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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 […]

Pa. Casinos Ask Court to Limit or Stop Online Lottery Games

A group of casinos in the Keystone State have recently filed a request with one of the state’s courts asking to have the Pennsylvania Lottery’s iLottery games either stopped completely or significantly limited before the online gambling industry goes live on July 15. The injunction that has been requested by the casinos seeks to ensure […]

US DOJ Claims Wire Act Does Not Affect Lotteries

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has recently claimed that its new interpretation of the 1961 Wire Act does not address the legality of interstate and online lotteries. This move by the department is seemingly meant to salvage a losing hand but the development could likely mean an end to the federal court case […]

The Pa. State Lottery Still on A Roll Despite Setbacks

The PA Lottery was one of the key pillars of the Keystone State’s gambling expansion plans and with it came the PA online lottery which was launched specifically to monitor games like Xpress Sports and Keno. Since then, the Lottery has been on a roll and this can be proven by the reports from the […]

Pa. To Take Different Approach in Battle Against DOJ Opinion

At the beginning of the year, the United States Department of Justice announced the reinterpretation of the 1961 Wire Act, a move that has been met with varying degrees and opposition across a number of states. The controversial reinterpretation means that the law no longer applies to sports betting but to all forms of online […]

Pa. Casinos Ask State Court to Stop New State iLottery Games

Pennsylvanian casinos have once again waged war against the state lottery. Seven of the casinos have filed a lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, asking the federal court to shut down its new iLottery program and its new breed of “casino-style” online games that were introduced in May. According to the casinos – Meadows […]

Pa. Lottery and Scientific Games Launch Virtual Sports

On August 14, the Pennsylvania Lottery launched a new category of fast-paced games drawn every five minutes. Referred to as Xpress Sports, the new virtual sports entertainment options were launched in conjunction with renowned gaming software vendor Scientific Gaming and is expected to be rolled out statewide to all the retailers. “Following Keno’s very strong […]

Pennsylvania State Lottery Sets Annual Revenue Record

The 2017-2018 fiscal year turned out to be another jackpot-hitting year for the Pennsylvania Lottery, having set new records for both prize pay-outs and ticket sales. Maintaining a top spot among the United States’ highest grossing gaming entities, the Pennsylvania Lottery sold more than $4.2 billion in tickets, the highest since the $41 billion that […]

Pennsylvania Lottery Alters Marketing of New iLottery Games

Following complaints and demands forwarded by Pennsylvania’s 13 casinos through their lawyer, the state lottery’s online lottery games will no longer be marketed as “casino-style” or “slot-style.” The decision was made by the Keystone State’s Department of Revenue which oversees the lottery after the 13 casinos called for the suspension of the iLottery because of […]

PA Lottery to Promote State iLottery at Pittsburgh Events

The Keystone State’s lottery will be promoting PA iLottery games at a series of events that will be held in Pittsburgh. During these promotions, the players will be allowed to try out game demos in addition to being awarded $5 in free play when they sign up to play online. The Pennsylvania iLottery games can […]