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UPDATE: Revenue for Sports Wagering in Pennsylvania Increases by 144% from August to September

Activity during September in the Commonwealth sports wagering industry increased significantly over the previous month of August according to figures released today by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

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11/9/2019

article Poconos casino opens sports-betting room with 40 TVs
(Pennsylvania) -- Mount Airy Casino Resort in the Pocono Mountains on Saturday made it easier, and legal, for gamblers to have a stake in their favorite sports contests...

11/8/2019

article Pennsylvania Will Soon Be No. 1 Sports Betting State, Casino Exec Says
(Pennsylvania) -- In the middle of a major week of gaming expansion in Pennsylvania that saw DraftKings launch its mobile sportsbook in the state and PokerStars deal the...
article A New Era in Gaming Begins at Mount Airy Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- After a successful soft launch a few weeks ago, a local casino is kicking off a new era of gaming. Mount Airy Casino and Resort on its new Sports Book...

11/7/2019

article Groundbreaking set for Westmoreland Mall casino
(Pennsylvania) -- More than a year since a new mini casino at Westmoreland Mall was proposed, construction crews will start work in Hempfield next month. Work on the the...

11/5/2019

article Pennsylvania lawmakers consider bill aimed at changing Games of Chance Act
(Pennsylvania) -- A Pennsylvania House panel is considering proposed legislation that could lead to further changes in the state’s Local Option Small Games of...

11/4/2019

article Futures bet: With petition filed, The Downs could be first in Lehigh Valley to offer sports gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- In the race to be the first brick-and-mortar sportsbook in the Lehigh Valley, it appears Mohegan Sun has the jump on Wind Creek Bethlehem. Downs Racing...
article Pennsylvania casino launches online poker games, a first in the state
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s first online poker operator launched Monday, the latest option created by the state’s 2017 law that expanded gambling....

10/31/2019

article PGCB fines Downs Racing following underage gaming incidents
(Pennsylvania) -- Operator Downs Racing has been fined by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) for inadequate age controls on its gaming products
article Construction To Begin For New Mini Casino At Westmoreland Mall
(Pennsylvania) -- Crews will finally begin construction on mini-casino that was proposed at the Westmoreland Mall over a year ago.
article Court: Gaming board correct to revoke restaurant's registration over link to reputed mob figure
(Pennsylvania) -- Gaming regulators were not wrong to bar a company providing restaurant services to a casino because of its sole owner's links to an alleged...

10/30/2019

article PokerStars Will Open The Pennsylvania Online Poker Market Next Week
(Pennsylvania) -- The moment that Pennsylvania poker players have been waiting for is around the corner. The official word from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (...
article DraftKings Sportsbook Is Scheduled To Launch Next Week in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Today is the day many have been waiting for. DraftKings Sportsbook PA has been approved for launch in Pennsylvania. At the Pennsylvania Gaming Control...
article DraftKings Sportsbook Ready To Launch Mobile PA Sports Betting App
(Pennsylvania) -- DraftKings Sportsbook expects to make its Pennsylvania debut Monday as the sixth online sportsbook to launch in the Keystone State. The Pennsylvania...
article SugarHouse Casino has a new name and a $5 million sportsbook
(Pennsylvania) -- A Philadelphia casino is sporting a new name, renovations and a $5 million sportsbook. SugarHouse Casino has been rebranded as Rivers Casino...
article Son accused of killing his parents in their Washington Township home arrested at Parx Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- A New Jersey man wanted for questioning in the murder his parents was found and arrested at a casino in Bethlehem, officials said.

10/29/2019

press release Rivers Casino Philadelphia Debuts on Delaware Avenue
(Pennsylvania) -- Philadelphia ushers in a new gaming and entertainment era on Delaware Avenue. Opening today, SugarHouse Casino is celebrating its transition to the new...

10/27/2019

article Cambria welcomes first Video Gaming Terminals
(Pennsylvania) -- Donna Hurtack tried her luck at one of five Video Gaming Terminals on Thursday at the Keystone Restaurant and Truck Stop — the first legal Video...

