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MLB & Baseball Betting Major League Baseball (MLB) is a very popular sport for bettors across the United States and here at PennsylvaniaGambler.com we are home for all your MLB

Daily Fantasy Football

While some people join fantasy leagues that stretch out across a full season, others like to play daily fantasy leagues which give out daily or weekly cash prizes. There are

FOOTBALL-49ERS/BRONCOS

Since there are more than 120 teams in College Football, in different divisions, it might seem overwhelming to try and choose which team to place a wager on. One of

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It was only as recently as 1994 that Antigua and Barbuda passed the Free Trade and Processing Zone Act, allowing offshore licenses for online betting operators, so setting in motion the

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The National Football League (NFL) has fast become one of the leading sports to wager on across the globe, with millions of dollars gambled by bettors on Super Bowl LII

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Pennsylvania Gambler offers you all the latest news about online gambling legislation as well as latest NBA betting updates about top sports teams, providing you with just the right tools

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For anyone looking to get involved in NHL betting offers, there are a number of different options available.  The most common hockey betting choice among NHL bettors is the Money

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Things did not go as planned at the Pennsylvania House of Representatives last Tuesday, when lawmakers failed to pass two online gambling amendments, in part due to confusion over the

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Sugarhouse Casino’s massive $164 million expansion was finally completed this week, and was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday. The renovated facility offers a new poker room, event

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Pennsylvania casinos had their best month ever this March, according to figures released by the state gaming control board. Last month, the Commonwealth’s 12 casinos generated $77,914,245 in total, eclipsing

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While state lawmakers ponder including online gaming as part of a long overdue budget package, the head of a gambling industry trade association stopped by a Pittsburgh casino to voice

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A Pennsylvania state representative will face a variety of criminal charges due to his connection with a man who ran a million-dollar illegal video poker machine network. Democratic Rep. Marc

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While Pennsylvania considers legalizing online gambling, lawmakers are also working towards repealing a federal law which prohibits most states from offering sports betting. The Pennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee voted

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While some have speculated that the Pennsylvania gambling market is already saturated, state casinos reported a 3.41% increase in revenue for 2015. The Commonwealth’s gambling industry raked in a total

Green light

While 2015 came and went without the passage of an online gambling bill in Pennsylvania, chances are very high that such legislation will be successful this year. Assemblymember John Payne

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Assemblymember John Payne’s iGaming bill HB 649 was originally introduced as a way to fund the state’s depleted pension budget. The legislation would allow existing land-based casinos to partner with

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While members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly had planned to take a last-minute vote on online gambling package HB 649 before year’s end, it’s now all but certain that iGaming

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Pennsylvania lawmakers are working overtime this week in an attempt to break through an impasse concerning the state budget package, a measure which is already five months overdue. In a

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The state of Pennsylvania took a huge step towards legalizing online gambling today after the House Gaming Oversight Committee (HGOC) passed John Payne’s bill, HB 649, by a margin of

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On Tuesday, Pennsylvania resident Joe McKeehen triumphed over 6,420 opponents to win $7.7 million and a gold bracelet in the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event. The 24-year-old, who

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Daily fantasy sites like FanDuel and DraftKings have dominated the airwaves this football season with ads guaranteeing huge prizes for a relatively small buy-in. These games are similar to season-long

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Pennsylvania has shown itself to be enthusiastic about legalizing online gambling, with lawmakers introducing several iGaming bills this year. Yet much traction has not been gained for advocates of the

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A Staten Island married couple has filed a lawsuit against Parx Casino for failing to protect them during an attack perpetrated by a drunken patron. In February, Paul Devaney and

Pennsylvania budget

While there are several online gambling bills on the table in Pennsylvania, discussion has been stalled due to a budget impasse involving the Republican-controlled General Assembly and Democratic Governor Tom

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While the Pennsylvania Senate Community, Economic, and Recreational Development Committee (CERD) discussed the viability of Sen. Kim Ward’s iGaming bill, SB 900, last month, many believe that the proposal’s skyhigh

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Last week, the Pennsylvania Senate Community, Economic, and Recreational Development committee (CERD) held a hearing to gauge the state’s readiness to properly protect online gamblers from fraud and security breaches.

