Tag Archives: hb 649
- Pennsylvania online gambling bill, not this year
December 15, 2015
Online gambling bill in Pennsylvania will not pass, for now. Rep. John Payne confirmed on Monday that Pennsylvania’s online gambling bill will not pass this year and will instead be pushed in the spring, reported Card Player. In November, the House of Representatives Gaming Oversight Committee voted 18-8 in favor...
- Pennsylvania online gambling legislative push coming down to the wire
December 8, 2015
Pennsylvania’s online gambling future is coming down to the wire as the state’s legislative bodies continue to squabble over their long-delayed budget. Pennsylvania legislators are in a race to agree on a budget covering the 2015-16 fiscal year, a document that is now more than five months overdue. On Tuesday,...
- Pennsylvania House committee approves Rep. Payne’s online gambling legislation
November 18, 2015
UPDATE: The original bill was amended to boost initial online license fees for casinos from $5m to $8m, while the casinos' technology partners will see fees double to $2m. Operators will also have to pay an additional 2% tax on online revenue as a 'local share assessment' plus an additional...
- Caesars executive supports online gambling in Pennsylvania
March 19, 2015
Harrah’s Philadelphia General Manager Ron Baumann and Caesars Entertainment Group Executive Vice President Jan Jones Blackhurst gave insights into the value of online gambling coming to Pennsylvania during the hearing at Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack on Wednesday. Rep. John Payne, chairman of the Gaming Oversight Committee, introduced HB 649 in February. Payne's...
- Pennsylvania online gambling bill no longer poker-only; Illinois online lotto seeks permanence
March 2, 2015
Pennsylvania’s new online gambling legislation is no longer poker-only after a revised draft was posted to the state House of Representatives’ website. HB 649 was originally touted by Rep. John Payne (pictured on the left) as authorizing online poker and casino games, yet when the actual text of the bill...
- Pennsylvania’s new online gambling bill is poker-only, no bad actor clause
February 27, 2015
Pennsylvania’s newest online gambling bill is poker-only, confusing supporters who believed HB 649 sponsor Rep. John Payne’s use of the phrase “internet gaming” meant the bill would allow operators to offer online casino games. The full text of HB 649 has since been published (read it here) and, while it...
Pennsylvania legislation would add 40k VGTs, cut slots tax
March 28, 2017