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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has approved the first wave of licenses for internet-based gambling.

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Wednesday, the board approved the certifications for Harrah’s in Chester, Parx in Bucks County and Mount Airy in the Poconos.

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Eight other casinos are expected to win approvals over the next couple of months.

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After all, licenses have been issued, the casinos will be allowed to offer poker, slots, and other simulated casino games to online players.