Posts Categorized: Gambling
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
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
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
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
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
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
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