Pennsylvania Online Poker News
Will 2017 be the year that Pennsylvanians finally get legal and regulated online poker? It’s been a long, multi-year process to this point, but many believe that 2017 marks the best chance for the state to pass a bill legalizing online poker.
Standing in the way are disagreements over the merits of regulating online gambling, differing positions on who should be able to be licensed, and disputes over the particulars such as tax rate.
One thing that all agree on: If Pennsylvania were to regulate online poker, the state would become the largest market for legal online poker in the United States. Currently only three other states offer legal online poker: New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware. Pennsylvania is roughly as large as all three states combined.
Additionally, live poker has proven quite popular at Pennsylvania’s land-based casinos, so there’s little reason to believe that said popularity wouldn’t transfer over to the online version of the game.
Keep up on all the latest regarding efforts to bring legal, regulated online poker to Pennsylvania with our regularly updated news below.
Pennsylvania poker room revenues continued to tumble in the month of September, marking the second month in a row of revenue decline after a solid July.
After the spectacular breakdown of Pennsylvania budget negotiations on Oct. 4, all hope is not dead for online gambling. One lawmaker thinks it might pass.
Pennsylvania casinos and poker rooms running afoul of various gaming regulations continue to get hit with hefty fines by the state's gaming control board.
After a summer spent with eyes on Harrisburg, Pennsylvania poker players will seemingly have to keep waiting for PA online poker to become legal.
After a big July, revenue at Pennsylvania poker rooms dropped back down a bit in August, with numbers dipping slightly over the month.