10/25/2019

article The Next Pennsylvania Online Sportsbook: Unibet Launching Next Month
(Pennsylvania) -- Unibet’s online sportsbook and casino operations will begin next month in Pennsylvania, its Stockholm-listed parent company Kindred said. Unibet...

10/24/2019

article Valley Forge Casino's $88M Handle Leads PA In Sports Gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- Valley Forge Casino's sports gambling offering is pulling in some big dollars. FanDuel, operating under Valley Forge Casino's license, had a...
article Hollywood Casino Says Goodbye to William Hill And Hello To Kambi
(Pennsylvania) -- The partnership between bookmaker William Hill and Hollywood Casino/Penn National Gaming in Pennsylvania is officially over. The retail sportsbooks at...

10/22/2019

article After A Year In The US, Kambi Has Some Takeaways On American Bettors
(Pennsylvania) -- If you were putting together an expert panel on sports betting in Pennsylvania, Kambi would warrant a spot. The European bookmaker handles sports...

10/21/2019

article Pa. spends $1.3M to date on search for lottery partner amid fierce competition for $1B contract
(Pennsylvania) -- The hunt for a company to service the Pennsylvania Lottery’s games and gaming system for the next decade has proven to be a contentious and...

10/18/2019

article Pennsylvania's sports betting revenue up 144%, boosted by NFL season start
(Pennsylvania) -- Legal bookmakers reported $14.9 million in gross revenue from sports betting last month, and the state took in $5.3 million in tax revenue from the...
article September PA Sports Betting Led By FanDuel’s $88.5M Betting Handle
(Pennsylvania) -- Sports bettors in Pennsylvania know exactly what they are doing, as the 11 Pennsylvania sportsbooks had an opportunity to capitalize on a much higher...
press release UPDATE: Revenue for Sports Wagering in Pennsylvania Increases by 144% from August to September
(Pennsylvania) -- Activity during September in the Commonwealth sports wagering industry increased significantly over the previous month of August according to figures...

10/17/2019

article Pennsylvania Fantasy Contests Revenue Up 37% in September
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today posted on its web site September's Fantasy Contest Revenue Report which shows revenue of $2,929,047 in...
article Pennsylvania Sports Betting Hits $200 Million In Wagers In September, Thanks To Football
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania sports betting is getting big in a hurry — hitting almost $200 million in wagers last month — thanks to the advent of online...
article As early work begins, how soon could doors open at Hollywood Casino York at Galleria mall?
(Pennsylvania) -- Ka-ching! A target date has been set for a new mini-casino to open at the York Galleria in Springettsbury Township. Hollywood Casino York is expected...

10/15/2019

article Pennsylvania Could Rule US Sports Betting, NJ Official Says
(Las Vegas) -- David Rebuck could have sauntered into Nevada and declared New Jersey the new capital of legal sports betting in the United States.

10/12/2019

article Which Site Will Be First To Offer Online Poker In Pennsylvania, And When?
(Pennsylvania) -- As we approach the three-month mark for legal online gambling in Pennsylvania, poker players in the state are still twiddling their thumbs and...
article At two Philadelphia universities, you can bet on sports, but not on the home team
(Pennsylvania) -- Some sports fans tell pollsters they bet on games as a way of showing support for their favorite teams. But in the new world of legalized sports...

10/11/2019

article Which Site Will Be First To Offer Online Poker In Pennsylvania, And When?
(Pennsylvania) -- As we approach the three-month mark for legal online gambling in Pennsylvania, poker players in the state are still twiddling their thumbs and...

10/9/2019

article Philadelphia Flyers create 'rage room' for fans to destroy stuff
(Pennsylvania) -- The Philadelphia Flyers have created a rage room for hockey fans to get their aggression out. The new room in the Wells Fargo Center -- dubbed the...

10/8/2019

article A sneak peek of the new sportsbook-style lounges at Wells Fargo Center
(Pennsylvania) -- The Wells Fargo Center and BetRivers.com unveiled new renderings of two lounges mirroring sports books that will debut at arena when the Philadelphia...

10/6/2019

article Colin McNickle: The Rivers Casino at 10
(Pennsylvania) -- Ten years ago the heavily touted Rivers Casino opened on Pittsburgh’s North Shore. But a decade later, its original revenue projections have yet...

