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PENNSYLVANIA ONLINE GAMBLING BRANDING DEBATE
26th October, 2016 at 08:23:37
Is this protectionist move going too far?
The conversation on the legalisation of online gambling in Pennsylvania took a new turn Tuesday when the spokesman for a land gambling operator suggested that any legislation should bar out-of-state online operators from entering into partnerships with state land casinos for the purposes of setting up branded real-money gambling websites
For several observers and online companies the sort of protectionism recommended by Penn National's exec for government relations, Eric Schippers, goes too far and could keep out highly successful and established online companies that would enhance the chances of legalised gambling being successful in the state, thereby generating tax revenues and jobs.
Schipper's justification for his opinion was that out-of-state operators would not have the same commitment to generating business for land operations, but then he went further and claimed that there was the danger that online operations might cannibalise brick and mortar business.
Both of these points have been disproved by established practical industry evidence, including from his own company.
Pro-online gambling companies, including the Golden Nugget in New Jersey and Pokerstars, were quick to refute Schipper's views based on their operational experience.
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Analyst says sector likely to deliver Euro 500 million in Revenues in 2017.
BULLISH FORECAST FOR PENNSYLVANIA ONLINE GAMBLING
28th March, 2017 at 19:47:54
Hundreds of millions of dollars in new tax revenue possible with legalisation.
ONCE RATIONAL GROUP IS PAID OFF, WILL AMAYA BE LOOKING FOR ACQUISITIONS?
24th March, 2017 at 16:47:40
$4.9 billion consideration agreed for Rational Group in 2014 is due for final payment this year...but what then for Amaya?
MORE DETAILS ON COSTA ONLINE GAMBLING LEGALISATION BILL IN PENNSYLVANIA (Update)
21st March, 2017 at 21:54:56
Senator Jay Costa introduces his bill SB524 with the support of three other senators.
NOW WEST VIRGINIA EYES ONLINE GAMBLING LEGALISATION
18th March, 2017 at 06:34:19
New legalisation bill follows earlier challenge to PASPA