Pennsylvania Casinos Double Down Against Lottery Ahead Of Online Gambling Launch Brian Pempus, PennBets · June 18, 2019 at 11:24 am All signs still point to the first Pennsylvania-sanctioned traditional, real-money online casino games launching in mid-July. However, the casinos are doubling down on a claim that the state lottery’s online offerings are encroaching on their turf and thus threatening the success of those games. According to a report from Penn Live, a group of the state’s Las Vegas-style brick-and-mortar casinos have asked the state’s Commonwealth Court to intervene ahead of next month’s anticipated kick off. It’s unclear which PA online casino or casinos will launch next month. The casino group has requested an injunction that if granted could require the PA Lottery to stop offering some of its games, which the casinos say are too similar to what they will soon be offering.