The Deployment of Skins in Pennsylvania’s New Online Gaming Market
In October 2017, a crack finally appeared in the dam confining US online gaming to three states. Four years after the launch of New Jersey’s first online casinos, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania expanded its brick and mortar casino gaming with several new options, the most anticipated being full scale internet casino and poker offered statewide.
These provisions were part of sweeping amendments to the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development and Gaming Act, 4 Pa. C.S. §§ 1101 et seq. (the ‘Gaming Act’) comprising 939 pages, and are known as ‘Act 42’ or the ‘Expanded Gaming Act.’ In typical fashion, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed the law, but left the implementation to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (the ‘Board’) and its staff. To their credit, they have been pedaling furiously toward the launch.
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“The Deployment of Skins in Pennsylvania’s New Online Gaming Market,” by Stephen D. Schrier was published in the June 2018 edition of Online Gambling Lawyer. Reprinted with permission.