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A Pennsylvania senator has unveiled legislation that would direct all state revenue from expanded gambling to property tax relief for homeowners.

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5/24/2019

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

5/23/2019

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

5/21/2019

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

5/19/2019

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

5/18/2019

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

5/17/2019

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

5/16/2019

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

5/15/2019

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

5/10/2019

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

5/9/2019

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

5/7/2019

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

5/6/2019

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

5/4/2019

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

5/3/2019

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

5/2/2019

article PA casino slot machine revenue decreased in April
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board posted on its web site today the monthly report for total revenue generated from the play of slot machines at...
article Student-made film details Sands Casino’s impact on Bethlehem
(Pennsylvania) -- On May 2, the student-made documentary “Betting on Bethlehem” will premiere at Donegan Elementary School at 6 p.m. The film focuses on the...

5/1/2019

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

4/30/2019

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

4/28/2019

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

4/27/2019

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

4/26/2019

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

4/25/2019

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

4/24/2019

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

4/22/2019

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

4/21/2019

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

4/19/2019

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

4/18/2019

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

4/17/2019

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

4/16/2019

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

4/15/2019

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

4/13/2019

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

4/12/2019

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

4/10/2019

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

4/9/2019

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

4/8/2019

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

4/6/2019

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

4/5/2019

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

4/3/2019

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

4/2/2019

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

4/1/2019

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

3/29/2019

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

3/28/2019

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

3/26/2019

article Pros and cons of proposed Parx Casino aired in public hearing Monday
(Pennsylvania) -- Will a casino bring revitalization to Shippensburg Township and its neighboring communities, or is the proposed Parx Casino the end of a way of life in...
article Shippensburg casino: Residents and local leaders share mixed opinions on proposed casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Residents and municipal leaders shared mixed opinions about a casino proposed in the Shippensburg area during a public input hearing this week....

3/25/2019

article Rivers brings Vaccaro back home
(Pennsylvania) -- The biggest dice game around was just a few miles down the road when Jimmy Vaccaro was growing up in the Pittsburgh area. So was Comet News in Braddock...
article Proposed casino in Shippensburg called both an economic boom and a community bust
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s experiment with small-town gambling wedged its way into another community Monday, as Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment offered up...
article Residents pack hearing for proposed Shippensburg Township casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Residents of Shippensburg Township and neighboring municipalities packed a room at the Shippensburg University Conference Center for an almost three-...

3/21/2019

article March Madness bets at Pittsburgh casino have been 'nonstop'
(Pennsylvania) -- This is the first NCAA men's basketball tournament where Pennsylvanians can legally bet on games, and expectations have been surpassed at Rivers...
article New bill could pull gambling from Pennsylvania truck stops
(Pennsylvania) -- A lawmaker in Pennsylvania wants to put the brakes on truck stop gambling. Senator Scott Martin introduced a bill this past January, Senate Bill (SB)...
article Pennsylvania’s Rivers Casino sees “nonstop” March Madness gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania introduced legalized sports gambling late last year and the move appears to be paying off, at least for one casino in the state. March...
article Public encouraged to voice opinions on Shippensburg mini casino
(Pennsylvania) -- 750 slot machines- 40 table games- bringing in at least 200 jobs. Cumberland County could soon be home to a mini casino. “Our boards vote on this...

3/20/2019

article March Madness Bets At Rivers Casino Have Been 'Nonstop'
(Pennsylvania) -- This is the first NCAA men's basketball tournament where Pennsylvanians can legally bet on games, and expectations have been surpassed at Rivers...
article More sports-betting sites come online, revenue increases, and more Pa. gambling notes
(Pennsylvania) -- Figures released and posted in March by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board showed that February revenue from table games and slot machines rose...
article Pennsylvania to Launch First Satellite Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is setting up an ultra-modern satellite casino in Morgantown. The platform will be the state’s first satellite casino and forecasts tell...

