

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

8/14/2018

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

8/13/2018

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

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