Clicky

Pennsylvania Approves More Online Gambling Regulations - PennsylvaniaCasinos.com News : PennsylvaniaCasinos.com News
pa-gaming-board
Published on
Update on

Pennsylvania inches closer to finally having legal online gambling in the state following some very impressive developments with the most recent being the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s Wednesday move to approve a number of groups of temporary regulations. All these regulations related to online poker and casino games in Pennsylvania. In addition to this, the gaming control board also approved regulations that were meant to govern daily fantasy sports in the state.

The board considered and approved a decent number of groups of regulations in relation to online gambling within the state’s borders. The provisions that were given a thumbs up related to; game testing and controls, live studio interactive gaming rules, advertising promotions and tournaments as well as the security and integrity of interactive gaming.

However, the issue of independent brand, also known as skins, was not touched during the Wednesday meeting and it is still uncertain whether the board will allow them to operate under each gambling license in Pennsylvania’s regulated online gaming market. The PGCB Executive Director Kevin O’Toole announced that there will be one more set of regulations to be discussed during the board’s next meeting scheduled for April 2. While it is not yet clear what the regulations will be about, it is expected that the issue of skins will be addressed appropriately then.

There has been a lot of uncertainty among regulators as it is still not known whether the state wants to have a model that is similar to New Jersey’s where multiple branded casinos are allowed to operate using a single license or if it wants to limit the number of branded casinos (or skins) that a given license holder can deploy for online gaming.

Mini-casino License Auction Postponed to April 4

Another result of Wednesday’s meeting was the postponement of the PGCB’s auction of a fifth mini-casino license to April 4 in Harrisburg. Pennsylvania is seeking to auction 10 mini-casino licenses to operators – these relatively smaller casinos can house up to 40 table games and 750 slot machines.

As it stands, four licenses have already been sold for the establishment of facilities in Lawrence, Westmoreland, Cumberland and York counties. $118 million in earnings came to the state for the sale and this number is certainly bound to get even higher once the remaining six licenses are sold off.

Latest Headlines

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) […]

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 […]

Similar Stories in Gambling

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) […]

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 […]

Penn National Fast Tracks Plans for Hollywood Casino York’s Launch

Penn National Gaming’s Hollywood Casino York has been one of the most anticipated developments in the Keystone State. Initially set to open its doors sometime in 2020, the operation was suffered a major setback just like many other businesses across the state due to the coronavirus pandemic. Thankfully, as things begin to change for the […]

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 […]