3/19/2019

article Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reports February fantasy contests revenue
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board posted Friday on its web site the February Fantasy Contests Revenue Report. Fantasy Contests adjusted revenue for...

3/18/2019

article Legal sports bets steady as Pennsylvania sports books prep for March Madness
(Pennsylvania) -- Sports books in Pennsylvania didn’t see much of a bump in wagers in February, though many took the first legal Super Bowl bets in the state. Now...

3/17/2019

article FanDuel Sportsbook opens at Valley Forge Casino Resort
(Pennsylvania) -- The state of Pennsylvania’s very first FanDuel Sportsbook has officially opened at Valley Forge Casino Resort, as stated in a recent announcement...
article Pennsylvania Proposal Would Aim State’s Expanded Gaming Intake Towards Property Tax Relief
(Pennsylvania) -- A new proposal in Pennsylvania’s legislature would require any additional gaming revenue heading to the state be used only for property tax...
article Cumberland County controller supports casino plans in Shippensburg Township
(Pennsylvania) -- As a public hearing nears on a mini-casino in Shippensburg Township, Cumberland County Controller Al Whitcomb said in a letter Wednesday to the...

3/15/2019

article State Senator Pushes for More Property Tax Relief Through Gaming Money
(Pennsylvania) -- When casino gambling was legalized in Pennsylvania in 2004 a promise was made that homeowners would see a decrease in their property tax bills. Tax...

3/14/2019

article PA Senator introduces bill to help reduce property taxes using new gambling revenue
(Pennsylvania) -- When casino gambling was legalized in Pennsylvania in 2004, a promise was made that homeowners would see a decrease in their property tax bills. But,...
article Senator wants more gambling money for property tax relief
(Pennsylvania) -- A Pennsylvania senator has unveiled legislation that would direct all state revenue from expanded gambling to property tax relief for homeowners.
article Penn National Earns Preliminary Approval for Mini Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- In late 2017, lawmakers in Pennsylvania approved an expansive gaming package that would see several changes to the gambling offerings of the state.

3/13/2019

article Valley Forge Race & Sportsbook Set to Officially Launch Thursday
(Pennsylvania) -- College basketball’s marquee conference tournaments are upon us, the big dance tips off next week, and we’re two weeks out from the return...
article Gaming regulator: Truck stop gambling, mini-casinos should launch later this year
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is quietly moving to allow gambling at more than 40 truck stops and five mini-casinos while much of the attention on Pennsylvania’s...
article Community leaders optimistic about Penn National mini-casino in Caernarvon Township
(Pennsylvania) -- The impending arrival of a mini-casino that could bring additional revenue and visitors to Berks County drew mostly positive reviews from community...
press release FanDuel Group and Boyd Gaming Announce Grand Opening of the FanDuel Sportsbook at Valley Forge Casino Resort
(Pennsylvania) -- Today, Boyd Gaming and FanDuel Group announced the grand opening of the FanDuel Sportsbook at Valley Forge Casino Resort – the first FanDuel...

3/12/2019

article Casino conversation continues in Caernarvon Township
(Pennsylvania) -- Folks from Caernarvon Township and the greater Morgantown area gathered before the Caernarvon Township Supervisors to continue to voice their concerns...
article Mount Airy goes big with resort expansion plan and it now has a grand-opening date
(Pennsylvania) -- To most of us in the Lehigh Valley it’s not as close as the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, but the Mount Airy Casino Resort in Mount Pocono has...

