An online gambling bill in Pennsylvania is in limbo as a deadline for the state budget looms and an impasse remains between Gov. Tom Wolf and Republicans.
Pennsylvania's Senate held a new hearing about regulating iGaming, as witnesses were generally in favor of a bill, while some legislators had reservations.
Follow A second effort to legalize online poker in Pennsylvania was formally submitted to the House this week; however, in contrast to John Payne’s HB 649, Nick Miccarelli’s bill is strictly poker. A reworking of an earlier bill (HB 2297), HB 695 seeks to legalize online poker but under a different framework to the one [...]
Follow Pennsylvania state Rep. John Payne (R-106th District) introduced an online gambling bill this week. The bill, HB649, is not specific about the games that would be legalized and regulated. It appears to leave the door open for all forms of poker and casino games. Rep. Payne is the chairman of the House Gaming Oversight Committee. [...]
Follow Lawmakers from four states plan to introduce legislation to legalize online gambling in 2015. Most industry pundits believe California will be the next state to legalize some form of online gambling, but some experts believe that Pennsylvania may precede them. Pennsylvania Governor-elect Tom Wolf ran on online gambling in the November [...]
Follow Earlier this week, Canadian authorities executed search warrants at Amaya Gaming headquarters in Quebec. The search was jointly conducted by the Canadian Federal Police and Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), the Canadian financial regulator reported Forbes. The reason for the search was initially unknown. AMF spokesman Sylvain [...]
Follow Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has donated over $100 million to GOP lawmakers to support a bill to ban online gambling. However, the chairman of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation is facing opposition from some of the same politicians that he lobbied for. The Tea Party base is particularly opposed to his bill. Tea Party politicians [...]
Follow Yahoo! announced that it had launched a play money online gambling platform early last month. Many experts speculated that Yahoo! might begin allowing players to compete for real money in Nevada, New Jersey, Delaware and other states that plan to legalize online gambling. Online gambling pundits were taken aback when Yahoo! announced [...]
Follow According to a recent article from Forbes, Yahoo! has launched a Texas Holdem portal on its website. The article is written by Marc Edelman, an associate law professor of City University of New York’s Baruch College. Edelman claims that the company could offer real money online gambling in the future. The portal allows players with [...]
Follow Pennsylvania casinos were outperforming their competitors in New Jersey for several years. However, online gambling appears to have given Atlantic City casinos an edge, because they have generated more revenue than Pennsylvania casinos for two months in a row. Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering leveraging their own casino industries [...]