A Bill to Include Pennsylvania in the Multi-State Online Poker Compact Has Been Introduced

Arsenii Anderson
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a bill to include pa in the multi state online poker compact has been introduced

Pennsylvania is one of the wealthiest and most active states for PA gambling in the US. But in one vertical, it has been lacking a vital component. The Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement (MSIGA) is now closer for Pennsylvania poker players thanks to House Bill 2078, which Representative George Dunbar introduced earlier this week.

Online poker players in Pennsylvania have been eager to compete against gamers from other states, but they have had to wait a long time.

Finally, Pennsylvania Poker Brings MSIGA to Light

Among the states with the healthiest gaming is the Keystone State. Video Game Terminals (VGTs), online poker, online casinos, and online sports betting are all provided by PA.

The only component of the online poker sector lacking in Pennsylvania is the MSIGA. But with HB 2078, it seems like a place in the MSIGA will be available shortly. The measure stipulated that New Jersey, Delaware, Nevada, and any other states that join or have joined the Multi-State Internet Gaming Association must seek membership within 30 days of this subparagraph’s effective date. For the Commonwealth, the board will sign the interactive agreement.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) would control the state’s participation in the MSIGA, which should come as no surprise.

Pennsylvania would join the following states now included in the MSIGA if the law is approved:

  • Nevada
  • Delaware
  • Michigan
  • New Jersey
  • West Virginia

Merged player pools are possible under a shared liquidity structure made possible by a possible six-state MSIGA. Pennsylvania lost momentum in the latter part of 2023, but joining the MSIGA should help it regain its position as the leader in the poker business.

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