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Pennsylvania Budget Bill Features Online Betting

This week the Pennsylvania Legislature debated the state's budget, albeit five months late, with online betting being a prominent focus in the House version of the bill.

Politicians in the Keystone State debated a series of topics to be included in the budget. As of press time the House budget was $30.3 billion with the Senate budget at $30.8 billion, with the House bill stating that online betting could help fund some of the programs in state's bottom line. It is expected that online gambling and slot machines at off-track betting locations could net $150 million annually in tax revenue.

Currently the state is considering John Payne's HB649 bill, which would legalize and regulate online betting in Pennsylvania. Last month the bill made it out of the House Gaming Oversight Committee, and will be eventually voted on by the House.

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