Pennsylvania casinos ask court to stop or limit iLottery games

Charles Thompson | Monday, June 3, 2019, Harrisburg Patriot News

A group of Pennsylvania casinos have asked Commonwealth Court to either stop or significantly curtail the Pennsylvania Lottery’s iLottery games before commercial casino-based internet gambling gets launched next month across the state.

The casinos have requested an injunction that would require the Lottery to stop offering games they feel too closely mimic the poker, slots and other games they were granted the exclusive franchise for in the state’s 2017 gambling expansion law.

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Casinos file suit claiming online lottery games infringe on their turf

Gary Rotstein | Thursday, August 23, 2018, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A group of Pennsylvania casinos filed suit in Commonwealth Court Wednesday seeking to stop the Pennsylvania Lottery from offering its new online games that the lawsuit claims are too similar to slot machines.

The seven casinos teaming in the suit — which includes the Meadows Racetrack & Casino but not the Rivers Casino — contend that the iLottery games that began in May infringe upon the type of gambling only they are permitted to offer under state law. They also raised concerns that the lottery is offering such games to individuals as young as 18, while casino gambling is restricted to those 21 and older.

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