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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania state regulators say online casino-style gambling, such as poker, and online sports betting is close to getting started.

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Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board officials said Wednesday online sports-betting sites could begin testing in two or three weeks, while the agency is planning a rollout of online casino-style gambling the week of July 15 by casinos that are ready.

Most of Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos have purchased an online gambling certificate or a license to operate sports books, or both.

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Players must show that they are 21 years old to set up an account and within Pennsylvania to place a bet. Pennsylvania authorized the activity in 2017.

It comes at an uncertain time, as a federal judge in New Hampshire considers whether the federal Wire Act could prohibit some forms of online gambling.

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