Tag: Pennsylvania

PokerStars Wants to be “First Operator” in Pennsylvania

It’s still too early to tell how both land-based casinos and online gambling platforms are going to deploy iGaming in Pennsylvania, less than two weeks after the state legalized online poker and casino games. But that didn’t stop PokerStars from broaching the subject, at least in broad terms, in the earnings call for its parent…

Pennsylvania Governor Makes Online Gambling Official

After last week’s frantic activity in the Pennsylvania state legislature, we expected this to happen, but nonetheless, it is a relief that on Monday, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed the gambling expansion bill that will, among other things, legalize online gambling, including poker. The Pennsylvania Senate passed HB 271 on Wednesday by a 31-19 vote…

And Then There Were Four: Online Gambling Passes in Pennsylvania!

Exciting news out of the American state of Pennsylvania this week, as online gambling legislation has finally passed!

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Gambling, Sports Betting, Pennsylvania & the NFL

Online gambling news this week includes the possibility or 11th hour Internet gaming legislation in Pennsylvania and Michigan.

Plus, sports betting news concerning the NFL, Paddy Power and Floyd Mayweather.

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Pennsylvania iGaming Hangs in the Balance for 2017

The Pennsylvania Senate roundly rejected a House-approved plan to fund the state budget this week. For anyone thinking that’s a bad omen for the prospects of PA online poker and gambling, think again. Even as the Senate was rejecting a budget plan by a wide margin, negotiations continue behind the scenes. Observers believe that there…

Once Again, Pennsylvania Online Gambling is Close

Pennsylvania lawmakers are due back in Harrisburg next week, and the clock is ticking for legalizing online casino games this year. For years the Keystone State has looked like the favorite to be the fourth state in the country with much-needed regulation on the games. Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware have all had the industry…

Pennsylvania Congressman Revives Federal Online Gambling Ban Talk

Another effort to ban online gambling at the federal level in the US is coming from a Pennsylvania lawmaker. Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick ran for and won his older brother’s Congressional seat in 2016. The seat was up for grabs after the elder Fitzpatrick, Michael, honored a self-imposed four-term limit on his service and retired.…

Gambling News from Indiana, Pennsylvania & the US Attorney General

What a week for online gambling news!

First up, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made a major decision about his role in Internet betting.

Plus, good news for fantasy sports in Indiana, as we wait to see what will happen for online gambling in the state of Pennsylvania.

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Pennsylvania Online Gambling Opponents Making Excuses

LISTED BELOW IS AN EXCERPT FROM AN EDITORIAL ON PHILLY.COM BY OPPONENTS OF ONLINE GAMBLING.AS LEGISLATION GROWS MORE REALISTIC, THESE PEOPLE WILL PLAY ANY CARD THEY HAVE TO STOP IT. THIS WEEK IN GAMBLING HAS PUBLISHED THIS SO THAT OUR READERS ARE EDUCATED ON THE PROPAGANDA OF THESE PEOPLE. Online gaming in Pennsylvania, currently under…

Pennsylvania Online Gambling Talks Sputter

Tax-averse Republican lawmakers tasked with fixing Pennsylvania’s biggest cash shortfall since the recession are hitting a rough patch over how much more gambling to legalize. Tuesday was the fourth-to-last day of the fiscal year, and leaders of the House and Senate Republican majorities remained behind closed doors discussing compromise spending and revenue plans. Gambling has…

Pennsylvania Eyes Legalized Sports Betting

Pennsylvania has moved closer to the introduction of a legalised sports betting market after the Gaming and Oversight Committee in the US state’s House of Representatives voted to move legislation forward. Introduced in February, House Bill 519 would enable Pennsylvania to legalise sports betting activities, pending federal authorisation. The bill passed with a unanimous vote…

Online Gambling Problems, Retirements and Celebrations!

Pennsylvania has been trying regulate online gambling for several years.

Now that they are close to getting a bill passed, a few senators are trying to throw a wrench into the plans.

Also, a key online gambling opponents is retiring from politics, and Trump talks sports betting!

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More Trouble for Online Gambling in Pennsylvania

A powerful group is pushing to set high tax rates to online gambling activities in order to make it non-viable in the state.US.- A group within the Pennsylvania State Senate is attempting to trample down the intent of regulating online gambling in the region. Online Poker Report (OPR) reported that the small but powerful group…

Talk of New Jersey – New York – Pennsylvania Online Poker Pact

At present, playing legal online poker on a regulated New Jersey site can be a frustrating ordeal. Games do not run round the clock, tournament guarantees are on the low side (and dipping), and low-to-mid stakes No Limit Hold’em games dominate cash game lobbies. But with online poker at the forefront of the legislative conversation…

Pennsylvania Republicans Push to Criminalize Online Gambling

Not everyone in the Pennsylvania legislature is on board with the idea of legal online gambling. That became abundantly clear at last week’s joint hearing of the House Gaming Oversight Committee and the Senate Community Economic & Recreational Development Committee. Now there’s even a bill to make online gambling explicitly illegal in the state. Five…

Pennsylvania Online Gaming Hearing This Week

Pennsylvania is planning to host a joint gambling reform hearing before both the House and Senate in an effort to push ahead with plans to introduce legalised online gaming in the US state. A hearing was due to take place this week before the House Gaming Oversight Committee, but was cancelled in favour of the…

Pennsylvania Online Gambling Bill Returns

Pennsylvania State Reps. Rosita Youngblood and George Dunbar are looking for co-sponsors for an impending gaming reform bill they plan to introduce in the near future. In co-sponsorship memoranda that surfaced on Wednesday, Youngblood and Dunbar laid out their case… The key components of the bill are carryovers from legislation passed by the Pennsylvania House…

Pennsylvania’s Sports Betting Bill

Pennsylvania has added another type of gambling offering to its wish list. A House Representative has recently informed fellow lawmakers that he plans to introduce a bill that would call for the legalization of sports betting within the Keystone State’s borders. Rep. Robert F. Matzie, who has been member of the state Legislature since 2009,…

Reasons for Optimism in Pennsylvania Online Gambling Push

A key Pennsylvania lawmaker is optimistic on online gambling coming to the Keystone State in the next few months. Pennsylvania state Sen. Mario Scavello — the newly appointed chairman of the Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee — made some news on Friday when he told Mark Gueretze of CDC Gaming Reports: “It looks like…