Rivers Casino, 8 Others Apply For Online Gambling License

Rivers Casino, 8 Others Apply For Online Gambling License


PARKING PERMITS. AT LEAST THREE OTHER DISTRICTS IN BUTLER COUNTY HAVE A SIMILAR POLICY. RIVERS CASINO WANTS TO BE YOUR SMARTPHONE. THE CASINO IS ONE OF JUST ANYONE IN PENNSYLVANIA TO APPLY FOR AN ONLINE GAMBLING LIE SEASONS. SO WHEN YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PLAY SOME CASINO GAMES? WHEN YOU’RE ON THE GO, MONEY EDITOR JOHN DELANO HAS THE STORY NEW AT 6. Reporter: JUST UNDER THE WIRE, THE RIVERS CASINO PONIED UP $10 MILLION FOR AN ONLINE INTERNET CASINO GAMING LICENSE, A NEW WAY TO PLAY THE SLOTS, TABLE GAMES, AND POKER WITHOUT GOING TO A CASINO. SOMEONE WHO WISHES TO PLAY CAN USE A TABLET, A PHONE, A COMPUTER, AND BE AT THEIR HOME. Reporter: AS LONG AS YOU ARE IN PENNSYLVANIA, PROGRAMS BY AS EARLY AS YEAR’S END, YOUR MOBILE DEVICE COULD ACCESS ONLINE OR IGAMING FROM THE RIVERS CASINO OR ANY OF THE OTHER EIGHT PENNSYLVANIA CASINOS WHO HAVE APPLIED FOR A LICENSE. THEY CAN USE ANY OF THE APPROVED CASINO’S INTERNET GAMING SERVICES AS LONG AS THEY ARE WITHIN THE COMMONWEALTH’S BOUNDARIES. SO IN ESSENCE, YOU COULD BE IN WESTERN PA, BUT UTILIZE THE OFFERINGS OF A CASINO THAT’S LOCATED IN EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA. Reporter: CASINO PLAYERS HAVE MIXED VIEWS OF I GAMING, WITH SOME PREFERRING CASINOS. LIKE THE ATMOSPHERE, SEEING ALL THE PEOPLE, GETTING INFORMATION FROM OTHER PLAYERS. AND OTHERS NOT. I WOULD SAY YOUR JUDGMENT MIGHT BE A LITTLE BETTER IF YOU’RE GAMBLING ONLINE. MAINLY YOU’RE NOT UNDER COMPETITIVE INFLUENCES FROM WHICH WILL OR PEER PRESSURE FROM YOUR FRIENDS. Reporter: ONLINE CASINO GAMING IS RATHER NEW IN THE UNITED STATES. ONLY THREE STATES OFFER IT NOW: NEVADA, DELAWARE, AND NEW JERSEY, AND PENNSYLVANIA WILL BE THE LARGEST WHEN IT COMES ONLINE. STATE OFFICIALS SAY IT OFFERS LOT OF NEGLIGENCE IN TERMS OF REVENUE TO THE STATE AND TO THE TAXPAYER. TWO-THIRDS OF THAT TAX COMING OUT OF INTERACTIVE SLOT MACHINES WILL GO TO THE PROPERTY RELIEF FUND. Reporter: STILL NOT EVERYONE LIKES THE IDEA OF EXPANDING GAMBLING ONLINE. I DON’T THINK IT’S GOOD THING, PERSONALLY. Reporter: SO IT’S NOT SOMETHING YOU WOULD TRY TO DO? NO.

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