SugarHouse opens Philadelphia’s first sportsbook

SugarHouse opens Philadelphia’s first sportsbook

SugarHouse opened Philadelphia’s first sportsbook Saturday after just 45 days from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s approval. The casino becomes the first to operate a book in a top-10 American market since the May Supreme Court decision allowing sports betting to expand.

SugarHouse General Manager, Cheryl Duhon, gave credit to the PGCB for facilitating the turnaround, allowing the Rush Street Gaming-owned property to beat Greenwood Gaming’s Parx Casino and other rivals to the starting line in the Delaware Valley.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
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
Categories: News and Views
Tweets of the Week - September 17, 2018

Tweets of the Week - September 17, 2018

Check out the week as described by Tweets from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Friday, September 21, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
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
Categories: News and Views
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
Categories: News and Views
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