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More Signs of Recovery as Pennsylvania Gambling Revenue Surges in March

February 2021 was a pretty solid month for the Keystone State’s gambling sector. Despite all of the difficulties most of which arose from the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the gambling entities performed quite well. This was one of the signs that the state was beginning to see some resurgence not just in the gambling sector […]

Pennsylvania To Follow Through with Plans to Lift Some COVID-19 Restrictions

Since mid-March, the Keystone State has been ramping up efforts to ease the restrictions that it had to put in place as part of the efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. While these efforts played a huge role in the fight against the pandemic, the state had plans to lift some of the mitigation […]

PGCB Releases Gaming Revenue Figures for February 2021

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) on March 16 released a report detailing the performance of the state’s gambling industry. Generally speaking, the performance of most sectors was pretty solid especially because they all also have to deal with various efforts that will help to recover from the ravaging economic and social impacts of the […]

BetMGM’s Borgata Casino App Goes Live in Pennsylvania

A little over a week ago, renowned gaming and entertainment service provider BetMGM announced the launch of the Borgata Casino app in the Keystone State. The new online betting platform is operating thanks to a market access partnership that BetMGM inked with Rivers Casino Philadelphia. It is the 14th online gambling offering to go live […]

Pennsylvania Sportsbooks and Online Casinos Post Record Revenue in January

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has recently released the revenue figures for January 2021. From the get-go, it is pretty clear that the industry is off to a good start despite still facing a few limitations due to the coronavirus pandemic. It seems like we might finally be seeing the long-awaited resurgence of the […]

Philadelphia’s Second Casino to Go Live on February 11

In early January the Cordish Companies-owned Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia announced that they would be launching their second casino operation in Philadelphia. This new world-class gaming and entertainment facility is located in the Stadium District and it opened its doors shortly after on January 19 for a series of reservation-only Preview Days. Only Live! […]

PokerStars Pennsylvania Winter Series Returns on January 21

About a week ago, PokerStars and FOX Bet announced that the Winter Series would be returning on PokerStars PA beginning Thursday, January 21. The highly-acclaimed tournament series has been scheduled to run until January 31 and will feature a total of 45 fun and exciting events with guaranteed prize pools of up to a whopping […]

Some Pennsylvanian Casinos to Reopen on January 4

About a week into December 2020, authorities in the Keystone State ordered a three-week shutdown of all non-essential businesses amid a worrying surge in cases of COVID-19 infections. That state-mandated shutdown is coming to an end and it seems some of those businesses will be able to reopen their doors. On Wednesday Pennsylvania state Governor […]

Penn National Extends Barstool Sportsbook Footprint to Michigan and Indiana

Penn National Gaming has ended the year on a very high note through the launch of three Barstool Sportsbooks.  These launches are a great milestone in the Pennsylvania-based gaming company’s very ambitious expansion plans. Sports bettors in both states can therefore look forward to some very robust sports betting services going forward. Speaking on the […]

Pennsyl-MANIA Returns To PokerStars PA This Weekend

PokerStars Pennsylvania will be treating its customers in the state to some action-packed poker gaming thanks to the return of Pennsyl-MANIA, the largest poker tournament in the state. The event will be returning for the third time on Sunday, December 27 with a record-breaking guaranteed prize pool of a whopping $500,000. This is not only […]

Events News

Penn National Launches First Mini-Casino in the Keystone State

Penn National Gaming moved from being an opposer of the state’s Category 4 satellite casino plans to being the first operator to launch such an operation in Pennsylvania. As expected, the grand opening of Hollywood Casino York came with a ton of hype of excitement. Gamblers in York County can now access the $120-million state-of-the-art […]

Barstool Sportsbook Coming to Pennsylvania Soon

Penn National Gaming, one of the most popular casino and entertainment operators in Pennsylvania is preparing to bring the first East Coast Barstool Sportsbook and bar. The operator plans to have this at its Hollywood Casino York, a mini-casino development that it will be launching later this year. Needless to say, this will be a […]

Pennsylvania Lottery Wins Commercial Gambling Lawsuit

While Pennsylvania is certainly one of the most vibrant gambling markets in the United States, there has not been a shortage of issues plaguing various aspects of these operations. Most of them have been relatively easy to handle but some have dragged out for quite some time. One of the most notable ones is a […]

Pennsylvania Casinos to Return to Full Capacity on Memorial Day

The past year or so has been incredibly tough for the retail gambling sector in Pennsylvania and the United States as a whole. However, after several months of speculation about when things could get back to normal, the country is finally ready to take things to the next step. One by one states have been […]

Industry News

Pennsylvania Poker Seemingly Slowing Down

Gambling revenue in the Keystone State once again went over the $400 million mark in August. This was revealed during a board meeting on September 15 where members of the Pennsylvania Gambling Control Board (PGCB) discussed how the gambling verticals were doing. According to Kevin O’Toole, the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, […]

Pennsylvania’s Mini Casinos: Hit or Miss?

The Keystone State’s gambling expansion plans were very ambitious, to say the least. Many of the developments that arose as a result of it have, thankfully, paid off. Sports betting in the state has been setting records ever since its launch. The online gambling sector has also proven that it is very capable. Its growth […]

Pennsylvania Land-based Casino Traffic Remains Low

The past year has been quite challenging for several businesses across the United States. Pennsylvania, like many other states, also suffered a huge blow to its economy. One of the biggest casualties in the state was the gambling sector. This was due to the closure of land-based gambling and entertainment venues as a response to […]

Record Revenue for Pennsylvania Casinos in May

The Keystone State’s online gambling sector has been through a lot since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The worst of the pandemic is now behind us and the state’s gambling industry is already beginning to gain some level of normalcy. This has translated to very impressive revenues for the industry. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) […]

Legislation News

Pennsylvanian Lawmakers Pondering Over New Gambling Proposal

The Keystone State’s gambling industry has been very successful thus far. Still, there is always room for improvement which is not too surprising considering how dynamic that space is. The Senate will be reconvening for a new session in later September and one of the things that will likely be on the agenda will be […]

Pa. Lottery and Casinos Oppose Proposed VGT Expansion Bill

On Tuesday, October 6, the Pennsylvania Senate’s Community, Economic and Recreational Development Commitment held a hearing on a proposed bill that seeks to legalize and tax video gaming terminals (VGTs) and “skill” machines in bars and clubs with liquor license across the state. During the event, the committee heard from a total of 15 different […]

Bill to Abolish Excise Tax on Legal Sports Betting Introduced in US Congress

The United States’ sports betting industry is still taking shape even though it has been a little over three years since PASPA was abolished. While states are now able to decide for themselves whether they would like to launch sports betting industries or not, the federal government still has some ties with the sports betting […]

Pennsylvania Announces Another Mini-Casino License Auction

As plans to reopen retail gambling venues continue to pick up pace in Pennsylvania, the state’s gaming control board also seems to have its sights set on even more expansion. Once again, the state will be trying its luck at increasing the number of mini-casinos. Already, the gaming officials have set September 2 as the […]