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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Pennsylvania Allows for Multiple Online Gambling Skins
Apr12

Pennsylvania Allows for Multiple Online Gambling Skins

On April 4, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control board officially announced that it would permit online gambling businesses in the state to host multiple ‘skins.’ This move will effectively allow companies that do not have licenses to operate in Pennsylvania to get in on the intrastate online gambling market. As for the state’s online gambling license holders, the temporary regulations will allow them “to deploy interactive gaming skins or...

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Anti-Online Poker Group Rides on Data Scandal to Push Agenda
Apr09

Anti-Online Poker Group Rides on Data Scandal to Push Agenda

The Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling, an anti-online poker group that is backed by Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is making moves to exploit ongoing data privacy concerns to drive its agenda. This comes in the wake of Facebook’s recent scandal that will see the media company’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, testify before a seething Congress this Wednesday. The coalition has been criticizing the regulated online gaming industry’s...

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