Posts Categorized: Gambling
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.
Federal gambling legislation was introduced by U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham and Congressman Jason Chaffetz last week in an effort to restore the ban on Internet gambling. The Justice Department, without notifying Congress, reversed the ban known as the “Wire Act” … Read more
From the Patriot-News:
When Pennsylvania changed the law last year to allow bars to run small games of chance, the state expected to be deluged with thousands of license applicants.
So far, it’s received six. And two of those … Read more
by Kate Boyle
The term “gambling” still holds a degree of negativity in our culture, mainly because of the addictiveness that goes along with it. Millions of people suffer from gambling addiction across the globe, yet the government continues to … Read more
My good friend, and former Pa State Legislator Jeff Coleman today shared an article on Facebook from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette on the damage caused by gambling addiction. When Jeff was in the legislature, he was a strong and strategic … Read more
by Brandon McGinley
(UPDATE: Though this post refers to the current lottery privatization proposal since it is a present and ongoing controversy, the idea of introducing keno as a revenue generator exists outside this proposal as well. Although I obviously … Read more