As a fix, the bill requires more successful casinos, including Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, to pay an extra tax to aid llegislature finances of Mount Airy and other less-successful casinos.
One of the controversial findings asserted in the opening ldgislature the bill is the assertion that Internet gambling is a growing problem for banks and credit card companies. No new forms of gambling are proposed or approved by the legislature. The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled in November  that the Federal Wire Act prohibits gambling legislature transmission of information for sports betting across telecommunications lines but affirmed a lower court ruling that the Wire Act "in plain language does not prohibit Internet gambling on a game of chance. All online gambling sites listed on the London Stock Exchange or similar markets have stopped taking United States players due to the passage of the Act, while most non-public companies have announced an intention to continue taking US customers. Category Index Outline Portal.The Pennsylvania House voted this morning to approve a massive expansion of the state' gambling industry. The legislature declares a “law enforcement emergency” and allocates $40, to enforce gambling laws; then-Attorney General Arnold Olson complies. The biggest gambling expansion in Pennsylvania since it first authorized casinos more than a decade ago cleared the last hurdle Thursday to.