Pennsylvania Online Gambling

Pennsylvania State Senator Sean Wiley plans to introduce a fourth Keystone State online gambling bill which touches not only on iGaming, but on land-based casinos as well. In a memorandum

Online gambling poll

Earlier this year, a poll commissioned by the Sheldon Adelson-backed Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling “found” that the majority of Pennsylvania voters did not support the legalization of the industry

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A Third Online Gambling Bill Enters the Fray A third online gambling bill has been introduced by longtime iGaming proponent Tina Davis. The bill, HB 920, would authorize Internet poker

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As land-based gambling revenue stalls, some believe that Pennsylvania’s gambling market has become saturated and cannot support more casinos. That’s the reason why Penn National wants out of the Lawrence

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Pennsylvania Holds Hearing on the Legalization of Internet Gambling In a hearing overseen by the Pennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee, local lawmakers discussed the possibility of bringing online gambling to

Pennsylvania Online Gambling

Pennsylvania State Representative Nick Miccarelli has introduced HB 695, a bill which seeks to legalize online poker in the Keystone State. “Poker is unlike banking games in many respects that

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Pennsylvania Representative John Payne has introduced online gambling bill HB 649. Payne, who chairs the House Committee on Gaming Oversight, announced last month that the group would host a public

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Bart Blatstein, the Philadelphia developer behind Tower Investments LLC, recently lost his bid to build a second casino in the city, and cried foul when the casino license was awarded

Video poker front

While Pennsylvania law currently restricts gambling on video poker machines to the state’s land-based casinos, some Commonwealth lawmakers are considering legalizing the activity inside bars, clubs, taverns and restaurants as

Video poker machine

Late last month, Pennsylvania authorities raided several social clubs and seized video poker machines which had been illegally paying users. Eight video poker machines were seized by State Liquor Control

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While many in Pennsylvania are working towards legalizing online gambling, Keystone State Representative Charles Dent is hoping to block it. Dent is one of the cosponsors of the Sheldon Adelson

Prison bars

A former executive of a Pennsylvania drilling company has been sentenced to eight years in prison for embezzling millions of dollars in order to satisfy his gambling habit. Larry Dean

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One of the firms which made an unsuccessful bid to secure Philadelphia’s second casino license has dropped its appeal of the state Gaming Control Board’s decision. Tower Entertainment pitched a

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While some would call gambling a vice, others would argue that if done in moderation and within one’s means, a trip to the casino can be a fun and exhilarating

Pile of cash

According to figures released by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, table game revenue for the month of December increased by 15.3% in comparison with December 2013. Topping the list was

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Philadelphia’s SugarHouse Casino is in the midst of a long-awaited renovation which will add more than double the existing amount of square feet to the casino. Wendy Hamilton, general manager

Sands Bethlehem attack

In February of last year, hackers infiltrated the networks of Sands Bethlehem and went to work wreaking havoc. At the time, company executives downplayed the incident, citing only the company’s

Court

The state appeals court has ruled that certain poker gambling machines should be considered games of skill, rather than luck. But the ruling isn’t quite what you might think. The

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Pennsylvania legalized slot machines in 2004, with the first state casino opening its doors in 2006. In those 10 years of operation, the industry has exploded in the Commonwealth, with

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The Gaming Control Board’s decision to award a second casino license in Philadelphia has caused an uproar amongst the losing bidders as well as competing casinos who believe that the

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Iranian hackers were responsible for the Las Vegas Sands Bethlehem, PA cyber attack in February. At the time, company officials claimed that the hack only targeted the company’s website and

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After only eight years of operation, Pennsylvania casinos bank more gaming revenue than any other state, besides Nevada. But recently, gross revenue has begun a downward slide, and according to

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Pennsylvania gambling regulators recently awarded a casino license to a joint venture between Cordish Cos. and Greenwood Gaming for the construction of a major new casino in Philadelphia. Some analysts

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GameAccount Network has signed an agreement with Parx Casino to launch a free-to-play gaming website for patrons of the Pennsylvania gambling venue. The deal was originally announced in July of

Live! casino plans

Philadelphia gambling regulators have awarded Eastern Pennsylvania’s last available casino license to Live! Hotel & Casino. Live! is a joint venture between Cordish Cos., which runs the Maryland Live! Casino

SugarHouse poker room

On November 1, SugarHouse Casino opened its highly anticipated interim poker room, giving Philadelphians the opportunity to play legal poker for the first time in the city. The card room

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Pennsylvania State Representative Mike Sturla has issued a House Resolution urging Congress to vote against a bill which aims to ban online gambling at the federal level. The legislation in

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Geoff Freeman, Pres. of The American Gaming Association (AGA) recently sent a letter to top Pennsylvania lawmakers with results of a study conducted by Oxford Economics on the state’s casino

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Pennsylvania Newspaper Comes Out In Support Of Online Gambling The editorial board at Pennsylvania’s Sentinel newspaper has become the first in the state to publicly support online gambling. Earlier this

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Parx Casino Already Making Preparations For Online Gambling With the launch of a new mobile app, Parx Casino seems to be preparing even further for a possible online gambling bill