A bill that would legalize online poker games in Pennsylvania is moving back to the Senate this week and the hope is it will pass before the end of June.
As Pennsylvania lawmakers still ponder the legalization of online casino games, online poker, and DFS, slot revenue at PA casinos continues to decline.
Pennsylvania poker pro Jake Schindler earned $3.6 million in finishing second at the the 2017 Super High Roller Bowl at the ARIA in Las Vegas this week.
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.