Pennsylvania Will Legalize Online Gambling This Year… If

A comprehensive gaming reform package (SB 900) that included everything from online gambling expansion to 24-hour liquor licenses and allowing slot machines at OTB locations has apparently been scrapped as the state legislature continues to craft a budget that can pass the desk of newly elected Governor Tom Wolf. There are signs that indicate the

The Four Types Of Land-Based PA Casino Licenses Explained

Pennsylvania first launched legal casino gambling in 2006 when the first legal slot machines opened up at racetrack and casino properties across the state. Since then, 12 legal gambling operations opened their doors, and a 13th is currently under construction in Philadelphia. The original authorization for slot operations came from Pennsylvania’s Racehorse Development and Gaming

Senate Hearing Reveals Strong Support For Legalizing Online Gambling In Pennsylvania

Emissaries from numerous Pennsylvania casinos were on hand in Harrisburg last week for a public hearing held by Senator Kim Ward’s Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee. A large portion of Wednesday’s conversation surrounded online gaming legalization, an effort which now appears to command sizeable support among both state lawmakers and casino representatives. In attendance

Four Questions That Might Be Answered At PA’s Online Gambling Hearing

On Wednesday the Pennsylvania Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee (or just CERD for short) will lay all of its cards on the table when it hosts a hearing on comprehensive gambling reform in the Keystone State. The hearing will touch on all of the topics from a new bill introduced on Tuesday, SB

These Are The Hurdles That Could Trip Up PA Online Gambling Regulation

With four online gaming bills introduced by Pennsylvania legislators in 2015 (and a fifth due shortly), proponents of online poker in the state have cause for a healthy sense of optimism. But before setting up shop in Pennsylvania, virtual casinos must navigate a few more hurdles. The Adelson factor One major stumbling block faced by

PennLive Op-Ed: Failure To Regulate Online Gambling Would Be “Fiscal Irresponsibility”

Accusing Pennsylvania lawmakers of “apparent fiscal irresponsibility” in neglecting a lucrative revenue source, the Pennsylvania Patriot-News voiced its support of legalizing and regulating online gaming in the state. Citing the state’s looming $2 billion budget deficit, the PennLive editorial urged legislators to capitalize on the burgeoning market “because it can,” arguing the state “cannot afford

If Passed, RAWA Could Deal Knock Out Blow To Nevada Mobile Sports Betting

Last week Howard Stutz of the Las Vegas Review-Journal penned a must-read column that detailed some of the costly unintended consequences Sheldon Adelson’s push for a federal online gambling ban might bring about. Most notably, RAWA (the Restoration of America’s Wire Act) could lead to a ban on mobile sports betting in Nevada – a

2015 WSOP Will Serve To Strengthen The Bond With

At the 2014 World Series of Poker, Caesars and the WSOP made a concerted effort to merge their brick and mortar and online offerings. Among the crossover proposals the WSOP implemented were: Players were encouraged to play online poker while playing in WSOP events. The WSOP created a designated area for players to log on

MGM Chief Shares His Thoughts On Regulated Online Gambling, DFS

MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren, who also happens to be the Chairman of the American Gaming Association (AGA), made several interesting comments about the future of gaming during a press briefing in Washington DC on Wednesday. During his remarks Murren touched on three hot-button issues in the gaming industry: Online gambling Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS)

Guy Not Named Sheldon Adelson Thinks PA Should Ban All Online Gambling

Days after the Pennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee hosted a positive hearing on potential online gaming expansion, a new bill has emerged in the Keystone State, but this time the sponsor and cosponsors are trying to prohibit online gaming. This new bill, HB 1013, introduced on April 20 by Representative Thomas Murt and cosponsored by