Posts Categorized: Gambling

Over 400 Municipalities Opting Out of Casino Expansion

December 12, 2017 | 3 comments | Posted in Gambling | Tags: , ,

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

Already 137 Municipalities Say No to Casinos

November 28, 2017 | No comments | Posted in Gambling | Tags: , ,

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

[URGENT] One Item Needed to Stop a Casino from Coming Next Door

November 3, 2017 | 3 comments | Posted in Gambling | Tags: , , , ,

Unprecedented Gambling Expansion Bill Becomes Law  TAKE ACTION: A time-sensitive response is needed to stop a casino from being built in your neighborhood.

Sadly, it’s official: Governor Wolf signed into law one of the largest expansions of gambling that any … Read more

“Terrible Fiscal Policy” – Gov. Wolf signs Massive Gambling Bill

October 31, 2017 | 4 comments | Posted in Gambling | Tags: , ,

How did your State Senator and State Representative vote? See roll call below.

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

PA General Assembly has a gambling problem, Gov. Wolf should veto HB271

October 27, 2017 | No comments | Posted in Gambling | Tags: , ,

Pennsylvania Family Council asks Governor Wolf to veto HB 271, the 939-page harmful bill that passed both chambers in less than 24 hours

HARRISBURG, PA – What began as a six-page bill intended to set up a phone number to … Read more

PA is #1 on this harmful list – and lawmakers want to make it worse.

July 3, 2017 | No comments | Posted in Gambling | Tags: , ,

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

PA is one-vote away from putting children at risk, bringing gambling to every household

May 30, 2017 | No comments | Posted in Gambling | Tags:

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

PA state officials consider legalizing “crack cocaine of gambling”

May 15, 2017 | 2 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