The Pennsylvania Senate passed a bill including measures which will legalize and regulate online poker and online gambling across Pennsylvania last week.
Pennsylvania table game revenue numbers saw a big jump in April, helping total gaming revenues increase for the second month in a row.
As Pennsylvania mulls online gambling, Republican Sen. Camera Bartolotta is now proposing up to 25 new satellite casino locations be built across the state.
The PA Senate will be moving ahead with legislation seeking to legalize and regulate online poker next week. The taxation rate is still up for discussion.
Penn National Gaming officials commented that if Pennsylvania lawmakers set online gambling taxes too high, the Pennsylvania casino industry will walk away.
After five straight months in decline, Pennsylvania casino gaming revenues turned around last month, seeing an increase of 0.12 percent over March 2016.
The Pennsylvania Legislature is considering making online poker a crime after a bill was introduced seeking to make all forms of online gambling illegal.
Gaming revenues in Pennsylvania continued to slide in February, posting declines for the fifth straight month. Is online gambling the state's only hope?