10/4/2019

article Gaming Control Board releases first video gaming report
(Pennsylvania) -- In its first-ever report on video gaming terminals, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said revenue for August and September was $324,710. Two...
article First Few Weeks Of VGT Operations Fuel Truck Stops With $325K In Revenue
(Pennsylvania) -- The first revenue numbers on video gaming terminals (VGTs) from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) are in. The initial revenue report covers...

10/3/2019

article Pennsylvania casinos earned $3.2 billion in fiscal year
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania's 12 casinos had combined revenue of $3.2 billion in the 2018-19 fiscal year, according to Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board's...
press release Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Posts First Video Gaming Terminal Revenue Reports
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today posted on its web site the initial reports of revenue generated by Video Gaming Terminals (VGTs) at truck...

10/2/2019

article DraftKings aims to play in Pennsylvania’s booming online sports-betting market
(Pennsylvania) -- State regulators on Wednesday approved a sports-wagering license for a casino near Pittsburgh, providing a platform for DraftKings, the fantasy sports...
article No DraftKings In PA Until November, But The Meadows Retail Book Days Away
(Pennsylvania) -- Sports betting is coming to Washington County and DraftKings is finally coming to Pennsylvania. Just not at the same time.The Meadows’ retail...
article Parx Casino offers bonus gaming for every Philadelphia 76ers regular season win
(Pennsylvania) -- The Philadelphia 76ers are joining forces with Parx Casino in Bensalem for a multi-year partnership to bring Sixers fans the ultimate experience this...
article Sixers partner with Parx Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- The Sixers have become the latest professional sports franchise to partner with a casino. The team has partnered with Parx Casino on a multi-year...
article Pennsylvania gambling revenue hits $3.29bn in 2018-19
(Pennsylvania) -- State-wide gambling revenue in Pennsylvania amounted to $3.29bn in the 2018-19 financial year as the introduction of legal sports betting and higher...
article $150,000 fine from PGCB for Downs Racing
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today approved a fine of $150,000 against Downs Racing, L.P., operator of Mohegan Sun Pocono Downs, for not...

10/1/2019

article New, larger sportsbook officially opens at Rivers Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- The grand opening of the state-of-the-art, $5 million BetRivers Sportsbook in the center of the decade-old casino’s gaming floor was ushered in...
article Rivers Pittsburgh’s New Sportsbook Rivals The Best Vegas Has To Offer
(Pennsylvania) -- Sports bettor Matthew Friedrichs thought the temporary sportsbook at Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh was the best one east of Las Vegas.
article The Meadows Hoping New Sportsbook Gives Casino Boost
(Pennsylvania) -- Sports betting has caught fire in Pennsylvania and is getting hotter, especially among the rabid sports fans in our neck of the woods.
article Sixers announce multi-year partnership with Parx Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- The Philadelphia 76ers announced today a partnership with Bensalem-based Parx Casino. The multi-year partnership names Parx Casino the team’s...
press release 12th Annual PA Gaming Control Board Report on Casino Industry Diversity Provides Employment and Expenditure Information
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today released its 12th Annual Diversity Report providing a description of each casino’s activities related...

9/30/2019

article Rivers Casino Opens State-Of-The-Art Sportsbook
(Pennsylvania) -- The Permanent home for sports betting at Rivers Casino is up and running just in time for Monday night’s Steelers games against the Bengals.
article Rivers Casino unveils $5M lounge with 360-degrees of TV screens for sports gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- While tailgaters sweated outside Heinz Field in the muggy weather, another black-and-gold-clad crowd gathered hours before Monday night’s...
article VIDEO: New State-Of-The-Art Sportsbook Opens At The Rivers Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- The Rivers Casino celebrated the grand opening of the BetRivers Sportsbook– just in time for the Steelers vs. Bengals Monday night game.
article Parx Casino Near Philadelphia Overpaid Taxes by $1.1M, Pennsylvania Plans on Keeping It
(Pennsylvania) -- Parx Casino north of Philadelphia overpaid taxes on its slot machines to the tune of more than $1.1 million, but Pennsylvania state officials say they...

