$5 Million Dollar Mega Millions Ticket Sold In Pittsburgh

$5 Million Dollar Mega Millions Ticket Sold In Pittsburgh

The Mega Millions jackpot will swell to an estimated $418 million dollar jackpot prize for this Tuesday’s drawing, the 9th largest in the 17 year history of the lottery game. But while there was again no jackpot winner, one Pennsylvania resident received a nice consolidation prize after last Tuesday’s drawing. A supermarket in Allegheny County…

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Online Sports Betting Testing Phase To Begin Soon In Pennsylvania

Online Sports Betting Testing Phase To Begin Soon In Pennsylvania

Testing of online sports betting is to begin within a week according to Communications Director Douglas Harbach of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB). Before online sports betting can go live, the PGCB will need to watch closely to make sure everything is functioning correctly. A primary focus will be to ensure that geo-location features…

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Stadium Casino Piling Up Gaming Licenses – Including Sports Betting

Stadium Casino Piling Up Gaming Licenses – Including Sports Betting

The foundation for Stadium Casino hasn’t even been poured yet, but casino developers (and future operators) have spent lots of money and obtained several gaming licenses for this “casino-to-be” that won’t be open until December 2020 at the earliest. Even though Stadium Casino is still approximately 18 months away from taking its first bet, groundwork is being…

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Parx Casino’s Racing License Renewed

Parx Casino’s Racing License Renewed

On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PCGB) voted unanimously to renew Parx Casino’s horse racing license. According to a press release from the PGCB, the board determined that Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment, Inc., the owner of Parx, complied with their obligations under the terms of the previous license. The last time…

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Mohegan Sun Pocono Approved For PA Sports Betting

Mohegan Sun Pocono Approved For PA Sports Betting

On Tuesday, the Mohegan Sun Pocono became the eighth PA casino to be approved for sports betting by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Mohegan Sun had originally applied for its license in March. The approval of the Mohegan Sun Pocono will bring the first sportsbook to north-eastern Pennsylvania. It is expected to open this fall…

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Kentucky Derby Controversy: Did The Track Made The Right Call?

Kentucky Derby Controversy: Did The Track Made The Right Call?

Last weekend was a tumultuous one in the world of horse racing. While all eyes turned to Churchill Downs for the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby, fans and bettors were stunned when the unofficial winner, Maximum Security, was disqualified for interference, resulting in a 65-1 shot, Country House, taking the roses as the winner.…

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A Review Of The PA Lottery Bonus Code And Games

A Review Of The PA Lottery Bonus Code And Games

In May 2018, the Pennsylvania Lottery officially launched the iLottery, a platform that provides Pennsylvanians with a brand new way to play online lottery games legally anywhere in the state of Pennsylvania. Unlike traditional lottery games that are purchased at retailers such as gas stations and grocery stores, iLottery games are available to players on…

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6 Things You Need To Know About Online Poker In Pennsylvania

6 Things You Need To Know About Online Poker In Pennsylvania

This summer (July 15, in fact) will see the launch of Pennsylvania casinos’ online gambling platforms according to a recent announcement by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB). This will include online versions of traditional casino games, including a welcome return of online poker, once so popular throughout the country. First, a little backstory: In the late 1990s, online poker…

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Will New Competition Disrupt Rivers Casino’s Sportsbook “Monopoly”?

Will New Competition Disrupt Rivers Casino’s Sportsbook “Monopoly”?

For the last four months, Rivers Casino has operated the only sportsbook in the western half of Pennsylvania with no competition in sight. Located in Pittsburgh, Rivers Casino’s sportsbook is on an island. The other seven PA casino sportsbooks are located in and around the Philadelphia area. That gives Rivers a big leg up in the Pennsylvania sports…

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July 15 Picked As Launch Date For PA Online Casino Gaming

July 15 Picked As Launch Date For PA Online Casino Gaming

After a long wait, gamblers in Pennsylvania finally know when online gaming will arrive: July 15, 2019. During a meeting on April 15, Executive Director Kevin O’Toole of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) announced that the board needed 90 more days to finalize regulations and procedures and then they would allow casinos to launch their online gambling operations.…

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