Pennsylvania: PGCB reopens qualified gaming entity application period for online casino licenses

Pennsylvania: PGCB reopens qualified gaming entity application period for online casino licenses

Article brief provided by Play Pennsylvania
  • Chris Imperiale , Play Pennsylvania
December 27, 2022 2:55 PM
  • Chris Imperiale , Play Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced on Tuesday that it is reopening the petition period for qualified gaming entity (QGE) applications in the state. From Jan. 3, 2023 until March 3 operators can submit petitions for one of three different certificates available for Pennsylvania online casinos.

These QGEs differ from regular iGaming licenses because they don’t require any ties to a PA land-based casino. This allows various online casino providers that operate outside of PA the opportunity to also offer gambling through its apps in the Keystone State.

There are a total of 12 remaining certificates in PA, each costing $4 million. The PGCB lists three for slots, three for table games and six left for PA online poker apps.