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WSOP PA Announces $50K Depositor’s Freeroll

Following WSOP’s successful soft launch in Pennsylvania, the platform is launching its first promotions Players will be able to gain entry into the World Series $10,000 Main Event in Las Vegas if they place first or second in the upcoming $50K Depositor’s Freeroll A third ticket will be awarded randomly to one lucky player who […]

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 […]

PGCB Sets July 15 for Online Casino and Online Poker Launch

Finally! After almost two years since it was signed into law, the full impact of the Keystone State’s online gambling bill will be felt with the launch of the state’s much-anticipated online gambling industry. This exciting news came through a letter addressed to the licensed casino operators from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s (PGCB) Executive […]

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 […]

NHLC Director Expects Wire Act Lawsuit Decision by End of May

The arguments in the lawsuit that was recently filed against the United States Department of Justice’s reinterpretation of the 1961 Wire Act are set to begin in 10 days. While the country’s justice system is known to be quite slow in some instances, some of the people involved in the lawsuit are hopeful that the […]

DOJ Not Likely to Reverse Wire Act Opinion

In mid-February, the New Hampshire state lottery filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of Justice new interpretation of the 1961 Wire Act. The complaint was filed to a US District Court for New Hampshire with the Department of Justice and William Barr, the newly appointed Attorney General, as the defendants. According to their […]

NetEnt Gets Green Light to Supply iGaming Content in Pa.

NetEnt has been hard at work preparing for its debut in the Pennsylvania online gambling market and its efforts have been paying off quite decently of late. Recently, the renowned online gaming solution provider received a conditional license from Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) which means that once online gaming goes live in the state, […]

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 […]

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 […]