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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, […]

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 […]

Potential DOJ Wire Act Reversal Decision on The Horizon

The United States Department of Justice is hard at work preparing an opinion that is likely to reinterpret the Wire Act and make it apply to all forms of gambling and not just sports betting. This move would reverse the 2011 Office of Legal Counsel opinions which made sports betting the only activity under the […]

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 […]

Pa. Poised to Breathe Life into Sluggish US Online Poker

Regulated online poker in the Keystone State is poised to go live next year after more than five years in the tanks, a move that could make the state the live straddle for the country’s struggling online poker market. As it stands, only three states – Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware – have active online […]

PointsBet Will Not Be Venturing into Pa. Sports Betting

Sports betting in the United States is still in its early stages – this is true for all states except for Nevada where sports betting has been present for way longer. The legal sports betting industry is just about five months old even in New Jersey where the business has been able to quickly pick […]

Parx Casino Eyes Shippensburg for Satellite Casino Project

Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment, the parent company of Pennsylvania-based Parx Casino, has recently submitted to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) an application to build its next satellite casino in Shippensburg. The casino operator won the mini-casino license at a February auction with a winning bid of a whopping $8.1 million. If it wins the […]

Mt. Airy Applies for Beaver County Mini-Casino License

The owners of Monroe County-based Mount Airy Casino Resort on Friday, October 12 officially forwarded their application for a mini-casino license to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. With this development, the multimillion-dollar mini casino complex will be constructed in the land that is currently laying barren in Big Beaver. The Times Online, a local news […]

Pa. Maintains Prohibition of Online Gaming Inside Casinos

A number of concerns have been raised with regards to the laws governing Pennsylvania’s online gaming industry which should go live sometime before the end of the year. One of these concerns revolves around a curious exclusion – bettors in the Commonwealth will be able to place bets from every location in the state except […]

Pennsylvanian Mini-Casinos Allowed to Offer Sports Betting

Reports pertaining to a crucial revelation by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) and pertaining to whether the state’s licensed casino operators will be allowed to operate sportsbooks are indicating a bright future for the state’s sports betting industry. Penn National, the casino operator whose Hollywood York-based satellite casino is at the center of this […]