DraftKings launches online sportsbook in PA

DraftKings launches online sportsbook in PA

While many eyes were on the general election this week, online gaming in Pennsylvania experienced a huge boost with the launch of PokerStars, the state’s first online poker site. Thursday, the daily fantasy powerhouse DraftKings’ online sportsbook goes live in the Keystone State.
 
Both sites were approved recently by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and went through soft testing windows earlier in the week. The commonwealth now has six online sportsbooks and four online casinos to compete with the dozen brick and mortar casinos.
Thursday, November 7, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: News and Views
PA sees record revenue, handle from sports betting in September

PA sees record revenue, handle from sports betting in September

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced Thursday that September 2019 saw state casinos and sports book operations earn almost $14.9 million in revenue on over $194.5 million in bets made. Both are state records. 

Sports betting has slowly expanded in the Keystone State, with various outlets opening gradually since November 2018. Online betting started earlier this year, making September the first month with full options available comparable to other states during the peak betting season of college and pro football.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: News and Views
Senate Aging and Youth passes trio of bills

Senate Aging and Youth passes trio of bills

The Senate Aging and Youth Committee passed through three bills Monday with unanimous support. The measures focus on reforms to the Older Adult Protective Services Act, a change in lottery payouts, and updating mailing lists for state benefits. 

Senate Bill 819 was the lone Senate bill discussed Monday during the committee’s brisk voting session. Introduced by Sen. Bob Mensch (R-Bucks), it focuses on stricter guidelines on reporting elder abuse and instituting varying degrees of punishment for violators. Offering remarks on the bill, Sen. Mensch noted how well the child abuse legislation passed during his tenure as committee chair has worked for the state, and how he saw similar opportunity to bolster existing laws relating to seniors. 
Monday, September 23, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
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PA dealing with problem gambling as state introduces online sports betting

PA dealing with problem gambling as state introduces online sports betting

Pennsylvania has seen substantial action to open online sportsbooks before the 2019 football season starts. However, even with the lure of more revenue and expansion of casino involvement, the state is maintaining its commitment to protect consumers from problem gambling.
 
With sports betting and other online betting options available to consumers this summer, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced in May a new form for players to self-exclude from online gaming. 
Friday, August 9, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
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PGCB announces May sports betting numbers

PGCB announces May sports betting numbers

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced Tuesday that the state’s sports books took in over $2.86 million in revenue on over $35.9 million in handle for the month of May. This includes over $573,000 from PlaySugarHouse.com, the state’s first online book.
 
Pennsylvania joined a handful of other states last month in offering online/mobile sports betting, in addition to retail outlets at licensed facilities. Testing on PlaySugarHouse.com started on May 28 for three days before formally launching on May 31.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: News and Views
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