Pennsylvania is known to many for a couple of different nicknames such as; ‘The Keystone State’ ‘The Quaker State’ ‘The Coal State’ ‘The Oil State’ & ‘The State of Independence.’ Currently, The state ranks as 33rd in terms of area as it spans over 46,055 square miles. For population, the state is ranked 6th and has a population of almost 13 million people! The state permits many different kids of gambling such as; casino gambling, the lottery, bingo & charity events, online gambling and pari-mutuel horse race betting.
Land Based Casinos
Pennsylvania has a few different casinos to choose from when visiting the state, players must be 21 or over to participate in gambling within a casino in the state. Pennsylvania offers casinos like Philidelphia Casino & Mount Airy Resort & Casino. Casinos within this state are permitted to offer every kind of gaming from slots to tables, card games, video poker, keno & more! Another form of gambling that is available in Pennsylvania is pari-mutuel horse race betting. Players can participate in this kind of gaming at age 18 and over. Currently there is 1 horse track in Pennsylvania which is located at the Philidelphia Casino. The state lottery is also played in Pennsylvania and welcomes players who are 18 and over. The state lottery features games like; Powerball, Big 4, Cash 5, & Mega Millions. Bingo & Charity events for money are also permitted within the state who are 18 and over.
Currently there are no laws against online gambling within the state of Pennsylvania, players can start gaming online at age 18 per federal laws. The only law pertaining to online gambling at this time is the UIGEA which does not permit players to use their bank account or credit card information. Players can choose from many different online casinos that are United States friendly. There are many different perks to playing online. Players can choose to either download the software to their computer or they can play instantly with a flash version of all the games. Additionally, players can claim all kinds of bonuses when they sign up, most casinos offer a welcome bonus which is a deposit match bonus for the players to double their deposits. Players can also take advantage of many no-deposit online casino bonuses. Some online casinos allow players who are 18 and over, others allow players who are 21 and over. Online casinos are regulated in other countries and offer players a trustworthy gaming environment.