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Pennsylvania Records Lower Overall Gaming Revenue in November

Last week, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) released the revenue figures for the state’s gaming sector in November. 2020 has been a challenging year and thus it came as no surprise when the report revealed a year-over-year decline in gaming revenue. According to the gaming control board, in November the state’s gambling industry generated […]

Penn Nation Gaming to Acquire Hollywood Casino Perryville

Renowned gaming and entertainment operator Penn National Gaming has recently made a huge announcement that resonates with its very ambitious expansion plans in the United States. The huge announcement pertains to a deal that the company has struck with Gaming and Leisure Properties to acquire the operations of the Hollywood Casino Perryville in Maryland. This […]

Pennsylvanian Casinos Shut Down as Part of COVID-19 Mitigation Order

The Keystone State, just like many other states across America is still reeling from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Things seemed to have been getting back on track for a moment but that was short-lived thanks to a surge in infections. Last week, Pennsylvania’s Governor Tom Wolf who had at about the same time […]

Is It the Right Time for More Mini-Casinos in Pennsylvania?

Despite all that has been going on in 2020, Pennsylvania has continued to push forward with some of its plans for gambling expansion. Perhaps one of the most notable ones is the launch of mini-casinos in the state. The Live! Casino in Westmoreland Mall is the first that comes to mind. Satellite casinos are, however, […]

Blackhawk Network Launches Gift Cards for Sports Betting

Global branded payment provider Blackhawk Network Incorporated has made history with its launch of a new kind of gift card. Game On ™, the new gift card, is for use in the sports betting market. In addition to an extra layer of security and convenience, the card promises a smart and easy way for sports […]

UPDATE: BetMGM Finally Goes Live in the Keystone State

The long wait has finally come to an end as BetMGM which is one of the fastest-growing brands in the United States has finally launched its online gaming offering in the Keystone State. After building up anticipation through various partnerships, the iGaming brand has followed through with its plans of venturing into Pennsylvania’s very lucrative […]

New Interstate Self Exclusion Technology Coming to Pennsylvania

Earlier this month, renowned gaming and entertainment operator GVC Holdings unveiled its Sustainability Charter, and shortly after that, the company began the journey towards its implementation. Now, GVC Holdings which will soon be known as Entain is the first-ever official partner of PlayPause, a new responsible gambling tool from a non-profit known as Conscious Gaming […]

BetMGM Announces Partnership with Pittsburgh Steelers

Ever since the federal ban on sports betting was lifted, there have been a ton of new developments in the sector. With more sports leagues and teams warming up to the idea of being a part of the industry, we have seen several team-ups that are set to push things even further. It was, therefore, […]

Wind Creek’s Betfred-Powered Sportsbook Now Live in Pennsylvania

Last Wednesday, Wind Creek Hospitality and Betfred USA Sports announced the debut of their sports betting operation in Pennsylvania. The new sportsbook is located at Wind Creek Bethlehem, one of the Keystone State’s most popular retail gambling destinations. Pennsylvania now has a total of 13 retail sportsbooks and this addition is bound to shake things […]

Pennsylvania Sports Betting Sets New Revenue Record in October

Things seem to be shaping up quite well for some sectors of the Keystone States gambling market despite the ongoing pandemic. Thanks largely to the rather dramatic surge in online betting traffic, the state recorded a double-digit revenue gain in October. This is the third consecutive record month for sports wagering since the launch of […]

Events News

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 […]

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 […]

Industry News

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 […]

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 […]

Legislation News

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 […]

Pennsylvania Quietly Pauses War on Skill Gaming Machines

At the beginning of the year, casino operators in the Keystone State launched an aggressive campaign whose main intention was to prevent further operation of the so-called “skill gaming” machines. Available in a number of convenience stores across the state, these machines have remained very controversial particularly because they are unregulated despite the fact that […]