Online Gambling in PA, 3-4 Months

Online Gambling in PA, 3-4 Months


“Of the six that are coming back specifically we did not have any specific allegations of abuse involving them, but again I still think it’s the necessary, practive step to take” JUDGE TRUCILLA SAYS HE WILL INTERVIEW THE SIX TEENS AND THEIR FAMILIES TO GET A BETTER SENSE OF LIFE AT GLEN MILLS. ONLINE GAMING WAS LEGALIZED HERE IN THE COMMONWEALTH. IT’S AN EXPANSION TO GAMBLING THAT MANY HAVE BEEN EXCITED FOR. AND THE WAIT IS ALMOST OVER. Kevin O’Toole: “We are getting close.” SPEAKING TO THE HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE THIS WEEK… KEVIN O’TOOLE… EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE GAMING CONTROL BOARD… SAID ONLINE GAMING SHOULD FINALLY BE A REALITY IN PENNSYLVANIA IN THE NEXT THREE TO FOUR MONTHS. Kevin O’Toole: “If not right before the end of this fiscal year, definitely at the beginning of the next.” O’TOOLE SAYS THE LICENSING PROCESS IS ALMOST COMPLETE. BOARD’S “OFFICE OF COMPULSIVE AND PROBLEM GAMBLING”….SAYS SELEXCLUSION HAS BEEN A SUCCESS FOR PHYSICAL CASINOS… AND EXPECTS THE SAME FOR ONLINE GAMING. AND EVERYONE WHO SIGNS UP IS ALSO GIVEN INFORMATION ON TREATMENT. Liz Lanza: “treatment is available in Pennsylvania. And it works. And it helps the individuals who have a gambling addiction, and it helps their families as well.” AND GAMING CONTROL BOARD OFFICIALS TELL ME, WHILE THEY DON’T HAVE AN EXACT ESTIMATE AS FAR AS EXPECTED REVENUE FROM ONLINE GAMING… THEY DO EXPECT IT TO BE A BIG CONTRIBUTOR… RAISING 100 MILLION DOLLARS IN LICENSING FEES ALONE. “In Harrisburg, Matt Heckel, JET 24 Action News.” PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS AND CASINO TURNS 12 TODAY. IT WAS ON THIS

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