Posts Categorized: Gambling
Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board now reports a total of 404 municipalities that have passed a resolution exercising the opt-out option in the 939-page gambling expansion legislation recently passed within 24 hours by the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
This resolution is necessary … Read more
As of November 27, there are already 137 municipalities that have said no to a casino in their community – exercising the opt out option in the 939-page gambling expansion legislation recently passed within 24 hours by the Pennsylvania General … Read more
Sadly, it’s official: Governor Wolf signed into law one of the largest expansions of gambling that any … Read more
It started as a simple bill to create 1-800-GAMBLER as the one number in PA to call for gambling help. It’s now a law adding more casinos … Read more
HARRISBURG, PA – What began as a six-page bill intended to set up a phone number to … Read more
FACT: Pennsylvania already takes more money from citizens through casino gambling than any other state – even Nevada, with its Mecca, Las Vegas.
There, at least, a substantial percentage of the money-losers at casinos traveled there for that purpose. It’s … Read more
As technology brings positive advances, it also creates new problems for old vices such as gambling. Pennsylvania’s HB 271 is a poor response to the impulsive pull of online gambling, fantasy sports games betting, and online lottery tickets.
On June … Read more
State officials in Harrisburg are considering the addition of state-sponsored video gambling in local businesses throughout Pennsylvania, either as part of the budget process or in a yet-to-be introduced Senate bill.
Here are 11 reasons why this is a bad … Read more
Pennsylvania has seen a significant increase in gambling addiction since casinos were legalized in 2004, increasing property crimes, hurting children and families and devastating the poor with the false promises of get-rich-quick schemes.
Now, in response to lobbying pressure, and … Read more
HB 649 – the bad Pennsylvania proposal for state-sponsored online and video gambling – will not be voted on this year as part of any state budget deals. That’s an early Christmas present for Pennsylvania families.
This proposed legislation … Read more