Pennsylvania Online Gambling Bill Read to House

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This week the state of Pennsylvania saw House Bill 649 read to the House, which would legalize and regulate online gambling in the Keystone State.

The bill passed through the House Gaming Oversight Committee earlier this month, and would regulate online betting like its sister-state New Jersey. Under the terms of the bill an online casino license would require a $5 million fee.

Commenting on the bill's progress Poker Players Alliance Executive Director John Pappas said, "It is our hope that the legislation will be enacted on its own or as part of the state's 2016 budget by the end of this year."

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Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.