Posts Categorized: Gambling

PA state officials consider legalizing “crack cocaine of gambling”

May 15, 2017 | No comments | Posted in Gambling | Tags: , ,

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

RIGHT NOW – Massive Gambling Expansion Vote on the House Floor

June 22, 2016 | No comments | Posted in Gambling | Tags:

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

GREAT NEWS – No Vote This Year on State-Sponsored Online Gambling

December 16, 2015 | 2 comments | Posted in Gambling | Tags:

 

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

Don’t Try Fooling PA Taxpayers with Online Gambling Tricks

December 15, 2015 | No comments | Posted in Gambling | Tags: ,

In the midst of budget deliberations, some PA lawmakers believe a good solution is our government getting more involved with gambling.

The idea is simple in their mind – just pass HB 649 and each year we can reach inside … Read more

Your Voice Needed: State Representatives Plan Sunday Vote on Disastrous Bill

December 12, 2015 | 1 comment | Posted in Gambling | Tags: , ,

UPDATE: HB 649 will not be voted on this year as part of any state budget deals. Click here to read more about this early Christmas present for Pennsylvania families.

State lawmakers are over five months overdue in passing a … Read more

State House Makes Bad Change to Already Bad Online Gambling Proposal

December 11, 2015 | No comments | Posted in Gambling | Tags: , ,

The budget is not the only thing being debated on by members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. In a 96-93 vote on Wednesday, the PA House added an amendment to the already dangerous HB 649 that would allow video … Read more

Harmful bill passes committee, would bring government-sponsored gambling to every PA household

November 19, 2015 | 3 comments | Posted in Gambling | Tags:

On Wednesday, the State House Gaming Oversight Committee passed HB 649 – which would bring government-sponsored gambling to any computer or mobile device throughout Pennsylvania; as well as video slots machines in airports. This sets the bill up for a … Read more

Pa Casinos Want More Alcohol & Less $$$ Helping Pennsylvania

March 18, 2015 | No comments | Posted in Gambling | Tags: , , ,

Ten heads of Pennsylvania casinos are making their interests known to state lawmakers on how to bring in more of other people’s money (since gambling “gains” from someone else’s losses). In a letter to the legislative Community Economic and Recreational … Read more

High Costs of Gambling Expansion

March 5, 2015 | 1 comment | Posted in Gambling | Tags: , ,

With the growth of casino gambling in Pennsylvania comes a growth in the number of Pennsylvanians with gambling addiction.

Just look at some of the evidence shown in the new report from WTAE Pittsburgh – “In 2007, 182 gamblers signed … Read more

No taxpayer dollars for strippers or gambling

June 4, 2014 | 2 comments | Posted in Children, Family, Gambling, Politics | Tags: , , ,

Thank you to State Rep. Matt Baker, R-Tioga, for sponsoring an amendment to prohibit the use of electronic benefit (EBT) cards at liquor stores, casinos and strip clubs.

The amendment was to HB 907, a bill prohibiting the EBT … Read more