3/11/2019

article A first look at Valley Forge Casino Resort’s permanent sportsbook
(Pennsylvania) -- Bets are on at Valley Forge Casino Resort, which this week will open its permanent sportsbook.The King of Prussia casino resort for the past few months...
article Pennsylvania Bill Would Bolster Underage Gambling Penalties
(Pennsylvania) -- A bill introduced on March 1 into the Pennsylvania Legislature calls for increasing the severity of penalties for underage gambling at the state’...
article Churchill Downs completes 2 new acquisitions
(Pennsylvania) -- Casino and racetrack operator Churchill Downs is busy working to grab as much of the U.S. gambling market as it can. Following the Supreme Court’...
article Gambling Expands at Pa. Truck Stops, but Opponents Continue Fight
(Pennsylvania) -- Four Pennsylvania truck stops are the latest to have been given conditional approval to operate video gaming terminals at their facilities, the latest...

3/10/2019

article Sports betting has come to Pennsylvania. So when do internet-based games arrive?
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is now just a couple of months away from becoming the fourth state in the country to launch Internet-based gambling that will, effectively...
article Churchill Downs buys Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Churchill Downs Inc. has completed a deal to acquire a Pennsylvania casino, the company announced. The deal gives the Louisville company control over...

3/8/2019

article Online Gambling, Sports Betting Getting Closer in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Online gambling and sports betting is getting closer in Pennsylvania. The launch of online poker, slots and other casino-style games is only three to...

3/7/2019

article Brent Celek to help open the region’s newest sportsbook
(Pennsylvania) -- Montgomery County is about to get into the sports-betting business as the region continues to expand its bookmaking options. Valley Forge Casino Resort...

3/6/2019

article FanDuel Grabs Pennsylvania Approval For Sports Betting
(Pennsylvania) -- Emergent online sports betting leader FanDuel cleared a major hurdle in Pennsylvania on Wednesday. During its regularly scheduled meeting in Harrisburg...
article State OKs sports betting in 8th location
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has approved its eighth location for sports betting — and the fifth to be located in Philadelphia or the...
article PA Gaming Control Board Levies Fines Totaling $37,500
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved two fines today totaling $37,500. The fines were the result of Board approvals at its public meeting of...

3/5/2019

article Residents not welcoming of Penn National Gaming’s Berks County satellite casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Penn National Gaming Inc. is one of several operators in Pennsylvania that has plans to open a satellite casino in the state. The company would like to...

3/4/2019

article In state increasingly dependent on gambling revenue, officials discuss sports wagering growth, school funding
(Pennsylvania) -- Officials in Pennsylvania’s Gaming Control Board have doubled down on assertions that overall gambling revenue across the commonwealth reached...
article Slots revenue dips at Meadows, up a little statewide
(Pennsylvania) -- Gross revenue from slot machine play increased at Pennsylvania casinos last month, compared with February 2018. But the difference was marginal, the...
article Hearing for proposed casino draws standing-room-only crowd
(Pennsylvania) -- A Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board hearing over a proposed casino in Berks County drew a large crowd of people on Monday. Wyomissing-based Penn...
article Neighbors view planned casino as a risky bet
(Pennsylvania) -- Penn National Gaming Inc. may have expected a warmer reception for its planned $111 million casino in Berks County. Based in Berks, the company’s...
article Residents vocally oppose proposed Penn National casino in Caernarvon Township
(Pennsylvania) -- About 250 people crowded into the large meeting room in the Caernarvon Township building on Monday for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board hearing on...

3/3/2019

article Gambling Awareness Month marked
(Pennsylvania) -- Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) Secretary Jen Smith was joined in Strawberry Square by individuals in recovery, stakeholders, advocates, and community...

3/2/2019

article Slot profits from mini-casino in Caernarvon Township would help balance budget, say officials
(Pennsylvania) -- These days, the site of the proposed Hollywood Casino Morgantown looks like an unfinished parking lot. Situated along Route 10 in Caernarvon Township,...
article Revenue a $1.1B jackpot for Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Lottery is on track to have its best year ever. Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko revealed the record pace last week, testifying...

