Pennsylvania casinos ask Gov. Wolf to eliminate online lottery

Pennsylvania casinos ask Gov. Wolf to eliminate online lottery

July 04, 2018 8:14 AM
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Pennsylvania’s 13 brick-and-mortar casino operators, including one still yet to be built, have objected, via a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf, asking him to eliminate the state’s online lottery program, known as an iLottery, reports the Associated Press.

“In virtually every way imaginable, Lottery’s iLottery program mimics a casino operation offering simulated casino-style games in direct contravention of (the law’s) express prohibition on Lottery offering ‘interactive lottery games which simulate casino-style games,'” the casinos wrote, according to the AP.

The iLottery offers 11 different games through a mobile app. Additionally, the Lottery offers Keno at specific locations around the state.

According local media, the casinos may seek legal recourse if they don’t get a favorable decision from Wolf’s office shortly.