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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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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 […]

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 […]

Lottery in Pennsylvania Continues to Expand

Lottery games in Pennsylvania have been growing at a heady pace. Financial results in recent years have been most reassuring with the 2015-2016 fiscal year seeing a significant uptick in revenue, up to $4.13 billion. This record was topped a year later, in the 2017-2018 financial year, with the numbers hitting the impressive $4.2 billion. […]

Bleach Report Says Millennials Still Active Sports Bettors

Trying to pinpoint consumer habits is crucial to forecasting profits in the sports betting industry. As it turns out, knowing the demographics is just as important in determining how many potential customers you might have were you a sports betting business. It’s been long known that fans are far more likely to watch games if […]

DraftKings, Caesars Entertainment Partner for Sports Betting

Renowned fantasy sports company, DraftKings is set to bring its online and mobile sports betting as well as casino gaming offerings to more states in the United States following a recent multi-year and multi-state partnership agreement with casino operator Caesars Entertainment. This means that the fantasy sports operator will now be able to offer its […]