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Gambling in Pennsylvania

Gambling has recently been expanded in Pennsylvania, USA. Several formerly illegal forms of gambling are permitted, with others set for debate.

Contents

  • Types of gambling 1
    • Lottery 1.1
    • Horse track racinos 1.2
      • Off-track wagering 1.2.1
    • Stand-alone casinos 1.3
  • Future 2
    • Planned casinos 2.1
    • State plans 2.2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Types of gambling

Lottery

The Pennsylvania Lottery is available throughout the Commonwealth. In addition to regular drawings, the state also participates in Powerball (offered through the Multi-State Lottery Association) and Mega Millions games and sells scratchcard tickets.

Horse track racinos

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board oversees all casinos in the state.

Off-track wagering

Racinos also operate betting facilities located off-site. Mohegan Sun:

Philadelphia Park:

Penn National:

The Meadows:

Stand-alone casinos

Future

Planned casinos

State plans

Table games are in Pennsylvania's current budget and are expected to be operating in casinos in 6 months.[2] No talks on sports betting have been made yet.

Governor Ed Rendell would like to make slot machines legal in bars and clubs; formerly the state attempted to prosecute those operating illegally.[3] If passed, the bill would limit each pub to 5 slot machines, which would then be connected to a central computer as are commercial casinos.

See also

References

  1. ^ http://poconodowns.com/racing/off-track-wagering.html
  2. ^ http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/article_2a46d23c-a587-11de-933f-001cc4c002e0.html
  3. ^ Gaming Control Board Awards 7 Grants To Eliminate Illegal Slot Machines, Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board website, accessed April 3, 2010.

External links

  • Guide to PA casinos
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