Pennsylvania expands casino gambling
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October 30, 2017
Pennsylvania is the second largest state for commercial casinos. Recently a
measure that would expand gaming in the state was signed by Gov. Tom Wolf.
A bid to open a satellite casino will be allowed for ten large casinos in the
state. If approved, the license will allow for 30 game tables and 750 slot
machines at the satellite casino. The location must not be 25 miles near another
casino or in some counties. $7.5 million is the starting bid and an addition
$2.5 million for a certificate for table games. Some truck stops can qualify and
could operate 5 video gaming terminals.
Websites and phone apps can offer casino gaming to people in Pennsylvania. $10
million is the fee for the license. Online games include slots, poker, and table
Keno and online games can also be offered by the Pennsylvania Lottery. The
Lottery Fund benefits from the Lottery. The fund gives money to senior programs.
Betting in fantasy sports has been approved. It will be taxed and regulated for
the state. Players must be at least 18 years of age with verified proof.
Sports betting can be offered online or at the casino if the law is approved by
the federal government. $10 million is the cost for the license.
The law that limited one controlling stake of ownership in one casino was
Gaming may also take place at airports as long as they are approved by the
airport authority. Passengers with boarding passes would be allowed to access
the games. They would be located at the state's regional or international
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