9 Pennsylvania casinos apply for online casino-style gaming licenses


BRIAN: NINE PENNSYLVANIA CASINO
OWNERS APPLIED FOR LICENSES TO
OPERATE CASINO-STYLE GAMBLING
ONLINE. 8 ON YOUR SIDE GOVERNMENT
REPORTER MIKE STRAUB IS HERE
MIKE: IT EANS YOU COULD SOON
PLAY SLOT MACHINES, POKER AND
CASINO STYLE GAMES RIGHT FROM
YOUR COMPUTER OR SMART PHONE. AND IT’S ALREADY A BIG PAY DAY
FOR THE STATE. THE 9 CASINO OPERATORS INCLUDING
HOLLYWOOD CASINO HERE IN THE
SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY. PAID $10 MILLION EACH FOR THE
ONLINE LICENSE. THE PENNSYLVANIA GAMING CONTROL
BOARD SAID THE APPLICATIONS CAME
IN AHEAD OF MONDAY’S DEADLINE. PENNSYLVANIA LAST YEAR BECAME
THE 4TH STATE TO LEGALIZE ONLINE
GAMBLING, JOINING NEVADA, NEW
JERSEY AND DELAWARE. ONLINE GAMBLERS WILL HAVE TO
PHYSICALLY BE LOCATED IN
PENNSYLVANIA TO PLAY, AND PROVE
THEY ARE AT LEAST 21-YEARS-OLD
USING IDENTITY CONFIRMATION
SOFTWARE. MIKE: THE GAMING CONTROL BOARD
NOW HAS 90 DAYS TO APPROVE OR
DENY THE LICENSES. ONCE APPROVED THEN THE CASINOS
CAN LAUNCH THEIR ONLINE
GAMBLING. ON YOUR SIDE, MIKE STRAUB, WGAL
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