Gambling in Pennsylvania

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Gambling has recently[when?] been expanded in Pennsylvania, USA. Several formerly illegal forms of gambling are permitted, with others set for debate.

Types of gambling


The Pennsylvania Lottery is available throughout the Commonwealth[clarification needed]. In addition to regular drawings, the state also participates in Powerball (offered through the Multi-State Lottery Association) and Mega Millions games and sells scratchcard tickets.


The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board oversees all casinos in the state.

Off-track wagering

Racinos also operate betting facilities located off-site. Mohegan Sun:

Philadelphia Park:

Penn National:

The Meadows:

Stand-alone casinos


Planned casinos

State plans

Table games are in Pennsylvania's current budget and are expected to be operating in casinos in 6 months[when?].[2] No talks on sports betting have been made yet.

Governor Ed Rendell would like to make slot machines legal in bars and clubs; formerly the state attempted to prosecute those operating illegally.[3] If passed, the bill would limit each pub to 5 slot machines, which would then be connected to a central computer as are commercial casinos.

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