PA Online Poker & NJ Sports Betting Case Update

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Pennsylvania is closing in on becoming the fourth US state to offer online poker, joining the likes of Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware.

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved gaming bill H271 Thursday by a vote of 109 to 72.

The bill had been amended and passed through the senate a day before. Before Pennsylvania residents can shuffle up and deal online the bill must be signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf. In addition to online poker, the bill legalizes online slot machines and table games.

Meanwhile, with respect to sports betting the industry waits for the US Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in the New Jersey case on December 4th. New Jersey has been in hot pursuit for sports betting in Atlantic City for years but has been blocked by the lower courts, who prevented the state after the four major US pro sports leagues and the NCAA filed a lawsuit against the New Jersey.

The sports leagues are holding on to the position that sports betting in New Jersey would threaten the sanctity of their games, a dubious position considering how the leagues have embraced fantasy betting. Sportsbook Review will update readers on the status of the NJ case.

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