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August 18, 2019

The casino owners’ lawsuit will continue

Pennsylvania Lottery wins legal dispute against casinos

Pennsylvania Lottery wins legal dispute against casinos
The casinos argue that some online lottery games violate the 2017 state law because they simulate slot machines and casino-style gambling.
United States | 07/17/2019

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled in favor of online lottery games, despite of Pennsylvania’s casinos having argued they were too much like casino gambling.

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riday’s decision in court was a victory for the state lottery, although the casino owners’ 9-month-old case will continue.

Pennsylvania’s casinos have lost a bid to shut down online lottery games that they say are too much like casino gambling, just days before the state’s first casinos launch their own online gambling portals, the Associated Press reports.

Lottery officials say the games are in accordance with the 2017 state law that authorized them, but the casinos argue that some online lottery games violate it because they simulate slot machines and casino-style gambling.

On Monday, state regulators will allow Parx Casino and Penn Nation’s Hollywood Casino to launch their online gambling portals to patrons statewide as part of a three-day test.

Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware are the only other states that allow online casino gambling.

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