Pennsylvania legislator offers reassurance on casino tax debacle

Pennsylvania legislator offers reassurance on casino tax debacle

Despite adjourning for the remainder of the year last week without approving a measure that would have reinstated a local share tax on casino revenues, a Pennsylvania legislator is advising potentially worried municipalities that they need not panic. A measure...
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Pennsylvania Senator summons casino officials to Harrisburg Jan. 3

Pennsylvania Senator summons casino officials to Harrisburg Jan. 3

Sen. Kim Ward, R-Westmoreland, has called on officials from Pennsylvania’s 12 gambling concerns to meet in the Capital soon after the holidays. The senator says changes are needed in the state’s gambling laws and she plans to tackle the problem...
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Controversial proposal for orphaned Pennsylvania gaming license

Controversial proposal for orphaned Pennsylvania gaming license

In Pennsylvania, state officials have met to decide what to do if Endeka Entertainment decides against appealing a summer decision from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board not to award the operator with a Category I casino license. According to a...
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Pennsylvania budget proposal contains $250 million in “gaming expansion” revenues

Pennsylvania budget proposal contains $250 million in “gaming expansion” revenues

The long-running debate on whether to legalize online casinos and daily fantasy sports wagering in Pennsylvania took an unexpected turn yesterday after governor Tom Wolf revealed that his budget proposal for the next fiscal year is set to include $250...
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Pennsylvania senator files memo detailing plans for online gambling bill

Pennsylvania senator files memo detailing plans for online gambling bill

2017 has just begun and the state of Pennsylvania is not wasting any time getting back into discussions of online gambling as well as daily fantasy sports. Earlier this week, Jay Costa, a Senator of the state, filed a memo...
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Robert Soper resigns from top job with Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority

Robert Soper resigns from top job with Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority

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Pennsylvania legislators adjourn without resolving casino tax shortfall

Pennsylvania legislators adjourn without resolving casino tax shortfall

In Pennsylvania, legislators have adjourned for the remainder of the year without approving controversial legislation that would have legalized online gambling and reinstated a local share tax on casino revenues. A measure passed in 2006 mandated that the east...
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Rivers Casino joins three other PA casinos and agrees to host community fee

Rivers Casino joins three other PA casinos and agrees to host community fee

Rivers Casino officials and Mayor William Peduto’s (pictured) administration reached a final agreement this week to pay a $10 million local government assessment in 2017 after the City Council tentatively approved the agreement between the parties last week....
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Pennsylvania House and Senate to schedule joint hearing over online gaming

Pennsylvania House and Senate to schedule joint hearing over online gaming

The push to legalize online betting is once again the focus of gaming proponents as Pennsylvania lawmakers and the governor seek revenue sources for the state that don’t include raising taxes. After a hearing scheduled to take place today before...
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Las Vegas Sands Corporation in negotiations to offload Pennsylvania casino

Las Vegas Sands Corporation in negotiations to offload Pennsylvania casino

In the midst of planning an $800 million redevelopment of its Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem property, operator Las Vegas Sands Corporation has reportedly told employees at the Pennsylvania venue that the casino could be about to be sold. According to...
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Pennsylvania High Court says it is not mandatory for casinos to make payments to host communities

Pennsylvania High Court says it is not mandatory for casinos to make payments to host communities

Pennsylvania’s casino industry not only generates a significant amount of revenue in the form of gambling taxes for the state government but also makes large charity payments to the local host counties and municipalities. A 2004 casino law states that casin...
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