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by Card Player News Team |  Published: Nov 27, 2009

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Casino Poker Games Becoming a Reality in Pennsylvania New State Budget Allots Revenue From Table Games By Stephen A. Murphy After a 101-day standoff, Gov. Ed Rendell finally signed the Pennsylvania state budget last month. A critical part of that budget sets aside $200 million in projected revenue that the state expects to make when it allows the addition of table games such as poker, blackjack, and craps to its slot parlors and racetracks. While the bill that actually authorizes instituting table games has not yet arrived at Gov. Rendell’s desk, the fact that the recently passed state budget is allotting funds from said table games indicates that it’s only a matter of time before live poker games arrive in the Keystone State. “It’s not a matter of ‘if,’” a spokesman for Pennsylvania’s House Majority Leader Todd Eachus said recently when discussing table games in the state. “It’s a matter ...


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