9/29/2019

article Centre County truck stop one of first in Pennsylvania to open video gaming terminal
(Pennsylvania) -- Centre County’s first truck stop video gaming terminal lounge is open for business, aiming to create a mini-casino for visitors. After applying...

9/28/2019

article Pa. casino revenue rose 6.3 percent in August. Here’s how that happened.
(Pennsylvania) -- August figures from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board show that revenue overall increased 6.3 percent compared to August 2018. That undoubtedly was...
article Fair to leave Penn National Gaming
(Pennsylvania) -- Fair, who has served in his current role as CFO since 2017, joined Penn National in 2014 as senior vice president and chief development officer. He has...
press release Unibet takes on second US sports betting market
(Pennsylvania) -- Kindred Group’s flagship brand Unibet has taken on its second US market in Pennsylvania, opening its sportsbook in partnership with Mohegan Sun...

9/27/2019

article Rivers Casino to open new sportsbook Monday
(Pennsylvania) -- Rivers Casino on Monday afternoon will unveil its state-of-the-art, $5 million BetRivers Sportsbook, just in time for sports bettors to lay wagers on...

9/24/2019

article Mount Airy mini-casino vote could come by November
(Pennsylvania) -- State gaming officials are getting close to a decision on a Monroe County-based casino's plans to open a mini-casino in Beaver County after nearly...
article Mount Airy mini-casino vote could come by November
(Pennsylvania) -- State gaming officials are getting close to a decision on a Monroe County-based casino’s plans to open a mini-casino in Beaver County after...

9/23/2019

article Key PA Lawmaker: Don’t Look For Changes In Gaming Taxes This Fall
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Legislature has begun meeting in Harrisburg again for its fall session, two years after approving a gaming expansion that astonished...
article Mount Airy mini-casino vote could come by November
(Pennsylvania) -- State gaming officials are getting close to a decision on a Monroe County-based casino's plans to open a mini-casino in Beaver County after nearly...
article Mount Airy launches online sports betting
(Pennsylvania) -- Mount Airy Casino Resort in Monroe County quietly opened its sportsbook and launched its online sports betting site earlier this month. The casino...

9/22/2019

article Corner bars want a piece of the action as sports betting moves out of the shadows
(Pennsylvania) -- With the spectacular growth of mobile sports wagering in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, some bar and restaurant owners are looking to morph their venues...
article Rare gaming opportunity found in Clinton County
(Pennsylvania) -- The second video gaming lounge in the state, owned by an independent business, was recently opened at a McElhattan truck stop, to “overwhelmingly...

9/20/2019

article College football boosts Pa. sports betting to $109M in wagers
(Pennsylvania) -- Casinos offering sports betting in Pennsylvania scored their first big touchdown in August, with the start of the college football season. Sports...

9/18/2019

article Meadows, most state casinos have solid August
(Pennsylvania) -- Meadows Casino had a strong August, including a massive increase in table games revenue. The gaming site in North Strabane Township had $3,239,825 in...
article Pennsylvania Fantasy Contests Revenue up 47% in August
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today posted on its web site August’s Fantasy Contest Revenue Report which shows revenue of $1,388,631 in...
article Pennsylvania Sports Betting Handle Crosses $100 Million In August; FanDuel Already Leads
(Pennsylvania) -- If New Jersey is going to hold onto its sports betting crown in the east, it’s going to have to stave off a serious challenge from Pennsylvania....

9/17/2019

article Pennsylvania’s Sports Betting Surges With FanDuel’s Addition
(Pennsylvania) -- FanDuel’s immense brand advantage with the betting public was on full display in Pennsylvania in August, as it surged to the top of the state...
article Maximum Security Sidelined by Colitis for Pennsylvania Derby Saturday, Possibly Longer
(Pennsylvania) -- Maximum Security, slated to run in Saturday’s Grade I Pennsylvania Derby, will now miss that race at Parx Racing as a veterinarian diagnosed the...

