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How Has Online Gambling Changed And Why Pennsylvania Is Leading This Change

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Online gambling has been around for the past 20 years with some casinos offering very limited games online to customers using PCs or tablets. But with the rise of mobile computing and the powerful computing powers of mobile devices, casinos are now offering the most popular games including blackjack, baccarat, roulette, and slots to customers online. 

At first glance, Online gaming and Casinos might not look closely linked, but with the Coronavirus Pandemic induced restrictions and the exponential growth in online games and esports, a growing number of customers started moving towards online casino-type gaming. Now some of the biggest land-based casinos are coming with new services for customers to connect online and experience the traditional casino from the comfort of their homes. 

Depending on the state the regulations for gambling can be incredibly strict when it comes to online gambling. Several US states have legalized various forms of online casinos over the last few years and the remaining are working towards legalizing the same. 

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Pennsylvania is one of the few states leading the change in online gambling. In October 2017, Gov. Tom Wolf signed PA’s massive gambling expansion bill becoming the third state to legalize online casinos and fourth to legalize online poker.

Now, Pennsylvania is home to more than a dozen online casinos operators that offer legal online casinos. Players across the state can now access some of their favorite casino games from providers like IGT and Konami on their phones and computers from anywhere at any time. Players can even play the most popular casino games including blackjack, baccarat, roulette, and slots online in a live gaming format.

Just last month, the state’s 16 casinos reported revenue of $408.1 million, up 31% from $310.7 million in August 2020 and 39% in the pre-pandemic period of August 2019, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Pennsylvania casinos are coming off a record July as well, bringing in $423.6 million. Revenue through internet casino-type gaming or iGaming has increased exponentially. 

With new casinos coming up daily, the risk of gambling your money on a scam or shady site is very high. So to keep up with new sites and offers visit PaOnlineCasino.com, a site that covers the legislative efforts to regulate online poker and casino games in Pennsylvania. PaOnlineCasino looks for and lists only the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) approved sites.

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