Hopes that Pennsylvania was about to join New Jersey in legalising online casinos have hit another setback, albeit a temporary one, as lawmakers have been unable to reach agreement on the shape of the legislation and, crucially, the taxation rules that would accompany it.
This is not the first time that the state has seemed on the cusp of legalising online gambling, only to grind to a halt at the eleventh hour, and many commentators are confident that talks will resume and we will at long last get across the line. As things currently stand, lawmakers are on call, which means discussions could be reconvened at any moment. Alternatively, of course, the question might remain in abeyance till later in the year.
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