Populous Pennsylvania is poised to become the fourth U.S. state with legalized internet gaming after the state's legislature approved a bill in 2017 authorizing established casinos to apply for licenses for online slots, table and poker games, plus online sports betting.

Tempering industry optimism, however, are the 54 percent tax rate set to be applied to online slots – by far the predominant segment of the internet gaming market in neighboring New Jersey - and 36 percent rate for internet sports wagering.

See below for GamblingCompliance's coverage of internet gaming expansion in Pennsylvania.

Insight & Analysis

The first year of online lottery operations in Pennsylvania resulted in more than 8 percent of the state’s total lottery sales coming via interactive instant games, a higher percentage of online sales than all but one other state.

Pennsylvania regulators are confident the U.S. Department of Justice’s recent opinion on the scope of the federal Wire Act will not cause...

Pennsylvania regulators will require all internet gambling servers to be located within the state to create a “fully intrastate gaming...

Regulatory Research

This report outlines the current legal and regulatory framework for different forms of internet gambling at the federal and state level,...
Since the opening of the online gaming market in New Jersey in 2012 and with online sports betting going live in August 2018, there has...
This report by GamblingCompliance provides a practical summary of the process for obtaining an interactive gaming license in Pennsylvania....

Data

Latest monthly Online Gaming Report data from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. The data released for the state contains the following information by operator: Online casino revenue and market...

Pennsylvania’s proposed 54 percent tax on online slot games means that licensed operators offering a full suite of games would face an...