HB 271, that would amend the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes to allow for online gambling on tablets at 8 of the state’s airports, was approved by the State House.
Eight airports in western Pennsylvania might be allowed to offer limited online gambling if HB 271 gets approved by the State Senate and signed into law. The bill, sponsored by republican house member Jason Ortitay, would allow gambling on tablets in the boarding areas of the selected airports. Local casinos would be eligible to apply for licenses that would cost $1 million plus 14% of their daily revenues from airport tablet gambling. According to US gambling news, another 20% would go to the airports.