Pennsylvania Takes another Step To Legalizing Online Gambling
The State of Pennsylvania has taken another step that could see it become the fourth U.S. state to legalize online gambling. The state’s House of Representatives passed a bill that will likely make internet gambling a reality in the state.
According to reports the House voted 102-89 in favor of H 271 which also includes regulation of the daily fantasy sports sector. The bill was amended a bit by the House Rules Committee but will now go to the Senate which looks like it agreed with most of the original bill.
The changes in the amended version of the House include a DFS tax rate of 19% which was higher than the 12% that the senate agreed on. Also the House’s Bill sets DFS participation at 18 while the Senate’s prefers 21.
The controversial issue of VGT’s also came into play. Under the amended bill the House allows for up to five VGT’s to be permitted in venues that have a liquor licence and up to 10 at truck stops and off- track betting parlors.