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Report: Pennsylvania House Lawmakers Could Revisit Online Poker Bill Next Week

Votes Are Being Counted To Possibly Revive Bill


Though it was rejected last month, Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania’s House say that another vote could be held next week on legislation seeking to authorize online casinos.

According to a report from the Associated Press, lawmakers are currently counting votes to see if it’s worth reviving the plan this summer.

The Keystone State, arguably once the frontrunner to regulate online poker next, at this point seems to have fallen behind efforts in Michigan and New York, and even possibly California, which all have strong momentum for approving the games.

Between the four states, Pennsylvania is the only one with a casino belonging to anti-online poker billionaire Sheldon Adelson, owner of Las Vegas Sands Corp.

According to Pennsylvania Rep. John Payne, sponsor of the online gambling bill, there has been nearly 50 meetings and hearings for online gaming over the past year and a half.

Hopefully a vote in the House next week can be one of the last en route to it becoming law.