Pennsylvania Gambling Laws
|Code Section||18§5513 et seq.; 4§325.101 et seq.|
|Gambling||Elements of gambling are: consideration, element of chance, and reward.|
|Horse Racing/Off-Track Betting||Licensed horse and harness racing; interstate simulcasts; on- and off-track parimutuel wagering legal.|
|Dog Racing/Off-Track Betting||Not specified.|
|Casinos Allowed?||Gambling houses and devices prohibited.|
|Other Kinds of Gambling-Related Activities Allowed or Banned||Pool selling and bookmaking; punch boards, drawing cards; private wire for gambling information; cockfighting; bullet play illegal. Bingo and local option small games of chance sponsored by charitable organizations; antique slot machines allowed.|
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