Pennsylvania could see $50 million a year in sports gambling revenue

Pennsylvania could see $50 million a year in sports gambling revenue

Newly released numbers show the Department of Revenue estimates Pennsylvania can anticipate between $40 and $50 million in tax revenue annually once all sports wagering licensees are fully operational.

For fiscal year 2018-19, the department predicts $11.2 million in tax revenue from the recent sports wagering expansion, allowed by a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. For fiscal year 2019-20, the number is expected to increase to $33.6 million.

However, a 2017 study conducted by Oxford Economics indicates once sports wagering is more convenient nationally, the commonwealth would experience a decrease in tax revenue due to the high tax rate.

Monday, December 10, 2018/Author: Robert Cochran
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Federal judge strikes down Pa. ban on casino investor campaign finance donations

Federal judge strikes down Pa. ban on casino investor campaign finance donations

A federal district judge Wednesday struck down a 2006 Pennsylvania law meant to prevent casino owners and investors from donating money to political campaigns.

In her ruling, Middle District Judge Sylvia Rambo ruled that the law, which was clarified and reimplemented after a successful state court challenge in 2009, violated individuals’ First Amendment rights.

Thursday, September 20, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Seven Pennsylvania casinos sue state lottery over online gaming

Seven Pennsylvania casinos sue state lottery over online gaming

A coalition of Pennsylvania casinos is suing the state lottery, claiming online gaming launched by the commonwealth in spring as part of last year’s budget compromise violates state law.

Their complaint cites the names and visuals of online games as well as advertisements used by the lottery itself that call the new products “casino style games,” despite state law prohibiting online casino games.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Chips start to fall on how Pennsylvania will regulate sports wagering

Chips start to fall on how Pennsylvania will regulate sports wagering

At its regular meeting this week, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved the first round of regulations for sports wagering in Pennsylvania.

But a further change in the state's tax rate on sports gambling revenue may be necessary to increase access to legal bets outside casinos, according to gaming supporter Rep. Jeff Pyle (R-Armstrong).

Thursday, May 31, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Pennsylvania already prepared to capitalize on sports betting, House gaming supporters say

Pennsylvania already prepared to capitalize on sports betting, House gaming supporters say

A US Supreme Court ruling that opened up sports betting could impact Pennsylvania within the next year, according to the House’s Gaming Oversight Committee chairman.

Rep. Jeff Pyle (R-Armstrong) said in a phone interview Monday that language allowing sports betting was already part of the state’s 2017 Fiscal Code.

Monday, May 14, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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