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PGCB Approves Slot Machine Reduction Proposals by Three Operators

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s August hearing was a very busy one and it saw to a number of significant regulatory actions. Members of the gaming control board tackled some very important issues including the renewal of Stadium Casino’s five-year license for its upcoming Philadelphia casino. At the Harrisburg hearing, the PGCB also announced that […]

Pennsylvanian Gambling Sector Grows Bigger

A lot of attention is being paid to the recent launch of online gambling in the Keystone State as well as the anticipated launch of online poker. While these are all welcomed developments, they seem to have overshadowed other gaming verticals that are still also growing. The most notable ones in this regard are satellite […]

Pa. Gambling Watchdog Reiterates on Complaint Procedures

As online gambling continues to spread in the Keystone State, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has recently seen it fit to remind the state’s residents that they have a place to turn to if they think they were treated unfairly by any of the online gambling operators. On Monday, August 5, the gaming control […]

Pa. Lottery Reports Record Revenue in 2018-2019 Fiscal Year

The Pennsylvania Lottery last week revealed its revenue report for the latest fiscal year. Despite the hurdles and setbacks that it faced in that period, the state lottery still managed to perform very well with the first of online lottery games bringing in a whopping $31.3 million in profits to the state. In total, the […]

Penn National Inks Major US Sports Betting Deals

On Wednesday, July 31, Penn National Gaming, one of the most popular gambling operators in the United States announced that it had signed a total of five major sports betting partnerships with some of the biggest sportsbook operators in the country. This move is part of the company’s plans to further extend its footprint and […]

FanDuel Sportsbook Finally Goes Live in the Keystone State

On Monday, the FanDuel Group became the fourth gambling operator to launch an online sportsbook in Pennsylvania. The company which is best known for being a daily fantasy sports giant has in recent years ventured into the world of sports betting, a move that has seen it rise to the top in several markets. For […]

Lawsuit Against SugarHouse Casino Withdrawn

A lawsuit that was filed against SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia has recently been withdrawn. According to the court documents, the attorneys of the two claimants who filed the lawsuit notified the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania that they had decided to voluntarily dismiss the lawsuit, without prejudice. As such, they […]

24-Hour Online Gambling Is Now Legal in Pennsylvania

The Keystone State’s gambling regulator has recently approved two online casino operators for 24-hour operation following a testing phase that kicked off on July 15. Penn National’s Hollywood Casino and Parx Casino, the two casinos, were given the green light by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) after both of them passed the board’s tests. […]

Online Betting Boosts Pa. Sports Betting Revenue in June

Thanks to the launch of online sports betting in the Keystone State, the state’s sports betting market has been able to log its best month yet in June, which is widely known to be one of the slowest sports months of the year. According to recent revenue figures from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) […]

Three Pennsylvanian Casinos to Launch Online Gambling This Week

The long-awaited launch of the Keystone State’s online gambling industry is finally here and already three of the state’s casinos are slated to go live with the online gaming offerings in the course of the week. Hollywood, SugarHouse and Parx casinos are reportedly going to launch their online gambling offerings this week. Online gamblers in […]

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PGCB Approves Slot Machine Reduction Proposals by Three Operators

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s August hearing was a very busy one and it saw to a number of significant regulatory actions. Members of the gaming control board tackled some very important issues including the renewal of Stadium Casino’s five-year license for its upcoming Philadelphia casino. At the Harrisburg hearing, the PGCB also announced that […]

Three Pennsylvanian Casinos to Launch Online Gambling This Week

The long-awaited launch of the Keystone State’s online gambling industry is finally here and already three of the state’s casinos are slated to go live with the online gaming offerings in the course of the week. Hollywood, SugarHouse and Parx casinos are reportedly going to launch their online gambling offerings this week. Online gamblers in […]

Georgii Belianin Disqualified from the WSOP on Day 1c

Day 1c of the 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event was filled with a number of newsworthy occurrences. Not only was it the largest Main Event attendance in single sitting with its 4,879-entrant field but it also marked some rather unexpected occurrences, that is, an earthquake and some disqualifications. There was a total of […]

Unibet to Rewards Players for 1-Billionth Hand in July

Unibet is approaching its 1 billionth dealt hand which demonstrated the company’s continuing excellence over the past five years. Unibet Heads for the 1-Billionth Hand Mark Unibet is poised to deal its 1-billionth hand, crowning the gaming company’s efforts in the poker vertical in the past 5 years. The Unibet Poker platform launched in 2014 […]

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Pennsylvanian Gambling Sector Grows Bigger

A lot of attention is being paid to the recent launch of online gambling in the Keystone State as well as the anticipated launch of online poker. While these are all welcomed developments, they seem to have overshadowed other gaming verticals that are still also growing. The most notable ones in this regard are satellite […]

Pa. Gambling Watchdog Reiterates on Complaint Procedures

As online gambling continues to spread in the Keystone State, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has recently seen it fit to remind the state’s residents that they have a place to turn to if they think they were treated unfairly by any of the online gambling operators. On Monday, August 5, the gaming control […]

Pa. Lottery Reports Record Revenue in 2018-2019 Fiscal Year

The Pennsylvania Lottery last week revealed its revenue report for the latest fiscal year. Despite the hurdles and setbacks that it faced in that period, the state lottery still managed to perform very well with the first of online lottery games bringing in a whopping $31.3 million in profits to the state. In total, the […]

Penn National Inks Major US Sports Betting Deals

On Wednesday, July 31, Penn National Gaming, one of the most popular gambling operators in the United States announced that it had signed a total of five major sports betting partnerships with some of the biggest sportsbook operators in the country. This move is part of the company’s plans to further extend its footprint and […]

Legislation News

Lawsuit Against SugarHouse Casino Withdrawn

A lawsuit that was filed against SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia has recently been withdrawn. According to the court documents, the attorneys of the two claimants who filed the lawsuit notified the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania that they had decided to voluntarily dismiss the lawsuit, without prejudice. As such, they […]

PokerStars Poker Room May Finally Be Headed to Pennsylvania

On June 12, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board held a hearing that ended with the announcement of a number of positive developments for the state’s gambling industry. Some of the most notable highlights of the eventful hearing included the announcement that SugarHouse Casino would be rebranding as Rivers Philadelphia. Also, the gambling regulator also approved […]

Wire Act Applies Only to Sports Betting, Federal Judge Rules

On Monday, June 3, the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire ruled that 1961 Wire Act only applies to “activities associated with sports gambling” thus effectively overruling the Department of Justice’s reinterpretation of the law that was published in January. Needless to say, there has always been a shadow of doubt […]

Pa. Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of State Gaming Law

Last Friday, Pennsylvania’s highest court shot down a special fund that was created by the state’s gambling expansion law back in October 2017. The law, as it turns out, left the Keystone State’s high-performing casino operators such as Parx Casino and Sands Bethlehem to pay disproportionate tax to subsidize the less profitable casino operations that […]