The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) has issued a stinging criticism of Pennsylvania Senator Robert Tomlinson, accusing him of distorting the truth about iGaming.

The criticism is in response to a letter Tomlinson wrote to fellow Pennsylvania lawmakers last month, urging them to remove a number of iGaming proposals from a bill designed to raise tax revenue in the state.

Passed in October, HB1887 clarified an issue regarding tax paid by land-based operators and included a number of reforms including the legalisation of iGaming and the regulation of daily fantasy sports.

In his letter of November 18th, Tomlinson warned lawmakers against the move, claiming that legalised iGaming would cannibalise the revenue of land-based casinos, put minors and the vulnerable at greater risk of harm, and fail to meet revenue projections.

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