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Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Releases 2019-2020 Annual Report

HARRISBURG, PA: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has released the 15th edition of its Annual Report.

The PGCB’s 2019-2020 Annual Report provides detail on the work of the agency in regulating the Commonwealth’s gaming industry, and also includes:

  • Statewide revenue figures for slot machine, table games, sports wagering, internet gaming, fantasy sports contests and video gaming terminal gross revenue;
  • Up-to-date status on gaming expansion initiatives including casino construction;
  • A year in review report with pertinent statistical figures from the PGCB’s key bureaus;
  • Revenue and expenditures during the fiscal year by the PGCB, along with a breakdown of employment at the agency;
  • A section on problem gambling with statistics on the PGCB’s Self-Exclusion Program; and,
  • A special report on the impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus on Pennsylvania’s gaming industry.

The report can be downloaded by visiting the Gaming Control Board’s web site, and choosing the 2019-2020 PGCB Annual Report link under the Quick Links section of the homepage.



How do you parlay a $39m bet into a $4bn-plus return? Simple. Go back to April 2011 and buy a couple of Nevada sportsbooks (and then top it up with another buyout a month later) and wait for the tides of history – in this instance, the repeal of PASPA – to roll along seven years later and watch your seed investment blossom.

Such is the history of William Hill’s involvement in US sports betting. It is doubtful that then-chief executive Ralph Topping suspected the momentousness of the buyouts of American Wagering and Cal Neva businesses in April 2011 followed by the Brandywine takeout a month later.

Fast forward to last Friday, however, and that US business is now the subject of a potentially sector-defining bidding battle.



NJ Online Gambling

For Atlantic City casino operators, two out of three ain’t bad.

The New Jersey Legislature on Thursday passed two bills designed to give them financial relief in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, though a third such bill was tabled.

Assembly bill A4032 gives approval for a reduction in gross gaming revenue taxes for a one-year period that began on July 2, when eight of the city’s nine casinos opened after being shut down since mid-March due to the pandemic.


House of Cards(TM) Gaming Report for the Week of September 28, 2020

This week’s stories include Pennsylvania sets gaming records, new general manager for Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City and poll reveals some of your favorite gambling destinations.

Have any news or tips regarding casinos, gaming or legislation? Send us an email at and follow House of Cards® on twitter at @hocradio!

House of Cards® - Ep. 662

In Memory of Mike Sexton - encore presentation of our show with Poker Hall of Fame member Mike Sexton, who visited the show to discuss his autobiography, Life’s A Gamble.

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The launch of the Barstool Sports betting app didn’t disappoint. Based on the early metrics, the app seems to have lived up to the hype during its debut.

But Barstool is Barstool, which means the reactions have ranged from criticism to cheerleading to the ever-present schadenfreude that accompanies the brand. Some people are trumpeting the numbers; others are finding flaws. In some cases, it’s simply a bias towards the brand.

But for some, it’s just a truthful, “I don’t know,” as traditional gambling analysts are still struggling to wrap their heads around what exactly they’re seeing from the newest entry into the US online sports betting market. The truth is, we’re all seeing something that we’ve never seen before and aren’t sure how to react to it or what it means.


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Los Angeles, CA (September 23, 2020) – The World Poker Tour® takes another step forward in its global reach of online poker events with the announcement of WPT® Online India Powered by

The series will take place from November 5-22 and includes 154 events totaling INR 135 million ($1.838 million) in guarantees and is highlighted by the INR 25 million ($340,000) guaranteed WPT Online India Main Event.

The WPT Online India Main Event starts on November 11, features 10 starting flights, and a buy-in of INR 11,000 ($150). The winner of this event will receive a $5,000 WPT Passport to be used at any live WPT event around the globe. In addition, the Main Event champion earns a prestigious Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Titanium timepiece, valued at $10,400.


.@BetMGM #SportsZone Provides the Ultimate #Outdoor #Football Viewing Experience at @BorgataAC!

Borgata is Atlantic City’s Football Headquarters, with viewing available at BetMGM Sportsbook & Bar, and now, the all new BetMGM Sports Zone at Borgata Beer Garden, an experience designed for football enthusiasts to safely enjoy the game outdoors in the fall weather.

5 oversized 10’-wide LED screens are positioned throughout the Borgata Beer Garden for multiple game viewing, in addition to 2-50″ screens between the bar and beer garden. Social distancing and safety protocols will be enforced in this new area.

All of your favorite bar bites will be available with a Borgata twist, of course. You’ll be able to enjoy classics like wings and our signature Bavarian pretzel. These special items will be added to the Borgata Beer Garden menu for football games at BetMGM Sports Zone. Plus, you’ll be able to jam out to a live deejay entertainment and try your hand at special giveaways.

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