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Heidi Specter

Heidi is our Liverpool-based star writer. Though she has spent most of her life in the city, Heidi has become something of a globe-trotter in the past few years, an experience that has inspired her to pursue a career as a freelance writer. Thankfully, she has chose a niche that helps us push our editorial strategy forward. As a well-rounded writer, Heidi will be bringing you pieces of delightful and informative text, following closely on the latest iGaming developments in your state.

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Harrah’s Philadelphia to Introduce a New Mobile Betting App

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 much that it is anticipated that state’s gambling market will be more valuable than those of any other state in the country. Just recently, online gambling was launched […]

Fox Bet Reportedly Planning to Launch Online Sportsbook in Pa.

Sports betting has been thriving in the Keystone State for quite a while and it is about to get even bigger. Online sports betting was among the most anticipated gaming verticals in the state and since online sportsbooks launched in the state, they have reported impressive revenue figures. That said, it is not surprising that […]

Pennsylvania Sports Betting Sector Adds Two New Sportsbooks

The Keystone State’s retail sports betting market recently grew bigger thanks to the launch of two new sportsbooks. The sportsbooks which went live on Thursday, August 8, were launched just in time for the NFL preseason which implies that the state is now on full throttle in as far as the sports betting industry is […]

Sports Betting is Now Legal and Regulated in New York

Mid this month, the Empire State saw the launch of its very first regulated sportsbook. This comes six years after the enabling law was passed and a little over a year since the United Supreme Court abolished the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). Sports betting in the state was authorized under a voter-approved […]

PGCB To Hold Casino License Auction in September

On Wednesday, July 10, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) voted in favor of a plan to recommence the Category 4 satellite casino auction process. As such, the state will try again to award gaming licenses for five more satellite casinos as part of the ongoing aggressive gambling expansion that kicked off in October 2017. […]

Congress Reportedly Planning to Defund DOJ Wire Act Opinion

Just a little over two weeks after a federal court ruled against its recent reinterpretation of the 1961 Wire Act, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has suffered yet another potential blow. This is because Congress has taken a keen interest in fighting against the recently-published Wire Act opinion that was set to effectively […]

PGCB Approves the Sale of Sands Bethlehem to Wind Creek

Over a year after the deal was announced, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has finally approved the sale of the $1.3 Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem to an affiliate of an Indian Tribe. The transaction which was announced on Wednesday, May 29 by Wind Creek Hospitality which is affiliated to the Poarch Band of Creek Indians […]

Live! Casino & Hotel Set to Launch Pa.’s Seventh Sportsbook

Philadelphia has long been very friendly to sportsbooks – six of the Keystone State’s sports betting facilities are located either inside or outside the city’s area. A seventh sportsbook is now headed for the area courtesy of the Stadium Casino-operated Live! Casino & Hotel. Even though Stadium Casino, LLC is yet to apply for the […]

Pa. Online Casino and Online Poker to Go Live on July 15

Finally! The Keystone State’s online gaming and online poker industries are set to officially kick off operations in July. This has been confirmed by a letter from Kevin O’Toole, the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) which was addressed the state’s 13 licensed casino operators and stated that interactive gaming will be […]

US DOJ Files Motion to Dismiss Wire Act Lawsuit

The United States Department of Justice has recently filed a motion to dismiss that was filed by the New Hampshire Lottery Commission (NHLC) over the reinterpretation of the 1961 Wire Act opinion in January 2019. Rumors of the move by the Wire Act to reverse the Wire Act opinion officially came in November last year […]