Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania authored legislation that would ban online gambling federally, the latest such effort backed by Sheldon Adelson.
Pennsylvania, already struggling with budget problems, faces a steeper 2016 tax shortfall than expected. Legalizing online gambling can narrow the gap.
Speculation has emerged that Republican mega donor Sheldon Adelson may attempt to push anti-online gambling language into must-pass legislation this month.
Casino gambling legislation to regulate online poker, casino games, and daily fantasy sports sites will be considered by the Pennsylvania Senate next month.
Online poker, blackjack, slot machines and other forms of internet casino gambling were still up for consideration this week in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania has a new gambling regulator, and lawmakers are looking to fix the tax code affecting casinos. Online poker could also soon be legal.
As the Pennsylvania online gambling bill deadline looms, PA casinos won nearly $200 million on slots in September, up more than two percent from last year.
Reports are that Sands Casino in Bethlehem PA has submitted paperwork to begin a $40 million expansion of its table games room. It can add up to 13 tables.
Sheldon Adelson likes to chastise online gambling as being vulnerable to underage gamblers, something his Pennsylvania casino is quite familiar with.