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
Categories: News and Views
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
Sports betting comes to Turf Club in South Philadelphia

Sports betting comes to Turf Club in South Philadelphia

Fans in South Philadelphia have done many things over the years at games. They’ve witnessed unforgettable moments, watched the Soviet hockey team retreat off the ice mid-period, thrown snowballs at opposing teams, and earned a unique reputation for their passion and commitment. Now, they can legally bet on games.

The Turf Club on Packer Avenue became the newest venue to offer regulated sports betting in Pennsylvania with their grand opening Thursday afternoon. While the fourth in the state and the third in the Philadelphia region, this location is the closest sportsbook to the home of four major league franchises in the United States.

Thursday, January 17, 2019/Author: Anonym
Categories: Philadelphia
Tweets of the Week - September 17, 2018

Tweets of the Week - September 17, 2018

Check out the week as described by Tweets from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Friday, September 21, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
Senate works to figure out budget-balancing end game

Senate works to figure out budget-balancing end game

The Pennsylvania Senate returned to session Monday looking for a way to close the roughly $2.3 billion budget deficit riding the tails of the current and past years’ spending plans.

Monday, October 23, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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