Welcome to FindLaw’s Pennsylvania Gambling & Lottery Laws Center. The state can regulate, and in some instances prohibit, certain activities known as "games of chance" such as casino gaming, dog racing and slot machines. Here is some information about state-specific gambling and lotteries laws. Pennsylvania also prohibits pool selling and bookmaking; punch boards, drawing cards; private wire for gambling information; and cockfighting--just to name a few. Click here to learn more about what is prohibited, important gambling laws, state gambling taxes, and where state lottery revenues go to such as property tax relief and free or reduced fare transit service for the elderly.