Pennsylvania Joins The States Now Offering Online Gambling Sites

PennsylvaniaNowOnlineAndOtherBigUnitedStatesBettingNews

July3,2019

Althoughwetendtokeepaneyeontopsportingeventsandoffersandpromotionsfromtheworldofonlinecasinogamingandpoker,sometimesweliketotakeabroaderlookateventsfromallaroundtheworldandatthepresentmoment,thesituationintheUnitedStatesintermsofsportsbettingandonlinecasinogaming,ishugelyinteresting。

Formanyyears,therewasanalmostblanketbanacrossthecountryonsportsbettingandonlinecasinogaming。

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onlinepokerindustrywasstruckbytheeventsofBlackFriday,whenanumberofthebiggestpokerroomsintheU。

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hadtheirURLsandfundsseized,itseemedasifU。

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playersonlineopportunitiestogamblewerebeingwhittledawaytonothing。

However,researchshowedthatratherthansimplynotplaying,USgamerswerenowelectingtoplayatcasinosnolongerbasedintheUnitedStates。

Thismeantthatstatesinthecountryweremissingoutonsignificantrevenueintheformofgamblingtaxation。

WiththeInternetsodifficulttopoliceandmanysimplecounter-measuresinplacethatplayerscouldusetogetroundanysecuritysystemsputinplacetostopthemtryingtoaccessonlinegambling,itsoonbecameclearthatanewapproachwasneeded。

Intruth,itwasNewJerseythatstartedtheballrollingin2013,whentheypushedtohaveonlinegambling(includingpokerrooms,onlinecasinogamesandsportsbetting)legalised。

Whentherulingcamethroughthatthiswouldnowbeallowedbutitwouldbeuptotheindividualstatetodecideitsownrulesforonlinegaming,NewJerseybecameoneofthefirststatestoallowitscitizenstoenjoysomeformsofonlinegambling。

SincethenotherstateshavedecidedtooffereitherOnlineCasinogaming,OnlinePokerandOnlineSportsbetting,oracombinationofthethree。

AmongstthenewonlinecasinoandsportsbettingsitesthathavebeenmadeavailableacrossPennsylvaniainrecentweeksistheexcitingnewonlineportalfortheSugarHouseCasino。

Thisfamouscasino,locatedinPittsburgh,nowoffersitsownonlineportal,PlaySugarHouse。

comwhichatthemomentofferssportsbettingservicestocustomers,butwhichfrommid-Julywillalsofeatureanonlinecasinoanditsownbespokepokerroom。

SoifyouarebasedinPennsylvaniaandfancyenjoyingsomesportsbettingwithplentyofotherbettingactiontocome,checkoutthelatestplaysugarhousepromocodeonthelinktogetthebestpossibledealwhenyousignupandtolearnalittlemoreabouttheexcitingnewplayerdealsonofferatthesite。

SofarthestatesthatofferLegalOnlineGamblingintheUnitedStatesareasfollows:

LegalOnlineCasinoNewJersey,Pennsylvania,Delaware

LegalOnlinePoker–NewJersey,Pennsylvania,Nevada,Delaware

LegalOnlineSportsbooks–NewJersey,Pennsylvania,WestVirginia,RhodeIsland

However,thingsarenotstoppingthere。

ThereiseverylikelihoodthatthestateofMainecouldwelllegalisesportsbettingatsomepointinthefuture,althoughthefactthatthegovernorofthestate,JanetMills,didnotsignthebillbyTuesday2ndJuly,doesmeanthatlegalisationofsportsbettinginthestatemaynowbedelayedbyamatterofmonths,withsomecallingintoquestionthefutureofthebill。

Thatsaid,therearealsoanumberofotherstatesthathavewatchedhowthenumbershaveaddedupinextrarevenuegeneratedfromonlinegamblingforstatessuchasNewJerseyandthefiguresmakeforprettypersuasiveviewing。

Intermsofsportsbettingalone,sincesportsbettingonlinefirstbecameavailableinJune2018,almost$3billionworthofbetshavebeenplaced,with$194millioninrevenuegeneratedbytheindustryandover$22。

6millionintaxhasbeenaddedtotheNewJerseyeconomy。

Sinceonlinegamblingwasfirstintroducedinthestate,theamountoftaxNewJerseyhascollectedisover$210million,withtheamountofrevenuegeneratednowexceeding$1。

2billion。

Itiseasytoseethereforewhymanystates,whoareoftenbeingstarvedoffundsfromcentralgovernmentandwhichmayalreadyruntheirownstatelotteryandotherformsofgambling,maynowberathermorekeentoallowitscitizenstoenjoyasportofonlinecasinogaming,abetonsportsorafewhandsofonlinepoker。

However,thereisstillnodoubtthatinsomestates,onlinegambling,orindeedanyformofgamblingisadivisiveissueandthereisstillalongwaytogobeforethereisanyuniformityacrosstheUnitedStatesintermsofbeingabletogambleinthesamewayinanyofthestatesoftheUnion。

Indeed,theverythoughtthatthismayhappenmaywellbelittlemorethanapipedream。

WhatisnotindoubtthoughisthatthereremainsintheUnitedStatesaverystrongcoreofcitizens,locatedineverycornerofthecountry,thatwouldlikeanopportunitytogambleonlineinoneformoranother。

Therecomplaintsthatacurrentsystemwhichcanallowgamblingonstatelotteriesforexample,butnotallowpunterstoplaypokeronline,orenjoycasinogamesonline,isflawedandbasedonlogicalone,theydoseemtohaveafairpoint。

AsNewJerseyhasshown,whenproperlyregulatedandsupported,theonlinegamblingindustrycanhavebeneficialinterestsforthepeoplewithinaspecificcommunity。

Evenifthatisintermsoftaxesraisedandrevenuegenerated。

ThereisalsothequestionofallowingpeoplefreedomofchoicetoplayandspendtheirmoneyastheyseefitanditisnotabadthingthatcitizensofNewJersey,Pennsylvaniaandotherstatesnowdohaveatleastonlinegamblingasanoption。