Posts Tagged: casino

PA Family Council Contacts Every Municipality on Casino Opt-Out; Over 1,000 Exercise the Option

January 10, 2018 | 1 comment | Posted in Gambling | Tags:

Communities across Pennsylvania proving Governor Wolf, state legislature should never have looked to gambling as a “solution” to budget shortfall

Included in the massive, 939-page gambling expansion bill hastily passed in early November by the General Assembly and signed by … Read more

Over 400 Municipalities Opting Out of Casino Expansion

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

(Update: Click here for the PA Gaming Control Board’s current list of opt-outs)

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 … 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

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