The state House of Representatives has scheduled a 9 am hearing on Tuesday, September 27 for a “review of states which currently have fantasy sports and/or i-Gaming.”
US.- As per a release by the House Gaming Oversight Committee, the state House of Representatives has scheduled a 9 AM meeting on Tuesday, September 27 for a “review of states which currently have fantasy sports and/or i-Gaming.”
Online poker is included in the bill and the House already approved legislation earlier this year. Now is up to the State Senate to have a vote at an undetermined date, but the House is having a hearing in an attempt to expedite the bill.
Rep. John Payne (R-106th District) and Rep. Rosita Youngblood (D-198th District) are attempting to push this bill forward before the end of the year. The state has a US$100 million budget to fund via gambling expansion and online gambling. If the internet gambling bill doesn’t pass, there could be a shortage of money in the Keystone State next year.
Richy Muny, VP of Player Relations for the Poker Players Alliance, is contacting and encouraging others to contact Pennsylvania lawmakers in support of online poker.
This is a crucial time for HB 2150, Pennsylvania’s online poker bill. The state senate reconvenes on Monday 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).