3/1/2019

article Even Though It’s Prepping A Launch, Parx Is Still Badmouthing Online Gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s top casino, Parx, has never been a fan of online gambling. Throughout Pennsylvania’s long, winding road to legalization, the...
article Public hearing to be held on proposed casino in Morgantown
(Pennsylvania) -- Penn National Gaming wants to build a casino on 36 acres of land in Morgantown, Berks County. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board would have to...

2/28/2019

article Parx Casino Hints At June Launch Of Pennsylvania Online Gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s top casino in terms of market share, Parx Casino, had a hearing Thursday in front of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB)...
article Presque Isle Downs promises 12 guests to win every 30 minutes until 2pm today
(Pennsylvania) -- Today marks the 12th anniversary for the Presque Isle Downs and Casino.To celebrate the occasion, the casino is holding multiple giveaways throughout...

2/26/2019

article Caesars Deal Will Not Open PA Sports Betting For DraftKings Sportsbook
(Pennsylvania) -- Eyes immediately shifted to the United States map when DraftKings Sportsbook and Caesars Entertainment announced their new partnership Monday. Would...
article More sports-betting sites come online, revenue increases, and more Pa. gambling notes
(Pennsylvania) -- Figures released and posted today by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on its web site, report that table games revenue for January 2019 was $74,...
article Rivers Casino's sports book has big plans for March Madness
(Pennsylvania) -- The Rivers Casino is ramping up its efforts to turn major sporting events into major sports gambling events. The North Shore gambling hall announced...
article Pa. casinos strike out with bets on spring training games
(Pennsylvania) -- You can hear the crack of the bat and the pop of a fastball now across Florida and Arizona. But it’s not yet baseball season at Pennsylvania...
article State’s top bookie calls Pennsylvania’s current ban on spring training betting ‘a slippery slope’
(Pennsylvania) -- When Major League Baseball asked states last week to prohibit wagers on spring training games, Nevada basically told MLB to get up the street....
article OP/ED Readers speak out against proposed Berks County casino
(Pennsylvania) -- On Feb. 17, I visited Elverson Methodist Church for a community meeting about the proposed casino in Morgantown. My article “Residents speak out...

2/25/2019

article Mount Airy Casino Shows Off Expansion Project
(Pennsylvania) -- Mount Airy Casino Resort in Paradise Township is expanding by 100 brand-new hotel rooms and adding more space to its ballroom and event center. "I...
article Mount Airy Casino Resort Expansion Project
(Pennsylvania) -- An expansion project in the Pocono’s is almost complete. Eyewitness News got an inside look at Mount Airy Casino Resort's new 40 million...

2/21/2019

article Pennsylvania sports betting sees $32M in second full month
(Pennsylvania) -- The second full month of legal sports betting in Pennsylvania saw gamblers double the amount they wagered. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said...
article The End Of Fantasy Football Makes PA DFS Revenue Fall
(Pennsylvania) -- When Pennsylvania launched regulated daily fantasy sports last year, we knew football season would provide a boon. Similarly, we expected a drop-off...
article Rowhouse complex planned for waterfront land beside SugarHouse Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- A real estate investment group based in Northern Liberties is seeking permits to build 60 four-story rowhouses on the Delaware River waterfront parcel...

2/20/2019

article Snow puts temporary halt on Parx Casino slot license hearing
(Pennsylvania) -- Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment will have to wait for another week before it can engage the renewal process on the slot license for its Parx Casino...

2/19/2019

article Public hearing scheduled for proposed Shippensburg Twp. casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Residents, community groups and government officials will have the opportunity to give feedback regarding the proposed mini casino planned for...
press release PA Gaming Control Board Postpones Public Hearing for Parx Casino License Renewal to February 28th
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced today that potential poor weather has necessitated a postponement of tomorrow's public hearing on...

2/18/2019

article PGCB reports January sports betting revenue
(Pennsylvania) -- According to the latest report released by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB), which indicates the sports betting wagering revenue collected...
article Sports wagering continues to grow in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- As sports wagering expands into more casinos in Pennsylvania, the state gaming control board is reporting an increase in revenue. All totaled the...

