Pennsylvania, a state famous for its stunning views and old colonial architecture has announced today via the House Gaming Oversight Committee that they’ve legalized online poker within the state of Pennsylvania. This doesn’t come as a major surprise as most law makers in the state approved the idea of having legal poker within the state.
The vote closed to 18-8, allowing for full legislation of poker in the state. The Poker Players Alliance will not set up show in this green state in order to protect punters rights, casinos rights and more. The bill isn’t fully into effect as of just yet, though at this stage it is somewhat confirmed. Unfortunately this bill will still have to go through a full house vote and then will be sent to the senate, if both the full house and senate approve this bill then Governor Tom Wolf will then choose to veto in the law or deny it.
This is a bit of a long ways away until we will see online poker become legalized in the state but it’s been rumored that online poker would make its way to Pennsylvania since 2013. It’d only make sense for the state to do so as their citizens have expressed multiple times that they want to have online poker available to them on a legal level. The state would be able to generate millions in revenue just as New Jersey and Nevada have been able to do so. Hopefully the Full House, Senate & Governor Wolf all see the profits & potential of an online poker industry in Pennsylvania.