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PA Gambling Expansion Begins with Launch of Keno by Lottery

For those who doubted it, the Keystone state finally has some tangible evidence that its planned gambling expansion is not a mere pipe dream. However, the progress does not begin with online poker or even sports betting but instead, the process has kicked off with a broad expansion of the PA lottery which is another […]

PGCB’s 90-Day Online Casino License Petition Window Now Open

A fortnight ago on Monday, April 16, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) officially gave the state’s casinos interested in offering online gambling the go-ahead to petition the board for interactive gaming licenses. This was confirmed by the PGCB’s director of communication Doug Harbach. Thanks to a law that was enacted in October last year, […]

Restoring Trust in Online Poker using Blockchain Technology

Breach of trust has always been a critical concern for players when it comes to online poker operators. The first ever breach dates to as far back as 2001 when PokerSpot, one of the pioneering online poker sites shut down abruptly taking $400,000 worth of player deposits with it. However, the true wakeup call came […]

Multi-State Online Poker Pool to Debut on May 1

According to a report filed by Associated Press, online gaming behemoths 888 Holdings and World Series of Poker have plans to debut online player pools between New Jersey and Nevada. Nevada and Delaware have had a poker liquidity sharing arrangement for years now which means that Delaware is definitely in the mix. Nevada and New […]

Pennsylvania Accepting Online Gambling License Applications

Pennsylvania has been working very hard towards achieving a sustainable and regulated online gambling field. The state hopes to achieve this by designing a number of suitable regulatory measures that will not only ensure that the state as whole benefits from the gambling industry but also make sure that players are treated to nothing but […]

How Pennsylvania Can Help Tip the Scales for Online Poker

A number of stakeholders in the online poker industry have set their sights on Pennsylvania in the hope that the state’s yet to launched online poker operations will achieve what New Jersey’s online poker industry failed to achieve in five years. That is, boosting the entire United States online poker market. Already, there are rumours […]

Alabama Indian Tribe Buys Pennsylvania Casino for $1.3B

The Creek Indian tribe-owned and Alabama-based Wind Creek Hospitality is reportedly working out a deal that will see it purchase Pennsylvania’s Sands Bethlehem Casino for a whopping $1.3 billion. Sands Bethlehem which is located in Eastern Pennsylvania is the only casino in the United States outside of the state of Nevada that shares a parent […]

Wind Creek Hospitality to Acquire Sands Bethlehem for $1.3B

Last Thursday, Wind Creek Hospitality, which is owned by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement that will see Wind Creek Hospitality acquire Pennsylvania’s Sands Bethlehem casino-resort for $1.3 billion. The deal is still yet to be closed mainly because it is subject to regulatory review as […]

Maureen McCarthy Returns to Tables, Crushes PokerShares

The debate on whether online poker is a game of a skill or a game of luck rages on, but what many people can agree on is that the game has a little bit of both. Poker has evolved into a game that more and more people are playing because of the talents that one […]