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Pennsylvania Gets New Online Gambling Bill

Pennsylvania State Senator Edwin Erickson has introduced a new bill that legalize and regulate online gambling in the Keystone State.

Formally known as SB 1386, the bill could potentially legalize and regulate online casino and poker games, and calls for interstate player pools, large licensing fees that run upwards of $5 million, and casinos to pay taxes of 14% of Gross Gaming Revenue.

Operators would be restricted to land casinos that currently have a presence in the state, and companies that offered post-UIGEA action to American punters would also be excluded for some time.

It is speculated that online poker could generate $129 million annually in revenue, while casino games could add to that total if they are passed into law.

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