Pennsylvania keen on expanding gambling


The 2-hour hearing will be held at the Bayfront Convention Center.

Pennsylvania is continuing to discuss ways to expand gambling as a means to avoid a budget shortfall in 2017.

US.- Pennsylvania continues to examine ways to expand gambling as a means to avoid a budget shortfall next year.

As announced by the House Gaming Oversight Committee, the state House of Representatives has scheduled public hearings this week to take a look at states that currently have fantasy sports and iGaming.

Furthermore, the House of Representatives approved legislation earlier this year regarding online poker. Now, the State Senate has to schedule a vote on the online poker bill.

The time is key for Pennsylvania’s online poker bill HB 2150. The state senate reconvenes this week for three days and, if the bill doesn’t pass during this time, there will only be one more opportunity in 2016 for a vote (October 17-19 and 24-26).

In addition, legislators have been looking at internet-based gambling, sports wagering, daily fantasy sports, slots at off-track wagering facilities and even slot machines at the airport as means of increasing state revenue and avoiding a state budget shortfall.