Pennsylvania Online Gambling Pushed Back… Again

Pennsylvania 2Legislation that would allow online gambling in Pennsylvania will not be passed until at least the autumn after it was left out of the state’s spending bill.

The $31 billion ($28 billion) budget was signed by Governor Tom Wolf on Monday, however a fiscal plan to pay for its provisions has not yet been agreed.

The Pennsylvania House passed the online gambling proposal late last month, which would introduce a 16% tax on revenue, but it has stalled so far in the Senate amid the budget negotiations.

According to a report by the Associated Press news agency, lawmakers are looking at online gambling as an immediate $100 million revenue stream.

888 has launched a cross-promotional advertising campaign in Pennsylvania ahead of the expected legalisation of online gaming in the US state.

Last month, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted 114-85 in favour of HB 2150, which would legalise both online gambling and daily fantasy sports if it is passed by the Senate.

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