New Wire Act Opinion Forces Pa. To Fence-In Online Gambling
Jan24

New Wire Act Opinion Forces Pa. To Fence-In Online Gambling

Late last week, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board responded to the change of opinion on the 1961 Wire Act by the United States’ Department of Justice – the new opinion stated that the law applied not only to sports betting but also all other forms of online gambling. This reversal of the same law back in 2011 caught a number of people by surprise even though there have been significant lobbyists efforts supporting the move....

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DOJ Opinion on Gambling to Affect Pa. Online Gaming, Or Not
Jan17

DOJ Opinion on Gambling to Affect Pa. Online Gaming, Or Not

The long-awaited Department of Justice opinion on the Wire Act that was expected to arrive in December 2018 arrived on Monday when it issued the body issued a new legal interpretation of the 1961 Wire Act in a politically-motivated effort that seeks to delay efforts by various states to legalize online gambling. The memo, allegedly, effectively came at the request of Las Vegas Sands, the world’s largest developer of land-based...

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Pennsylvania Gambling Expansion Plans Not Slumping Down
Jan10

Pennsylvania Gambling Expansion Plans Not Slumping Down

The Keystone State’s gambling expansion has been moving quite steadily with the most recent developments being the launch of sports betting which is set to be followed shortly by the official launch of the state’s online gaming sector. While the state was already prepared to offers sports betting, it was until the United States Supreme Court lifted the federal ban on sports betting that the lawmakers and the state’s...

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Pennsylvania’s Gambling Expansion Plans – So Far So Good
Dec27

Pennsylvania’s Gambling Expansion Plans – So Far So Good

2018 has definitely been an eventful year for the state of Pennsylvania especially when it comes to the states rapidly growing industry. Gambling expansion, which was one of the state’s top agendas in 2018, has brought a number of welcome developments including the long-awaited launch of sports betting. Thankfully, these plans are still on track as we head to 2019. Perhaps the most monumental development for the gaming scene in...

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Pa. Gambling Expansion Leads to $385m Revenue Boost
Dec11

Pa. Gambling Expansion Leads to $385m Revenue Boost

A little over a year ago, the Keystone State passed an expanded gambling package that paved the way for sports betting, online gambling as well as online lottery sales. According to recent revenue reports, this seems to have paid off as the expanded gambling sectors have brought in over $385 million to the state’s coffers in the last year – this amount can be easily be equated to $1 million per day and it significantly surpasses the...

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PGCB Holds Public Hearing for Big Beaver Mini-Casino Project
Dec07

PGCB Holds Public Hearing for Big Beaver Mini-Casino Project

Last Tuesday (December 4), the Pennsylvania Gaming Control board hosted a public hearing that was attended by over 100 people including county representatives, local residents, and tradesmen all of who came to hear about the additional details about a proposed mini-casino by the operators of Mount Airy Casino Resort. The developers presented a summary of the 400-page mini-casino application to the state gaming control board at Big...

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