Pennsylvania has moved a step closer to regulating online gambling in the state after a bill introduced in February this year was approved by the House Gaming Oversight Committee with support from both Republicans and Democrats.

The committee yesterday passed House Bill 649, introduced by its chairman John Payne, with the bill now set to be discussed by the full State House of Representatives. Should it pass this stage it will then go before the Pennsylvania Senate, after which it will head to Governor Tom Wolf to be signed into law.

“Today’s bipartisan committee vote is the first step toward ensuring Pennsylvania consumers can safely participate in interactive gaming,” Representative Payne said. 

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