“Responsible gambling is a top priority for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. The Board’s Office of Compulsive and Problem Gambling works diligently to provide assistance to individuals who are unable to keep their gambling at a responsible level. Prevention tools and low-to-no-cost treatment options are available and effective.”
Online gambling is legal in Pennsylvania. Only the websites and apps approved by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board are legal and regulated, however. Legal options include online casino games, sports betting apps, poker, daily fantasy sports, and online lottery.
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The Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization affiliated with the National Council on Problem Gambling. Our purpose is to educate and disseminate information on compulsive gambling and to facilitate referrals.
Gambling in Pennsylvania includes casino gambling, the Pennsylvania Lottery, horse racing, Bingo, and small games of chance conducted by nonprofit organizations and taverns under limited circumstances.
Pennsylvania taxes nonresident individuals, estates or trusts on gambling and lottery winnings derived from sources within Pennsylvania, other than noncash prizes of the Pennsylvania State Lottery. Gambling and lottery winnings are derived from sources within Pennsylvania by reason of a wager placed in this Commonwealth, the conduct of a game of chance, or other gambling activity located in this Commonwealth or the redemption of a lottery prize from a lottery conducted in this Commonwealth.
Gambling is a growing business in Pennsylvania. Along with traditional casinos and online gaming are mini-casinos. Including one proposed for State College. While the industry is generating record-breaking revenues, there are questions about mental health and safety.
Pennsylvania’s casinos provide the latest gaming machines and tables, plus possible access to on-site racing venues for additional betting. Many casinos are also entertainment hubs that offer access to concert and show venues and a wealth of exquisite dining options.
The gambling industry in Pennsylvania can’t stop setting records. In October, the state set new benchmarks for: Sports betting handle – $776.3 million. Online casino revenue – $102.9 million. Casino revenue – $425.9 million. That last figure shattered the previous mark – set in July – by more than $2 million.