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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 […]

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, […]

Events News

PGCB Reports Total Gaming Revenue for September

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has recently released the revenue figures for the state’s gambling industry in September. Unsurprisingly, the sector is still soaring as it continues to recover from the ravaging impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the gaming regulator’s press release, the total revenue for gaming and fantasy sports was a […]

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 […]

Industry News

MaximBet to Expand Operations in Pennsylvania

Renowned online sports betting operator MaximBet has recently announced that it has secured market access in Pennsylvania and Ohio. This is a huge leap forward for the company as it continues to pursue its very ambitious growth plans across North America. It will be making its debut in the two markets through market deals which […]

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 […]

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 […]