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 lawmakers are inching towards passing online poker and casino legislation. A new trade association is telling them what a good idea it can be.
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.