9/16/2019

article Harrah’s Philadelphia to Introduce a New Mobile Betting App
(Pennsylvania) -- Its been just nearly two years since the Keystone State signed off on a massive gambling expansion bid that has propelled the growth of the industry so...
article New City Terrace Assembly Room in Wells Fargo Center to Feature PlaySugarHouse Betting
(Pennsylvania) -- The Wells Fargo Center is the home of the Philadelphia Flyers. In an effort to bring in a younger audience to the sports games of the Philadelphia...
press release Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Reports 6.3% Increase in Total Revenue in August
(Pennsylvania) -- Figures released today by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board shows total gaming and fantasy contests revenue generated in the Commonwealth during...
article Pennsylvania’s gambling revenue jumps with new online options
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s three online gambling sites outperformed their four online sports betting counterparts in August, while land-based gaming somehow...

9/14/2019

article ‘More Than Just A Casino’: SugarHouse Casino Switches Gears To Help Recycle Old Electronics
(Pennsylvania) -- A local casino is switching gears this weekend. Instead of giving away big items, SugarHouse Casino collected them. People usually go to SugarHouse...

9/10/2019

article Online Poker Is Still In Pennsylvania Hold’em Pattern
(Pennsylvania) -- There will be no online poker this week. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) confirmed that no testing is scheduled. It’s still in a...
article “The door has been closed on a casino this year…” why it could be a while before Central PA has a casino
(Pennsylvania) -- It’s a topic of frequent conversation in Central Pennsylvania: will a casino come to the region? Cities like Altoona and State College have been...

9/9/2019

article Legal sports betting continues gambling evolution in Pa. [Column]
(Pennsylvania) -- It wasn't that long ago that if you wanted to legally place a bet in Pennsylvania, your only choice was to head out to Penn National Race Course in...
article Video gaming terminal lounge first to open at area truck stop
(Pennsylvania) -- Bald Eagle Travel Stop in McElhattan, Pa., is the first truck stop in Northcentral Pennsylvania to open a video gaming terminal lounge. The truck stop...

9/7/2019

article Western Pa. entities preparing for growth of sports betting
(Pennsylvania) -- This is the first full NFL season with legal sports betting available across Pennsylvania and another dozen states — and counting. That expansion...

9/5/2019

article Pennsylvania gaming board garners zero bids for satellite casino license, ending auction process
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s casinos declined to submit bids for the right to a satellite casino in the state, the state’s Gaming Control Board (PGCB)...

9/4/2019

article Sports betting will soon be welcomed at Wells Fargo Center lounges
(Pennsylvania) -- The legalization of sports betting in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware first seemed like a waiting game. Casinos jumped right in the water, but it...
article Auction reset yields no new bidders for Pennsylvania casino licenses
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s commercial gambling companies looked at the remaining market for casino development here and collectively decided Wednesday they...
article Lack of interest thwarts latest Pennsylvania casino auction
(Pennsylvania) -- Lack of interest has thwarted Pennsylvania's latest casino expansion attempt. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Wednesday received no...
article Pennsylvania Satellite Casino Auction Fails To Get A Bid
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania satellite casino auction held today in Harrisburg did not have a minimum qualifying $7.5 million bid presented to state regulators.

8/31/2019

article Pa. to test appetite for more mini-casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania lawmakers approved the creation of mini-casinos in 2017, as a way of balancing the state budget. These gambling venues can offer up to 750...

8/27/2019

article PA Is Not Joking Around About No Online Casino Play At Casinos (blog)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvanians currently have access to four online sportsbooks and three online casinos. Betting on the Philadelphia Eagles or Pittsburgh Steelers isn...
article What Pa. casino raked in the most money in July? Latest state data shows revenue up for table games, down for slots
(Pennsylvania) -- Figures released and posted recently by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on its website, www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov, shows total revenue...

8/25/2019

article Philadelphia Union, Parx Casino Enter Partnership
(Pennsylvania) -- Parx Casino in Philadelphia has partnered with Major League Soccer (MLS) team the Philadelphia Union, and the Talen Energy Stadium. This partnership is...

8/24/2019

article Hollywood Casino York gets local approval to build at the York Galleria
(Pennsylvania) -- One of several approvals needed before Penn National Gaming can host its grand opening of Hollywood Casino York in the York Galleria was granted by...

