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Are you asking about the legality of the bets (whether criminal) or the Tax consequences of the winnings/losses?
I ask because you posted your question under "tax."
Ok. I'm not familiar with PA's gambling laws. I'll allow someone else to answer so that you get the best answer.
I'm Anne. I've been preparing taxes for 27 years, and I'll be happy to help you.
Penny ante games such as you mentioned do not have the same treatment in every state. PA does not have that clause re: penny ante games like Florida does. See below:
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