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June 18, 2014
by Kenneth R Smith
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Online Gambling Bill Introduced in Pennsylvania Senate

After a key study on the business was released in May, a pair of Pennsylvania legislators have taken another step toward allowing legal and regulated online gambling in the state. Republican Senators Edwin Erickson and Bob Mensch introduced Senate Bill 1386 to the Pennsylvania Senate on Tuesday. Despite specifically mentioning poker in several places, the bill seems to lack any language that would limit online gambling in Pennsylvania to poker only.
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December 16, 2013
by Kenneth R Smith
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Pennsylvania to Study Online Gaming

Pennsylvania’s casino industry is getting squeezed on all sides these days, and the state is beginning to look at ways to maintain the revenues generated by gambling. Influenced by the threat of new land-based casinos slated for neighboring states and the recent launch of online gambling in New Jersey, the State Senate this week passed a resolution to study online gambling and its potential effects on the state’s land-based casinos.
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April 30, 2013
by Kenneth R Smith
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Shuffle Up and Deal! A New Era in US Online Gambling

In a history making moment earlier today, the first-ever hand was dealt in a US-regulated online poker room. Station Casinos and UltimatePoker.com in Nevada won the race to be the first US operator to enter the newly regulated US market.

UltimatePoker.com opened for business at 9 AM Pacific time, dealing cash games, tournaments, and sit-n-gos for registered players inside the state of Nevada.
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August 21, 2012
by Kenneth R Smith
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Review of DoubleDown Casino, IGT’s new Play-For-Fun Site

IGT’s Play-For-Fun Casino Site, DoubleDown Casino

Rating: ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

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As several states in the US move toward legal and regulated online gambling, it’s no surprise to see the world’s largest slot manufacturer vying for a spot at the table. IGT recently launched a Play-For-Fun casino site called DoubleDown Casino, and they have already announced several partnerships with land-based casinos to offer the game suite on the casinos’ websites.
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June 28, 2012
by Kenneth R Smith
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Delaware Legalizes Online Gambling

Two States Done, Forty-Eight to Go

The swell of online gambling legislation in the US reached a new milestone today as Delaware governor Jack Markell signed a bill legalizing online casino-style gambling within the state. Delaware and Nevada are the only states so far to pass legislation to license and regulate Internet casinos, although other states are at various stages of progress pursuing the same goal.  Now the race is on to see which state will be first to actually launch real-money games and take the first legal and regulated online bet in the States.
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May 27, 2012
by Kenneth R Smith
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Play For Fun!

Play for fun online casino launches!  In the United States!

Too many exclamation points?  Maybe.  I guess I was overwhelmed by the example of Maryland Live! casino’s brand name, punctuation included.

It is a development worthy of exclamation though, as Maryland Live! casino’s MyLiveOnlineCasino.com site is the first Internet casino with its player management system linked directly to a US land-based casino.  The virtual casino, open for a month now, is strictly a play-for-fun model but it appears to be only a flip of the switch away from the capability of real money wagering if and when true online gambling is approved in Maryland.
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