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 table game revenue numbers saw a big jump in April, helping total gaming revenues increase for the second month in a row.
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.
The latest reports from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board indicate a fourth consecutive month of year-over-year declines in gambling revenue.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported that revenue from slot machines was up in January despite the giant winter storm that hit the state.
Pennsylvania casinos had a banner year, as gaming facilities in the state brought in a record $3.2 billion in revenue in 2015.
Pennsylvania could add the equivalent of another casino in terms of revenue just by regulating online gambling.