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.
Pennsylvania State Senator Edwin Erickson recently announced that he intends to introduce a new online poker bill. Edwin referenced a study that was released last month that showed the state could generate nearly $26 million in annual tax revenue from regulating online poker. The report also showed that Pennsylvania could generate nearly $70 [...]
The regulated online gambling market in the United States is rapidly expanding. Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware have passed online gambling bills over the past year. New York, California, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts are expected to legalize some form of online gambling in the near future. The National Council of Legislators From Gaming [...]
The Pennsylvania General Assembly is gauging the future of the state’s casino industry. A recent report from the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee stated that online gambling could be highly beneficial to the state’s economy. The authors carefully studied developments in New Jersey, Delaware and Nevada. They pointed out that analysts [...]
Pennsylvania has expanded its gambling industry considerably over the past decade. The industry has helped boost revenues for the state’s revenue considerably. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said that it generates about $4 million in taxes from the state’s twelve casinos every day. A Pennsylvania lawmakers discussed this during [...]
Mike Sturla from Lancaster, Pennsylvania has announced that the House Democratic Policy Committee will hold a public hearing on internet gaming at 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 1 in 418 Main Capitol Building, Harrisburg. The information for hearing announcement can be found here and it will be streamed live. This is a week after the [...]