Pennsylvania Approves 9 Groups for Online Betting

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This week the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has announced that they've granted nine groups approval to offer online casino games within the Keystone State's borders.

The two latest groups to get the go-ahead were the Presque Isle and Stadium Casino, both of which have land casinos in the state. They will be able to offer slots and table games, but have chosen to forgo offering online poker to customers. The announcement was made during the board's latest meeting, wherein a reality check system was approved that will try to stem gambling addiction issues.

The state of Pennsylvania had set a deadline of October 31st to to allow for gaming entities to apply for licenses. Thus far, Harrah's, SugarHouse Casino, Mount Airy, Parx Casino, Hollywood Casino, Presque Isle, Valley Forge, and Sands Bethlehem, and Stadium Casino have been granted their iGaming license. MGM Resorts and the Golden Nugget have also applied for licenses and are expected to be approved by the board.

Online betting is slated to begin in the near future, perhaps making it the largest market for online betting in the United States, as it has more than 12 million residents.

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7 November 2018 - 2:30pm

That seems to be a good enough number of operators that have been approved there which I guess mwould create a good competitive environment between the brands which on it's turn would allow the punters in Pennsylvania to have the best possible gambling conditions..and that's the most important thing for me.