The lack of progress towards establishing a regulatory regime for online gaming in Pennsylvania has prompted bwin.party and National Basketball Association (NBA) team the Philadelphia 76ers to end their commercial partnership.

Described as a landmark deal when it was signed in January 2014, the sponsorship agreement was inked alongside a similar deal with National Hockey League (NHL) franchise the New Jersey Devils. It marked the first time an online gambling company had entered into a commercial partnership with a US sports team.

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