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PENNSYLVANIA POLITICAL AND GAMING CHIEFS TO GATHER
28th December, 2016 at 06:56:07
January 3rd meeting to discuss the budget gap.
The Pennsylvania Senate's failure to join the House in legalising and regulating online gambling this year (see previous reports) has exacerbated the state's serious budget deficit gap, which by state law must be balanced.
The online gambling element among other gambling expansion plans was supported in the House as a means to contribute to funding the deficit, and the Senate's failure to act further complicates an already complex problem that involves land casino tax and revenue distribution.
Republican state Senator Kim Ward has taken the initiative by inviting the heads of Pennsylvania's 12 licensed land casinos to a meeting on January 3 to discuss options. With the notable exception of Sheldon Adelson's Sands Bethlehem casino, most land casino managements are reportedly receptive to the idea of being permitted to open online gambling divisions within state borders.
"The days of doing nothing are over at this point," pro-regulated online gambling Sen. Ward told the Associated Press news agency last week.
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NEW LOBBY GROUP EMERGES IN PENNSYLVANIA
16th January, 2017 at 06:55:26
The Pennsylvania Video Gaming Association will lobby for the legalisation of an "already-present industry...but not for online gambling.
ATLANTIC CITY - 2016 A GOOD YEAR FOR INTERNET GAMBLING
12th January, 2017 at 21:53:36
New Jersey regulator releases FY 2016 results, showing that online gambling revenue grew 32 percent year-on-year.
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11th January, 2017 at 09:58:19
Democratic state Senator Jay Costa's proposal criticised by Republican senator.
NEVADA GAMBLING REVENUE DOWN 1.5 PERCENT IN NOVEMBER
29th December, 2016 at 16:24:09
Las Vegas land casinos suffer business declines.