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Pennsylvania Gambling Laws

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Code Section 18§5513 et seq.; 4§325.101 et seq.
GamblingElements of gambling are: consideration, element of chance, and reward.
Horse Racing/Off-Track BettingLicensed horse and harness racing; interstate simulcasts; on- and off-track parimutuel wagering legal.
Dog Racing/Off-Track BettingNot specified.
Casinos Allowed?Gambling houses and devices prohibited.
Other Kinds of Gambling-Related Activities Allowed or BannedPool 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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