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Pennsylvania House divided over gambling expansion

Pennsylvania House divided over gambling expansion
The project legalizes internet gambling and would allow Pennsylvanians to buy lottery tickets and bet on fantasy sports online.
United States | 05/31/2017

The project legalizes internet gambling and would allow Pennsylvanians to buy lottery tickets and bet on fantasy sports online.

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ccording to a report published by Pittsburgh's NPR News Station, the bill is expected to face pushback from several factions of House lawmakers.

House spokesman Steven Miskin said lawmakers in his chamber are still divided. Many want remote gaming terminals to be allowed in bars and taverns, for instance.

“There’s many different opinions on this,” Miskin said. “You have some of the members looking out to the tavern owners to basically legalize something that’s already happening.”

Opponents argue that the measure would cut into traditional casinos’ profits. And others claim iGaming would do the same.

 

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