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Pennsylvania Gives Green Light for Operation to Six Daily Fantasy Sports Brands

Pennsylvania is the state which is going through a riveting period at the moment, as its gambling industry is witnessing a lot of improvement and new offerings. The beginning of May saw the official launch of daily fantasy sports in the state and this brings a new era for the gambling industry as part of the state’s Gaming Expansion Initiative.

Pennsylvania is a state constantly on the pursuit of advancement when it comes to its gambling industry and this is clearly visible by the constant innovations which are considered and introduced. Also known as the Keystone State, Pennsylvania has dedicated the year of 2018 for major changes in its gambling field and exploration of new offerings. One of the ways in which the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, the authority which oversees the gambling field, is able to make progress happen is through the iGaming implementation.

In its strive to fill the $2.2-billion gap in the state budget, the gambling authorities in the state have been looking for ways in which they can better the field and introduce new offerings to the players participating in various gambling activities. Daily Fantasy Sports has been legal in as many as 14 states across the US to the likings of Arkansas, Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, and Vermont.

Regulation of the New Field

However, there have also been 18 more states working towards the legalization of DFS and Pennsylvania has been one of them. As of 1st May, it is considered completely legal for people interested in gambling to participate in the preferred by many pastime. The official launch was welcomed by some of the most renown operators in the field that were quick to reserve their spot in the budding industry and file in their applications for a gaming license.

They are to the likings of Draft, Fantasy Football Players Championship, FandDuel, DraftKings, Boom Fantasy, and The state law went into effect this Saturday and ever since then, it became clear that each of those six operators is going to have to claim a fair share of the future gaming field.

This is also going to provide a fair level of competition and a wide range of offerings for everyone above the age of 18 to enjoy. The fact that two of the major operators, FanDuel and DraftKings were quick to reserve their spot shows that there would be many opportunities coming for the new gambling sector.

According to the information each of the businesses will have to pay a 15-percent tax on its operation revenue which will help with the financial situation of the gambling field. Another new addition which also launched this Tuesday was the introduction of the popular lottery-like gambling game Keno as a legal offering at bars and restaurants across Pennsylvania. Each player will have the chance to participate in it for as few as $1 and have the chance to win generous prize cashes.

 Author: Hannah Wallace

Hannah Wallace has been part of our team since the website was launched. She has a master’s degree in IT.