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Did Pa. Lawmakers Overlook Terms of Mini Casino Sports Betting?

In a rather unexpected twist, there seems to be a possibility of an uneven playing field in as far as sports betting in the Keystone State is concerned. It is hard to tell if this was an intended move or whether it is a mere consequence of the way the state’s lawmakers dealt with the […]

PGCB Levies $120,000 in Fines for Gambling Failures

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has recently issued a whopping $120,000 in fines as part of its regulatory efforts. These fines were issued against two of the Keystone State’s licensed gambling operators who had let their guard down and allowed for some regulatory failures to occur at their facilities. Before issuing the fines, the gaming […]

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 […]

Cost of Pa.’s Search for A Lottery Partner Rises to $1.3M

For quite some time now, the Keystone State’s lottery has been searching for a partner that will serve both its games and gaming systems over the next decade. This search for partners has been both wildly controvertible and also quite costly. The cost can somehow be justified since it is reportedly going to pay at […]

Pennsylvanian Woman Lands Record Divine Fortune Jackpot

Last Tuesday, a woman from Pennsylvania named Cathy managed to hit the largest Divine Fortune Jackpot ever in the United States. Cathy who was betting on PlaySugarHouse.com placed a $1 bet and this landed her a whopping $376,893. As if the $1 bet is not enough reason to make the win an absolute miracle, we […]

Pennsylvania Posts Record Sports Betting Revenue in September

The return of football in September contributed to yet another great milestone for the Keystone State’s sports betting market which is barely a year old. According to a revenue report that was released by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, retail and online sportsbooks in the state handled wagers totaling to a whopping $194.5 million. That […]

SugarHouse Finally Debuts $5 Million BetRivers Sportsbook

As part of its wider plans to rebrand, SugarHouse Casino has recently debuted its new BetRivers Sportsbook, a revamp that cost the operator $5 million to complete. The highly-anticipated launch will give sports bettors in the Keystone State even more options when it comes to sports betting facilities. Pennsylvania already has quite a number of […]

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 […]

Parx Casino Online Sportsbook Now Available in New Jersey

Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment’s Parx Casino is without a doubt one of the most successful gaming operations in the Keystone State. The casino’s popularity has only continued to rocket with the launch of online gambling and it seems it has now grown big enough to comfortably branch out to other states. Sports bettors in New […]

Pennsylvania Casinos Bring in $3.29 Billion in Fiscal Year

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has recently published its annual revenue reported for 2018/19. As seen in the report, the previous fiscal year saw the nascent but rapidly growing gambling sector contribute significantly to the state’s economy. To put this into perspective, the gambling industry employed a whopping 16,000, delivering total annual expenditure of […]

Events News

State Auditor General to Audit Pennsylvania Lottery

On Wednesday, November 4, Pennsylvania state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced that his office would be launching a performance audit on the state’s Revenue Department and the Pennsylvania Lottery. According to DePasquale, the performance audit will be laying some special emphasis on the study of the state-run lottery’s measures when it comes to protecting itself […]

PokerStars PACOOP Goes Live in the Keystone State

PokerStars debuted in the Keystone State’s online gambling market about a month ago and already is proving to be the leading online poker platform. As expected, the company has been working very hard to solidify its position as the leader in the online poker sector and its efforts are already being seen by Pennsylvanian poker […]

Court Rules That POM’s Skill Machines Lack Skill

A little over a week ago, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court delivered a ruling that has been praised for delivering a victory for the state’s residents and a huge blow for illegal gambling operators in the state. In the ruling, the court decreed that the video game machines that are manufactured and distributed by Pace-O-Matic (POM), […]

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 […]

Industry News

eSports Betting Live in New Jersey, Where Next?

Last month, casinos and racetracks in New Jersey began taking bets on esports tournaments, a move that further expanded the already thriving sports betting industry in the state. Needless to say, esports is a multi-billion industry that has sparked a lot of interest among investors in several different sectors. Esports betting is, therefore, a very […]

Harrah’s Philadelphia Inks New Deal with the Philadelphia Eagles

As sports betting in the United States continues to expand, more sports teams continue to warm up to the activity. A number of lucrative partnerships have been inked in order to capitalize on the rapidly growing industry. Last Monday, Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetracks announced that it has entered into a partnership with the National […]

Pennsylvania Sports Betting Posts More Growth

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has recently released the revenue figures for sports betting in the Keystone State. According to the figures released by the gaming regulator, the state’s sports betting sector handled a whopping $241.2 million in bets. This was a 24 percent increase from the $194.5 million that was recorded in the […]

PGCB Denies Mount Airy Proposal for Big Beaver Mini-Casino

Mount Airy Casino has been eyeing the prospects of bringing a mini-casino to Beaver County. This was the second attempt at introducing gambling to both Beaver and Lawrence counties but just like the first attempt, it has failed miserably. On Thursday, November 20, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) denied Mount Airy Casino’s proposal to […]

Legislation News

Did Pa. Lawmakers Overlook Terms of Mini Casino Sports Betting?

In a rather unexpected twist, there seems to be a possibility of an uneven playing field in as far as sports betting in the Keystone State is concerned. It is hard to tell if this was an intended move or whether it is a mere consequence of the way the state’s lawmakers dealt with the […]

US Department of Justice Files Notice of Appeal for Wire Act

On Friday, August 16, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) officially filed a Notice of Appeal in the civil case that it recently lost to the New Hampshire Lottery Commission (NHLC) over the reinterpretation of the 1961 Wire act opinion. The Notice of Appeal was filed by the DOJ, led by Attorney General William […]

PGCB Criticizes Plans by Operators to Reduce Slot Machines

On Wednesday, August 14, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board held a hearing in Harrisburg that saw to the unfolding of a number of regulatory actions. However, most of the time was spent addressing three petitions that sought to reduce gaming floors at certain venues. The most notable petitions were filed by Presque Isle Downs Casino, […]

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 […]