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Penny ante gambling in PA?

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penny ante gambling in PA?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  work30tax replied 1 year ago.

Hi. What's your question?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
is it legal in PA if the betting per game is less than $10?
Expert:  work30tax replied 1 year ago.

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."

Thank you.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
not tax related.
In Florida it is legal to play Mah-joong in a senior community if the ante is no more than $10
Is PA law similar?
Expert:  work30tax replied 1 year ago.

Ok. I'm not familiar with PA's gambling laws. I'll allow someone else to answer so that you get the best answer.

Thank you.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Never mind
I need to logout
Thanks anyway
Expert:  annelew12554 replied 1 year ago.


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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