Pennsylvania Casino Operator Wants In-State Online Only

This week a spokesperson for a Pennsylvania land casino group expressed the opinion that regulated online gambling in the Keystone State should only be opened up to operators currently in the state, which would keep out established online groups that may be able to prop up the industry.

The view was expressed by Penn National Executive for Government Relations, Eric Schippers, who claims that out of state groups wouldn't have enough skin in the game, per say, to want to make sure online gambling is successful in Pennsylvania. The opinion is being ridiculed by many in the industry, who claim that out of state operators would help generate jobs and tax revenues by helping to make the industry successful.

Pennsylvania lawmakers are currently considering legalizing and regulating online gambling within their borders, hoping to capitalize on the success that their neighboring state of New Jersey, which has seen hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue pouring in to land casinos as a result.

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