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With a flair for writing and editing, Spencer brings a lot to the table. He’s committed to helping us streamline our editorial policy and enforcing the highest ethical standards of reporting. Serving as an inspiration for the rest of the staff, Spencer presently operates remotely from India, but he’s always our man on the job when it comes to improving the overall content strategy.

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Fraud Investigation Looks Into Pennsylvania Lottery

The Pennsylvania Lottery provides residents with the chance to cash in on life-changing prizes – but has every winner been legitimate? An investigation into the organization aims to find out, after a number of fraudulent cases have been uncovered across the United States. Last year, lottery players across the state purchased $4.5 billion in tickets […]

PokerStars PA Gets the Green Light

If you’re an online poker fan in Pennsylvania, you’re now able to use your computer or mobile device to play in exciting poker games and tournaments without ever leaving your house. PokerStars’ two-day soft launch was a big success, and the site is now fully available to players across the state. The soft launch occurred […]

Pennsylvania Sportsbetting Booms As NFL Kicks Off

The sportsbetting market in Pennsylvania is thriving. As the NFL season kicks off, bookmakers across the state have seen plenty of activity, taking in a record number of wagers in September. Over the course of just one month PA sportsbooks took in nearly $200 million in wagers. Record Numbers for PA Betting Sportsbetting has been […]

Parx Casino Extends Footprint to New Jersey

Needless to say, Pennsylvania’s retail and digital gaming markets are doing quite well. Its sports betting market has rapidly grown and is now one of the most lucrative ones in the United States. Parx Casino in Bensalem has been one of the biggest players in the state’s gambling industry and its sports betting offering is […]

Tides Turn for Pennsylvania’s Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin

The Keystone State’s gambling industry has been thriving thanks to a number of new developments in both the retail and online gambling sectors. Even so, not everything has been as rosy as we may hope and one of the issues that the state’s gambling industry has been grappling with has been the declining interest in […]

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 […]

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. […]

Rivers Casino Becomes Third Pennsylvanian Online Sportsbook

Earlier this week, Rivers Casino which was the first legal sportsbook in Pittsburgh launched their mobile betting platform. Now, the residents from all parts of the Keystone State will be able to access its lucrative online gambling offerings. In addition to that, the casino operator also announced that their temporary sportsbook will be undergoing some […]

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 […]