8/22/2019

article Springettsbury board OKs projects for mini-casino
(Pennsylvania) -- The Springettsbury Board of Supervisors on Thursday approved a redevelopment plan from Penn National, which is looking to bring a mini-casino to the...

8/21/2019

article GOUKER: Why FanDuel Sportsbook Will Dominate Pennsylvania Like It Did New Jersey
(Pennsylvania) -- If you’re running an online sports betting app in Pennsylvania or planning to start one, you’re hoping to avoid history repeating itself....
article Sandy Twp. no longer opposed to mini-casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- Sandy Township has reversed its stance on the possibility of a mini-casino opening in the municipality. In a 3-2 vote Monday, the supervisors rescinded...
article Pennsylvania Breaks $300 Million Sports Betting Handle Mark
(Pennsylvania) -- New highs are being set in Pennsylvania regarding sports betting, despite summer being known as the slowest betting time of the year. In the most...
article Sandy Twp. no longer opposed to mini-casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- Sandy Township has reversed its stance on the possibility of a mini-casino opening in the municipality. In a 3-2 vote Monday, the supervisors rescinded...

8/20/2019

article What's up with our mini-casino at the York Galleria?
(Pennsylvania) -- It's been more than a year and a half since plans were announced to bring a mini-casino to York County. And it's been a year since Penn...

8/19/2019

article PA Truck Stop Gambling Finally Rolls Out With Rutter’s VGT Parlor
(Pennsylvania) -- The list of gambling expansion markets that haven’t launched in Pennsylvania is getting smaller and smaller. As of Friday, video gambling...
article Pennsylvania sports betting handle projected to jump to $125 million
(Pennsylvania) -- The safest bet going today is that Pennsylvania sports betting is about explode in T-minus 17 days, which is the start of the 2019 NFL season. The...

8/16/2019

article PA Online Sports Betting Overtook Retail In July With 66% Of Betting
(Pennsylvania) -- July is not known as a big betting month, but that didn’t stop the expansion of the PA online betting market from posting the biggest month for...
article Pennsylvania iGaming reports initial results; from humble beginnings, 24/7 gambling is borne
(Pennsylvania) -- Three Pennsylvania casinos took in $812,306 in revenue from online gamblers playing slot machines and table games in the inaugural month of iGaming.
article Pennsylvania Releases July’s Sports Betting Results
(Pennsylvania) -- Sportsbooks in Pennsylvania have posted strong results for July, collecting $59.3 million in total digital bets over the month. Despite most sports...
article Pennsylvania’s online gambling stats; DOJ appeals Wire Act ruling
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s online gambling market has only just launched and it’s already under threat by the US Department of Justice.
article Rutter’s introduces video gambling games at its first store in central Pa.
(Pennsylvania) -- Now you can stop by one Rutter’s in central Pennsylvania for milk, gasoline and a chance to win big. The York County chain announced today it has...

8/15/2019

article Officials: Casino opening in Hempfield will be named after Pittsburgh — and that’s OK
(Pennsylvania) -- Westmoreland County’s mini casino, slated to open next year, will be known as “Live! Casino Pittsburgh.” Located in Westmoreland Mall...

8/14/2019

article Officials grant final license for Westmoreland Mall casino
(Pennsylvania) -- State gaming officials approved the license for a mini casino to operate out of Westmoreland Mall in Hempfield. The state Gaming Control Board voted...
article Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Awards Category 4 License to The Cordish Companies
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today voted unanimously to award a license to Stadium Casino, LLC, a division of The Cordish Companies, to...

8/13/2019

article Philadelphia Stadium Casino Developer Wants I-76 Ramp Mandate Dismissed in Relicensing Agreement
(Pennsylvania) -- The $700 million Philadelphia casino being constructed in the city’s stadium district is requesting the state remove a mandate in its previous...
article Rivers Casino digs in on $60 million, 219-room hotel
(Pennsylvania) -- Rivers Casino’s latest gamble has nothing to do with slot machines, table games, or sports wagering.
article Rivers Casino holds ceremonial ground breaking on new hotel
(Pennsylvania) -- Rivers Casino hosted a ceremonial ground breaking on its new hotel, The Landing Hotel, Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

8/12/2019

article OP/ED: Taking a chance on gambling in York County
(Pennsylvania) -- The confetti on the floor of my father’s cigar and candy store always confused me. Had I missed a parade that marched through the store on the corner...
article Gaming Control Board introduced a new program to help problem gamblers
(Pennsylvania) -- As gambling continues to expand across the state, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has introduced a new program to help problem gamblers. ​They...

