Pa.’s Plans to Join Fight Against DOJ Opinion Hits Bump
Mar12

Pa.’s Plans to Join Fight Against DOJ Opinion Hits Bump

This year, the Department of Justice, under the Trump Administration, decide to review the Wire Act of 1961 and this resulted in a change of opinion that made all forms of online gambling subject to the law. As expected, gaming operators and states with or planning to have online gaming industries were quick to express their displeasure with the change primarily because the reinterpretation of the law would have a profound effect on...

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Penn National Pitches Second Mini-Casino at PGCB Hearing
Mar07

Penn National Pitches Second Mini-Casino at PGCB Hearing

On Monday, March 4, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) held its fourth public input hearing which is part of the state grand gaming expansion plans. At the hearing, Penn National Gaming was given the opportunity to give a presentation to the locals and the gaming control board about the plans it has for the satellite casino project proposed for the Caernarvon Township. Penn National Gaming is already a force to reckon with...

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Pa. Gambling Licensees Asked to Comply with New DOJ Opinion
Jan23

Pa. Gambling Licensees Asked to Comply with New DOJ Opinion

On Monday, January 14, the United States Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel issued a new legal opinion on the Wire Act of 1961. This new opinion stated that the Wire Act applied not only to sports betting but also all other forms of interstate online gambling – this effectively reversed a 2011 Office of Legal Counsel opinion which gave several states the green light to launch online lottery, online casino, and...

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Pa. State House Candidate Seeks Further Gambling Expansion
Oct15

Pa. State House Candidate Seeks Further Gambling Expansion

It is barely a year since Governor Tom Wolf signed off on the gambling expansion bill that would facilitate a number of gambling-related activities in the Keystone State. Among the things that were effectively legalized when the bill was passed were online casino games as well as online poker. So far, everything is going great with the state’s online gambling plans that just recently took off after a long period of speculation about...

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Mobile Betting Won’t Be Allowed Inside Licensed Pa. Casinos
Oct11

Mobile Betting Won’t Be Allowed Inside Licensed Pa. Casinos

The launch of Pennsylvania’s online betting industry is already in motion and one of the aspects that are expected to take a center stage in the industry’s operations is mobile betting. Casino game enthusiasts in the Commonwealth will be able to place their bets from virtually every location within the state’s borders. No. Wait! As it turns out, the above claim is not entirely true. While gamblers will be able to legally bet...

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Supreme Court Ruling Faces Resistance from Industry Bigwigs
May28

Supreme Court Ruling Faces Resistance from Industry Bigwigs

Regardless of the fact that it is nearing a tipping point in terms of public acceptance, the recent United States Supreme Court Ruling that struck down the federal ban on sports betting is still facing strong opposition from a number of people who are anticipating major losses due to the development. It is still to tell how this will go, but all things considered, the decision will lie on state governments and thus the decision that...

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