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Work Begins On $150M Live! Casino in Westmoreland County

Stadium Casino Westmoreland, an affiliate of The Cordish Companies has recently officially marked the beginning of the construction of its casino project in the county. The $150 million Live! Casino project kicked off with a groundbreaking ceremony that was graced by a number of high-ranking state officials as well as leading stakeholders in the gambling […]

PokerStars Pennsylvania to Launch on November 4

The wait may finally be over for poker lovers in Pennsylvania as the state’s first online poker offering is reportedly set to debut on Monday, November 4. It goes without saying that the lack of a legal and regulated online poker option in the state has been very frustrating for the state’s residents and this […]

Bigger Plans Unveiled as Wind Creek Bethlehem Begins Operation

Last Thursday, Wind Creek Bethlehem which was previously known as Sands Bethlehem officially begun operations. This was marked by a huge grand opening ceremony where the guests and the staff members of the property not only celebrated the launch of the new property but also its recent rebranding. The new gaming and entertainment facility is […]

Pa. Lottery’s Xpress Sports Considering Changing Game Options

It goes without saying that gambling in the Keystone State is doing quite well. The Lottery is one of the sectors that is still shining which is not very surprising especially considering the fact that it has existed longer than most other forms of gambling in the state. Even so, it continues to post record […]

Kindred’s Launches Sportsbook in New Jersey, Sets Sight on Pennsylvania

About three months ago, Kindred debuted its online casino offering in New Jersey, one of the most lucrative gambling markets in the United States. As it turns out, that was just part of the operator’s plans to capitalize on the growing market in the state and it has followed through with the launch of an […]

York County Mini-Casino Approved by Host Community

The Keystone State’s betting industry is about to grow even a bigger thanks to a recent development that will see Penn National Gaming actualize its plans for a brand new mini-casino near York County. Last week, the supervisors of Springettsbury Township voted in favor of the Penn National satellite casino that will be operating as […]

PGCB Reminds Players of Complaint Process for Online Gaming

The Keystone State’s online gambling sector has recently launched and while this is certainly a great development for the state, there are bound to be a few issues that will need to be sorted out especially with regards to consumer protection. To that effect, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Monday issued a press release […]

Pennsylvania Delays Peer-to-Peer Online Poker Again

Online gambling in Pennsylvania officially kicked off as promised on July 15 albeit for a testing period that was overseen by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB). While this development was highly welcomed by the state’s gambling community in the state, the absence of online poker in the newly launched online gaming operations did not […]

Legal Sports Betting Finally Comes to Illinois

Last Friday, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a bill that effectively made the state the fifth one to officially legalize sports betting in the country following the May 2018 Supreme Court ruling that abolished PASPA and legalized sports betting. The bill that was signed into law included a wide-ranging $45 billion capital funding package. Work […]

Pennsylvania Slot Machine Revenue Goes Up 2.7 Percent in May

Last month, the Keystone States 12 licensed and regulated casino operators managed to generate a whopping $209.6 million in combined gross revenue from slot machine gaming – this is a 2.7 percent year-on-year increase according to the figures that were released by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Tuesday, June 4. The gaming control board’s […]