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Pennsylvania Gets Bill to Ban Online Gambling

Only a week after the Keystone State held a hearing on internet gambling's merits and pitfalls a Pennsylvania Representative introduced a bill that would outlaw online gambling in the state.

Representative Thomas Murt introduced HB1013 to the state House, which would ban online gambling in the state. The bill is the fourth for Pennsylvania related to online gambling, and is currently the only one that would ban the practice.

The bill is very similar to HB 1404 introduced by Representative Clymer two years ago and would restrict online betting by forbidding operators from offering online gaming of any sort.

It is thought that the bill has a low chance of being passed by the state legislature, as pro-online gaming bills look to be more favorable to pass, as Pennsylvania tries to keep as much gaming revenue as possible as neighboring New Jersey's gaming market rebounds a bit.

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