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.
Video gambling terminals (VGTs) are a decisive issue among lawmakers debating Pennsylvania's current bill that would allow for legal online gambling in PA.
An Altoona, PA man's runner-up finish in the 2017 WSOP Main Event has suddenly vaulted him into the top ten on Pennsylvania poker's all-time money list.
Pennsylvania slot machine revenues continued to decline in the month of July, marking the tenth straight month the numbers were down for casinos in PA.
More than 30 days have passed since the Pennsylvania Legislature approved the 2017-2018 budget. It has yet to figure out how to fund that budget, however.
In what could be characterized as shocking news, Sands Bethlehem President Mark Juliano resigned. Sands VP Brian Carr took his place at the PA casino helm.