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PGCB Maintains Its Stand on Controversial Sports Betting Tax

Since the U.S. Supreme Court lifted the federal ban on sports betting, a number of states have been enacting legislation with reasonable tax rates on the sports betting revenue, which has been a great factor in the growth of the industry. Unfortunately, Pennsylvania has lagged behind in this regard thanks to a wave of criticism […]

Pennsylvania Casino Gaming Revenue Dwindles in September

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Tuesday, October 16 released a revenue report that showed that the state’s 12 licensed casino operators have won a total of $268.5 million in September, which was a rather surprising year-over-year decline over the same period last year. Now, the state, which is already preparing to kick off its […]

PGCB Fines SugarHouse Casino for Regulatory Violations

Last Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved fines totaling to a whopping $95,000 against the owner and operator of the Philadelphia-based SugarHouse Casino. According to the gaming control board, the casino had violated the state’s gaming regulations by dealing cards to patrons using “illegitimate” decks – the violations include a series of incidents in […]

Parx, Hollywood Casinos Get Approved for Pa. Sports Betting

On October 3, during its scheduled meeting, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board unanimously approved sports betting license petitions for Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment, the operator of Parx Casino and South Philadelphia Turf Lub and Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing (Hollywood Casino) that is operated by Penn National. This move could see sports betting go live in the […]

SugarHouse Casino Applies for 4th Pa. Sports Betting License

Pennsylvania’s sports betting market is getting even bigger with the entry of yet another of the state’s casino operators in the race to get licensed to offer sports wagering services. Just a few days after Harrah’s Philadelphia filed their petition for the third sports betting license, SugarHouse Casino whose operations are overseen by Rush Street […]

Harrah’s Philadelphia Applies for Pa. Sports Betting License

On September 26, Harrah’s Philadelphia officially became the third Pennsylvanian casino to apply for a sports betting license. The Caesars Entertainment-owned gambling facility has even already dished out the $10 million licensing fee to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board as part of its application. However, as it stands, there is no solid timeline that can […]

Pennsylvania’s Ban on Gambling Contributions Struck Down

The law that prohibited Pennsylvanian casino operators from contributing to political campaigns has now officially been lifted. The ruling which was delivered on Wednesday, September 19 by U.S. District Judge Sylvia Rambo, a federal judge, cited the fact the provision violated constitutional protections over political associations. According to the judge in her 32-page opinion, the […]

Boyd Gaming Completes Valley Forge Casino Acquisition Deal

Boyd Gaming recently completed its acquisition of Valley Forge Casino Resort, nearly nine months after it officially begun the process. With the newly acquired property, Boyd which was founded in 1975 now boasts of 25 casino properties across eight states: Pennsylvania, Nevada, Louisiana, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Mississippi, and Kansas. Valley Forge Casino Resorts, an operation […]

Global Poker Partners with MLB for Poker Fun

Global Poker has always been at the forefront of ensuring customer satisfaction with its neat portfolio of mind-boggling promotions and now the operator is taking it to the next level. This development comes in the form of a partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB) something that effectively merges one of the country’s favorite sports and […]

Two More Pennsylvanian Casinos’ iGaming Licenses Approved

Pennsylvania’s online gambling industry has received yet another boost with the approval of two more casinos’ licenses by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB). SugarHouse casino and Penn National Gaming’s Hollywood casino, are now the fourth and fifth of the state’s 13 casinos to receive approval for online gambling, behind Harrah’s, Parx and Mount Airy […]