8/11/2019

article State Gaming Control Board accepting online complaints, disputes
(Pennsylvania) -- Patrons who have a complaint or dispute for land-based or interactive gaming can file online, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Under...

8/10/2019

article Presque Isle Downs & Casino launches BetAmerica sportsbook
(Pennsylvania) -- Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Erie, Pennsylvania opens its BetAmerica sportsbook today (Thursday), to coincide with the start of this year’s...

8/9/2019

article Parx Casino celebrates grand opening of a $10M sportsbook in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Parx Casino celebrated Thursday the grand opening of the brand new Parx Casino Sportsbook in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. The company’s authorities,...
article Presque Isle Downs and Casino now offering sports betting
(Pennsylvania) -- Presque Isle Downs and Casino has officially entered the Sports Betting Realm with the unveiling of their latest betting machines. The debut of...
article Hearing next week for final approval of Hempfield casino
(Pennsylvania) -- The final hearing for the proposed mini casino in Westmoreland Mall is scheduled next week before the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. On Wednesday,...
article Self-Exclusion Program for Video Gaming Terminals Launched by Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) today announced that a self-help tool for individuals to voluntarily exclude themselves from participating...

8/8/2019

article Churchill Downs launches BetAmerica sportsbook at Presque Isle Casino in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Churchill Downs has opened its latest BetAmerica sportsbook at the Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Pennsylvania. The newly renovated venue features...

8/7/2019

article The Grand Opening of ‘Sports Book’ is Thursday At Parx Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Parx Casino is celebrating their new 'Sports Book' expansion tomorrow. Parx Casino wasted zero time expanding their casino when sports betting...

8/6/2019

article Parx Casino to unveil new Sportsbook
(Pennsylvania) -- While Thursday’s preseason match-up between the Eagles and the Titans is only an exhibition, the bets placed on the game will be for real. And...
article Parx ‘forced’ to find new casino site in Shippensburg Township
(Pennsylvania) -- Shippensburg Township’s proposed mini casino will be moving to a new site, executives of the gaming company said.

8/5/2019

press release Patron Complaints Accepted on PA Gaming Control Board Website
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board ("PGCB") is reminding the public of the availability of online forms that would allow consumers to file...

8/3/2019

article Rivers Casino hitting a peak as it turns 10
(Pennsylvania) -- When the Rivers Casino opened 10 years ago, the goal was to attract people like John and Mary Kaye Baccelli, a retired husband and wife waiting in line...

8/2/2019

article Pennsylvania Lottery nets $31.3m profit in first year of online games
(Pennsylvania) -- New online gambling options helped Pennsylvania’s lottery set new revenue and profit records, although the lack of these options didn’t...

8/1/2019

article Pa. lottery has another record-breaking year, but ticket sales from its newest games fall short of projections
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania Lottery ticket sales were booming in the last fiscal year, generating a record $1.14 billion for programs benefitting older Pennsylvanians...
article Pa.'s Budget Process—Making Sense of a Difficult Legislative Puzzle
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania budget process proved less controversial this year when revenue exceeded estimates and provided the commonwealth with a budget surplus...
article Now Fully Launched, FanDuel Is Officially Setting New Bar For PA Betting
(Pennsylvania) -- When FanDuel began testing in Pennsylvania, plenty of people raised an eyebrow. Rather than use a separate app from its New Jersey counterpart, FanDuel...
article Slots payouts vary among Pennsylvania casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- The flashing lights. The spinning wheels. The sound of coins hitting the tray below, a metal-on-metal clank that makes slot machines so appealing to so...
article When It Comes To Retail Sports Betting, Valley Forge Is All About Foot Traffic
(Pennsylvania) -- With Pennsylvania online sportsbooks proliferating and taking off, retail land-based books may seem so yesterday in the universe of sports betting. But...
article Pa. lottery has another record-breaking year but ticket sales from its newest games fall short of projections
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania Lottery ticket sales were booming in the last fiscal year, generating a record $1.14 billion for programs benefitting older Pennsylvanians...
article PNG loses CEO, downplays Pennsylvania iGaming outlook
(Pennsylvania) -- Regional casino operator Penn National Gaming (PNG) is bidding goodbye to its long-time CEO while positioning itself for US sports betting and iGaming...

