Pennsylvania Is The 7th State to Launch Sports Betting

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Sportsbook operations in the Keystone State have officially launched in November, with a soft opening on the 15th at the Hollywood Casino. Despite being the first US state to release expanded gambling legislation which included provisions for legalized sports gambling, Pennsylvania has been late to launch their sports betting services since PASPA’s removal in May …

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World Series Of Poker To Enter Pennsylvania

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One of the largest poker brands in the world is making its way to Pennsylvania. World Series of Poker (WSOP) has been confirmed to be joining Caesars Interactive Entertainment (CIE) through Caesar’s Entertainment Harrah’s Philadelphia. This partnership will see the launch of domestic online casino and poker gambling in Pennsylvania. CIE is one of the …

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PokerStars To Feature In PA Online Casinos And Poker Rooms

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Pennsylvania is amidst a sudden pivot in their domestic online gambling offerings, and PokerStars is looking to steer them in the right direction. The online gambling provider is partnering with Mount Airy Casino Resort to introduce legal online casino, poker, and sports betting options to PA residents. This makes Pennsylvania the second conquest of PokerStars, …

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Do The Sports Leagues Want To Win Or Lose SCOTUS Case?

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If you look at the Supreme Court sports betting case you will notice it is actually one big contradiction. The major sports leagues—NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NCAA—have been fighting against sports betting legalization for years. Things seem to be moving in favor of New Jersey, meaning that sports gambling is close to becoming a real …

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Legal Sports Betting On The Brink

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The waiting line for sports betting options continues to grow. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act’s fate resides with the US Supreme Court, and the odds are heavily in favor of its repeal. If PASPA does end up getting knocked off, there are several states legally cleared to pull the trigger on sports gambling …

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State Regulated Gambling Legalization Watchlist

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2018 is a big year for gambling legislation, at the forefront of it all stands New Jersey who in 2014 entered a legal battle with the NCAA over the constitutionality of PASPA. At first, many states shrugged the case off, unconvinced of the momentum legalized sports betting would generate. It then took many years for …

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Philadelphia Tiptoeing Towards Sports Betting With New Casino

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Pennsylvania is taking major strides towards a legalized sports betting framework. On top of Governor Tom Wolf signing a sports betting bill into law, a new casino set for launch in Philadelphia could host single-game betting options. Live! Hotel and Casino Philadelphia has been greenlighted for construction after overcoming several bureaucratic and logistic obstacles. The …

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Legislative Inaction Rules Out Pennsylvania Online Gambling For Now

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It appears that Pennsylvania will not be joining the list of states to legalize online gambling after lawmakers failed to approve a gambling expansion bill. The situation initially looked positive for pro-gambling expansion advocates, and the current bill had the highest chance of passing in recent years, but all that potential came to nothing at …

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Pennsylvania Stalling On Gambling Legislation

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Pennsylvania has been the leading state in terms of gambling legislation behind New Jersey. The state began pushing a large gambling expansion bill back in 2016. It passed through the House of Representatives that year but failed to make it through the Senate. The bill made a comeback in 2017 and was making significant progress, …

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Pennsylvania Implements Casino Tax Hike

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Just a few short days ago, Pennsylvania state legislature approved a two percent tax increase on all table game revenue generated by land-based casinos. This brings the current table game tax rate to an all-time high of 16 percent. This is in addition to the staggering 54 percent tax that the state’s casinos already pay …

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