2/16/2019

article Sports betting venues are on the rise in Pa., but NJ still has the lead
(Pennsylvania) -- The number of sports betting venues in Pennsylvania doubled last month, according to a story on Philly.com, as well as the amount of money being...
article Erie casino doubles down
(Pennsylvania) -- If 2018 was any indicator, more big developments could be on the horizon for Presque Isle Downs & Casino, which started last year with a new...
article Now at Rivers Casino, Vegas oddsmaking legend is bullish on Pa. sports betting
(Pennsylvania) -- Jimmy Vaccaro watched the legal sports betting industry grow as one of its Las Vegas leaders for four decades, and after viewing the new Pennsylvania...
article Should a casino open in Shippensburg? Residents can share input on proposal
(Pennsylvania) -- Residents can share their views on a proposed casino planned in Shippensburg Township at a public hearing next month. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control...

2/15/2019

article January PA Sports Betting Report Highlights Need For Mobile Wagering
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania sports betting generated a modest $32 million in January handle, begging a question: when is mobile coming? The Pennsylvania Gaming...

2/14/2019

article SugarHouse GM Duhon Stepping Down After Less Than A Year
(Pennsylvania) -- Eight months after becoming the second-ever general manager of SugarHouse Casino, Cheryl Duhon stepped down from her position this week.

2/13/2019

article PA Legislator Wants Sports Betting Taxes To Provide Property Tax Relief
(Pennsylvania) -- The rewards of legalized sports betting in Pennsylvania could soon find a new destination. A proposed amendment to Title 4 (Amusements) of the...

2/12/2019

article After 6 Years, Pittsburgh Has Still Received Nothing From Billboard Tax And Lawsuit Drags On
(Pennsylvania) -- Natalia Rudiak still remembers driving down Route 51 on a day in 2012 when she saw a billboard of her face being put up. "I looked as I was...

2/8/2019

article Regional casino giant Penn National expects to produce more than $5 billion in revenues this year
(Pennsylvania) -- Penn National Gaming on Thursday reported its first full quarter of results since completing its buyout of rival Pinnacle Entertainment, giving the...

2/6/2019

press release PA Gaming Control Board Levies $272,500 in Fines
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved fines today totaling $272,500 against two casinos.
article Philadelphia falling in love with The Book at Harrahs Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- The TVs are the first things you notice after making the long, winding trek to The Book. Twenty glowing flat screens, interlocking like Connect Four...

2/5/2019

article Pennsylvania slots continue to improve despite cold weather
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania slot machines are continuing to show year over year growth. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has published January figures for...
article Pennsylvania slots continue to improve despite cold weather
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania slot machines are continuing to show year over year growth. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has published January figures for...

2/4/2019

article Greenwood Gaming files petition to bring sports betting to Montco
(Pennsylvania) -- More ways to bet on sports in Montgomery County is a step closer to reality. Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment, parent company of Parx Casino, filed...
press release PA Casino Slot Machine Revenue Up Over 1% in January
(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 Public hearing on proposed Morgantown casino set for March 4
(Pennsylvania) -- A public hearing on the proposed Hollywood Casino Morgantown will be held at the Caernarvon Township, Berks County, municipal building at 3307 Main St...
article Statewide gross slot machine revenue in Pennsylvania increased 1.15 percent in January
(Pennsylvania) -- Slot machine gross revenue from Pennsylvania’s 12 statewide casinos increased by one percent in January, according to figures released Monday by...

