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.
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 a Yahoo! [...]
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 by [...]
Pennsylvania lawmakers have debated regulating online gambling for the past several years. Many experts have been skeptical that they would make any progress, but recent statements indicate they are likely to pass an online gambling bill within the next year. William Thomas, Executive of the House Gaming Oversight Committee, maintains that [...]
Pennsylvania began offering casino and race track gambling in 2004. The state led the nation’s casino industry for several years, but revenues have started to decline. Gambling experts in Pennsylvania feel that the state should legalize online gambling to stimulate the struggling industry. Pennsylvania casino executives point out that New [...]
The Garden City Group has issued refunds to over 30,000 former Full Tilt players. Some former players have still been waiting for further updates before filing for refunds. On April 16, the claims administrator stated that it needed approval from the Department of Justice before issuing payments for professional poker players. The GCC recently [...]