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Jessica Wayne

Jessica is a well-rounded journalist. Just like any professional person with a strong affinity for words she spends quite a bit of time reading and brushing up on her general knowledge, and gaming specifically. She loves to find inspiration in the works of her fellow colleagues and often does. Jessica’s a peaceful soul, but her writings leave searing marks.

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Pa. Casinos Lose Lawsuit Against Online Lottery Games

A while back, a coalition of seven casinos in Pennsylvania filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction to stop the Pennsylvania Lottery from offerings online casino-style games. Last Friday, the casinos were dealt a huge blow when a Commonwealth Court chose to side with the lottery. The Pennsylvania Lottery officially launched its online lottery product in […]

GAN, FanDuel Expand Pennsylvania Online Gaming Partnership

Renowned online gambling software developer and solutions provider GAN last week announced that it would be making substantial additions to the services that it currently provides to FanDuel Group which is owned by Flutter Entertainment, the behemoth gambling operator that was previously known as Paddy Power Betfair. The expansion will be going down in the […]

PGCB Unveils Self Exclusion Program for Problem Gamblers

On Tuesday, May 28, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) announced that it is creating a new support program that is meant to act as a self-help tool for problem gamblers in the state. Referred to as the iGaming Self Exclusion Program, the new initiative will allow people to exclude themselves from placing sports bets […]

Pa. Advances Bill That Would Prohibit Truck Stop Gambling

A recent bill introduced in the Keystone Stone state seeks to give counties in the state the power to opt out of offering video gaming terminals (VGTs) at the truck stops within their jurisdictions. From the looks of it, the bill might actually make become a law as it has recently even advanced through a […]

Pa. Casinos Post Record Gaming Revenues in March

The Keystone State’s 12 licensed casino operators have recently set a brand-new all-time high record for gambling winnings in a single month. According to the revenue figures that were released by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board last Monday, the casinos managed to rake in whopping $309.1 million from slot machines and table games – the […]

West Virginia’s Interactive Gambling Bill Becomes Law

On Wednesday, March 27, West Virginia’s interactive gaming legislation officially became law after Jim Justice, the state’s billionaire Republican governor failed to take any action on the measure. The bill was pushed to governor’s desk on March 9 and he was given 15 days (excluding Sundays) to either pass the bill into law or veto […]

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 […]

Former DOI Secretary Zinke Facing Prosecutors

Pennsylvania has served as inspiration for other states looking to legalize their casino industries. Neighboring Connecticut has also been discussing potential ways to lay the ground work of its own iGaming industry. So far, four gambling bills have been introduced, each covering a separate aspect of the industry. While Connecticut’s seem tight legally and on […]

PA Lottery to Address Compulsive Gaming

The Pennsylvanian lottery may be in trouble, but what trouble is this exactly? On the one hand there’s the coming Department of Justice (DOJ) decision which will effectively throw a big spanner in the works. Even though it has been suggested that the DOJ wouldn’t be so foolish as to target lotteries, the danger is […]

Parx Casino License Reviewed & Approved

On Thursday, February 28, Pennsylvania’s leading land-based casino, Parx Casino, sat down with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB), the state’s iGaming and gambling regulator. It was a simple technicality, but with a few wrinkles. The Kambi-powered Parx Casino is re-applying for another five-year license, but the process was slightly altered because of the arriving […]