2/3/2019

article Billions bet on Super Bowl, including first legal wagers in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Gregory Smith wanted to check out the new Rivers Casino sportsbook and place a small Super Bowl bet. He decided against a straight-up bet on the game,...
article Man Loses $2,600 Bet On Super Bowl Coin Toss At Parx Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- There were plenty of Super Bowl watch parties across the region Sunday night. Maybe none bigger than the get together at Parx Casino.
article Winners and losers pack Rivers Casino for 1st Super Bowl with legal betting
(Pennsylvania) -- Chris Renda won $100 with the flip of a coin. The Penn Hills resident was among the first winners Sunday at Rivers Casino as hundreds gathered to watch...
article Truck stop or convenience store? The answer will affect Pa.’s gambling expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- When Karyn Kelly bought her lunch one day this week at a Rutter’s store in northern York County, it never occurred to her she was shopping at a...

1/29/2019

article More casinos line up to offer sports betting
(Pennsylvania) -- Sports betting should soon be available to gamblers in all four corners of the state. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is expected to vote next...

1/27/2019

article Editorial: Pa. Legislature is addicted to gambling revenue
(Pennsylvania) -- Consider some of the following numbers. In 2018, Pennsylvania’s 12 commercial casinos raked in a cool $3.2 billion. That’s billion with a B...

1/25/2019

article Will SugarHouse Be Affected by New Jersey Fine for Underage Gambling with PA Operations?
(New Jersey) -- Summary: The SugarHouse online casino in New Jersey, PlaySugarHouse, was recently fined for underage gambling. Will the fine cause issue in Pennsylvania...
article Record 2018 PA Casino Revenues A Precursor For Big Returns In 2019
(Pennsylvania) -- For Pennsylvania’s casinos, slot machines helped fuel record revenue earnings in 2018. According to statistics released this month by the...
article Column: Keeping Score: Coming soon to a casino near you
(Pennsylvania) -- Good morning! If Governor Charlie Baker has his way, Franklin County sports fans will soon be able to lob a ducat or two on the Red Sox this season....
article Pennsylvania Online Sportsbooks Won’t Take Super Bowl Bets
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania sports bettors will be able to place their first-ever legal Super Bowl bet ahead of the Big Game Feb. 2. They just won’t do it from...
article Pennsylvania Sports Betting Adds Two More Sportsbooks In Philadelphia
(Pennsylvania) -- The South Philadelphia Turf Club (SPTC) opened its doors to the sports betting public last weekend. Then, on Thursday, Jan. 24, Harrah’s...
article Pennsylvania ‘Games of Skill’: Legal Issues Continue to Trouble Authorities, Confuse Providers
(Pennsylvania) -- In Pennsylvania, so-called “games of skill” are causing confusion for law enforcement. The machines, which look a bit like traditional...

1/24/2019

article Pennsylvania’s sports gambling market shines despite high fees
(Pennsylvania) -- When Pennsylvania first agreed to allow sports gambling to come to the state, it announced licensing fees that were substantially higher than any other...
article Who Stands To Lose The Most In PA From The DOJ’s Wire Act Opinion Reversal?
(Pennsylvania) -- The new interpretation issued by the Department of Justice (DOJ) pertaining to online gambling sent a shock through the industry, while at the same...
article Bet on it! Harrah's cleared for sports wagering in Chester
(Pennsylvania) -- Sports wagering at Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack in Chester is officially underway. Harrah’s Philadelphia Senior Vice...

1/23/2019

article PA Sports Betting Off To Reasonably Fast Start Despite High Tax Rate
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania sports betting tallied $16 million in wagers and $2 million in handle during December. That’s not a bad haul considering mobile...
article Real sports outpace fantasy in Pennsylvania sports wagering
(Pennsylvania) -- While sports wagering has increased in Pennsylvania since it was legalized in mid-November, fantasy sports contests took a dip in December after...
article 'Games of Skill' Popping Up, but Are They Legal?
(Pennsylvania) -- Games of skills are popping up in convenience stores, gas stations and malls throughout the Hazleton area. Players feed the machines cash, place bets...

