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.
After a State Supreme Court ruling, the Pennsylvania General Assembly has until May 23 to revamp casino slots revenue taxation.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board decided to renew the operating license for the operator of Lady Luck Nemacolin.
Declining revenue from slot machines in Pennsylvania is starting to look like a trend, after state regulators released numbers for November.
A South Philadelphia casino received a gaming license way back in 2014. But that casino still hasn't seen ground broken at the end of 2016.