Casino operators sparred over the impact online betting is having on land-based properties as Pennsylvania legislators consider whether to make the state the most-populous yet to allow Internet wagering.
When Sheldon Adelson’s campaign against online gambling in America emerged last fall, some Internet gambling supporters dismissed his effort as misguided and confused. They pointed to the fact that the entire gambling industry except for Adelson was united in its support of extending gambling to the Internet. Some felt that few would take objections to […]
Legalizing online gambling is an all or nothing proposition, even the American Gaming Association (AGA) knows this. Yesterday, the industry group representing the nation’s casinos decided to withdraw its support of online gambling, citing differences between casino operators. They know from a strictly business perspective, online gambling would change the face of their industry and […]
If there’s one thing the Family Research Council and the Poker Player Alliance agree on it’s that a state by state patchwork of online gambling laws and regulations serves no one. In the words of their National Director, John Pappas, “There needs to be some sort of national standard.”
The debate over Internet gambling has focused on the negative effects that widespread Internet gambling will have on families, state economies and state budgets, and the policing of criminal enterprises and terrorist organizations. But aside from these important concerns, there is a fundamental question that affects the future of Internet regulation and that supporters of […]
Internet gambling is becoming part of this year’s state budget debate despite factors that suggest the odds could turn against legalizing it. The headwinds are formidable. New Jersey is not getting the revenue from Internet games it thought it would; the anticipated revenue yield from tavern small games did not pan out for Pennsylvania, and […]