DraftKings launches online sportsbook in PA

DraftKings launches online sportsbook in PA

While many eyes were on the general election this week, online gaming in Pennsylvania experienced a huge boost with the launch of PokerStars, the state’s first online poker site. Thursday, the daily fantasy powerhouse DraftKings’ online sportsbook goes live in the Keystone State.
 
Both sites were approved recently by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and went through soft testing windows earlier in the week. The commonwealth now has six online sportsbooks and four online casinos to compete with the dozen brick and mortar casinos.
Thursday, November 7, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: News and Views
Plan to defer community colleges costs near submission

Plan to defer community colleges costs near submission

Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski (D-Luzerne) plans to introduce soon a bill that would help Pennsylvanians attend community colleges and graduate on time, while also filling job spots across the state in key industries and trades.
 
Pashinski introduced a co-sponsorship memo in April for his plan as an attempt to lessen student debt. Currently Pennsylvania ranks second in the nation, with the average citizen owing over $37,000 for student loans.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: News and Views
PA sees record revenue, handle from sports betting in September

PA sees record revenue, handle from sports betting in September

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced Thursday that September 2019 saw state casinos and sports book operations earn almost $14.9 million in revenue on over $194.5 million in bets made. Both are state records. 

Sports betting has slowly expanded in the Keystone State, with various outlets opening gradually since November 2018. Online betting started earlier this year, making September the first month with full options available comparable to other states during the peak betting season of college and pro football.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: News and Views
City Council passes lead remediation for residences

City Council passes lead remediation for residences

Philadelphia City Council Thursday unanimously passed a bill to allow for lead inspections in apartments and rented homes, starting next year.
 
The bill, introduced by Councilmember Blondell Reynolds Brown (D-At Large) earlier this year, creates a staggered schedule for residences rented to families with small children for inspections and testing for lead paint. This is the third bill Reynolds Brown has authored on lead in facilities that council has passed this year.
Thursday, September 26, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Rep. Rabb introduces “Fair Share Tax”

Rep. Rabb introduces “Fair Share Tax”

When the General Assembly reconvenes later this month, legislators will be looking for long-term revenue sources to continue the bipartisan success of June’s budget process. Rep. Chris Rabb (D-Philadelphia) has a plan he says could bring over $2 billion annually to state coffers. 

 

Rabb submitted HB 1738 in late August. Dubbed the “Fair Share Tax”, the measure would lower income tax rates for most Pennsylvanians, while increasing the wealth rate

Tuesday, September 3, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: News and Views
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