Pennsylvania Cities Begin Satellite Casino Discussions after Gov. Tom Wolf’s Gambling Expansion Green Light

Pennsylvania’s sweeping gambling reform has already begun changing the state’s gambling landscape and debates over further alterations have been taking place in different parts of the Keystone State. As reported by local media, multiple Pennsylvania cities have commenced talks on whether they are interested in hosting one of ten satellite casinos allowed under the amended state gambling laws.

Gov. Tom Wolf signed earlier this week an omnibus gambling expansion bill as part of the state Legislature’s efforts to fill a massive budget gap. Generally speaking, the gambling legislative piece legalized the provision of online gaming services and daily fantasy sports within the state’s borders, the addition of video lottery terminals at truck stops and taverns across the state, and the opening of up to ten small-scale satellite casinos, among other things.

Some of the eligible cities have reportedly begun weighing the benefits of hosting smaller casinos. Local media outlets believe that the likes of York, Reading, Altoona, and Lancaster may be targeted by operators of Pennsylvania’s land-based casinos for potential hosts of satellite casinos.

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