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Pennsylvania Online Gambling Bill Only Covers Poker

Pennsylvania's latest attempt to legalize online gambling is scaled back a bit and won't include online casino games, instead focus on online poker.

The bill, which is formally known as HB649 and could reportedly generate $120 million in revenue during the first year. We had previously reported on tax structure for the game, but now can report that the minimum age to play online poker is 21 years old and that there would be no bad actor provisions to keep out offshore operators such as PokerStars from obtaining a license and offering the games.

The bill would also outlaw sweepstakes cafe gambling, in which internet cafes offer games of chance using a sweepstakes provision.

Those interested in reading the full bill can do so here.

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