Pennsylvanias Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has announced it will begin accepting applications for online gambling licenses from April 2.
There are Thirteen online gambling licenses available, one for each operator in the market, but Sheldon Adelson’s Sands Bethlehem it is assumed will more than likely to pass on the offer considering his point of view regarding Online Casinos.
Pennsylvania became the fourth US State to legalize online gambling when lawmakers passed H 271 in October last year. The bill also clears the path for the regulation of daily fantasy sports and sports betting, should New Jersey’s Supreme Court appeal prove successful, as well as the establishment of small ‘satellite’ casinos around the state, video gaming terminals at truck stops, tablet gaming at airports and online lottery ticket sales.
The preliminary application process is open just to Pennsylvania’s existing gambling licensees, which will be required to partner with third-party online gambling software providers.
Providers will have to apply for licensing separately and, as completely new licensees, their will require greater PGCB due diligence. A note on the PGCB website says “the date for acceptance of Interactive Gaming Platform Provider applications will be posted at a future time.”