Gambling in Pennsylvania
Gambling has recently[when?] been expanded in Pennsylvania, USA. Several formerly illegal forms of gambling are permitted, with others set for debate.
Types of gambling
The Pennsylvania Lottery is available throughout the Commonwealth[clarification needed]. 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.
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
- Parx Casino and Racing, 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
Governor Ed Rendell would like to make slot machines legal in bars and clubs; formerly the state attempted 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.