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Presque Isle Downs Joins Pennsylvania’s Rush To Sports Wagering

With an impending deal for Churchill Downs to purchase Presque Isle, it was unsurprising that the Pennsylvania oval became the third track in the state to apply for a sports wagering license. According to playusa.com, Presque Isle’s application was received by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Dec. 7. Though the PGCB is scheduled to meet […]

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Nine Pennsylvania Casinos Petition Gaming Control Board For Online Gambling

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Tuesday announced that it has received nine petitions from casino license holders requesting approval to conduct Interactive Gaming (iGaming) in the Commonwealth. All of the petitions received are requesting approval to conduct: –Non-Peer-to-Peer interactive games which simulates slot machines; –Non-Peer-to-Peer interactive games which simulates table games; and, –Peer-to-Peer interactive […]

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‘Madness’? Pennsylvania Newspaper Slams Slots Revenue As ‘Staggering Amount of Corporate Welfare’

Pennsylvania’s leading newspaper, the Philadelphia Inquirer, has published an editorial calling the $2.4 billion the horse racing and breeding industry has received from casino revenue since 2006 “a staggering amount of corporate welfare.” Citing a recent report from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board that shows ongoing declines in track attendance, the number of races run and […]

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Pennsylvania Gaming Board: Wagering Up 3 Percent In 2017

A report from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board indicates wagering on horse racing was up 3 percent in the state for 2017, finishing at more than $700 million from six racetracks. The Pittsburgh Business Times reported taxes generated by slot machine play in the state hit $239 million, some of which goes into purses, health […]

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Pennsylvania: With State Facing Budget Deficit, Lawmakers Propose Redirecting Funds From Racing Industry

The state of Pennsylvania is facing a multi-billion dollar budget deficit, causing lawmakers to consider redirecting subsidies earmarked for the racing industry. According to the Meadville Tribune, the horse racing industry receives about $250 million in casino gambling subsidies each year. The racing industry has received the funding since casino gambling was legalized in 2004. Legislation that would […]

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Pennsylvania Governor Signs Bill Creating New Racing Commission

Governor Tom Wolf today signed House Bill 941, which, among other things, includes reforms of Pennsylvania’s equine racing industry. The governor was joined by state Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, members of each of the legislative caucuses, leadership from the House Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee, and various representatives of the racing industry. “Racing […]

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Greenwood Awarded License to Build Casino in South Philadelphia

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today awarded a Category 2 license to Stadium Casino, LLP which will permit the operation of a casino at 900 Packer Avenue in Philadelphia. Stadium Casino, LLP is a joint venture between Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment, LP which currently operates the Parx Casino in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and the Cordish […]

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PA Gaming Board Reports Decrease in Slots Revenue for Purses Last Year

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today released its seventh annual Racetrack Casino Benchmark Report. Since its first release in 2008, this annual report has concentrated on the impact of Pennsylvania casinos on the state’s horse racing industry. In accordance with the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development and Gaming Act, approximately 11% of revenue generated from slot […]

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High Stakes: PA Bill Would Shift Funds from Racing to Education

Since Pennsylvania legalized slot machines in 2006, more than $1.5 billion in revenue has gone to boost horse racing in the state, via the Race Horse Development Fund. Purses at the state’s racetracks have increased, and both the racing and breeding side of the industry have benefited. If Rep. Todd Stephens has his way, though, […]

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Pennsylvania: Gaming Board Fines Harrah’s Philadelphia for Gambling Violations

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has fined Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack for underage gambling and violating casino credit processes, according to a report at Philly.com. The Gaming Board issued a $70,000 fine regarding the credit processes, stating that Harrah’s “routinely violated” board regulations by “failing to get authorization from a second approver” before credit […]

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