7/31/2019

article A closer look at casino slot payouts
(Pennsylvania) -- The flashing lights. The spinning wheels. The sound of coins hitting the tray below. A metal-on-metal clank that makes slot machines so appealing to so...

7/30/2019

article FanDuel Is Quickly Becoming The Top Sportsbook In The United States
(Pennsylvania) -- FanDuel Sportsbook is continuing its expansion across the country. Pennsylvania is the newest topic of conversation. As the largest state (by...

7/29/2019

article Fantasy sports giant enters Pennsylvania betting market
(Pennsylvania) -- FanDuel Group, the fantasy sports giant that quickly became the leading online sports betting operation in New Jersey, on Monday became the fourth...
article Harrah’s ready to launch sports gambling in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- The NFL’s long-running “Are you ready for some football” is getting a positive response from a growing number of legal sportsbooks...

7/28/2019

article Good news for seniors: Pa. lottery sales reach new high
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania Lottery sales in 2018-19 reached a new high. More than $4.5 billion in lottery tickets were sold during that time frame to break the...

7/26/2019

article GeoComply’s GeoGuard Gives PA iPhone Users An Online Gambling Lifeline
(Pennsylvania) -- Necessity is the mother of invention. Focus on the solution, not the problem. The answer you seek is right in front of you. These may be fortune cookie...
article Prediction: Pennsylvania will lead nation in sports betting within a year through online and mobile wagering
(Pennsylvania) -- The U.S. director of a global technology provider for sportsbooks said the launch of online and mobile wagering in Pennsylvania is off to a fast start...

7/25/2019

article Lawsuit Against PA Casino Over Card Decks Voluntarily Dismissed
(Pennsylvania) -- According to court documents, attorneys for a pair of gamblers on July 11 notified the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania...

7/24/2019

article June Sports Betting Numbers Highlight Proliferation Of Online Betting
(Pennsylvania) -- Another fiscal year, another consecutive record for gaming revenues in Pennsylvania. That’s due in large part from a strong boost from sports...
article While Slots And Sports Betting Grow, PA Casino Table Games Are Sluggish
(Pennsylvania) -- Lost in the recent announcement of another record year for overall casino revenue growth was the first-ever reversal of fortunes for table games in...
article Justin Moore named Rivers Schenectady general manager
(Pennsylvania) -- It’s official, Justin Moore has been named general manager of Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady. The announcement was made by Rush Street...

7/22/2019

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

7/21/2019

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

7/19/2019

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

7/18/2019

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

7/16/2019

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

7/15/2019

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

7/14/2019

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

7/13/2019

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

7/12/2019

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

7/11/2019

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

7/10/2019

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

7/9/2019

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

7/8/2019

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

7/5/2019

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

7/4/2019

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

7/3/2019

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

6/29/2019

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

6/28/2019

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

6/27/2019

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

6/26/2019

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

6/25/2019

article Rivers Casino goes live with online and mobile sportsbook
(Pennsylvania) -- Millions of betting options on thousands of games, locally and around the world, will soon be at bettors’ fingertips.
article Rivers Casino launches online sportsbook
(Pennsylvania) -- Think the Steelers will bring home the Vince Lombardi trophy this year? You can place your bet online now. Western Pennsylvania’s first online...
article The Floodgates Are Open: BetRivers Launches PA’s Third Betting App
(Pennsylvania) -- Suddenly, Pennsylvania sports bettors have a trio of options to choose from when it comes to online betting. Of course, two of those options are...
article Online sports betting ramps up risks for problem gamblers
(Pennsylvania) -- Legalized online sports betting’s arrival in Pennsylvania has brought that type of gambler a modernized, convenient world of credit card use,...

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