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.
The Pennsylvania Legislature is considering making online poker a crime after a bill was introduced seeking to make all forms of online gambling illegal.
Gaming revenues in Pennsylvania continued to slide in February, posting declines for the fifth straight month. Is online gambling the state's only hope?
Sheldon Adelson and the Sands Corporation seem to want out of Pennsylvania. MGM Resorts is looking for a way in. The result could be a billion-dollar sale.
The latest reports from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board indicate a fourth consecutive month of year-over-year declines in gambling revenue.