Category Archives: Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Online Poker won’t happen in 2016




There was plenty of optimism that Pennsylvania would legalize online poker in 2015. This was especially the case when House Bill HB649 passed a Gaming Oversight Committee vote by an 18-8 margin. Unfortunately, it appears that efforts to regulate online gaming this year have failed in the Keystone State. Let’s continue discussing why the legislation […]

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How iPoker will help with Pennsylvania’s $2.3b Deficit




Pennsylvania has become increasingly concerned with their state deficit in recent years. And there’s good reason for this too because the figure has ballooned to almost $2.3 billion. That said, the Keystone State is eyeing online gaming as a way to generate additional tax revenue and cut down their $1.9b deficit. And the good news […]

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Poll on whether Pennsylvania should legalize Online Poker




Pennsylvania has suddenly jumped to the forefront of states that are looking to legalize online gaming. And it seems that the Keystone State’s politicians are certainly interested in using iGaming to help shore up their $1.2 billion budget deficit. But what about Pennsylvania residents? Are they just as gung-ho about having legal online poker and […]

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Poll shows 58% of Pennsylvanians want Online Poker – Contrasts Adelson’s Phony Poll




Pennsylvania state politicians have been getting excited over the prospect of legal online poker in recent months. And now we have some hard evidence that residents of the Keystone State would also favor iPoker being legalized. As reported by the Poker Players Alliance (PPA), the Omega Group polled 769 registered voter households and discovered that […]

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In-Person Registration Idea floated for Pennsylvania Online Poker




Aside from the Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling, there may be no more dreaded phrase among online gaming enthusiasts than “in-person registration.” This idea first became a reality in California, where Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s online poker bill included an in-person registration clause that would force online players to register/deposit at local casinos. Luckily this amendment […]

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Penn National throws Support behind Pennsylvania Online Gaming




Online gaming seems to be picking up more steam in Pennsylvania with each passing month. And Penn National, one of the state’s leading land-based casino companies, is the latest to offer their support.  Specifically, Eric Shippers, senior vice-president for Public Affairs and Govt Relations at Penn National, is the one who recently explained Penn National’s […]

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3 Reasons why Humans beating Computer is good for US Poker




Not long ago, four of the world’s best online poker players – Bjorn Li, Doug Polk, Dong Kim and Jason Les – took on Claudico, the world’s best NLHE poker program. Held at Pittsburgh’s Rivers Casino, the competition saw the humans dominate Claudico to the tune of $732k. Li led the way with $529k in […]

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Pennsylvania Hearing discusses Online Poker Issue




Pennsylvania remains very serious about legalizing online gaming after holding a late-March hearing on the matter in the House Gaming Oversight Committee. And Jan Jones Blackhurst, the vice president of Caesars Entertainment, was one of the key figures to testify at this hearing. Here’s a quick look at the main points from the meeting, including […]

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