Gambling in Pennsylvania
Gambling has recently been expanded in Pennsylvania. Several forms of gambling are now legal, with others set for debate.
Types of gambling
The Pennsylvania Lottery is available throughout the Commonwealth. 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.
Horse track racinos
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board oversees all casinos in the state.
- Harrah's Philadelphia, Chester
- Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, Grantville
- The Meadows Racetrack and Casino, North Strabane Twp.
- Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Wilkes-Barre
- Philadelphia Park Racetrack & Casino, Bensalem
- Presque Isle Downs & Casino, Erie
Racinos also operate betting facilities located off-site. Mohegan Sun:
- The Downs at Carbondale, Carbondale
- The Downs at East Stroudsburg, East Stroudsburg
- The Downs at Hazleton, Hazleton
- The Downs at Lehigh Valley (largest OTB in Pennsylvania at 28,000 sq. ft.), Allentown
- Brandywine Turf Club, Concordville
- Center City Turf Club, Philadelphia
- Northeast Turf Club, Philadelphia
- South Philadelphia Turf Club, Philadelphia
- Upper Darby Turf Club, Upper Darby
- Valley Forge Turf Club, Oaks
- Penn National Chambersburg, Chambersburg
- Penn National Lancaster, Lancaster
- Penn National Reading, Reading
- Penn National York, York
- The Meadows Greensburg, Greensburg
- The Meadows Harmar Twp., Pittsburgh
- The Meadows New Castle, New Castle
- The Meadows Moon Twp., Coraopolis
- The Meadows West Mifflin, West Mifflin
- Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mt. Pocono
- Rivers Casino, Pittsburgh
- Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, Bethlehem
- SugarHouse Casino, Philadelphia
- Valley Forge Convention Center & Hotel, King of Prussia
Table games are in Pennsylvania's current budget and are expected to be operating in casinos in 6 months. No talks on sports betting have been made yet.
Governor Ed Rendell would like to make slot machines legal in bars and clubs, which would be something of a reversal of the state's efforts to prosecute those operating illegally. 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.
- Gaming Control Board Awards 7 Grants To Eliminate Illegal Slot Machines, Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board website, accessed April 3, 2010.