1/22/2019

article Amid Pa. gambling expansion, questions arise about federal laws
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is in the middle of rolling out a slate of gambling expansions, including online gaming. In general, things have been going smoothly. But...
article Will Turf Club’s Proximity To Philly Stadiums Propel Its Sports Betting?
(Pennsylvania) -- About an hour before tipoff of the 76ers-Rockets game on Monday night, a young man at the South Philadelphia Turf Club pulled his phone out of his...
article Why Harrah’s casino in Chester is replacing 187 slot machines with Topgolf’s Swing Suites
(Pennsylvania) -- Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack is taking a big swing — make that a golf swing — to reverse the long-term leakage of...
article Pennsylvania Casino Market Figures Not So Hot When Adjusted for Inflation
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania casinos either enjoyed their best year of all time in 2018 or their worst since 2010, depending on how much of a stickler you are for...
article Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Reports December & 2018 Fantasy Contests Revenue
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today posted on its web site the December Fantasy Contests Revenue Report. The report provides a breakdown on...

1/21/2019

article After inflation, Pennsylvania casinos in 2018 had worst year since 2010
(Pennsylvania) -- Going by raw numbers alone, 2018 was a record year for casino gambling in Pennsylvania, with the more than $3.2 billion in revenue topping 2017 by...
article Pa. casinos set annual record for revenue: Here's the casino-by-casino breakdown
(Pennsylvania) -- Combined revenue generated by casinos through slot machine and table games play during the 2018 calendar year was the highest annual total to date,...
article Harrah's ready to take plunge into sports betting Tuesday
(Pennsylvania) -- Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack will open “The Book” for sports betting Tuesday as part of a two-day operational test...

1/20/2019

article Overall PA Casino Gaming Revenue Hits All-Time High in 2018
(Pennsylvania) -- Combined revenue generated by casinos through slot machine and table games play during the 2018 calendar year was the highest annual total to date,...

1/18/2019

article Legal sports betting set to launch at Harrah’s in Delco, just in time for the Super Bowl
(Pennsylvania) -- Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack in Chester plans to launch its new sportsbook at 2 p.m. Tuesday, the fourth outlet in Philadelphia for...
article Pennsylvania warns online gambling licensees to comply with new Wire Act opinion
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania gaming regulators are warning their online licensees to ensure their operations are compliant with the US Department of Justice’s...
article PGCB Tells PA Casinos They Have 30 Days To Get A Wire Act Plan In Order
(Pennsylvania) -- The PA Gaming Control Board issued a public statement about the new opinion on the Wire Act earlier this week. It didn’t tip the organization...
article Regulators To Pennsylvania Online Gambling Operators: ‘Comply With Wire Act’
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) is instructing prospective online gambling operators to comply with a new opinion from the US Department...
article Editorial: Is record casino revenue enough?
(Pennsylvania) -- What is $3.2 billion? It’s $10 for every human being in the United States. It’s enough to bridge most of the gap between Congress and...

1/17/2019

article Comprehensive Guide To PA Mobile Sportsbooks + Bonus Codes And FAQ
(Pennsylvania) -- Mobile sports betting is expected in Pennsylvania during the spring of 2019. While casino games are sometimes an awkward fit on mobile screens, sports...
article Gamblers bet $16 million in first month of sports wagering in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Just four of the Pennsylvania’s dozen casinos are set up to accept bets on sporting events. And people are flocking to them. Gamblers bet more...
article Pennsylvania Sports Betting Revenue Grows To $2 Million In December
(Pennsylvania) -- Legal sportsbooks in Pennsylvania took in more than $16 million in wagers during December, the first full month of regulated sports gambling. Revenue...
article Sports betting off to fast start at Rivers Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Rivers Casino made more than $1 million in sports wagering revenue in December, the first month for sports gambling at the Pittsburgh attraction.
article Sports bettors flocking to Rivers, but winning proves elusive
(Pennsylvania) -- Early numbers for the state’s legalized sports betting suggest Pittsburghers could be more enthused by the new gambling opportunity than...

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