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Penn National Pitches Second Mini-Casino at PGCB Hearing

On Monday, March 4, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) held its fourth public input hearing which is part of the state grand gaming expansion plans. At the hearing, Penn National Gaming was given the opportunity to give a presentation to the locals and the gaming control board about the plans it has for the […]

Casinos Have Better Chances than Sports Betting in 3 US States

When PASPA was finally defeated in May, 2018 nobody hurried to speculate that casinos would be the place where most sports betting would take place anyway. Pennsylvania’s own casinos hadn’t submitted a sports betting license by June. Then some wondered – where else if not casinos? Sure, there were the race tracks, but would that […]

Wire Act Decision Delayed Until June 14, 2019

The Wire Act has been threatening the sports betting, online poker and iGaming industries in the United States. With the legislation expected to arrive on April 15. However, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has caved, deciding to delay the implementation of the law by 60 days. As a result, the new decision will hit on […]

Pennsylvania Marks Month of Responsible Gambling in March

Pennsylvania’s Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) Secretary Jen Smith met with recovering gambling addicts, officially marking the launch of the National Problem Gambling Awareness Month on March 2. Mr. Smith met with various noteworthy individuals who had admitted to being addicts and were actively participating in treatment programs. Speaking from Strawberry Square, Mr. Smith had […]

DOJ Decision Can Be Fought in PA

With the Department of Justice (DoJ) openly pushing for the restriction of online gambling in the United States, Pennsylvania is in the process of re-examining its own forecasts for the iGaming industry in the state, slated to arrive in the third quarter of 2019. On Thursday, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) announced that the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]