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GAN hails proposed Pennsylvania online gaming bill

| By iGB Editorial Team

GAN has spoken out in support of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ decision to approve a bill that could lead to the legalisation of online gaming and daily fantasy sports in the US state.

Earlier this week, the House voted 114-85 in favour of HB 2150, which includes legislation regarding the introduction of a regulated online gaming market and details of the tax rates operators can expect to pay.

Dermot Smurfit, chief executive of GAN, said the approval is a “significant step in support of continued regulation of internet gaming” in the country and has called on the Pennsylvania Senate to give the bill the green light.

“Passage of this bill into law will allow us to commence real-money internet casino gaming from our enterprise-level internet gaming platform already deployed on-property for Pennsylvania’s largest land-based casino and currently delivering simulated gaming integrated with the property’s reward program in preparation for regulated real-money internet gaming,” Smurfit said.

“We are one of the few European internet gaming companies with significant experience in the US land-based casino industry and we are extremely well positioned to continue with our stated strategy of providing our award-winning internet gaming system for real-money gaming in America’s regulated markets.

“The anticipated passing of bill HB 2150 will be a very positive development for GAN.”

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